U.S. targets IS with 21 strikes in Iraq, Syria

17:51, 02 March 2016
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The United States and its allies staged 21 strikes on Tuesday against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the coalition leading the operations said in a statement released on Wednesday, according to Reuters.


Fourteen strikes in Iraq concentrated on Mosul and Falluja where they hit two tactical units, an improvised explosive device facility and three vehicles used by the militant group, among other targets, the coalition said, as reported by Reuters.

Other strikes were conducted near Ramadi, Sinjar, Al Qaim, Albu Hayat, Bayji and Habbaniya, the statement said.

In Syria, seven strikes near four cities – Al Hawl, Ar Raqqa, Manbij and Mar'a – hit numerous targets, including an Islamic State headquarters, five tactical units and two buildings, the Combined Joint Task Force said.

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