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Airstrikes Hit Grain Silo, Gas Plant in Syria, Activists Say

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BEIRUT -- U.S.-led coalition warplanes bombed ISIS positions overnight across four provinces in northern and eastern Syria, hitting a grain silo as well as the country's largest gas plant, activists said Monday. Washington and its Arab allies opened their air assault against the extremist group last week, going after its military facilities, training camps, heavy weapons and oil installations. The campaign expands upon the airstrikes the United States has been conducting against the militants in Iraq since early August.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said coalition forces hit ISIS facilities overnight in Aleppo, Raqqa, Hassakeh and Deir el-Zour provinces. Among the facilities hit was the entrance to Syria's largest gas plant, Conoco in Deir el-Zour province, and grain silo in the extremist-held town of Manbij in Aleppo province. It said the gas facility itself was not damaged. Another activist group, the Aleppo Media Center, also reported the strike on the grain silo in Manbij, northeast of Aleppo city. It said the attack ignited a fire at the facility. There was no immediate confirmation from the U.S. or its allies on the reported air raids.

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- The Associated Press