January 30, 2016 / 3:32 PM / in 2 years

U.S., allies conduct 33 strikes against Islamic State: U.S. military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allied targeted Islamic State militants in Iraq with 17 strikes on Friday and 16 strikes in Syria, the U.S. military said on Saturday.

Seven of the strikes in Iraq were near Mosul, hitting five Islamic State tactical units and a weapons cache.

Two of the strikes in Syria hit an Islamic State-controlled oil and gas separation plant near Raqqa.

Reporting by Idrees Ali; Editing by Louise Ireland

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