A U.S. defense official said that “citizens” in the ISIS capital of Raqqa, Syria have a “right” to use the Internet despite terrorists in the city using the web for command, control, and recruitment activities.
The Pentagon will not publicly release information about U.S. troops wounded by ISIS in Iraq and Syria, claiming such disclosures could help the enemy.
Four U.S. military advisers were wounded in Syria earlier this month, CNN reported Monday.
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.
Texas cannot block the federal government from relocating Syrian refugees to the state, a federal judge ruled.