US airstrikes continue against IS in Syria, Iraq

 US military forces continued to attack the Islamic State (IS) forces using bomber and attack aircraft in Syria and Iraq.

Washington: US military forces continued to attack the Islamic State (IS) forces using bomber and attack aircraft in Syria and Iraq.

Six airstrikes south of Kobani in Syria destroyed two IS-held buildings, one IS tank and one IS heavy machine gun and damaged an IS fighting position. These strikes also struck one large and two small IS units, Xinhua reported citing a statement issued by the US Central Command Thursday.

In addition, three airstrikes north of Kobani struck two small IS units and destroyed two IS-held buildings. These strikes were conducted by US bomber aircraft deployed to the US Central Command area of operations.

All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.

In Iraq, an airstrike south of Sinjar destroyed an ISIL bunker and ammunition cache and a small IS unit. Another airstrike, south of Sinjar mountain, destroyed an IS armed vehicle and a small IS unit, the statement said.

The destruction of targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the terrorist group`s ability to lead, control, project power and conduct operations, it added.

So far, US and its partners have conducted hundreds of such airstrikes. But US defense officials acknowledged that airstrikes against IS forces will not be enough to completely degrade and destroy IS forces in Iraq and Syria.

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