US, allies conduct 26 airstrikes againt Islamic State in Syria and Iraq

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WASHINGTON - The United States and its coalition partners have launched another round of air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, conducting 26 strikes since early Friday.

In a statement on Saturday from the Combined Joint Task Force leading the military operation, officials said 13 strikes hit in Syria and also 13 hit in Iraq.

In Syria, 12 air strikes targeted Islamic State positions near Kobani. In Iraq, five strikes hit near Mosul and five near Tal Afar, the statement said.

The U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon being refueled by a  KC-135 Stratotanker over Northern Iraq. The F-16s are supporting the US-led coalition in the fight against Da'esh.


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