US, allies conduct 26 strikes against ISIL: US military
WASHINGTON - Reuters
AP photoThe United States and its allies conducted 26 strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq and Syria on Jan. 2, the coalition leading the operations said in a statement on Jan. 3.
In Syria, one strike struck near Manbij, hitting an ISIL tactical unit and destroying four ISIL buildings and a vehicle, the Combined Joint Task Force said on Jan. 3.
The coalition also struck targets near Deir al Zor, Ayn Isa, and Washiyah.
The coalition said it used fighter, attack, bomber, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL targets in the region.
In Iraq, near Ramadi, seven strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed three tactical vehicles, two ISIL ehicles, a vehicle borne improvised explosive device, and three ISIL buildings, two heavy machine gun positions, an ISIL fighting position, an ISIL staging location, suppressed a vehicle borne improvised explosive device, damaged a staging location, and denied ISIL access to terrain.
Other strikes struck near Fallujah, Kirkuk, Kisik, Mosul, Qayyarah, Sinjar, Sultan Abdallah, and Tal Afar, the statement said.