U.K. to join air campaign against ISIS

September 26, 2014 1:26 AM

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NEW YORK/BEIRUT: French fighter jets struck ISIS targets in Iraq Thursday and the United States hit them in Syria, as a U.S.-led coalition to fight the militants gained momentum with an announcement that Britain would join.

Recent strikes by the coalition have focused on choking off the nearly one dozen oil fields in the two countries partly under the control of the Al-Qaeda splinter group. The strikes in Syria involved six U.S. warplanes and 10 more from the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, mainly hitting small-...

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