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US Military carries out strikes in Western Syria

November 6, 2014 5:10 pm

The US military says it has carried out air strikes against the al-Qaeda-linked Khorasan group in north-western Syria.

The BBC reports US hit five targets related to the group, including several vehicles and buildings, near the border with Turkey.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the violence, says several militants and two children died in the attack.

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It is the second time US strikes have targeted Khorasan, whom it accuses of planning attacks on the US and Europe.

In a statement, the US Central Command (Centcom) says Thursday’s strikes near the town of Sarmada had hit vehicles and buildings used for training and to produce explosive devices.

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