U.S.-Led Coalition Conducts 18 Strikes Against IS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -

The coalition of the United States and its allies conducted 18 strikes against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq on Monday, the group said.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the Combined Joint Task Force said three strikes in three cities in Syria hit a tactical unit, a headquarters building, and destroyed two cranes.

Over in Iraq, 15 strikes near six cities hit vehicles, a bulldozer and a fuel tanker – destroyed fighting positions, mortar systems and a weapons cache – and denied access to terrain.