February 18, 2015 / 12:22 PM / 3 years ago

U.S. leads 16 more air strikes against Islamic State: statement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition has staged 16 air strikes against Islamic State, including 14 in Iraq and two in Syria, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement.

The air strikes, launched during a 24-hour period since early Tuesday, struck several units of Islamic State fighters as well as staging areas, fighting positions, buildings and equipment, according to the statement released on Wednesday.

Reporting by Washington Newsroom; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn

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