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US-led coalition strikes IS near Syria's Al-Bab

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Smoke billows in the town of Qabasin, located northeast of the city of Al-Bab on January 8, 2017, during fighting against Islamic State (IS) group jihadistsThe US-led coalition has conducted four strikes near the Syrian town of Al-Bab, a significant move that will help Turkish forces fighting the Islamic State group there, a US official said Tuesday. “These strikes were the result of continued cooperation with Turkey, and we saw a window of opportunity where it was in our mutual interests to get those targets destroyed,” coalition spokesman Colonel John Dorrian said. Among the targets destroyed in this week’s strikes near Al-Bab included IS tactical vehicles and a tactical unit.

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