March 31, 2015 / 6:34 PM / 3 years ago

U.S. carries out more air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. and allied military forces have carried out eight air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria since Monday, according to a U.S. military statement on Tuesday.

Bombers, fighters and attack aircraft hit Islamic State targets near several cities, including Mosul and Tikrit in seven strikes during a 24-hour period, it said. One strike in Syria hit targets near the northern border town of Kobani, the statement said.

Reporting by Washington Newsroom; Editing by Sandra Maler

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