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US, allies conduct 28 air strikes against ISIL

Strikes targeted tactical units, fighting positions

US, allies conduct 28 air strikes against ISIL

The United States and its allies have conducted 15 air strikes against ISIL in Syria and 13 in Iraq since Friday, the coalition leading the operations said in a statement.

In Syria, 13 air strikes near al-Hasakah hit 10 ISIL tactical units, destroyed nine fighting positions, 10 vehicles, two heavy machine guns and an armoured vehicle, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement on Saturday. The other two strikes were near Aleppo and Kobani.

In Iraq, coalition-led forces launched four strikes near Baiji, four near Falluja and others near Tal Afar, Sinjar, Mosul and al-Assad, the statement said.

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