U.S.-led coalition conducts 18 strikes against ISIS

A Rafale fighter jet is catapulted for a mission, on France's flagship Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016. (AP)

The coalition of the United States and its allies conducted 18 strikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria on Monday, the group said.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the Combined Joint Task Force said three strikes in three cities in Syria hit a tactical unit, a headquarters building and destroyed two cranes.

Separately in Iraq, 15 strikes near six cities hit vehicles, a bulldozer and a fuel tanker; destroyed fighting positions, mortar systems and a weapons cache; and denied access to terrain, the statement said.

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