U.S. Reports 17 Strikes Against IS in Iraq and Syria

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Smoke rises during an air strike in Ramadi city, December 26, 2015. Picture taken December 26, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE.
Smoke rises during an air strike in Ramadi, Dec. 26. (Reuters/Stringer)

The United States and its allies conducted 17 air strikes on Friday against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the coalition leading the operations said in a statement on Saturday.

In Syria, coalition military forces conducted five air strikes using attack and remotely piloted aircraft, targeting Islamic State terrorists near Ar Raqqah, Manbij and Mar’a.

In Iraq, air strikes focused on Islamic State fighting positions near five cities, including Ramadi, where several vehicles were destroyed and two fighting terrorists wounded. In Sinjar, the strikes destroyed three bridges used by the terrorists, the statement said.