September 3, 2015 / 5:59 PM / in 2 years

U.S., allies conduct 23 air strikes against Islamic State: U.S. military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies conducted 23 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria on Wednesday, the U.S. military said in a statement on Thursday.

In Syria, seven attacks destroyed a bunker, a vehicle, a staging area and two bunker entrances and hit tactical units and a bridge, it said. In Iraq, 16 strikes were carried out near Baiji, Mosul, Ramadi, Sinjar and other towns.

Reporting by Alina Selyukh; Editing by Mohammad Zargham

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