US Coalition conducts 14 air strikes against IS in Syria, Iraq
The US-led coalition continued their onslaught against Islamic State (IS) conducting five air strikes against IS militants in Syria and nine in Iraq between Monday and Tuesday, RIA Novosti reported a statement of the US Central Command's.
"U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, using fighter aircraft to conduct five air strikes," a CENTCOM statement said. "Separately, U.S. and Coalition military forces conducted nine air strikes in Iraq, using attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against IS terrorists."
The air strikes in Syria were conducted using fighter aircraft. The airstrikes took out two IS tactical units in Kobani; multiple IS oil pump jacks and four IS mobile drilling rigs in Al Hasakah; and three IS vehicles and an IS building in Ar Raqqah, according to a CENTCOM statement on air strikes in Syrian cities.
In Iraq, the coalition utilized attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against IS militants. The air strikes destroyed an IS large tactical unit, three IS armored vehicles, an IS front end loader, and an IS building in Bayji; two IS tactical units and an IS vehicle in Tal Afar; two IS tactical units, an IS bridge, and an IS vehicle in Fallujah; and an IS tactical unit and an IS vehicle in Mosul, according to a CENTCOM statement about air strikes in Iraqi cities.
The coalition previously carried out 27 air strikes against IS militants between Sunday and Monday, the US Central Command said in a statement.