U.S., Allies, Hit IS with 24 Strikes in Syria, Iraq

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -

The United States and its allies staged two dozen airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria and Iraq on Monday, the Combined Joint Task Force overseeing the operations said in a statement.

Twenty one strikes took place in Iraq. Of those, nine targeted the area near Ramadi, where they hit various targets, including an IS petroleum oil and lubricant tank. Other strikes, near Al Huwayja, Kisik, Mosul, Qayyara and Sinjar hit several tactical units, fighting positions, and other targets, according to the statement released on Tuesday.

Furthermore, the statement reported that over in Syria, three strikes near Ayn Isa and Al Hasaka destroyed two fighting positions and hit two tactical units.