US-led air strikes focus on Islamic State Kobani in Syria

US-led air strikes focus on Islamic State Kobani in Syria
An explosion following an air strike is seen in western Kobani neighbourhood, November 23, 2014.

US-led air strikes in Syria focused on the contested city of Kobani near the Turkish border on Thursday, with six air strikes that destroyed seven Islamic State fighting positions, a building and a tactical unit, the US military said.

US and partner nations also conducted five air strikes in Iraq on Thursday, targeting Islamic State militants in Tal Afar, Mosul and Ramadi, the US Central Command said in a statement.

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