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Pentagon: 22 Total Syria Strikes, More than 150 Precision-Guided Munitions

Pentagon: 22 Total Syria Strikes, More than 150 Precision-Guided Munitions

On “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday, Pentagon spokesman U.S. Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby offered a rough assessment of exactly what U.S. airstrikes the night before on ISIS targets in Syria accomplished.

“We conducted against ISIL targets with our Arab partners 14 — we hit 14 different target areas inside Syria last night,” Kirby said. “Also eight strikes against this Khorasan group that we talked about was U.S. only. So 22 total strikes last night. I can tell you that we used the dozens and dozens and dozens of tactical aircraft fighters and bombers from all the nations, as well as Tomahawk strikes. You have seen the video from the Navy today. We actually had a couple of drone strikes, dropping almost more than I could say more than 150 precision guided munitions. Ninety-nine percent of all the munitions dropped last night were precision-guided munitions. We took very, very care to make sure we were hitting what we were aiming at and not causing collateral damage. We don’t have any indications that we did. But we do and we’re starting to collect sort of get an assessment to get the effectiveness of these strikes. We believe we hit largely everything we were aiming at.

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