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U.S.-backed forces advance against Islamic State in Syria

U.S.-backed forces advance against Islamic State in Syria

Jun 18, – The visit came only hours after the Syrian army and its Iranian-backed militias, which have been supported by Russian air power, lost several villages to Islamist rebels as they made significant advances in the countryside south of Aleppo. U.S.-backed Syrian forces edged closer to an Islamic State stronghold on the border with […]

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U.S. says Assad must go, timing down to negotiation

U.S. says Assad must go, timing down to negotiation

Sep 20, – Speaking after talks with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond in London, Kerry called on Russia and Iran to use their influence over Assad to convince him to negotiate a political transition. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has to go but the timing of his […]

September 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
U.S. launches 20 airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

U.S. launches 20 airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

Dec 10, – Since Monday, U.S. forces conducted seven strikes against the militant group in Syria and led 13 strikes in Iraq with its partner nations, according to the statement from the Combined Joint Task Force for the coalition overseeing the operation. The United States launched 20 airstrikes against Islamic State militants in recent days, […]

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