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U.S.-led forces launch 31 air strikes in Iraq, Syria

Sixteen of the air strikes in Iraq were centered around Mosul, Other strikes in Iraq hit near Sinjar, Tal Afar and Kirkuk

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U.S.-led forces attacked Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) targets with 21 air strikes in Iraq and 10 in Syria since Wednesday, the American military said.

Sixteen of the air strikes in Iraq were centered around Mosul, where they hit tactical units, vehicles, bridges, artillery systems and destroyed six culverts, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement on Thursday.

Other strikes in Iraq hit near Sinjar, Tal Afar and Kirkuk, it said.

U.S. and partner nations continued to target ISIS militants near Kobane, with nine strikes in a 24-hour period. A tenth air strike destroyed a weapons storage facility near Raqqa, the statement said.