U.S., Allies Stage 20 Strikes Against IS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -

The U.S.-led coalition conducted 20 strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria on Wednesday, the coalition leading the operations said in a statement released on Thursday.

Seventeen strikes near nine Iraqi cities hit three fuel tankers, an improvised explosive device factory, other facilities and 10 tactical units, as well as weapons caches and equipment used by the terrorist group, the Combined Joint Task Force said.

In Syria, three strikes near two cities destroyed seven fighting positions, among other targets, according to the statement.