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    Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises (1881)
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    The aviation of the US-led coalition conducted 10 airstrikes on ISIL positions in Syria and eight airstrikes in Iraq.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US-led coalition against the Islamic State terrorist group carried out 18 airstrikes between Thursday and Friday, according to a US Defense Department statement posted on Friday.

    “Bomber, fighter, attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 10 airstrikes in Syria,” the statement said. “Attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted eight airstrikes in Iraq.”

    On Friday, ISIL claimed in a statement that a US woman held hostage by the terrorist group in Syria was killed in an airstrike by coalition member Jordan. The claim could not be immediately confirmed.

    Jordan stepped up its bombings against the ISIL after the terrorist group posted a video earlier this week purporting to show the immolation of a Jordanian pilot it captured in December.


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