US hits Islamic State in Syria as Jihadists Press Attacks

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U.S. official said about a dozen fighters were killed in the overnight raid, which appeared to mark a departure from the reliance on air strikes to hit Islamic State in Syria.

Syrian state TV initially credited the Syrian army with the raid, saying it had killed 40 Islamic State militants and the group's "oil minister", whom it identified by a different name.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the UK-based monitoring organisation, said at least 19 Islamic State members were killed in an air strike in the area which it said was carried out by U.S. forces ahead of the ground operation.

Twelve of those killed were non-Syrians, it said.