U.S.-led air strikes focus on Kobani, Syria: U.S. military

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 10, 2015 9:10 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American-led forces launched 12 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria since Friday, all but one of them near the contested city of Kobani, the U.S. military said.

The strikes near Kobani hit two large Islamic State units and destroying 15 of its fighting positions, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement Saturday. U.S. and partner nations also launched three air strikes in Iraq, targeting militants near Erbil, Ramadi and Mosul.

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