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US-Led Air Strikes Continue on IS-Held Areas of Iraq and Syria, Explosions in Baghdad
June 21, 2015
U.S., allies target Islamic State with 18 air strikes in Iraq
WASHINGTON, Reuters --
U.S. and coalition forces launched 18 air strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq on Saturday, with four each in Tal Afar and Mosul, the U.S. military said in a statement.
The air strikes hit near nine Iraqi cities in all, destroying Islamic State buildings, tactical units, heavy machine guns and vehicles, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement Sunday.
Near Haditha, two air strikes hit a militants' safe house and an Islamic State headquarters, it said. Other cities affected were Baghdadi, Ar Rutbah, Baiji, Fallujah, Makhmur and Sinjar, it said.
In Syria, three air strikes near Tal Abyad on Saturday hit three Islamic State tactical units, destroyed three fighting positions and a heavy machine gun, the military coalition said.
US-Led Coalition Targets IS in Syria, Iraq With 16 Airstrikes
June 20, 2015 6:32 PM
U.S. and coalition forces continue to target the Islamic State group, conducting 16 airstrikes in Iraq and six in Syria in the ongoing operation.
The U.S. military said in a statement Saturday that the strikes occurred between 8 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday, local time, as part of Operation Inherent Resolve.
Attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 16 airstrikes near Beiji, Fallujah, Makhmur, Mosul, Ramadi, Sinjar and Tal Afar as approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense.
In Syria, coalition forces struck targets near Hasakah, Raqqah and Tal Abyad, destroying vehicles and fighting positions.
The destruction of Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the terrorist group's ability to project terror and conduct operations, according to U.S. authorities.
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