US-led air strikes in Syria, Iraq hit Islamic State targets

WASHINGTON – The United States and its coalition partners launched four air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, and six more in Iraq against the insurgent group, the US military said on Wednesday.

Among the Syria strikes, which occurred between 8am local time Tuesday and 8am on Wednesday, were two near Kobani that hit two Islamic State fighting positions, a tactical unit and a checkpoint, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement. In Iraq, air strikes hit near Baiji, Kirkuk, Mosul and Falluja, striking tactical units, vehicles and a heavy machine gun, the task force said.



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