The Pentagon may recommend that President Donald Trump deploy combat troops into Syria for the first time to accelerate the fight against the Islamic State, CNN reported on Wednesday.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad brushed aside new evidence of mass hangings at a military prison north of Damascus as the result of a “fake news era.”
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D., Hawaii) may be in more trouble after he secret trip last month to Syria, where she met with President Bashar al-Assad.
President Bashar al-Assad’s regime has executed up to 13,000 Syrians through mass hangings at a military jail north of Damascus over a four-year span as part of the government’s crusade to squash dissent, human rights watchdog Amnesty International reported Tuesday.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) said in November 2015 that it may be necessary to halt the program to resettle Syrian refugees in the United States, citing security concerns over terrorism.
Democratic congressional leadership apparently had no prior knowledge of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s (D., Hawaii) trip earlier this month to Syria, where she met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
U.S. and coalition forces bombed the Islamic State 31 times on Saturday, retired Gen. James Mattis’ first full day as secretary of defense, the Pentagon said in a news release.