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U.S. opens new front against Islamic State with airstrikes in Syria
U.S. opens new front against Islamic State with airstrikes in Syria

The United States and several allies launched airstrikes inside Syria for the first time late Monday, the Pentagon said, a heavy bombardment against multiple targets that marked an aggressive expansion of President Obama's war on Islamic State militants. Waves of U.S. fighter jets, bombers and armed drones slipped behind Syria's fortified air defenses to drop precision-guided bombs on militant positions, while Navy ships offshore fired lethal salvos of Tomahawk cruise missiles. Targets included fuel and weapons depots, command and control facilities, training camps and other targets in the Sunni extremists' stronghold in Raqqah, in northeastern Syria, and along the...

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