U.S. leads 24 strikes against Islamic State in Iraq, Syria

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Posted: Feb 29, 2016 8:39 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies conducted 24 strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria on Sunday, the coalition leading the operations said in a statement released on Monday.

Twelve strikes in five Syrian cities destroyed 10 buildings, four fighting positions and a fuel tanker, among other targets, the Combined Joint Task Force statement said.

In Iraq, 12 strikes in seven cities hit a rocket fire position and destroyed staging areas as well as a tunnel system, the statement said.

(Reporting by Megan Cassella; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)