U.S. steps up air strikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq: statement

July 13, 2015 7:12 PM

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U.S. steps up air strikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq: statement

WASHINGTON U.S.-led forces stepped up air operations in Iraq against Islamic State positions, with 29 of 39 air strikes in the country on Sunday coming near the Anbar provincial capital Ramadi, the Combined Joint Task Force leading the air operations said in a statement on Monday.

There also were nine air strikes in Syria targeting Islamic State forces with bomber, fighter-attack and drone aircraft, seven coming near Al Hasakah and one each near Raqqah and Kobani, according to the statement.

Also read: Islamic State Girds to Defend Remote Syria Outpost

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