US-led strikes in Syria block IS militants evacuated from Lebanon

US-led strikes in Syria block IS militants evacuated from Lebanon
 

US-led coalition aircraft have carried out strikes to halt a convoy evacuating Islamic State militants from the Lebanon-Syria border area towards Iraq.
The attacks "cratered" a road and destroyed a small bridge in eastern Syria, spokesman Col Ryan Dillon said.
Earlier, the US envoy to the coalition condemned the evacuation, which was negotiated by the Lebanese army, the Syrian army and its ally Hezbollah.
Brett McGurk insisted that "terrorists should be killed on the battlefield".
He also said the coalition would help ensure they "can never enter Iraq".
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30 August 2017 in World News, Views: 43
Source: BBC
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