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U.S. leads 24 strikes against Islamic State in Iraq, Syria
February 29, 2016 / 1:40 PM / 2 years ago

U.S. leads 24 strikes against Islamic State in Iraq, Syria

A F/A-18E/F Super Hornets of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron 211 (VFA-211) lands on the flight deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) aircraft carrier in the Gulf June 18, 2015. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies conducted 24 strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria on Sunday, the coalition leading the operations said in a statement released on Monday.

Twelve strikes in five Syrian cities destroyed 10 buildings, four fighting positions and a fuel tanker, among other targets, the Combined Joint Task Force statement said.

In Iraq, 12 strikes in seven cities hit a rocket fire position and destroyed staging areas as well as a tunnel system, the statement said.

Reporting by Megan Cassella; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe

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