U.S., Allies Target Islamic State With 29 Air Strikes

In a statement on Thursday, the Combined Joint Task Force leading the operations said that the U.S.-led coalition targeting Islamic State forces have launched 29 air strikes against the group since early on Wednesday. The task force added in its statement that the 16 air strikes in Syria and 13 in Iraq hit various Islamic State fighting positions, fighting units, vehicles, buildings and other targets. The statement also said that air strikes in Iraq hit near Tal Afar, Mosul, Kirkuk, Baghdadi, Sinjar and Makhmur.