U.S. launches 20 airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

People gesturing as smoke rises in the sky following an attack by jet aircrafts in the Syrian town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, on Oct. 22, 2014. (AFP)

The United States launched 20 airstrikes against Islamic State militants in recent days, military officials said in a statement on Wednesday.

Since Monday, U.S. forces conducted seven strikes against the militant group in Syria and led 13 strikes in Iraq with its partner nations, according to the statement from the Combined Joint Task Force for the coalition overseeing the operation.

The strikes, centered in the Syrian border town of Kobani as well as near Sinjar, Qaim, Ramadi, Mosul and Samarra in Iraq, hit numerous Islamic State fighting positions, buildings, vehicles and fighting units, the statement said.

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