February 18, 2016 / 12:46 PM / 2 years ago

U.S., allies stage 19 air strikes against Islamic State: U.S. military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies conducted 19 air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria on Wednesday, the coalition leading the operations said.

In a statement on Thursday, the Combined Joint Task Force said seven strikes in Syria targeted tactical units, vehicles, an explosive device and destroyed a building.

Separately, 12 strikes near eight Iraqi cities destroyed rocket rails, fighting positions and machine guns, among other targets, the statement said.

Reporting by Megan Cassell; Editing by Bernadette Baum

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