Thursday, March 23, 2017

U.S. Escalates Military Operations Against The Islamic State In Syria

US special forces, pictured in May 2016, are working with the SDF and Kurdish forces in northern Syria. Photo: Delil Souleiman/AFP

FOX News: US military conducts air assault in Syria against ISIS, a first

For the first time since the start of the war against the Islamic State terror group, the U.S. military deployed American-trained Syrian forces via helicopter outside Raqqa -- a tactic known as an "air assault," a military spokesman said.

The U.S.-backed Syrian Arab forces landed on American military helicopters with Apache gunships flying overhead.

The indigenous forces were accompanied by U.S. special operations "advisors," the spokesman added.

“It takes a special breed of warrior to pull off an airborne operation or air assault behind enemy lines,” said Col. Joe Scrocca “There is nothing easy about this – it takes audacity and courage. And the SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) has that in spades.”

"This is pretty major," said the spokesman discussing the operation with reporters on a conference call.

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More News On The U.S. Escalating Military Operations Against The Islamic State In Syria

US combat airlift marks deepening involvement in Syria -- AP
U.S. Airlifts Hundreds of Militia Fighters in Attack to Cut Off Raqqa, Syria -- NYT
US joins first air assault 'behind enemy lines' against ISIS in Syria -- CNN
U.S.-Backed Forces Airdrop Behind Enemy Lines In Syria For First Time -- RFE
U.S. helicopters go behind enemy lines in Raqqa fight -- UPI
US forces ferry Syrian-Kurdish fighters behind IS lines -- AP
US Military and Syrian Democratic Forces Conduct First Air-Assault Operation Against Islamic State -- Newsline
With U.S. advisers and firepower, Syrian forces aim to sever the Islamic State's last escape route from Raqqa -- Military Times
US Combat Airlift Marks Deepening Involvement in Syria -- US News and World Report


Jay Farquharson said...

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Aizino Smith said...

Already heard this JabberJay on the radio either this morning or yesterday.

This is old news.

So far the U.S. government under Trump has caught 2 suspects.

One, a card carrying liberal in good standing, was responsible for 8 or 12 threats.

The other, the dual citizen, is responsible maybe for the balance.

Trump did this in 30 to 45 days.

Knowing BamBam, he would have had the (in)Justice Department slow walk the investiagaiton so that he could prey on the justified fears of Jewish voters.