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US military using cyber capabilities against ISIL

US and coalition forces putting pressure on ISIL from all directions, using every possible military capability

US military using cyber capabilities against ISIL

The US military is dropping "cyber bombs" on ISIL for the first time as part of a stepped-up coordinated effort that has put increasing pressure on the militant group, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has said.

"Those guys are under enormous pressure. Every time we have gone after one of their defended positions over the last six months, we have defeated them. They have left, they have retreated," Work told reporters on a military plane en route to a Colorado air base.

He said US and coalition forces were putting pressure on ISIL from all directions, using every possible military capability, including cyber-attacks, to defeat the group.