February 14, 2015 / 4:08 PM / 3 years ago

Islamic State targeted in 13 airstrikes in Iraq, Syria: joint task force

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies staged nine airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq and four in Syria, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement on Saturday.

The attacks in Iraq hit Islamic State tactical units, buildings, fighting positions, a rocket system and a facility where improvised explosive devices were made, the statement said. The strikes in Iraq were near the city of Al Raqqa and destroyed tanks and a bunker.

The airstrikes were carried out from early Friday to early Saturday.

Writing by Bill Trott; Editing by Toby Chopra

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