US & allies conduct 23 airstrikes against Islamic State

US and allied forces conducted 14 airstrikes in Iraq and nine in Syria against Islamic State militants during a 24-hour period ending Tuesday morning.


The strikes in Iraq hit near Mosul, Tal Afar, Baiji, Kirkuk and Makhmur, destroying buildings, fighting positions and vehicles, according to the Combined Joint Task Force.

Six of the airstrikes in Syria were concentrated around Kobani near the Turkish border, and three near the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa.