Coalition stops convoy with IS fighters in Syria

Coalition stops convoy with IS fighters in Syria

Gevechtstoestellen of the international coalition against IS have Wednesday in Syria, a road and a bridge bombed a convoy with hundreds of IS fighters and their families.

The vehicles were en route to Syrian areas that are in the hands of the terrorist organisation.

The jihadists and their families were a day earlier departed from the Lebanese border. They were there to move because of a truce with the Syrian army and the Lebanese movement Hezbollah, the regime of president Bashar al-Assad supports.

The coalition stated after the bombing not to such agreements, the need to hold. ,,They are fighters and they are on the move to a different location to the weapons to get back to,” said a spokesman.

The spokesman did not say where the bombing is exactly carried out, but claimed that it went to the east of Syria. He closed further air strikes. ,,We will find if we are able to do this,” he said. Condition is, however, that a bombardment can be carried out without the civilians in the convoy to hit.


The convoy includes ambulances with wounded fighters, and multiple buses with jihadists and their families. It goes according to Hezbollah to hundreds of people: 331 citizens and 308 fighters. They are by the air attack on the road and the destruction of the bridge effectively stranded. They can not travel.

The coalition carried out later, say that attacks on vehicles of IS that allegedly in the direction of the convoy. It is still unclear how many cars and persons thereby affected.

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