January 9, 2015 / 2:16 PM / 4 years ago

U.S. reports 11 air strikes against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces launched five air strikes near Kobani, Syria, and six in Iraq since Thursday in their battle against Islamic State militants, the American military said.

The strikes in Syria hit several Islamic State fighting positions, two tactical units and destroyed a building, according to a statement from the Combined Joint Task Force. The strikes in Iraq hit near al Qaim, al Asad, Sinjar and Mosul.

Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Bill Trott

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