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ISIS hit by U.S.-led coalition strikes in Iraq, Syria

An international coalition led by the United States conducted 15 air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq on Thursday and also targeted the militant group with six strikes in Syria, the U.S. military said in a statement on Friday.

U.S. military says it 'eliminated' terrorists, vehicles and weapons systems

A man loyal to ISIS in Raqqa, Syria. (Reuters)

An international coalition led by the United States conducted 15 air strikes against ISIS in Iraq on Thursday and also targeted the militant group with six strikes in Syria, the U.S. military said in a statement on Friday.

The Iraq attacks "struck and eliminated Daesh terrorists, along with weapon systems, in the vicinity of Tuz" said Col. Wayne Marotto, public affairs officer for the Combined Joint Task Force, using an Arabic name for the Islamic State.

One strike near Tuz hit a tactical unit and destroyed 10 ISIS rockets and a vehicle, according to the military statement.

In Syria, strikes near Hasaka, Raqqa and Mar'a struck tactical units and destroyed ISIS excavators, vehicles and a staging area, it said.

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