US, allies conduct 18 air strikes in Syria and Iraq: Military

Reuters , Monday 19 Oct 2015

US-led Coalition Air Strikes
Syrian citizens checking a damaged house that they say was targeted by the coalition airstrikes in the village of Kfar Derian. (Photo: AP)

A US-led coalition conducted 17 air strikes against ISIS in Iraq on Sunday and also targeted the militant group in Syria with a single strike near Manbij, according to a statement released on Monday.

The Iraq strikes were concentrated near Ramadi, Sinjar and Tal Afar, where they primarily destroyed fighting positions, vehicles and weaponry, according to the Combined Joint Task Force statement.

Four bombardments near the key city of Ramadi also "denied ISIL access to terrain," the statement said, using a military acronym for ISIS. Four strikes near Sinjar helped destroy two ISIS command and control posts, while four near Tal Afar wounded an ISIS fighter.

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