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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (not pictured) in New York September 25, 2014. With Obama are U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power (L) and Secretary of State John Kerry (C). 
        REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (not pictured) in New York September 25, 2014. With Obama are U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power (L) and Secretary of State John Kerry (C). REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (not pictured) in New York September 25, 2014. With Obama are U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power (L) and Secretary of State John Kerry (C). REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

Air strikes have targeted oil installations and other facilities in territory under the control of Islamic State (IS) militants in eastern Syria for a second consecutive day, activists have said.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attacks overnight and early today are believed to have been carried out by the US-led coalition against the extremist group.

The Observatory said the strikes hit at least two oil-producing areas in Deir el-Zour province. It said air raids also targeted IS's headquarters in the town of Mayadeen.

Another activist collective, the Local Co-ordination Committees, also reported four strikes on Mayadeen which it said were carried out by the coalition.

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