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U.S.-led coalition hits IS fighters on way to meet evacuees
August 30, 2017 / 5:10 PM / 3 months ago

U.S.-led coalition hits IS fighters on way to meet evacuees

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition on Wednesday struck vehicles containing Islamic State fighters who were travelling towards the area of eastern Syria where a convoy of IS evacuees from the Syria-Lebanon border is standing, the coalition spokesman said.

The spokesman, Colonel Ryan Dillon, said earlier that coalition jets had also struck a road and bridge to block the convoy of evacuees, including fighters and their families, from travelling into IS territory from Syrian government territory.

Reporting by Sarah Dadouch; Writing by Angus McDowall; Editing by Alison Williams

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