US, allies stage 17 air strikes against Islamic State: Coalition

Reuters , Sunday 3 May 2015

The United States and its allies staged 17 strikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria in a 24-hour period ending Sunday morning, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement.

In Syria, an air strike struck a tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position near Kobane.

In Iraq, 16 air strikes near Mosul, Bayji, Tal Afar, Fallujah and other cities hit vehicles, mortar systems and machine guns, the statement said. 

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