US, allies conduct 12 air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq

WASHINGTON – US-led forces conducted 12 air strikes against Islamic State targets in seven Iraqi cities on Saturday, the US military said.

The strikes destroyed buildings, excavators, heavy machine guns and a tunnel system and struck Islamic State tactical units and rocket-firing and mortaring positions, the Combined Joint Task Force said on Sunday. The strikes occurred near Mosul, Sinjar, Tal Afar, Baiji, Falluja, Baghdadi and Makhmur, it said in a statement. One strike was conducted in Syria, near Aleppo, it said.



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