WASHINGTON (AP) â€” The Pentagon says the United States hit Islamic State group targets in Iraq & Syria with 17 airstrikes on Christmas Day.
The strikes targeting Islamic State fighters, facilities & vehicles were carried out by fighter aircraft, bombers & remotely controlled aircraft.The Pentagon said Saturday that five of the strikes were carried out in Syria & 12 in Iraq.
The strikes targeted Islamic State tunnels, explosive manufacturing sites & other targets such as bridges & Islamic State fighting outposts.
p>All US aircraft returned safely.
The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation that is designed to target the Islamic State group.
Politics & GovernmentSociety & CultureIslamic StateThe Pentagonfighter aircraft
Source: “Associated Press”