17 air strikes hit Islamic State strongholds in Syria, Iraq

WASHINGTON - The United States and its allies staged 17 strikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria in a 24-hour period ending Sunday morning, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement.
In Syria, an air strike struck a tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position near Kobani.
In Iraq, 16 air strikes near Mosul, Bayji, Tal Afar, Fallujah and other cities hit vehicles, mortar systems and machine guns, the statement said.
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