October 23, 2015 / 11:49 AM / 4 years ago

U.S. reports 16 more strikes against Islamic State in Iraq, Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies carried out 16 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria on Thursday, a military statement said.

Fifteen air raids hit Islamic State fighters, weapons, buildings and other targets near seven cities in Iraq, including Mosul and Ramadi, the coalition said in a statement on Friday.

In Syria, a drone strike destroyed an Islamic State vehicle and mortar tube near Mar’a, it added.

Reporting by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Susan Heavey

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