US strikes target jihadist oil sites

September 27, 2014 1:28 AM

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DAMASCUS - The United States and its Arab allies bombed oil facilities operated by jihadists in Syria to choke off their funding, killing more than a dozen militants and several civilians.

France meanwhile launched new air strikes Thursday in neighbouring Iraq and pledged more support for Syrian opposition forces, upping its fight against extremists following the beheading of a French hostage.

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