US coalition launches 42 air strikes on Islamic State
Military allies hit targets in Syria and Iraq in new offensive against Islamist group
US military plane on board an aircraft carrier. File photograph: LA Preston/AFP/Getty Images
Six of the strikes in Iraq hit three Islamic State tactical units, a command and control facility and fighting positions near Ramadi, the military said.
The attacks in Syria included 13 strikes near Mar’a, hitting Islamic State tactical units, headquarters, and three buildings.
One attack near Abu Kamal in Syria struck an Islamic State oil collection point, according to the military statement, which was issued on Saturday.