February 10, 2015 / 12:22 PM / 3 years ago

U.S. leads 12 air strikes against Islamic State: U.S. military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its coalition partners struck four units of Islamic State militants amid 11 air strikes in Iraq since early Monday, the U.S. military said in a statement.

The strikes, near seven Iraqi cities including Tal Afar, Kirkuk and Bayji, also hit an Islamic State bunker, fighting positions, a checkpoint and other targets, said the statement released on Tuesday.

The U.S.-led coalition also conducted one air strike in Dayr az Zawr, Syria, hitting an Islamic State vehicle, the statement said.

Reporting by Washington Newsroom; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn

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