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U.S. Strikes in Syria, Iraq Hit Stray Bundle of U.S.-Dropped Supplies

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An explosion after an apparent US-led coalition airstrike on Kobani, Syria, seen from the Turkish side of the border, near Suruc district, Sanliurfa, Turkey, 20 October 2014. According to reports, YPG fighters have made gains against IS militants in their defence of the besieged town of Kobane, following over 50 airstrikes around the town carried out by the international anti-IS coalition which according to the Pentagon have killed hundreds of IS militants in the operation now named Inherent Resolve.
An explosion after an apparent US-led coalition airstrike on Kobani, Syria, seen from the Turkish side of the border, near Suruc district, Sanliurfa, Turkey, 20 October 2014. According to reports, YPG fighters have made gains against IS militants in their defence of the besieged town of Kobane, following over 50 airstrikes around the town carried out by the international anti-IS coalition which according to the Pentagon have killed hundreds of IS militants in the operation now named Inherent Resolve. SEDAT SUNA / EPA

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The United States carried out six airstrikes Sunday and Monday near the Syrian town of Kobani, which Kurdish fighters are trying to hold against an ISIS advance.

The strikes came after the United States dropped weapons and ammunition to the Kurdish fighters. One of the strikes hit a stray bundle of supplies to keep it from falling into the wrong hands, the military said. Others hit ISIS fighter positions and a vehicle.

The United States, with the help of France and Britain, also carried out six strikes against ISIS in Iraq. The United States has mounted hundreds of strikes in Iraq in Syria since summer.

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