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Coalition targets IS fighters from stranded convoy

The US-led coalition has killed dozens of jihadists linked to a convoy of Islamic State buses stranded in the middle of the Syrian desert, a US military official said Thursday. US officials say about 300 IS jihadists were initially aboard, along with a similar number of civilians, likely family members. Colonel Ryan Dillon, a US military spokesman, said the coalition has not targeted the convoy itself and was permitting food and supplies to reach the stranded vehicles, but he noted about 85 IS fighters either from the convoy or heading by vehicle to link up with it had been picked off.
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