US-led coalition continues airstrikes against IS in Iraq, Syria
Washington: The US and coalition partners have conducted more than two dozen airstrikes against targets of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq in the past two days, a media report said.
The US and coalition forces launched 13 airstrikes in Syria with fighter jets, bombers and unmanned aircraft, the Pentagon said Saturday.
Near the Kurdish city of Ayn al-Arab (Kobane), 12 airstrikes hit eight IS tactical units, a large IS unit, an IS vehicle, a building and eight IS fighting positions. An IS mobile oil drilling rig was destroyed by another airstrike near Al Hasakah.
At the same time, US and coalition forces conducted 13 airstrikes in Iraq. Seven strikes destroyed an IS weapons production facility, an IS culvert and two IS vehicles.
Near Tal Afar, five airstrikes destroyed an IS building, six vehicles, a bunker, two shipping containers and two checkpoints.
Another airstrike destroyed an IS shipping container, two vehicles and three earth moving vehicles near Erbil, according to Pentagon.
The airstrikes were conducted as part of the Operation Inherent Resolve, which is aimed at eliminating the IS militant group.
The coalition nations include the US, Australia, Britain, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France and the Netherlands and the nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the US, Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.