U.S.-led forces launch 26 air strikes in Syria, Iraq

A general view shows the town of Sinjar as smoke rises from what activists said were U.S.-led air strikes. (File photo: Reuters)

U.S.-led forces launched 15 air strikes against ISIS in Iraq and 11 in Syria, the U.S. military said on Saturday, adding that nine targets in Syria centered around the border city of Kobane that was recaptured from the militants last month.

The Kobane strikes hit seven of the militants’ tactical units and destroyed five vehicles and two staging areas, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement.

The strikes in Iraq targeted northern areas including al-Qaim, Kirkuk, Mahkmur, Mosul and Tal Afar, it said. The strikes took place in a 24-hour period beginning Friday.

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