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Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan – Air forces of the U.S. and allies launched 12 airstrikes against locations held by the militant group of the Islamic State (IS/ISIL) in Syria and Iraq, officials said on Wednesday.
The Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement that warplanes of the U.S.-led international coalition targeted new strongholds of the extremist group on Wednesday.
In Syria, three strikes hit a tactical location of the IS group in the countryside of Kobane, destroying armored vehicles and fighting positions, as well as causing scores of casualties in the ranks of the militants.
In Iraq, four strikes were conducted against IS-held military locations in Ramadi and Sinjar. Five other strikes hit bomb-making facilities of the radical group and destroyed armored vehicles in Nineveh province.
Reporting by: Eyaz Ciziri