US-led forces launch 34 air strikes in Syria, Iraq

US and partner nations launched 21 air strikes in Syria and 13 in Iraq over a 24-hour period, the US military said on Monday as it intensified its assault on Islamic State around Kobani, Syria. Seventeen of the strikes since Sunday targeted Kobani, a contested city on the border with Turkey where the Islamic militants are battling for control, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement. The strikes in Iraq targeted near Mosul, Tal Afar, Haditha and Falluja, it said.



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