Monday, September 29, 2014

US-Led Airstrikes Bomb 4 IS Provinces in Syria; Also Hit Town of Tel Abyad on Syria-Turkey Border

U.S.-led coalition warplanes bombed Islamic State (IS) group positions overnight across four provinces in northern and eastern Syria, hitting the country's largest gas plant, the AOL (America On Line) website reports today (September 29, 2014).

Washington and its Arab allies opened their air assault against the extremist group in Syria last week, going after its military facilities, training camps, heavy weapons, and oil installations. The campaign expands upon the airstrikes the U.S. has been conducting against the militants in Iraq since early August.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said coalition forces hit Islamic State group facilities overnight in Aleppo, Raqqa, Hassakeh, and Deir el-Zour provinces. It said there were casualties, but that it did not have concrete figures.

More strikes this morning hit the town of Tel Abyad on the Syria-Turkey border, according to a resident on the Turkish side of the frontier.

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