U.S.-led Forces Ring in New Year Bombing Away at ISIS

29 air strikes launched on jihadists in Syria, Iraq.

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A U.S. jet flies over northern Iraq after conducting airstrikes in Syria against ISIS targets, Sept. 27, 2014.
A U.S. jet flies over northern Iraq after conducting airstrikes in Syria against ISIS targets, Sept. 27, 2014.Credit: AP

REUTERS – 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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