US reports 31 air strikes against Isis in Syria & Iraq

16 air strikes were carried out in Iraq while 15 targets were hit in Syria.

FILE: An Isis fighter hangs a flag of the group in a street of Ramadi, Iraqi. Picture: AFP/HO/Aamaq.

WASHINGTON - The United States and its allies carried out 31 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq on Wednesday, a US military statement said.

Fifteen air raids were conducted near five Syrian cities, including five near Raqqa and four near Hasaka, said the statement issued on Thursday.

Islamic State targets near Falluja, Ramadi and six other cities were hit in 16 air strikes in Iraq, it added.