US airstrikes kill more than 100 fighters in Syria

US airstrikes kill more than 100 fighters in Syria

epa06505045 A handout photo made available by the US Department of Defense shows two US Air Force F-22 Raptors flying above Syria in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, 02 February 2018 (issued 08 February 2018). According to the US military on 07 February, an airstrike carried out by US forces has killed more than 100 fighters loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. An US military official said the airstrikes were an act of self-defense after troops allegedly loyal to the Syrian President attacked the US-backed anti-IS coalition. EPA-EFE/COLTON ELLIOTT / US AIR FORCE HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES