US uses air power to support beleaguered Syrian allies

August 4, 2015 4:00 AM

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US uses air power to support beleaguered Syrian allies

WASHINGTON: The United States on Monday said it has used air power in Syria in defense of allied rebel groups, signaling deeper involvement in the country's brutal four-year civil war.

The Pentagon confirmed that an air strike was carried out Friday in support of the New Syria Force, a US-allied group.

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