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U.S., allies conduct 14 strikes against Islamic State -U.S. military

by Reuters
Thursday, 11 February 2016 13:07 GMT

WASHINGTON, Feb 11 (Reuters) - The United States and its allies conducted 14 strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria on Wednesday, the Combined Joint Task Force leading the operations said in a statement.

In Iraq, 13 included three strikes focused near Ramadi that struck an IS tactical unit and destroyed a bunker, the coalition said in the statement released on Thursday.

Near Mosul, three air strikes struck an IS tactical unit and destroyed a checkpoint, seven fighting positions, a vehicle and an assembly area, the statement said.

In Syria, one strike destroyed an IS structure near Manbij, the statement said, but gave no other details.

(Reporting by Clarece Polke)

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