US, allies say conduct 15 air strikes in Syria and Iraq

By REUTERS
June 13, 2015 17:20

WASHINGTON - US and coalition forces conducted 12 air strikes targeting Islamic State in Iraq on Friday and three strikes against the militant group in Syria, mostly focusing on urban areas, the US military said on Saturday.

"The coalition continues to strike Daesh (Islamic State) terrorists in complex and congested urban terrain in Iraq and Syria,"" Brigadier General Thomas Weidley, chief of staff for the Combined Joint Task Force, said in a statement.

All the Syrian strikes took place near the town of Kobani near the Turkish border, hitting tactical units and destroying a fighting position, the military said.


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