Multi-Strike Air Strike Hit Islamic State Across Iraq and Syria

The U.S. military said U.S. and coalition forces conducted 18 air strikes targeting Islamic State in 10 Iraqi cities since Tuesday morning, as well as four air strikes against the militant group in Syria. The Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement Wednesday the strikes in Iraq destroyed Islamic State targets including buildings, fighting positions, tactical units, vehicles and heavy machine guns. The statement said the strikes in Syria destroyed six Islamic State fighting positions near Al Hasakah and an armored vehicle near Dayr Az Zawr, where they also hit a tactical unit.