US leads 24 strikes against Islamic State

WASHINGTON - The United States and its allies staged two dozen strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria on Thursday, the coalition leading the operations said in a statement on in its latest daily attack on the militant group.
Fourteen strikes near seven Iraqi cities included five near Ramadi that hit one IS tactical unit and two vehicles, a bunker, and an improvised explosive device. In other cities, including Mosul and Sinjar, the strikes hit four tactical units and a building used by the militants, among other targets, the statement released on Friday said.
In Syria, 10 strikes near five cities hit seven tactical units. Near Ar Raqqah, a strike hit a gas and oil separation plant, while near Palmyra a strike hit an improvised explosives manufacturing area, the statement said
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