US-Led Coalition 'Craters' Road to Block Transport of Alleged ISIS Fighters

The U.S.-led anti-ISIS coalition "cratered a road" with airstrikes in order to block the transport of purported ISIS members across Syria, the coalition said in a statement.

The alleged ISIS members were being moved under a deal struck between the terrorist organization, the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah and the Syrian regime, the coalition said, adding that the coalition was not party to the agreement.

"ISIS is a global threat; relocating terrorists from one place to another for someone else to deal with is not a lasting solution," the coalition said, according to special U.S. envoy Brett McGurk. "This is just further evidence of why Coalition military action is necessary to defeat ISIS in Syria."

The statement went on to say that it did not actually strike the convoy, but took out the road to impede transport. A U.S. military spokesperson, Col. Ryan Dillon, told The Washington Post that's because there were 300 relatives of the suspected fighters also in the convoy.

"Irreconcilable #ISIS terrorists should be killed on the battlefield, not bused across #Syria to the Iraqi border without #Iraq's consent," McGurk wrote on Twitter earlier today. "Our @coalition will help ensure that these terrorists can never enter #Iraq or escape from what remains of their dwindling 'caliphate.'"

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