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Damascus, Syria – The U.S. Central Command said on Monday that its air force and allies had launched a new round of airstrikes against strongholds of extremists of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIL).
The U.S.-led international coalition targeted the militant group with 17 strikes in separate areas under the control of Syria and Iraq, according to a statement by the U.S. military.
In Syria, three airstrikes hit the IS radical group in the countryside of Kobane near the Turkish border, causing the destruction of a tactical unit of the group.
In Iraq, the coalition targeted the group with 14 strikes, concentrated on the IS-held areas in Bayji where an improvised vehicle bomb was destroyed, beside a mortar system belonging to the group.
Areas of Ramadi, Tel Afar and Sinjar also saw raids by the U.S.-led coalition’s warplanes on Monday.
Reporting by: Laila Majdalawi