U.S.-Led Coalition Conducts 23 Strikes on IS Terrorists

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -

A coalition led by the United States conducted 16 air strikes against Islamic State terrorists in Iraq on Saturday, and also targeted the terror group seven times in Syria, according to a U.S. military statement.

The Iraq strikes were concentrated near Ramadi, where six bombardments destroyed staging areas, a vehicle, and a fuel tank upon hitting two tactical units, plus blocked Islamic State access to strategic terrain, the Coalition Joint Task Force statement released on Sunday said.

The Syria strikes were spread across the country, hitting tactical units and a weapons storage area, as well as destroying structures and buildings, fighting positions, vehicles, and weapons belonging to the terror group.