U.S., allies focus airstrikes on Syrian city of Kobani: task force

Reuters News
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Posted: Feb 04, 2015 7:43 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies staged 11 airstrikes near the Syrian city of Kobani, where Kurdish militia have been pushing back Islamic State forces, and also targeted the insurgent group with six strikes in Iraq, according to the Combined Joint Task Force.

The strikes near Kobani, conducted since early Tuesday morning local time, hit 10 Islamic State tactical units, destroyed three staging positions and a fighting position, the task force said in a statement on Wednesday.

In Iraq, tactical units, a facility that made improvised explosive devices and checkpoints near the cities of Bayji, Tal Afar, al Asad, Rawa, al Huwayja and Mosul.

(Writing by Bill Trott; Editing by Susan Heavey)