Wednesday, April 12, 2017

More Details Emerge On An ISIS Attack On A Coalition Base In Syria

Syrian Democratic Forces fighters shooting at a drone they said belonged to ISIS, on the bank of the Euphrates river, west of Raqqa, Syria, on Saturday. Thomson Reuters

Business Insider: ISIS fighters got inside the wire during a hellish firefight with US Special Ops in Syria

US forces in southern Syria came under attack by Islamic State militants around midnight local time on Saturday, joining with local partner forces to repel the assault in an hours-long fight that required multiple airstrikes and left three US-backed Syrian fighters dead.

US special-operations advisers were on the ground near the al-Tanf border crossing when a force of 20 to 30 fighters with the Islamic State, the terrorist group also known as ISIS or ISIL, attacked in what a US Central Command spokesman called a "complex and coordinated" attempt to take the base from the coalition.

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More News On Saturday's ISIS Attack On A Coalition Base In Syria

US special ops troops aid Syrian opposition forces in fierce firefight with ISIS -- Washington Examiner
U.S. Special Forces Kill ISIS Fighters, Repel Attack in Syria -- NBC
US Forces Help Repel ISIS Attack on Southern Syrian Base -- and Stripes
American Troops Helped Repel Brazen ISIS Assault On Joint Base In Syria -- Task & Purpose

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