US allies stage 26 strikes against Islamic State in Iraq, Syria

In Iraq, 18 strikes near eight cities hit several tactical units, a manufacturing facility and destroyed machine guns


Reuters April 08, 2016
PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON:

The United States and its allies conducted 26 strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria on Thursday, the coalition leading the operations said.


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In a statement released on Friday, the Combined Joint Task Force said eight strikes in Syria, including seven near Mar'a, hit eight tactical units and destroyed four fighting positions, two vehicles and a command and control node.


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In Iraq, 18 strikes near eight cities hit several tactical units, a manufacturing facility and destroyed machine guns, rocket systems, supply caches and a tunnel system, among other targets, the statement said.


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