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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

US Continues Pounding ISIS Near Kobane Launching 13 Strikes Overnight

US Air Strike In Kobane, Syria

US and partner nations launched 13 air strikes near Kobani, Syria, in the last 24 hours, the US military said, as they continued their air assault to help drive the last Islamic State forces out of city.

The strikes around Kobani hit 12 Islamic State tactical units and a vehicle, and destroyed nine fighting positions, a staging area and three buildings, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement.

The Pentagon said this week the militants had been driven out of 90 percent of Kobani, a city near the border with Turkey where fighting has raged for four months.

The six air strikes in northern Iraq, where Islamic State has seized swathes of territory, targeted al-Asad, Kirkuk, Mosul and Sinjar, hitting tactical units, a checkpoint, six buildings and six shipping containers, the task force said.

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