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Syria: U.S led air strike kills 170 Islamic State jihadists in 48 hours


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(By Estera Popowska)

In the past 48 hours, air strikes by a US-led coalition against the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria have killed around 170 jihadists, a monitoring group said Tuesday, according to AFP report.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reportedly said "the jihadists were killed in the past 48 hours in the province of Hasakeh, nearly all of them in very intense air strikes by the international coalition which is helping Kurdish forces in the area."

Meanwhile, the US military said recently in a statement that the alliance's warplanes carried out seven strikes near Hasakeh, according to AFP adding that they (U.S led force) struck four IS tactical units, destroying seven vehicles, three fighting positions, two armoured vehicles and a shipping container.

"In northern Syria, Daesh continues to cede military capacity, fighters and terrain," US Brigadier General Thomas Weidley said, using the Arabic acronym for IS.

"The coalition remains committed to targeting Daesh across Iraq and Syria," he was quoted as saying in the statement.