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By Reuters

The United States and its allies conducted 17 air strikes on Christmas Day against the terror group ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the coalition leading the operations said in a statement on Saturday.

In Syria, coalition military forces conducted five air strikes using attack and remotely piloted aircraft, targeting ISIS militants near Ar Raqqah, Manbij and Mar'a.

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In Iraq, air strikes focused on ISIS fighting positions near five cities, including Ramadi, where several vehicles were destroyed and two fighting militants wounded. In Sinjar, the strikes destroyed three bridges used by the militants, the statement said.