Led Alliance Carries Out Airstrikes Against Islamic State

February 27, 2015 4:42 AM

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Led Alliance Carries Out Airstrikes Against Islamic State

The U.S.-led military coalition battling Islamic State carried out five airstrikes on Thursday in northeastern Syria, a U.S. military spokesman said, hitting an area where the extremist group is believed to hold more than 250 Christians hostage.

Maj. Kim Michelsen didn’t specify why Islamic State positions in the area of Hasakah province were hit, but the attacks came amid calls by local Christian groups for military intervention in support of their communities as the militants increasingly target the region’s religious and ethnic minoritie...

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