April 5, 2015 / 1:42 PM / in 3 years

U.S., allies conduct air strikes in Syria and Iraq against Islamic State militants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. and allied forces conducted 15 air strikes in Syria and Iraq against Islamic State militants during the past 24 hours, the combined joint task force said on Sunday.

Three of the strikes, part of a continuing operation against Islamic State, targeted militants in Syria. Twelve strikes were aimed at targets in Iraq, including five near the city of Mosul, the joint task force said in a statement.

Editing by Frances Kerry

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