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US takes anti-Islamic State strikes to Syria, IS vows retaliation

Acting on the strategy charted out by US President Barack Obama to rein in the Islamic State in Syria, the US military in collaboration with its anti-IS partners has targeted the extremists spots in the civil war-struck country, said the Pentagon.

The anti-IS coalition partners including Arab states joined US in launching targeted strikes against Islamic State in Syria, aiming to destroy their weapons and buildings. In response, the IS extremists have vowed retribution, reported the SITE intel group.

The military action against the Islamic State is being undertaken by the US and its partner nation forces “using a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles,” Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said in a statement.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the US and its anti-IS allies have carried out 20 strikes against Islamic State group (IS) targets in Syria so far and there are “confirmed reports of human losses in IS”.

“Warplanes of the International Coalition against IS went in no less than 20 air strikes around the IS HQs and checkpoints in al-Raqqa city and both of its western and northern countrysides, around areas in Tal Abyad, al-Tabaqa, and Ein Essa, targeted the province building which is a bastion of the IS,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights wrote on its Facebook page.

The warplanes will also target other fighting groups such as “Jabhat al-Nusra”, added the group.

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