The United States and its coalition allies said on August 16 that they conducted 22 air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria over a 24-hour-period.
The Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement that 15 strikes in Iraq were conducted in coordination with the Iraqi government against IS-controlled buildings and equipment, including vehicles, a mortar tube, machine guns, and excavators.
In Syria, meanwhile, three strikes hit a tactical unit and destroyed IS militants' fighting positions, bunkers, and excavators near Hasaka, an IS-controlled town in the country’s northeast, the statement said.
It said that a strike near Aleppo hit an IS tactical unit, while another strike near Kobani, near the border with Turkey, hit a tactical unit and destroyed three fighting positions.
The destruction of the targets "further limits [IS militants'] ability to project terror and conduct operations," the statement said.