Coalition strikes twelve Islamic State positions in Saturday raid

December 27, 2014 17:07

WASHINGTON – Twelve Islamic State assets in Iraq and Syria were successfully targeted by coalition forces on Saturday, according to the Combined Joint Task Force.

The United States and its allies executed six strikes in the Syrian border town of Kobani, near Turkey, destroying several buildings and vehicles. Islamic State militants fighting for Kobani have experienced the heaviest bombardment from coalition forces since strikes first began against the group.

Also in Iraq, another six strikes targeted buildings, vehicles and an Islamic State refinery, near al Asad, Mosul, Fallujah, al Qaim and Baiji.

Last week, a Jordanian jet participating in the coalition's efforts was downed in Syria, marking the first such event of the war.

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