U.S., allies target Islamic State with 33 air strikes in Syria, Iraq: statement

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 21, 2015 1:14 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its partners launched 33 air strikes on Thursday against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, the Combined Joint Task Force leading the operations said.

Twenty-three air strikes in Iraq targeted the militant group in 10 cities, while 10 air strikes in Syria took aim at the group in four cities, the task force said in a statement released on Friday.

(Reporting by Washington newroom; Editing by Bill Trott)