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Coalition strikes pound ISIS targets in Syria, Iraq

In this Oct. 20, 2014, file photo, thick smoke and flames from an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition rise in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border. (AP)

U.S.-led coalition military forces launched a total of 27 air strikes on territories controlled by the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria group (ISIS), an operation report said Monday.

Coalition forces conducted 11 air strikes on ISIS-held positions in Syria over the past 24 hours, including Kobane and Deir Ezzour.

The latest attacks on Kobane struck two large ISIS units, an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 10 militant fighting positions, the report said. The strikes also knocked down five ISIS buildings and two staging positions used by the militant group.

While in Deir Ezzour, the coalition struck an ISIS oil refinery.

Fighters, bombers and remotely controlled aircraft conducted 16 airstrikes in Iraq, including Beiji, Ramadi, Tal Afar and Mount Sinjar.

Four ISIS tactical units and two ISIS fighting positions were destroyed near Beiji.

An ISIS tactical unit and a vehicle belonging to the group near Ramadi.

While near Tal Afar, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS artillery system and a checkpoint for the group.

The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the terrorist group and the threat it poses to Iraq, Syria and the international community.

Targets against ISIS in Syria and Iraq are believed to limit the terrorist group's ability to project terror and conduct operations, officials said.

Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

While nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
 

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Last Update: Tuesday, 13 January 2015 KSA 10:36 - GMT 07:36
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