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U.S. Resumes More Robust Counter-ISIS Ops In Syria

U.S. Resumes More Robust Counter-ISIS Ops In Syria by Diana Stancy Correll - Military Times

Following a brief hiatus, the U.S.-led coalition to defeat the Islamic State said it started launching large-scale operations to combat Islamic State militants in Syria once more amid increased danger from Daesh attacks.

Combined Joint Task Force — Operation Inherent Resolve announced Saturday that coalition forces completed a clearance mission in eastern Syria’s Deir ez-Zor province Friday that led to multiple ISIS casualties. More than a dozen ISIS fighters were captured, but officials provided no specific numbers regarding fatalities and injuries.

OIR also said that a “significant amount” of small arms, homemade explosives and ammunition were recovered in the clearance operation…

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