U.S. Military: U.S.-led Forces Conduct 13 Air Strikes in Iraq

the U.S. military said U.S. and coalition partners conducted 13 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq since early Wednesday. The Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement on Thursday.five of the strikes in Iraq hit vehicles and Islamic State excavators near Kirkuk, and three air strikes struck tactical units and a vehicle near Fallujah. The statement said coalition forces conducted no strikes in Syria during that time period. The U.S. says there are currently 50 nations supporting the coalition in the global war on terrorism. To date, 21 nations have deployed more than 16,000 troops.