Middle East

US military launches 10 airstrikes in Syria, Iraq

Smoke rises after a U.S.-led air strike in Raqqa, eastern Syria, which is controlled by Islamic State, October 29, 2014. REUTERS/Nour Fourat (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT MILITARY)

WASHINGTON: U.S. fighter and bomber planes have launched five attacks against ISIS militants near Kobani, Syria and five in Iraq since Friday, Central Command said on Saturday.

The Kobani strikes "suppressed or destroyed" nine ISIS fighting positions and a building, Centcom said. In Iraq, five airstrikes destroyed an ISIS vehicle southwest of Mosul Dam and hit four vehicles and four buildings used by militants near Al Qaim, it said in a statement.





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