US, allies target ISIL with 30 air strikes in Iraq, Syria

The United States and its allies launched 19 air strikes in Iraq and 11 in Syria on Friday in the coalition campaign against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) militants, the US military said on Saturday.
The strikes in Iraq included six near Mosul, four near Ramadi and three near Sinjar, destroying staging areas, fighting positions, tactical units and other ISIL targets, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement.
The strikes in Syria were concentrated in northern areas where ISIL is fighting for a foothold, including near Hasaka, Aleppo, Kobani and Deir al-Zor, it said.