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Coalition forces have launched 39 airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria over the past 48 hours, according to the Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF).

Unmanned drones, fighter jets and bombers launched the attacks as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the name given for the aerial bombardment campaign against IS.

A statement released by the CJTF claimed aircraft hit 19 targets in Syria, while 20 strikes were carried out in Iraq.

It was claimed 17 strikes in Syria concentrated on an area near the city of Kobani and destroyed several Islamic State buildings, vehicles and fighting positions.

Two strikes near Hasakah and one near Raqqa also caused damage while in Iraq, the strikes hit near Al Asad, Sinjar, Mosul, Al Qaim, Baiji, Kirkuk, Falluja and Tal Afar, the statement said.

Video released by the US also showed coalition airstrikes in Syria on 21 December.

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