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    Smoke rises from the Syrian city of Kobani, following airstrikes by the US led coalition, seen from a hilltop outside Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

    US Military Launches 27 Airstrikes Against IS in Iraq, Syria Over 24 Hours

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    The Combined Joint Task Force said on Monday that the United States and its allies launched a total of 27 airstrikes against Islamic State forces in Iraq and Syria in a 24-hour period.

    MOSCOW, January 12 (Sputnik) — In Syria, the air raids continued from Sunday to Monday morning, Reuters reports.

    The strikes targeted a spate of Islamic State units and destroyed fighting positions and buildings near the city of Kobani.

    A strike near the town of Dawr az Zawr hit an oil refinery, while another raid near the town of Abu Kamal destroyed an excavator, according to a task force statement.

    In Iraq, sixteen strikes destroyed the Islamic State’s fighting positions, vehicles, an artillery system, a rocket launcher and buildings.

    The targets were located near the cities of Al Qaim, Baiji, Taji, Ramadi, Mosul Tal Afar, Al Asad and Sinjar.

    Islamic State (IS), also known as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), has taken over large portions of Iraq and neighboring Syria. Both the countries' armed forces, as well as local Kurdish militia, are battling the jihadist group.

    In addition, IS is targeted by airstrikes carried out by the US-led international coalition, which has also vowed to train and equip Iraqi military and the so-called moderate Syrian opposition.

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