October 28, 2014 / 12:58 PM / in 3 years

U.S., allies stage 13 attacks on Islamic State targets in Syria, Iraq

An explosion following an air-strike is seen in the Syrian town of Kobani from near the Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province October 28, 2014 REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. forces staged four air strikes on Islamic State militants in Syria on Tuesday and allies joined in nine strikes on the group in Iraq , the U.S. Central Command said.

In Syria, U.S. attack and fighter aircraft went after targets near the border city of Kobani, destroying a small Islamic State unit and four fighting positions.

U.S. and allied attack, fighter and remotely controlled aircraft again targeted the Mosul Dam area with four strikes taking out a small fighting unit, a fighting position, vehicle and logistics base. Two strikes near Fallujah destroyed a small Islamic State unit and tank.

Other strikes were staged west of Baghdad, near Sinjar and northwest of Haditha.

Writing by Bill Trott; Editing by Doina Chiacu

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