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Intensifying airstrikes and sending ground troops to Syria could exact a heavy price on civilians.
Four A-10 Thunderbolt II attack planes and two AC-130 Spectre gunships pounded the trucks as they clustered near a town close to the Iraqi border.
It was the latest in a series of aerial encounters between the two countries since Russia launched airstrikes last month.
After months of hesitance, Turkey had agreed to take a more active role in the fight against the extremist group.
Pentagon spokeswoman Commander Elissa Smith refused to comment on the rules of engagement, but said the U.S. military's program focuses "first and foremost" on combating Islamic State militants.
The strikes "likely resulted in the destruction of Khorasan Group-affiliated targets that had been converted to military
The insurgents stepped up their offensive close to the Turkish border last month, seizing surrounding villages and advancing
The rough estimates, which he referred to as “back-of-the-envelope calculations,” are based on the costs of previous air
One U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said earlier on Wednesday: "We believe he is dead." But other officials