U.S., allies conduct 16 strikes against Islamic State – U.S. military

U.S., allies conduct 16 strikes against Islamic State - U.S. military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States & its allies conducted 16 strikes against Islamic State in Iraq & Syria on Sunday, according to the coalition leading the operations.

In a statement on Monday, the Combined Joint Task Force said one air strike near Deir al-Zor in Syria hit a gas & oil separation plant used by the militant group, while two others hit two tactical units & other targets near Manbij & Mar'a.

In Iraq, 13 strikes near six cities included one near Tikrit that destroyed two Islamic State oil tanks, the statement said. Other strikes hit one dozen tactical units & various other targets, including several improvised explosive devices, machine guns & fighting positions, it said.

(Reporting by Washington newsroom; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

Source: “Reuters”