Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

U.S. forces resume ISIS fight in Syria


November 26, 2019

U.S. troops have resumed large-scale counterterror­ism missions against ISIS in northern Syria, military officials said, nearly two months after President Donald Trump's abrupt order to withdraw U.S. troops opened the way for a bloody Turkish cross-border offensive. U.S.-backed operations against ISIS in the area ground to a halt for weeks despite warnings from intelligence analysts that ISIS militants were beginning to make a comeback from Syrian desert redoubts even though their leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, had been killed during a U.S. raid on Oct. 26. On Friday, U.S. soldiers and hundreds of Syrian Kurdish fighters — the same allies the Trump administration abandoned against the Turkish advance last month — reunited to conduct what the Pentagon said was a large-scale mission to kill and capture ISIS fighters in Deir el-Zour Province. "Over the next days and weeks, the pace will pick back up against remnants of ISIS," said Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, commander of Central Command.


Reader Comments


Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2019