August 25, 2015 / 7:09 PM / 2 years ago

U.S. reports 36 air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies carried out 36 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria on Monday, a U.S. military statement said.

A F/A-18E/F Super Hornets of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron 211 (VFA-211) lands on the flight deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) aircraft carrier in the Gulf June 18, 2015. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Islamic State fighters, weapons and vehicles in Iraq were hit in 31 strikes in various areas, including 12 near Tuz, said the statement issued on Tuesday. Five air raids were conducted against militant targets in Syria, it added.

Reporting by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Sandra Maler

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