February 26, 2016 / 1:47 PM / in 2 years

U.S., allies conduct 30 strikes against Islamic State: statement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies staged 30 strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria on Thursday, the coalition leading the operations said in a statement on Friday.

In Syria, coalition military forces conducted 14 strikes, including eight near al-Hawl, which hit five tactical units and destroyed seven Islamic State vehicles, a staging area and a mortar position, according to the statement.

In Iraq, 16 attacks were carried out, including four near Kisik that destroyed a fighting position, light machine gun, a fighting position and hit two tactical units, the statement said.

Reporting by Clarece Polke; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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