US, allies target ISIL with 26 air strikes in Syria, Iraq
WASHINGTON - Reuters
AFP PhotoThe United States and its allies launched 26 air strikes on Aug. 18 against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants in Syria and Iraq, according to the Combined Joint Task Force leading the air operations.
In Iraq, 18 air strikes targeted the militant group and its operations near eight cities, the task force said in a statement on Aug. 19.
In Syria, eight air strikes hit near Al Hasaka, Aleppo and Ar Raqqah, hitting tactical units and fighting positions, among other targets, it said.