US, allies conduct 20 airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq, Syria

  • Reuters, Washington
  • Updated: Feb 13, 2016 22:07 IST
An Iraqi policeman in charge of the security in Ramadi stands on a roof on Saturday, after security forces retook the eastern outskirts of the city from Islamic State (IS) group jihadists. (AFP)

The United States and its allies conducted 20 strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria on Friday, the Combined Joint Task Force leading the operations said in a statement on Saturday.

In Iraq, there were 17 strikes near eight cities, with five strikes near Mosul and four near Ramadi hitting Islamic State tactical units, equipment and fighting positions, the statement said.

In Syria, a vehicle, a road and a crane used by the militant group were destroyed in three strikes.

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