Report: US forces hit Islamic State targets in Syria

By REUTERS
September 3, 2016 17:34

ISTANBUL - US forces hit Islamic State targets overnight near Turkey's border with Syria using a newly deployed mobile rocket system, a senior diplomat said on Saturday.

"US forces struck ISIL targets near Turkey's border in Syria last night via newly deployed HIMARS system," Brett McGurk, the special presidential envoy for the coalition to counter Islamic State, said on his official Twitter account.

HIMARS refers to a "High Mobility Artillery Rocket System." It was not immediately clear when the system was deployed at Turkey's border.


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