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US-Led Coalition Launching Airstrikes To Stop ISIS Evacuation To Deir Ezzour From Lebanese Borders

Agencies (Qasioun) - US-led coalition aircraft have carried out strikes to halt a convoy evacuating Islamic State militants from the Lebanon-Syria border area towards Iraq.

 

The attacks "cratered" a road and destroyed a small bridge in eastern Syria, spokesman Col Ryan Dillon said.

 

Earlier, the US envoy to the coalition condemned the evacuation, which was negotiated by the Lebanese army, the Syrian army and its ally Hezbollah.

 

Brett McGurk insisted that "terrorists should be killed on the battlefield".

 

He also said the coalition would help ensure they "can never enter Iraq".

 

Source: BBC