November 26, 2014 / 3:33 PM / 3 years ago

Islamic State targeted in 17 air strikes by U.S., allies

A view shows debris at a school for the deaf and mute, destroyed in what activists said were overnight U.S.-led air strikes against the Islamic State, in Raqqa November 24, 2014.Nour Fourat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States led 17 air strikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria since Monday, the U.S. Central Command said on Wednesday.

The strikes, part of Operation Inherent Resolve against the militant Islamic force, included 10 attacks near Kobani, Syria. They destroyed four staging areas and six fighting positions, and also hit Islamic State units, according to Central Command.

In Iraq, U.S. and allied forces destroyed vehicles, buildings and a fighting position near Mosul and also hit a large Islamic State unit in two air strikes. Targets also were hit near Kirkuk, north of Sinjar, west of Baiji and northwest of Ramadi, the command said.

Writing by Bill Trott; Editing by Susan Heavey

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