US combat airlift marks deepening involvement in Syria - WTOP

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, center, and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, arrive to attend the Meeting of the Ministers of the Global Coalition on the Defeat of ISIS, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at the State... WASHINGTON (AP) — The United ...and more »

US-Backed Forces Airdrop Behind Enemy Lines In Syria For First Time - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

The U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State (IS) extremists has for the first time airdropped troops behind enemy lines near a strategic Syrian town outside the group's self-declared capital of Raqqa, the Pentagon has said. The U.S. military airlifted ...and more »

Pentagon confirms airlift for Syrian fighters against IS - CCTV

WASHINGTON, March 22 (Xinhua) -- The Pentagon confirmed on Wednesday the U.S.-led coalition had offered airlift for Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State (IS) near its de facto capital of Raqqa, Syria. "This is the first time we have conducted an ...and more »

US moves forces near militant stronghold in Syria - Press Herald

Efforts are ongoing to secure the area around Tabqa and a dam on the Euphrates River. Associated Press. Share. facebook · tweet · email · print. Comment. Read Article. BEIRUT — U.S. aircraft ferried Syrian Kurdish fighters and allied forces behind ...and more »

Raqqa: Civilians under fire with no access to healthcare - The New Arab

It is currently impossible for a civilian to be admitted into a hospital in the Raqqa region, local media activists report as the WHO warns of Syria's failing healthcare system. Tags: Syria, health care, Raqqa, hospital, Sarmad al-Jilane. There are ...and more »

US-backed SDF fighters capture Tabqah Dam near Raqqa in a behind enemy lines operation - ARA News

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), with their Syrian Arab Coalition fighters, launched a multi-pronged offensive behind enemy lines on Wednesday to liberate the Tabqah Dam in Syria from ISIS. Apache helicopters, U.S. Marine artillery and ...and more »

US-led strikes kill 40 civilians in Syria: report -

Beirut: US-led coalition strikes reportedly killed more than 40 civilians within 48 hours in northern Syria, as the Pentagon on Wednesday announced reinforcements to allies battling Daesh in Raqa. In the deadliest raid, a suspected coalition air raid ...and more »

Dozens Of Civilians Killed Near Raqqa In Airstrike Activists Blame On Coalition - NPR

An airstrike by U.S.-led coalition forces leveled a school west of Raqqa and killed at least 33 people, according to two activist groups monitoring Syria. The groups allege the attack, which they say occurred overnight on Monday and Tuesday, hit a ...and more »

US supports daring raid in Syria against ISIS - USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — The U.S.-led coalition flew a contingent of Syrian opposition forces behind enemy lines in a daring raid to cut off the Islamic State's remaining supply line to the militants' de facto capital of Raqqa, U.S. officials said Wednesday. The ...and more »

US joins first air assault 'behind enemy lines' against ISIS in Syria - CNN

Washington (CNN) Fighters in Syria have begun a major ground offensive, backed up by US forces, to retake a vital dam near Raqqa, Syria, from ISIS, a US official told CNN Wednesday. The attack also included an unprecedented air assault involving US ...and more »