U.S. reports 17 air strikes against ISIS on Christmas Day

In this Friday, Dec. 25, 2015 photo, smoke rises from ISIS positions following a U.S.-led coalition airstrike as Iraqi Security forces advance their position in downtown Ramadi, 70 miles (115 kilometers) west of Baghdad. (AP)

The Pentagon says the United States hit ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria with 17 airstrikes on Christmas Day.

The strikes targeting ISIS fighters, facilities and vehicles were carried out by fighter aircraft, bombers and remotely controlled aircraft. The Pentagon said Saturday that five of the strikes were carried out in Syria and 12 in Iraq.

The strikes targeted ISIS tunnels, explosive manufacturing sites and other targets such as bridges and ISIS fighting outposts.
All U.S. aircraft returned safely.

The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation that is designed to target ISIS.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:47 - GMT 06:47