U.S., Allies Conduct 38 Strikes Against IS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -

The United States and its allies conducted 38 strikes against the Islamic State terror group in Iraq and Syria on Saturday, the coalition leading the operations said in a statement on Sunday.

In Iraq, 20 strikes were conducted, with 10 strikes near Mosul destroying nine assembly areas, a fighting position, two command and control nodes, and hitting other targets. The remaining strikes hit near Al Baghdadi, Ramadi, Sinjar, and other cities.

In Syria, there were 18 strikes conducted using attack, fighter and remotely-piloted aircraft. Nine strikes near Al Hasakah hit eight separate Islamic State tactical units and destroyed fighting positions, buildings, and a vehicle used by the terror group. Other strikes hit targets near Al Hawl, Ar Raqqah, Dayr Az Zawr, and Manbij.