The US-led coalition destroyed 116 fuel trucks operated by Islamic State in eastern Syria in one day, US defence officials have said.

A Pentagon spokesperson said the trucks were hit in a single air strike near the Islamic State-held town of Albu Kamal, according to AFP news agency.

The coalition has targeted fuel trucks before, but a coalition official said this was the most they had hit at once.

The Pentagon spokesperson said Sunday’s attack “was part of that strategy to start degrading their financial ability”.

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