U.S. has flown 2,320 strikes against Islamic State at a cost of $1.83 billion: offici




 
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March 19th, 2015  
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Topic: U.S. has flown 2,320 strikes against Islamic State at a cost of $1.83 billion: offici


By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military has flown 2,320 air strikes against Islamic State militants since Aug. 8 at a cost of $1.83 billion, hitting thousands of targets including tanks, oil infrastructure and fighting positions, the Pentagon said on Thursday. The strikes by U.S. forces amounted to about 80 percent of the total number carried out by a multinational coalition. In all, the partners have flown 2,893 air strikes, with 1,631 in Iraq and 1,262 in Syria, hitting 5,314 targets. More than 60 countries are in the coalition against Islamic State.




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