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U.S.-led warplanes hit militants in Syria and Iraq 27 times this week
U.S.-led warplanes hit militants in Syria and Iraq 27 times this week

U.S.-led warplanes launched 27 airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria this week, officials said Friday. The three-day attack by jets and drones was focused on militants in Syria’s second-largest city, Aleppo; the embattled Syrian city of Kobani and several cities in Iraq: Ramadi and Rutba to the west; Samarra and Mosul to the north. In Aleppo and Kobani, U.S. officials claim to have destroyed Islamic State bunkers and fortified structures. In Iraq, the airstrikes destroyed armored vehicles as well as bulldozers and an excavator, they said. President Obama has described the airstrike campaign as an effort to “degrade and ultimately destroy”...

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