The US-led coalition says it targeted a top Islamic State terrorist commander who was involved in the beheading of a US officer and posed an "imminent threat." Local media, however, claim the airstrike hit Syrian Army positions. "Coalition forces conducted precision strikes against a senior ISIS [Islamic State, IS] member, Abu al Umarayn, and several other ISIS members on Dec. 2 in the Badiyah Desert," after determining an "imminent threat" from the cell, a spokesperson for the US-led Operation Inherent Resolve told RT in a written statement, without elaborating on the success of the mission. While the US-led forces insist their pinpoint strikes targeted only the cell involved in the beheading of former US Army Ranger and aid worker Peter Kassig in November 2014, local media claim the strike actually "supported" terrorists instead. The coalition fired "several missiles" targeting the Syrian Arab Army's positions in the eastern Homs countryside south of al-Sekhneh, allegedly causing...
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