US jets destroy anti-ISIS coalition base in Syria after withdrawal, official says

  17 October 2019    Read: 863
US jets destroy anti-ISIS coalition base in Syria after withdrawal, official says

Two Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) F-15 jets destroyed a base that was the headquarters of the anti-ISIS coalition in northern Syria on Wednesday after it had been vacated, according to a military official.

OIR Spokesman Col. Myles Caggins III said the fighter jets "successfully conducted a pre-planned precision airstrike at the Lafarge Cement Factory to destroy an ammunition cache and reduce the facility’s military usefulness."

All coalition forces and equipment had been removed from the base, which was located between Kobanî and Ain Issa, Caggins said.

The move comes as nearly all U.S. troops withdraw from Syria amid a Turkish military offensive into the region that began last week.

 

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