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U.S., allies target ISIS in 24 airstrikes in Syria, Iraq

The airstrikes destroyed tactical units, fighting positions in Syria while in Iraq it destroyed tunnel systems, bunkers among others

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The United States and its allies have conducted 24 airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group in Iraq and Syria on Thursday, the coalition leading the operations said in a statement on Friday.

In Syria, coalition forces targeted ISIS positions with nine strikes near the cities of Hasakah, Ar Raqqah and Tal Abyad, destroying tactical units, fighting positions, vehicles and structures, it said.

In Iraq, 15 strikes struck ISIS targets near the cities of Al Huwayjah, Bayji, Fallujah, Haditha, Makhmur, Mosul, Rawah, Sinjar and Tal Afar. They destroyed tunnel systems, bunkers, vehicles, tactical units, buildings and an excavator.