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March 04, 2015

Islamic State targeted in 12 air strikes by U.S., coalition

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02112015_us_jets_islamic_state_AP.jpg Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr., U.S. Navy/AP

A fighter jet launches Dec. 5, 2014, from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in support of operations targeting Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

The United States and its allies staged 12 air strikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria in a 24-hour period, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement on Wednesday.

Three strikes near Kobani, Syria, hit a tactical unit and destroyed five fighting positions while in Iraq, five air strikes hit Islamic State bomb-making facilities, a weapons storage site and vehicles. Four raids also were carried out near Ramadi and Sinjar.