U.S.-led coalition conducts 23 strikes against Islamic State: U.S. military

U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles taxi the runway after landing at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, November 12, 2015. REUTERS/USAF/Tech. Sgt. Taylor Worley/Handout via Reuters (Reuters)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies conducted 23 strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria on Monday, the coalition leading the operations said in a statement. Four strikes in three cities in Syria wounded two fighters, hit a tactical unit and destroyed two Islamic State buildings, the U.S.-led coalition said in a statement released early Tuesday. In Iraq, 19 strikes in nine different cities destroyed command centers, several fighting positions and vehicles, among other targets, the coalition said.