U.S. reports 20 air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 26, 2015 1:14 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies conducted 20 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria on Tuesday, a U.S. military statement said.

In Iraq, Islamic State targets were hit in 18 strikes using various types of aircraft, including seven near Tuz, the statement, which was issued on Wednesday, said.

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Two strikes were carried out in Syria using drones, it added.

(Reporting by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Bill Trott)