A coalition of Syrian opposition groups requested the suspension of U.S.-led airstrikes against the Islamic State terror group in Syria pending an investigation into reports that the campaign killed more than 50 civilians this week.
Pentagon officials are pushing back against the Obama administration’s plan to strengthen military cooperation between the United States and Russia in the fight against terrorist groups in Syria.
President Obama approved a new military partnership with Russian forces to strengthen cooperation between the two nations in the fight against terrorist groups in Syria.
CIA Director John Brennan warned in an interview published Wednesday that the Islamic State is likely responsible for the suicide bombings Tuesday night at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport that killed 41 people and wounded hundreds more and is trying to carry out similar attacks in the United States.
The U.S. Navy scrambled fighter jets last Thursday in an unsuccessful attempt to stop Russian jets from bombing American-backed rebels in Syria, a development that will likely contribute to increasingly frosty relations between Washington and Moscow.
More than 50 State Department officials rebuked the Obama administration’s Syria policy in an internal letter that urges for military strikes against the government of President Bashar al-Assad for persistent ceasefire violations.