Sep 29, 2014 7:09 AM by Cheryl Wengren
BEIRUT (AP) - Activists say the U.S.-led coalition has carried out several airstrikes targeting Islamic State group positions in northern and eastern Syria.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the air raids overnight took place in four provinces: Aleppo, Raqqa, Hassakeh and Deir el-Zour. The entrance to Syria's largest gas plant, Conoco in Deir el-Zour, was among the targets.
The Observatory says there were casualties in the airstrikes, but that it has no concrete figures.
A resident on the Turkish side of the Syria-Turkey frontier says strikes this morning also struck the Islamic State-controlled town of Tel Abyad. The town is home to a border crossing. He says the strikes hit an abandoned military base and an empty school.