US, allies target Islamic State with 22 fresh airstrikes

October 22, 2015 15:52

WASHINGTON - The US-led coalition fighting Islamic State targeted the militant group with 22 air strikes in Syria and Iraq on Wednesday, according to the Combined Joint Task Force leading the operation.

In Iraq, 14 strikes near six cities hit several of the militants' mortar and fighting positions as well as vehicles, bunkers and buildings, the task force said in the statement, released on Thursday.

Eight strikes in Syria hit oil collection points and an Islamic State main petroleum station, among other targets, the statement said.

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