Damascus, Syria – The anti-ISIS international coalition carried out 20 airstrikes against strongholds of the Islamic State’s (IS/ISIS) militants since Wednesday, officials of the United States Central Command said Friday.
The recent strikes targeted locations under the control of the IS militants in Syria and Iraq.
At least five airstrikes hit the IS strongholds in the Syrian border city of Kobane, where Kurdish forces are combating the militants.
“Several military vehicles of the IS extremists were destroyed in the countryside of Kobane due to the U.S.-led airstrikes, while dozens of militants were killed,” military sources in the embattled city of Kobane told ARA News, adding that the strikes gave the Kurdish forces the opportunity to advance in the southern front on Friday.
The U.S.-led coalition focused its strikes on IS-held oil-rich areas in northern and central Iraq on Thursday. The coalition’s warplanes conducted about 15 strikes against IS positions in the suburbs of Kirkuk, al-Qaim, Falluja and Tel Afar.
Iraq strikes led to the destruction of at least four major military checkpoints of the extremists, including armored vehicles, Iraqi security sources reported on Friday.
Reporting by: Laila Majdalawi
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