U.S. Hunts Remaining Pockets of ISIS in Syria

(New York Times) Eric Schmitt - Drones and surveillance jets are boring down on 3,000 remaining Islamic State fighters who are hiding in Syria along a stretch of the Euphrates River and surrounding deserts, as the American military campaign enters its final phase. But the skies are congested with Russian, Syrian and Iranian aircraft. Senior military commanders and counterterrorism specialists caution that ISIS remains a dangerously resilient force. "As they lose the caliphate's physical terrain, they'll adapt guerrilla tactics," said Gen. Joseph L. Votel, head of U.S. Central Command. "They've been very adaptive."

2017-12-26 00:00:00

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