Pentagon says IS group suffering from fewer fighters and resources

Pentagon says IS group suffering from fewer fighters and resources

At least 50,000 Islamic State jihadists have been killed by the US-led coalition since it began operations in Iraq and Syria in late 2014, a senior US military official said Thursday. A relentless operation using planes and drones from a dozen or so members of the anti-IS coalition since August 2014 has conducted some 16,000 […]

US Special Forces to back Turkish troops in Syria

US Special Forces to back Turkish troops in Syria

Dozens of US Special Operations Forces have been deployed to Syria’s border with Turkey to fight the Islamic State (IS) group there, in support of the Turkish military and “vetted” Syrian rebels, the Pentagon said Friday. Last month, Ankara launched an ambitious military offensive in northern Syria dubbed “Euphrates Shield”, sending in tanks and special […]

Air strike kills senior IS group leader, Pentagon says

Air strike kills senior IS group leader, Pentagon says

A coalition air strike in Syria has killed a senior Islamic State operative considered the group’s information minister, a week after another raid eliminated a top IS strategist, the Pentagon said Friday. Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said that Wa’il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad, also known as “Dr. Wa’il”, was killed in a precision strike on […]

Pentagon says not involved in death of Syrian rebel leader

Pentagon says not involved in death of Syrian rebel leader

The Pentagon on Friday said it played no role in the death of Abu Omar Saraqeb, the commander of Syria’s largest rebel coalition, who was killed in an air strike near Aleppo. Saraqeb, the top military commander of the former al-Nusra Front, reportedly died when a strike hit a meeting of rebel leaders on Thursday. […]