U.S. reports 27 airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

A Turkish Air Force A400M tactical transport aircraft is parked at Incirlik airbase in the southern city of Adana, Turkey. (File photo: Reuters)

The United States and it allies conducted 27 airstrikes against ISIS militants in Syria and Iraq on Wednesday, the U.S. military said.

Eleven air strikes were carried out in Syria, including seven near the city of Hasaka, the U.S. military said in a statement on Thursday. In Iraq, militant targets were hit in 16 strikes near eight different cities, it said.

The Pentagon said on Wednesday the U.S. military had carried out its first drone strike from a base in Turkey against ISIS targets in Syria. Thursday's statement said the strikes were carried out by fighter planes, fighter-attack aircraft and drones, but did not say where they took off from.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46