US, allies launch 17 air strikes against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

WASHINGTON - The US-led coalition targeted Islamic State with 17 air strikes in Syria and Iraq on Tuesday, including one that destroyed the militant group's operating base near Ramadi that was a key supply hub, according to the US military.
That strike, which hit a weapons and explosives storage base, was among 14 air strikes staged near nine Iraqi cities, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement Wednesday. Three other strikes targeted the group in Syria, it said.
The task force announced the Ramadi strike earlier on Wednesday.