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Additional US airstrikes carried out in Syria

2 years 7 months 3 weeks ago September 24, 2014 Sep 24, 2014 Wednesday, September 24 2014 September 24, 2014 9:51 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

BEIRUT - U.S. warplanes have again bombed Islamic State militant positions today on both sides of the Syria-Iraq border.

The airstrikes came a day after the U.S. and five Arab allies opened their military operation against the militant group in Syria with more than 200 strikes on some two dozen targets.

President Barack Obama has said the campaign could last years. It expands on the aerial assault the U.S. has already been waging for more than a month against the extremists in Iraq.

According to U.S. Central command, the latest U.S. strikes -- by bombers and fighter jets -- damaged eight Islamic State vehicles in Syria near the Iraqi border. The statement also says two Islamic State armed vehicles west of Baghdad were hit, along with two militant fighting positions in northern Iraq.

A Pentagon spokesman says the strikes in eastern Syria hit a staging area used by the militants to move equipment across the border into Iraq.

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