US-led coalition conducts 17 strikes on Islamic State in Iraq, Syria

By REUTERS
March 9, 2016 16:04

 
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The United States and its allies targeted Islamic State with 17 strikes in Iraq and Syria on Tuesday, the US-led coalition said in a statement on Wednesday.

The Combined Joint Task Force said six strikes near three cities in Syria destroyed cranes and fighting positions and hit a natural gas processing plant, among other targets.

In Iraq, 11 strikes near five cities hit several tactical units and destroyed mortar fire positions, vehicles and explosive devices, the statement said.

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