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U.S.-Led Coalition Strikes At Islamic State Supply Route

The United States and its allies said they have staged 25 air strikes against Islamic State (IS) targets in Iraq and Syria over the past 24 hours.

The Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement on June 16 that strikes targeted the Turkey-Syria border where Kurds have pushed back against the militant group and cut a main supply route.

The statement said that the five air strikes on June 15 near Tel Abyad hit five units of IS fighters and destroyed three of the militants' vehicles.

Syrian Kurdish-led forces on June 15 said they had captured the town from IS in an advance backed by the U.S.-led air strikes, and are now controlling some 400 kilometers of the Syrian-Turkish border.

The task force's statement said similar Islamic State assets were hit near other Syrian cities of Ar Raqqa and Kobani.

In Iraq, 16 other strikes hit IS tactical units, vehicles, fighting positions, and a rocket system, the statement said.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AP