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U.S., Allies Conduct 23 Air Strikes In Syria, Iraq

The U.S. Central Command said American-led forces conducted 16 air strikes in Syria, most of them around the besieged town of Kobani near the Turkish border, and seven in the oil-producing northern region of Iraq since November 10.

The Command said in a November 12 statement that 10 air strikes conducted by the United States and its allies near Kobani hit eight small Islamic State units, damaged three fighting positions and destroyed a logistics facility.

Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga have helped take some villages around Kobani but the lines of control in the town remain the same.

In Iraq, five air strikes near Baiji, home to an oil refinery, struck one large Islamic State unit, three small ones and destroyed two buildings, two vehicles and a sniper position.

The other two strikes hit near the oil city of Kirkuk in Iraq's Kurdish-dominated north.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP