December 31, 2014 / 2:38 PM / 3 years ago

U.S.-led forces launch 10 air strikes in Syria, Iraq

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition launched seven air strikes in Syria and three in Iraq on Wednesday against Islamic State militants, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement.

In Syria, five of the air strikes were near Kobani and two were near al Hasakah, the task force said in a statement.

Two of the strikes in Iraq hit Islamic State positions near Fallujah and one hit targets near Mosul, the statement said.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Bill Trott

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