WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department said on Friday it will redirect $230 million in frozen funding away from Syria and had raised $300 million from coalition partners for recovery efforts in areas retaken from Islamic State militants in northeast Syria.
A recent report by the United Nations indicates that terror group al Qaeda is having a resurgence around the world due in part to help from Iran.
An attempt by Syrian government officials and the Islamic State to negotiate a prisoner exchange in southern Syria has failed.
Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials announced this week that coalition strikes have killed six Islamic State leaders in Iraq and Syria since April 24.
A leader of an Islamic State affiliate in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula has been killed, according to an announcement from the terrorist organization.
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday. The attack killed 12 people, including two intelligence service agents and ten civilians.
A suicide attack in Afghanistan left 19 people dead and 20 wounded on Sunday.
The Department of Defense announced on Friday that a U.S.-led coalition completed 66 strikes against the Islamic State between May 11-17.
Rep. Tom MacArthur (R., N.J.) on Tuesday received an endorsement from one of the state’s most influential labor groups for staying “true to his word” on building trades issues.