U.S., Allies Stage 19 Strikes in Iraq Against IS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -

The United States on Tuesday led 19 strikes targeting Islamic State in Iraq and one in Syria, the coalition leading the operations said in a statement on Wednesday.

The strikes were conducted near eight Iraqi cities and hit several of the terrorist group’s tactical units, fighting positions, bunkers and various equipment. The strikes, clustered near Ramadi and Kisik, also wounded several Islamic State terrorists and hit several vehicles and buildings, according to the statement.

In Syria, an air strike hit an Islamic State building near Raqqa, the U.S.-led coalition said.