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

March 19, 2015 7:45 PM

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

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.

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