Military airstrikes target rebels in Iraq and Syria

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The Turkish military said its warplanes carried out airstrikes against Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq and in northeaste­rn Syria. The targets, hit in the early hours of Tuesday, are located on the Sinjar mountain area of northern Iraq and a mountainou­s region in Syria, according to a military statement. It said 40 militants were killed in northern Iraq and 30 in northeaste­rn Syria. The U.S. State Department said it was “deeply concerned” by the strikes. “These airstrikes were not approved by the coalition and led to the unfortunat­e loss of life of our partner forces in the fight against Daesh (Islamic State) that includes members of the Kurdish peshmerga,” spokesman Mark Toner said.

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