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Islamic State fight seen costing U.S. $2.4 billion or more annually

Islamic State fighters.U.S. military efforts against Islamic State have cost nearly $1 billion so far and are likely to run between $2.4 billion and $3.8 billion per year if air and ground operations continue at the current pace, according to a think tank analysis.

U.S., Kurds strike at Islamic State in Syria

An airstrike.U.S. warplanes attacked Islamic State targets in Syria overnight, in raids that a group monitoring the war said killed civilians as well as jihadist fighters.

US-led raids hit grain silos, kill workers in Syria

Claims: US airstrike hits Syrian grain silosUS-led air strikes hit grain silos and other targets in Islamic State-controlled territory in northern and eastern Syria overnight, killing civilians and wounding militants, a monitoring group said on Monday.

Islamist fighters advance in Syria despite US strikes

US airstrikes against IS continue in SyriaUS and coalition planes pounded Islamic State positions in Syria again on Wednesday but the strikes did not halt the fighters' advance in a Kurdish area where fleeing refugees told of villages burnt and captives beheaded.

US, Arab partners launch first strikes on IS in Syria

US and Arab partners launch airstrikes on SyriaThe United States and several Gulf Arab allies launched air and missile strikes on Islamic State strongholds in Syria on Tuesday US officials said, opening a new, far more complicated front in the battle against the militants.

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