US military says it conducts airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

October 11, 2014 18:55

The US military conducted six airstrikes against Islamic State militants near the besieged Syrian city of Kobani on Friday and Saturday, US Central Command said.

The US and Dutch militaries also carried out three airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq near Tal Afar and Hit on Friday and Saturday, Central Command said in a statement.Additionally, US forces "conducted multiple airdrops to help resupply Iraqi security forces at the request of the Government of Iraq," it said, adding the supplies of food, water and ammunition were dropped around Baiji.

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