U.S., allies conduct 15 strikes in Iraq, seven in Syria – U.S. military

U.S., allies conduct 15 strikes in Iraq, seven in Syria - U.S. military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States & its allies conducted 15 air strikes in Iraq & seven in Syria against Islamic State on Saturday, the coalition leading the operations said.

Six strikes in Ramadi hit multiple Islamic State targets, the Combined Joint Task Force said on Sunday, as Iraqi forces attempt to retake the city from the militants.

Other air strikes in Iraq hit near Mosul, Fallujah, Sinjar, Tal Afar, Sultan Abdallah, Rawah & Qayyarah, the coalition said in a statement.

In Syria, the air strikes hit near five cities including the militant stronghold of Raqqa, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Ros Russell)

Source: “Reuters”