Nearly 20 more air strikes target Islamic State: U.S. coalition

January 20, 2015 2:37 PM

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition conducted nearly 20 more air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq since early on Monday, according to the Combined Joint Task Force leading the operations.

In a statement, the coalition said it led 10 strikes from Monday morning through early Tuesday in Syria, mostly near the besieged border town of Kobani where it hit several fighting and staging positions. One strike hit a bunker used by the militants near al-Hasaka, the task force said on Tuesday.

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