The U.S.-led coalition has launched significantly more airstrikes against the Islamic State this year, increasing the number of bombs dropped on the terrorist group by about 50 percent.
Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, on Sunday continued her first overseas trip since taking her current position with a visit to Za’atari camp, one of the largest Syrian refugee camps in Jordan.
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.”
The U.S. military will move forward “very quickly” with plans to distribute weapons and ammunition to Kurdish YPG fighters battling the Islamic State in Syria despite opposition from Turkey, a NATO ally, a Pentagon spokesman said Wednesday.
The White House released a statement that President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a “very good” phone conversation on Tuesday about Syria.
MSNBC reportedly rebuked Brian Williams for a condescending remark to Rachel Maddow during the network’s coverage of the U.S. missile strike on Syria.