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US and its allies hit IS in Syria, Iraq

The action in Syria included 17 strikes near the cities of Al Raqqah, Dayr az Zawr and Kobani.

FILE:Smoke rises during armed clashes between Syrian Kurdish fighters and militants from the Islamic State (IS) in and around the town of Kobane, Syria, as seen from the Turkish side of the border.

BEIRUT - The United States and its allies staged 29 air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq on Wednesday, the Combined Joint Task Force said on Thursday.

The action in Syria included 17 strikes near the cities of Al Raqqah, Dayr az Zawr and Kobani. A variety of Islamic State buildings, fighting positions and units were hit.

In Iraq, 12 strikes targeted Islamic State buildings, fighting positions and units near the cities of Mosul, Fallujah and Sinjar.

Fighters, bombs and remotely controlled aircraft were used against Islamic State, which has taken parts of Syria and Iraq in a bloody campaign to establish an Islamic caliphate.

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