U.S., allies conduct 23 air strikes in Syria, Iraq against ISIS

Thick smoke from a fire rises following a strike in Kobani, Syria, during fighting between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP)

U.S.-led forces targeted Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants in Syria with six air strikes and conducted another 17 strikes against the group in Iraq from Tuesday to Wednesday morning, the U.S. military said.

In Syria, there were two strikes involving attack and fighter aircraft near al-Hasakah and four near Kobane, it said in a statement released on Wednesday. In Iraq, the strikes were conducted with fighter and attack planes as well as drones near Bayji, Fallujah, Mosul, Ramadi, Sinjar and Tal Afar, the U.S. military statement said.

“All aircraft returned to base safely,” it said.

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