US-led airstrikes hit 4 Syrian provinces

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 29, 2014 at 1:21 p.m.



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BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say today's airstrikes led by the United States in Syria included one that hit a grain silo and reportedly killed civilians.

It was among the air raids targeting towns and villages in northern and eastern Syria controlled by the Islamic State group.

A British activist group says coalition forces hit Islamic State group facilities overnight in four provinces. The head of the group says the strike on the grain silo killed only civilians, and that there were no Islamic State group militants at the site.

There's no comment on the strikes from the U.S. or its allies.

The activist group says one overnight strike hit the entrance to Syria's largest gas plant, though the facility itself was not damaged.

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