October 16, 2019 / 10:48 PM / 3 months ago

Departing Syria, U.S. destroys ammunition, equipment in air strike

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States carried out a pre-planned air strike in northern Syria on Wednesday to destroy an ammunition cache and military equipment that were left behind as U.S. personnel prepare for a withdrawal from northeast Syria, U.S. officials said.

Colonel Myles Caggins, an Iraq-based spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition battling Islamic State, said the strike involved two F-15e fighter jets from the U.S.-led coalition, which fired on the Lafarge Cement Factory after all coalition forces had left the facility.

Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Chris Reese

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