Saturday 23 September 2017

US hit four Syrian provinces with air strikes in bid to wipe out ISIS terrorists

A man walks past damage at a base of the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, that was targeted by what activists said were U.S.-led air strikes in Reef al-Mohandeseen al-Thani in Aleppo September 27, 2014. REUTERS/Abdalghne Karoof
A man walks past damage at a base of the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, that was targeted by what activists said were U.S.-led air strikes in Reef al-Mohandeseen al-Thani in Aleppo September 27, 2014. REUTERS/Abdalghne Karoof

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The US-led coalition has carried out several air strikes targeting Islamic State group positions in northern and eastern Syria, activists said today.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the overnight raids took place in four provinces: Aleppo, Raqqa, Hassakeh and Deir el-Zour. The entrance to Syria's largest gas plant, Conoco in Deir el-Zour, was among the targets.

The Observatory said there were casualties in the air strikes, but that it had no concrete figures.

A resident on the Turkish side of the Syria-Turkey frontier said strikes thjs morning also struck the Islamic State-controlled town of Tel Abyad. The town is home to a border crossing.

The resident, Mehmet Ozer, said the strikes hit an abandoned military base and an empty school.

Border village of Alizar residents keep guard during the night and day wait in fear from mortar fired from Islamic State fighters as they tightened their siege of the strategic town of Kobani on Syria's border with Turkey on September 29, 2014 in Sanliurfa, Turkey. (Photo by Stringer/Getty Images)
Border village of Alizar residents keep guard during the night and day wait in fear from mortar fired from Islamic State fighters as they tightened their siege of the strategic town of Kobani on Syria's border with Turkey on September 29, 2014 in Sanliurfa, Turkey. (Photo by Stringer/Getty Images)
Houses in the Kurdish border town of Kobani (also called Ayn Al-Arab) are seen from the Turkish site in Suruc September 28, 2014 south of Sanliurfa, Turkey.(Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)
Syrian Kurdish refugees wait after crossing the Turkish-Syrian border near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province on September 29, 2014 in Sanliurfa, Turkey. (Photo by Stringer/Getty Images)
Syrian Kurdish refugees wait after crossing the Turkish-Syrian border near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province on September 29, 2014 in Sanliurfa, Turkey. (Photo by Stringer/Getty Images)
Border village of Alizar residents keep guard during the night and day wait in fear from mortar fired from Islamic State fighters as they tightened their siege of the strategic town of Kobani on Syria's border with Turkey on September 29, 2014 in Sanliurfa, Turkey. (Photo by Stringer/Getty Images)
Border village of Alizar residents keep guard during the night and day wait in fear from mortar fired from Islamic State fighters as they tightened their siege of the strategic town of Kobani on Syria's border with Turkey on September 29, 2014 in Sanliurfa, Turkey. (Photo by Stringer/Getty Images)
Border village of Alizar residents keep guard during the night and day wait in fear from mortar fired from Islamic State fighters as they tightened their siege of the strategic town of Kobani on Syria's border with Turkey on September 29, 2014 in Sanliurfa, Turkey. (Photo by Stringer/Getty Images)
Border village of Alizar residents keep guard during the night and day wait in fear from mortar fired from Islamic State fighters as they tightened their siege of the strategic town of Kobani on Syria's border with Turkey on September 29, 2014 in Sanliurfa, Turkey. (Photo by Stringer/Getty Images)
Border village of Alizar residents keep guard during the night and wait in fear from mortar fired from Islamic State fighters as they tightened their siege of the strategic town of Kobani on Syria's border with Turkey on September 29, 2014 in Sanliurfa, Turkey. (Photo by Stringer/Getty Images)
Border village of Alizar residents keep guard during the night and wait in fear from mortar fired from Islamic State fighters as they tightened their siege of the strategic town of Kobani on Syria's border with Turkey on September 29, 2014 in Sanliurfa, Turkey. (Photo by Stringer/Getty Images)
Border village of Alizar residents keep guard during the night and day wait in fear from mortar fired from Islamic State fighters as they tightened their siege of the strategic town of Kobani on Syria's border with Turkey on September 29, 2014 in Sanliurfa, Turkey. (Photo by Stringer/Getty Images)
Border village of Alizar residents keep guard during the night and day wait in fear from mortar fired from Islamic State fighters as they tightened their siege of the strategic town of Kobani on Syria's border with Turkey on September 29, 2014 in Sanliurfa, Turkey. (Photo by Stringer/Getty Images)
Border village of Alizar residents keep guard during the night and wait in fear from mortar fired from Islamic State fighters as they tightened their siege of the strategic town of Kobani on Syria's border with Turkey on September 29, 2014 in Sanliurfa, Turkey. (Photo by Stringer/Getty Images)
Border village of Alizar residents keep guard during the night and day wait in fear from mortar fired from Islamic State fighters as they tightened their siege of the strategic town of Kobani on Syria's border with Turkey on September 29, 2014 in Sanliurfa, Turkey. (Photo by Stringer/Getty Images)
Border village of Alizar residents keep guard during the night and day wait in fear from mortar fired from Islamic State fighters as they tightened their siege of the strategic town of Kobani on Syria's border with Turkey on September 29, 2014 in Sanliurfa, Turkey. (Photo by Stringer/Getty Images)
Border village of Alizar residents keep guard during the night and day wait in fear from mortar fired from Islamic State fighters as they tightened their siege of the strategic town of Kobani on Syria's border with Turkey on September 29, 2014 in Sanliurfa, Turkey. (Photo by Stringer/Getty Images)
Border village of Alizar residents keep guard during the night and day wait in fear from mortar fired from Islamic State fighters as they tightened their siege of the strategic town of Kobani on Syria's border with Turkey on September 29, 2014 in Sanliurfa, Turkey. (Photo by Stringer/Getty Images)

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