U.S.-led air strikes hit Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq

January 30, 2015 2:59 AM

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U.S.-led air strikes hit Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and coalition partners launched six air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, and 12 more in Iraq as they kept up pressure on the insurgent group, the U.S. military said on Thursday.

Among the strikes, which occurred between 8 a.m. local time Wednesday and 8 a.m. on Thursday, were five near Kobani, striking an Islamic State fighting position, three tactical units and a large unit, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement.

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