U.S. Resumes Large-Scale Operations Against ISIS in Northern Syria

(New York Times) Eric Schmitt - U.S. troops have resumed large-scale counterterrorism missions against the Islamic State in northern Syria, military officials say. As American troops withdrew from northeastern Syria in early October, several hundred other troops, some with armored Bradley fighting vehicles, arrived in Syria from Iraq and Kuwait. On Friday, American soldiers and hundreds of Syrian Kurdish fighters conducted a large-scale mission to kill and capture ISIS fighters in Deir al-Zour province, the Pentagon said, killing or wounding "multiple" ISIS fighters and capturing more than a dozen others. "What we're talking about are the pockets of people who represent the wreckage that followed in the wake of the caliphate," said Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., head of U.S. Central Command.

2019-11-26 00:00:00

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