U.S. targets Islamic State with 18 air strikes in Iraq – U.S. military

U.S. targets Islamic State with 18 air strikes in Iraq - U.S. military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States & its allies staged 18 air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq on Thursday, according to the U.S.-led coalition leading the military operations.

The strikes near five cities included seven near Ramadi that hit two of the militant group's tactical units & destroyed four of its buildings, among other targets, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement released on Friday.

Near Sinjar, five strikes hit three Islamic State tactical units & destroyed one of the group's vehicles & fighting positions, the task force said.

(Reporting by Washington Newsroom; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

Source: “Reuters”