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U.S air strikes near Syria’s Palmyra destroy tanks


The U.S.-led
coalition battling Islamic State said on Friday it destroyed 14 tanks,
an air defense artillery system and other weaponry near the Syrian city
of Palmrya after Islamic State seized the city from Syrian and Russian
forces this month.

The
strikes, which the military said in a statement took place on Thursday,
followed a warning from the U.S. military that it could strike weapons
it believed posed a danger to the U.S.-led coalition in the region.

(Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Bill Trott)

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