U.S. allies conduct 23 air strikes against ISIS: military

This Nov. 19, 2014 photo shows what remains of Kobane, Syria, after fighting between ISIS militants and Kurdish fighters and coalition airstrikes. (File Photo: AP)

U.S. and coalition forces conducted 13 air strikes targeting the Islamic State of Iraq in Syria (ISIS) on Thursday, as well as 10 strikes against the militant group in Syria, the U.S. military said.

The attacks were intended to diminish the support systems for ISIS, hurting its “morale and ability to sustain the fight in forward tactical battle areas,” Colonel Wayne Marotto, chief of public affairs for the Combined Joint Task Force, said in a statement on Friday.

In Iraq, forces hit targets near Kirkuk, Mosul, Ramadi, Tal Afar and Walweed, destroying a motorcycle, an excavator, weaponry, armored vehicles and other targets, the statement said.

The Syria strikes were concentrated near Raqqa, where they destroyed ISIS fighting positions, a vehicle and a rocket system, and near Day Az Zawr, where they hit four crude-oil collection points. There were also two air strikes near Kobane, the military said.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 13:55 - GMT 10:55