US-led coalition forces on Sunday night dropped 16 bombs on the Syrian town of Raqqa, which is the Islamic State (IS) stronghold in Syria, Al Jazeera reports.
At least 15 ISIS fighters were killed and several others were wounded in the attack, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, according to Al Jazeera. Several international media also reports of civilian casualties.
The bombs hit IS-controlled buildings and roads, and the purpose of the attack was to cut IS ability to move parts of its military equipment from Syria to Iraq, says Thomas Gilleran, spokesman for the coalition, according to Al Jazeera. He says that the attack is one of the largest, the coalition has carried out on Syrian soil.
"It is one of the largest planned attacks we have implemented to date in Syria, and it will hurt IS' opportunities to move out of Raqqa," says Thomas Gilleran.
16 bombs, 15 killed ISIS fighters... Not sure of the price of a missile, but surely it could be put to better use, as in killing more terrorists, many more... Besides, who says tanks and humvees must use roads. Aren't they made exactly for driving offroad?
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