April 27, 2018

Mattis expects 're-energized' effort against Islamic State in Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday that he expected a “re-energized” effort against Islamic State militants in eastern Syria in the coming days.

“You’ll see a re-energized effort against the middle Euphrates River Valley in the days ahead and against the rest of the geographic caliphate,” Mattis told a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, referring to territory held by the group. Read more.

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US, allies to re-energize military campaign in Syria: Mattis - PressTV
US to expand Syria operation and 'bring in regional support,' Defense Secretary Mattis says - Daily Sabah

Mattis: U.S. would regret delegating security in Syria to a force with no American involvement - Washington Post

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