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U.S. Setting Up Observation Posts in Syria to Keep ISIS From Entering Turkey

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By Terri Moon Cronk – Defense.gov U.S. forces are establishing observation posts in Northeast Syria to further deny escape routes to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve told Pentagon reporters today. Army Col. Sean Ryan, speaking via teleconference from Baghdad, updated reporters on ongoing operations in Iraq and Syria ...

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U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Russia-Iran-Syria Exchange Network

The United States today sanctioned an international network by which the Iranian regime and Russia are providing millions of barrels of oil to the Assad regime in exchange for the movement of hundreds of millions of dollars to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force, and for onward transfer to terrorist organizations such as Hamas and Hizballah. “We are committed to ...

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Trump Cuts ‘Stabilization’ Funding For Part Of Syria

  by Will Racke President Donald Trump’s administration will withdraw funding for aid programs in northwestern Syria, according to reports from administration officials. The funding cuts are to the State Department’s “stabilization” programs in northwestern Syria, reported CBS News, citing administration officials. The programs include countering violent extremism, supporting independent media, as well as strengthening local civic and government institutions. At Trump’s ...

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U.S., Allies launching operations to liberate ISIS strongholds in Syria

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The U.S. State Department said Tuesday that they, along with several allies, are launching operations to secure borders with Syria and liberate ISIS strongholds in the country. “The United States, the Global Coalition, and local partners, including the Syrian Democratic Forces, are launching operations to liberate the final ISIS strongholds in Syria,” State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a ...

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US, French, And UK Coalition Forces Hit Syria With An Incredible Amount Of Firepower

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  by Ryan Pickrell The U.S., U.K., and France sent Syria a “very strong message” Saturday morning, hitting targets with more than twice the firepower used against the Assad regime last year, Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Friday evening. More than one hundred missiles fired from air and sea rained down on targets associated with Syria’s chemical weapons program ...

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Allies strike Syria in response to chemical weapon attacks; Russia promises ‘consequences’

The war of words between the U.S. and Russia over Syria’s use of chemical weapons against its own people has escalated. The United States and allies struck Syria Friday night and Russia has promised that the attack will come with consequences. U.S. President Donald Trump announced the military action from the White House late on Friday. As he spoke, explosions ...

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Watch: President Donald Trump addresses the nation on Syria air strikes 4/13/18 [video + transcript]

President Donald Trump addressed the nation Friday night announcing that the U.S. military, along with allies, had performed surgical air strikes against the chemical weapons capability of Syria. Full Transcript of the President’s address to the nation on Syria air strikes THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans, a short time ago, I ordered the United States Armed Forces to launch precision ...

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Russia, Syria Blame Israel For Confusing Strike On Syrian Airbase

  by Ryan Pickrell Russia and Syria claim Israel conducted the confusing pre-dawn airstrike on a Syrian airbase Monday. Russia’s Ministry of Defense reported Monday that two F-15 aircraft of the Israeli Air Force struck the Tiyas airbase (T4) earlier in the day, and Syrian state media made similar accusations, according to CNN. Syria reportedly shot down five missiles, but three hit ...

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McCain Partially Blames Trump For Chemical Weapons Attack In Syria

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  by Will Racke Sen. John McCain partially blamed President Donald Trump for a suspected poison gas attack in Syria over the weekend, saying his desire to “prematurely” withdraw U.S. troops from the country gave Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad confidence to strike civilians with chemical weapons. “President Trump last week signaled to the world that the United States would prematurely ...

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At Least 40 Killed In Suspected Chemical Weapons Attack In Syria

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  by Will Racke Dozens of people have been killed and hundreds more injured in an apparent poison gas attack near the Syrian capital of Damascus, according to rescuers and opposition groups. At least 40 people were killed Saturday evening in the attack, which struck the town of Douma in the besieged Eastern Ghouta enclave, says the Syrian-American Medical Society ...

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Russian Mercenaries On US Strikes In Syria: ‘They Beat Our A**** Like We Were Little Pieces Of S***’

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  by Ryan Pickrell The Russian government has downplayed the recent strikes on Russian mercenaries in Syria, however, recordings from fighters on the ground reveal just how hard U.S. forces hit them. “One squadron fucking lost 200 people … right away, another one lost 10 people … and I don’t know about the third squadron but it got torn up pretty ...

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Watch: Israel Defense Forces Shoot Down Iranian Drone; F-16 lost in counter-attack

Isreal Defense Forces released a video of an Israeli Air Force Apache Helicopter intercepting and destroying an Iranian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). On February 10, 2018, an Apache helicopter successfully intercepted an Iranian UAV that was launched from Syria and infiltrated Israel. The aircraft was identified by the Aerial Defense Systems early on and was under surveillance until the interception. ...

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NICE SHOT: US Wiped Out 150 Terrorists With Strike On ISIS Headquarters In Syria

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  by Will Racke A series of precision airstrikes against an ISIS headquarters killed nearly 150 militants in eastern Syria, Pentagon officials announced Tuesday. The strikes, launched Saturday amid a government shutdown in Washington, targeted an ISIS command and control center in As Shafah, one of the terror group’s last remaining enclaves in Syria’s Euphrates River Valley. The ISIS camp contained a “heavy ...

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