World Bulletin/News Desk
U.S. military forces again focused air strikes on the area near the Syrian city of Kobani in their campaign to turn back ISIL forces and also hit oil facilities held by the militant group, the U.S. Central Command said on Thursday.
A total of 15 strikes were staged against ISIL in Iraq and Syria on Wednesday and Thursday, according to a statement from Central Command.
The statement said U.S. fighter and bomber aircraft staged four strikes near the key border city of Kobani, destroying an ISIL control center and fighting positions in an area that has often been targeted this month, and two more that knocked out oil tanks east of Dawr Az Zawr.
Four air strikes by U.S. and allied forces in Iraq near the vital Mosul Dam hit small ISIL units and destroyed a vehicle while another attack near Bayji took out a fighting position. Four strikes in the Fallujah area targeted a training facility, a larger ISIL unit and a building.
All aircraft involved in the strikes returned safely, the statement said.Güncelleme Tarihi: 23 Ekim 2014, 16:25