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    US Fires HIMARS Rockets at Daesh Targets in Syria From Across Turkish Border

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    US forces hit Daesh targets near the Turkish border in northern Syria overnight using its newly deployed high-mobility artillery rocket system (HIMARS), the special envoy of the US president for the anti-Daesh coalition said Saturday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — He cited a Twitter message from the US Embassy in Turkey, which said HIMARS systems in Turkey were "in place and in action". This is the latest step in US-Turkish cooperation in the fight against the Daesh militant group, the diplomatic mission said.

    "U.S. forces struck ISIL [Daesh] targets near Turkey's border in Syria last night via newly deployed HIMARS system," Brett McGurk tweeted.

    Earlier, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said that the US deployed units to the Middle East that can operate the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) to aid the US-coalition against Daesh.


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