Anti-ISIS coalition unleash 39 strikes in two days

In Iraq, the strikes hit near Al Asad, Sinjar, Mosul, Al Qaim, Baiji, Kirkuk, Falluja. (File photo: Reuters)

U.S. forces and their allies conducted 39 air strikes on Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) targets over the past two days, the Combined Joint Task Force said on Friday.

Fighters, bombers and remotely controlled aircraft hit 19 targets in Syria while 20 strikes were carried out in Iraq, a task force statement said, Reuters news agency reported.

In Syria, 17 strikes were concentrated on an area near the embattled city of Kobane and destroyed several buildings held by ISIS, vehicles and fighting positions.

Two air strikes near Hasakah and one near Raqqa also caused damage.

In Iraq, the strikes hit near Al Asad, Sinjar, Mosul, Al Qaim, Baiji, Kirkuk, Falluja.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Central Command posted a video on its YouTube channel of an airstrike conducted against an ISIS target on Dec. 21.

Separately, activists said Friday Syrian air raids on two northern towns held by the militant group killed more than 50 people in two days, the Associated Press reported.

Rami Abdurrahman of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Friday that several airstrikes on the towns of al-Bab and neighboring Qabasin killed at least 53 people, including seven children.

The strikes occurred Thursday. Another Syrian monitoring group also reported the raids, and activists uploaded video of the strikes' aftermaths to social networks.

The Associated Press reported that the videos appeared genuine.

 

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