US, allies conduct 12 air strikes against Islamic State - Task Force

US, allies conduct 12 air strikes against Islamic State - Task Force
Smoke rises over Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrike in this file October 18, 2014 file photo.

WASHINGTON - The United States and its allies carried out 12 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria on Saturday, the Combined Joint Task Force said.

Six strikes near the Syrian town of Kobani on the Turkish border destroyed Islamic State buildings, fighting positions and vehicles, a task force statement said.

In Iraq, targets including buildings, vehicles and an Islamic State refinery were hit in six strikes near Al Asad, Mosul, Falluja, Al Qaim and Baiji, it said.

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