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Airstrike kills 8 family members in northern Syria
Syrian activists say an airstrike apparently carried out by the U.S.-led coalition killed eight family members, five of them children, as they fled fighting between U.S.-allied Syrian forces and Islamic State militants
The US has troops in Syria, and here’s what they’re doing
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump said the U.S. is “not going into Syria” amid escalating tensions with the country after a chemical attack there killed more than 80 people. But the reality is the U.S. has already had a military presence in the country since early 2016 to train and advise Kurdish
Marines arrive in Syria to provide artillery support in fight against ISIS
A contingent of several hundred Marines has arrived in Syria to provide artillery support to U.S.-backed Syrian rebels preparing to retake Raqqa , ISIS's de facto capital in Syria, according to a U.S. military official. The artillery battery from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit has been arriving
Pentagon review of ISIS strategy will lay out options to accelerate fight
The Pentagon is expected to deliver a review of its ISIS strategy to the White House early next week that will include new recommendations for how to defeat the group. On Jan. 28, President Trump issued an executive order that gave Defense Secretary James Mattis 30 days to develop the review.
Why 200 More US Troops Are Going to Syria
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced this weekend that 200 additional American special operations troops will be heading to Syria to help Kurdish and Arab rebel forces retake Raqqa, ISIS ' de facto capital in Syria. The deployment of the additional troops will raise the total number of American
200 More American Toops Headed to Syria
Two hundred additional American special operations troops are headed to Syria to help Syrian Kurdish and Arabic forces fighting ISIS , Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Saturday at a security conference in Bahrain . The troop increase will bring the total number of U.S. troops in Syria to 500.
US Special Ops Forces Working With Turks in Syria in Fight Against ISIS
American special operations forces have begun working with Turkish forces and Turkish-supported forces who are fighting ISIS in northern Syria, the Pentagon said today. "At the request of the government of Turkey, U.S. special operations forces are accompanying Turkish and Vetted Syrian Opposition
VP Biden Invokes Son's Death In Contentious Exchange With Heckler
Campaigning in Ohio for Hillary Clinton on Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden confronted a heckler who shouted in protest over some of the administration's policies in the Middle East. “My American friends died!" the unidentified man said. "Why did you tell the YPG to go back across the Euphrates?”
Inside the Russian Pilot Rescue Operation
The Russian Defense Ministry released details today about the 12-hour operation its military conducted to rescue a fighter pilot shot down by Turkish forces inside Syria yesterday. According to a timeline released by Lt. Gen. Sergei Rudskoy, the attack on the Russian warplane came at 10:24 a.m.
Rep. Adam Schiff: 'We know ISIS Aspires to Attack' America
The congressman and NYC police commissioner, Bill Bratton are interviewed on "This Week."