US deepening involvement in Syria's war against ISIS - WCVB Boston

The United States is deepening its involvement in the war against the Islamic State group after an unprecedented American airlift of Arab and Kurdish fighters to the front lines in northern Syria, supported by the first use of U.S. attack helicopters ...

US combat airlift marks deepening involvement in Syria - New Zealand Herald

WASHINGTON (AP) " The U.S. airlift of rebel fighters into combat in northern Syria marks a further deepening of American military involvement in the war against the Islamic State group. It also suggests the Trump administration is taking an ...

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 ...

33 killed in US-led air strike in Syria: monitor - Defence Aviation Post

At least 33 people were killed in a US-led coalition strike on a school used as a centre for displaced people near a jihadist-held Syrian town, a monitor said on Wednesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strike south of Al-Mansoura, a ...

Syria: 33 dead in US-led coalition air strike - The Siasat Daily

Beirut: A US-led coalition strike is reported to have killed 33 civilians in northern Syria ahead of Wednesday's meeting of top officials in Washington focused on defeating the Islamic State group. Rebels and jihadists pressed offensives inside the ...

Many killed in air strike near Raqqa - Saudi Gazette

Syrian volunteers, known as the White Helmets, walk amid debris as they extinguish fire reportedly caused by air strikes in the rebel-controlled town of Hamouria, in the eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. — AFP. BEIRUT ...

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 ...

Dozens dead in US-led Syria strikes as coalition ups support - DunyaNews Pakistan

BEIRUT (AFP) - 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 the Islamic State group in Raqa. In the deadliest raid, a ...

Airstrike in Syria under scrutiny - Santa Fe New Mexican

BEIRUT — The U.S. military said Wednesday that it was investigating claims that it had bombed a school in northern Syria where activists said dozens of civilians had been killed. The strike, which hit a building in the rural north of Raqqa province ...

Deadly Air Raid Hits Refugee Shelter Near Raqqa: SOHR - malaysiandigest.com

Dozens of people were killed earlier this week in a suspected US-led coalition air raid that hit a school sheltering displaced people near Raqqa, ISIL's self-declared capital in Syria, according to a monitoring group. The UK-based Syrian Observatory ...

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 ...

FIGHTING FUND - Morning Star Online

THE Syrian civil war intensified further yesterday, with Turkish, al-Qaida and US forces all launching aggressive actions. The US airdropped Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militia fighters south of the Euphrates river in an audacious attempt to capture ...

US Airdrops Marines Behind ISIS Lines in Syria - Antiwar.com

US forces in Syria have begun airdropping troops behind ISIS lines near the town of al-Tabqa, and near the important Tabqa Dam. The exact details of the airdrop are still emerging but they are said to include some US Marines as well as a number of ...

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 ...

US-backed forces begin offensive to take Tabqa Dam - Anadolu Agency

U.S.-backed forces have started a "multi-pronged" campaign to wrest control of Syria's Tabqa Dam from Daesh, the U.S.-led coalition confirmed Wednesday. Spokesman Army Col. Joe Scrocca told reporters the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) offensive took ...

More than 30 dead after US-led coalition air strike hits school sheltering families near Raqqa - Citizens for Legitimate Government

More than 30 dead after US-led coalition air strike hits school sheltering families near Raqqa | 22 March 2017 | A suspected US air strike on a school being used as a shelter by families displaced from the Isil-held Syrian city of Raqqa killed at least ...

BREAKING: Offensive To Drive ISIS Out Of Its Capital In Syria Appears To Have Begun - Western Journalism

As 68 nations gather in the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. to discuss the Trump administration's new plan for defeating the Islamic State, the long awaited offensive to drive ISIS out of its capital appears to have begun. CENTCOM, the U.S. central ...

US troops, Syrian fighters insert behind ISIS lines to retake key dam in Syria - Washington Post

Hundreds of Syrian fighters and an undisclosed number of U.S. Special Operations forces launched a large-scale heliborne assault on the Islamic State in Syria, the Pentagon said Wednesday. The operation began Tuesday night and was focused around the ...

US-Backed Forces Take Strategic Syrian Dam to Block ISIS From Escaping Raqqa - The Drive

The maneuver appears to have been yet another blocking move, not just against ISIS forces but also against Syrian government and Russian forces. By Tyler RogowayMarch 22, 2017. The War Zone · Euphrates Dam · isis · Manbij · Raqqa · SDF · Syria ...

John McCain warns of 'tough decisions' on Syrian Kurds - Aljazeera.com

Senior senator says Turkey watching as decision must be made on arming Kurdish fighters in the coming battle for Raqqa. 23 Mar 2017 08:58 GMT. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, and Senator ...