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American forces hit ISIS with new mobile rocket system

American High Mobility Artillery Rocket System carries out successful strike on ISIS targets along Syria’s border with Turkey.

American forces have hit Islamic State (ISIS) group targets along Syria’s border with Turkey using a “newly deployed” mobile rocket system, American officials said Saturday, according toAFP.

A U.S. Army High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) carried out a successful strike on Friday on a tactical unit and building belonging to ISIS, Major Josh Jacques, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command, told the news agency.

President Barack Obama’s anti-Islamic State envoy Brett McGurk said on Twitter that U.S. forces hit the jihadist targets with the “newly deployed” system.

The detachment, which allows the United States to strike a target “with a high degree of accuracy and a significantly greater range,” was deployed to Turkey in support of the US-led anti-ISIS mission, Jacques said.

“HIMARS is unique in reducing the potential collateral damage as it impacts a target at a high angle, has a relatively small blast radius for the effect achieved, and functions in all weather conditions,” he noted.

The U.S. embassy in Ankara posted on Twitter that it was the “latest step in U.S.-Turkey cooperation in the fight against ISIL”, using




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