Strikes kill 150 Islamic State militants in Syria: U.S.-led coalition

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 23, 2018 3:08 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State said it killed nearly 150 militants in strikes carried out on Saturday in the Syrian middle Euphrates River Valley.

"The precision strikes were a culmination of extensive intelligence preparation to confirm an ISIS headquarters and command and control center in an exclusively ISIS-occupied location in the contested middle Euphrates River Valley," a statement issued on Tuesday said, using an acronym for Islamic State.

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The statement said the strikes took place near As Shafah, Syria and killed between 145 and 150 militants.

(Reporting by Idrees Ali; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)