U.S. targets Islamic militants with more airstrikes in Syria, Iraq: Central Command

Reuters News
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Posted: Nov 17, 2014 9:46 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. military forces conducted 11 air strikes against Islamic militants in Syria and 20 in Iraq since Friday, Central Command said on Monday.

Nine of the Syria strikes were near the Turkish border city of Kobani and destroyed seven Islamic State positions, four staging areas and struck one unit, the command said in a statement. The U.S.-led strikes in Iraq were concentrated in the west and north of that country.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Susan Heavey)