April 20, 2015 / 2:38 PM / 2 years ago

U.S., allies stage 36 air strikes against Islamic State: military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies launched 36 air strikes targeting Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria since early Sunday, the Combined Joint Task Force leading the operations said on Monday.

Ten strikes in Syria hit targets near al Hasaka and Kobani. In Iraq, 26 strikes hit tactical units, vehicles and buildings near Ramadi, Mosul, Falluja and other locations, the joint task force said in a statement.

Reporting by Emily Stephenson

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