U.S.-backed fighters break into Islamic State holdout in east Syria

World Dec 7, 2018

U.S.-backed fighters break into Islamic State holdout in east Syria

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters have broken into an eastern holdout of the Islamic State group on the Iraqi border, a commander and a monitor said Thursday, months into an anti-jihadist offensive. A Kurdish-led alliance, backed by airstrikes of the U.S.-led coalition, has been battling to oust ...

U.S.-backed Syrian force resumes ground assault on Islamic State

World Nov 12, 2018

U.S.-backed Syrian force resumes ground assault on Islamic State

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said on Sunday it had resumed a ground assault against Islamic State in its last foothold near the Iraqi border, following the suspension of the offensive last month after Turkish shelling of northern Syria. The Kurdish-led SDF said its operations ...

World Jun 18, 2018

U.S. bombs Syrian positions, Damascus military source tells state media

Syrian state media, citing a military source, reported early on Monday that U.S.-led coalition aircraft had bombed "one of our military positions" in eastern Syria, leading to deaths and injuries. The strike took place in al-Harra, southeast of Albu Kamal, it reported. There were no ...