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US, allies conduct 31 air strikes in Syria, Iraq: US military

Reuters , Monday 27 Apr 2015

US -led forces targeted Islamic State group militants in Syria with five air strikes from Sunday to Monday morning and conducted 26 strikes against the group in Iraq, the US military said.

Four of the strikes in Syria hit targets in Kobani, striking an Islamic State group tactical unit, and destroying fighting positions and a heavy machine gun. The coalition forces also hit eight fighting positions with a strike near Al Hasakah, the military said in a statement on Monday.

In Iraq, eight air strikes near Fallujah destroyed Islamic State group fighting positions, mortar tubes, an excavator and a vehicle, and hit seven tactical units. Seven strikes near Bayji destroyed fighting positions, vehicles, a warehouse and a mortar system, and hit six tactical units. Strikes targeted the Islamic State near Al Asad, Mosul, Ramadi and Tal Afar, as well.

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