The U.S. military carried out an air strike on Thursday against militia supported by the Syrian government that posed a threat to U.S.-backed fighters in the country’s south, U.S. officials told Reuters on Thursday.
The House is expected to vote Wednesday evening on bipartisan legislation that would impose new sanctions on the Bashar al-Assad regime for war crimes and human rights abuses against civilians, sources with the House Foreign Affairs Committee confirmed.
Former President Barack Obama claimed in an interview published Monday that not bombing Syria during his time in office “required the most political courage.”
A former Obama administration National Security Council staffer slammed the former president’s policies toward Syria and praised President Donald Trump’s recent missile strikes on a Syrian government airfield.
The United States military announced Thursday that a misdirected airstrike in northern Syria killed 18 Syrian fighters allied with the U.S.