US-led forces target Islamic State with 12 air strikes in Iraq, Syria

US-led forces launched nine air strikes in Iraq and three in Syria against Islamic State militants since Wednesday, the American military said on Thursday. The Combined Joint Task Force said the strikes in Syria hit near Kobani, the border city recently recaptured by Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic militant group. The strikes in Iraq were concentrated in the oil-producing north, targeting militants near seven cities including Kirkuk, Falluja, Mosul and Baiji, the task force said in a statement.



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