US-led coalition forces killed the self-proclaimed chief cleric of Islamic State during an airstrike in Mayadin, Syria at the end of May, the Pentagon has confirmed. The terrorist organization had previously announced the death of Turki al-Binali.
US long-range rocket launchers recently moved to At Tanf, Syria, would mainly target the Syrian Army, increasing the possibility of further escalation of the situation in the area, said Dr. Jamal Wakeem, a professor at Lebanese University in Beirut.
A military investigation into a US airstrike on a mosque in Syria’s Aleppo province found that the strike was “lawful,” even though it likely resulted in the death of a civilian. More than 40 people died in the attack, which targeted an Al-Qaeda meeting.
What the US military leadership are talking about doing in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan is a further step down the road to permanent war and nation building, says investigative journalist Gareth Porter. But will Trump approve the plan?
The 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles the US launched against Syria last month was just “after-dinner entertainment,” which “did not cost the president anything,” the US commerce secretary said, while President Trump called the attack a “tough decision.”
US president Donald Trump is not a truly independent political leader but merely a puppet of US corporations, military and intelligence, and who serves their interests, Syrian President Bashar Assad has told the Latin American TeleSUR TV network.