While ISIS continues to lose ground in Iraq under an assault by Iraqi and Western forces, the global terror organization is continuing to recruit extremists to carry out its radical mission across the world, according to leading lawmakers and former U.S. officials.
A six-week investigation by the U.S. Air Force Central Command concluded that jets operated by the anti-Islamic State coalition mistakenly struck forces likely aligned with the Syrian government in September, and blamed the incident on “human error.”
Iran may seek to set up naval bases in Yemen or Syria in the future, the chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces said in remarks published on Sunday.
A sailor killed on Thanksgiving Day in northern Syria became the first U.S. military death in the country since operations against the Islamic State began.
Russian tankers have smuggled jet fuel to Syria through EU waters, bolstering military supplies to a war-torn country where Moscow is carrying out air strikes in support of the government, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.
More than a quarter-million Syrians trapped in eastern Aleppo are at risk of dying over the next 20 days due to relentless aerial bombings by the Assad regime and Russian allies that have left the city with a dwindling food supply and sparse access to medical care.