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US, Allied Military Forces Launch New Series of IS Attacks in Syria: US Central Command

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The United States and partner nation military forces have continued to attack Islamic State (IS) terrorists in Syria, conducting a new series of airstrikes, the US Central Command stated in an official news release on Sunday.

MOSCOW, September 28 (RIA Novosti) - The United States and partner nation military forces have continued to attack Islamic State (IS) terrorists in Syria, conducting a new series of airstrikes, the US Central Command stated in an official news release on Sunday.

Forces are using fighter and remotely piloted aircraft to carry out the attacks. An IS vehicle was destroyed south of Al-Hasakah in Syria in addition to several buildings in the area part of an IS garrison, the release confirmed. An IS command and control facility near Manbij has also been damaged. Additional buildings and vehicles along with a garrison, airfield and training camp used by the IS jihadists were also hit by the attacks.

In a separate US military force operation, three airstrikes southwest of Irbil in Iraq destroyed four IS armed vehicles and an IS fighting position.

The series of attacks involved the US Air Force and US Navy in addition to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates.

Earlier this month, US President Barack Obama revealed a strategy to defeat the Islamic State (IS), a Sunni extremist group seizing swaths of territory in both Iraq and Syria proclaiming a caliphate on all of its captured territories. The United States expanded its operations against the Islamic State (IS) to Syria on September 26 launching airstrikes on areas controlled by IS militants. In an effort to halt the ongoing conflict, the United States also plans to provide equipment and training to Kurdish and Iraqi forces army and Syria's moderate opposition.

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