Led coalition says fewer than 1000 ISIS fighters remain in Iraq, Syria

28 December, 2017, 01:05 | Author: Irene Delgado
  • US-led coalition forces won't go after remaining ISIS fighters fleeing to Syria, British official says

Reuters reports usa officials say the base in question at al-Tanf is temporary and that it's being used as a training ground for forces to counter ISIS.

"According to satellite and other surveillance data, terrorist squads are stationed there".

"Due to the commitment of the coalition and the demonstrated competence of our partners in Iraq and Syria, there are estimated to be less than 1,000 ISIS [Daesh] terrorists in our combined joint area of operations, most of whom are being hunted down in the desert regions in eastern Syria and Western Iraq", the US-led coalition against Daesh told Reuters in a statement Wednesday.

The US-led coalition said ISIS initiated a complex attack on Saturday at the At Tanf Garrison on the Syrian-Jordanian border using a vehicle-borne IED, and 20-30 fighters followed with a ground assault and suicide vests. "They change their colors, take different names - the "New Syrian Army" and others. Their task is to destabilize the situation".

The remnants of ISIS forces in Syria have been moving through areas nominally in the control of the Russian-backed regime with "impunity" from attack as they search for a safe haven, a coalition commander charged Wednesday.

Former Steelers LB James Harrison expected to sign with Patriots
Both the Steelers and Patriots have earned a playoff berth and a bye-week in the upcoming National Football League playoffs. After playing in 587 snaps previous year , Harrison was only at 40 snaps before his release .


Samsung's new A8 and A8 Plus devices feature a dual selfie camera
The Galaxy A8 Plus has a 3,500mAh battery compared with the 3,000mAh cell inside the A8, and both accompany fast charging. On the back, the Galaxy A8 2018 series continues with a single camera , and this one is 16MP with f/1.7 aperture.


Papa John's Declines After Founder Abruptly Quits the CEO Role
After Schnatter's comments, white supremacists vowed to make Papa John's the official pizza of the so-called alt-right. On Thursday, Papa John's announced that Chief Operating Officer Steve Ritchie would replace Schnatter on January 1.


The Al-Tanf base is located within the 55km "de-confliction" buffer zone.

General Valery Gerasimov, who is chief of the Russian General Staff which oversees all Russian armed forces, leveled the allegations against the U.S.in Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda Wednesday.

"The most important is that we have been seeing the militants advancing from there for several months".

The comments by British Army Major General Felix Gedney indicate that the coalition will rely on the Syrian government to go after ISIS militants in areas controlled by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. "Right now we have not completed the defeat of ISIS [Daesh], and it would not be the time to leave". "It is clear that training is underway at those camps", he added. Russian Federation bombed the At Tanf Garrison in June 2016, but there were no USA forces there at the time.

In November, Russia's defense ministry claimed it had evidence of the USA supporting ISIS.

Recommended:

  • Christie orders towns to accept 2018 property tax prepay

    Christie orders towns to accept 2018 property tax prepay

    But under the tax legislation President Donald Trump signed into law Friday, there's a $10,000 cap on the deductions. The tax law does not eliminate medical expense deduction as some had feared it might.
    Julian Assange's Twitter account goes offline, then back

    Julian Assange's Twitter account goes offline, then back

    Then at 1.5am (AEDT), he popped up again with a tweet showing a cartoon of Santa making a Wikileaks "good or bad" list. It is still unclear whether the account has been suspended by Twitter or if Assange himself deleted it.
    Jurgen Klopp says 5-0 Swansea result 'perfect' for Liverpool

    Jurgen Klopp says 5-0 Swansea result 'perfect' for Liverpool

    That should be enough. "We did better in the second half". "You look afterwards, 5-0, and you think, "easy game". Speaking during Sky Sports' coverage of the game, Carragher said: "I am a huge fan of his".
  • Chrissy Teigen's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Flight

    Chrissy Teigen's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Flight

    The airline, All Nippon Airways (ANA), said only that there had been a problem with a customer's "flight arrangement". Roughly five hours after the whole mess started, Teigen said they were boarding a new plane.
    Two flee suspicious Christmas morning fire that burned vacant Merced home

    Two flee suspicious Christmas morning fire that burned vacant Merced home

    Nobody was inside the vacant home when firefighters arrived and put out the fire, which Franklin said was suspicious in nature. Walsh said three people were injured, with two refusing transport and a third transported to a hospital in good condition.
    Texas jobless rate drops to lowest in 40 years

    Texas jobless rate drops to lowest in 40 years

    The Labor Department's state unemployment report showed that in the past 12 months, 27 states have added payroll jobs. The state's annual employment growth was 2.7 percent, making for 91 consecutive months of annual growth.
  • Powerball jackpot reaches $337 million

    Powerball jackpot reaches $337 million

    Five balls are drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 70; the Mega ball is drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 24. The prize jumped after no winners came forward following Saturday night's drawing, according to the Illinois Lottery.
    JeM pays tributes to slain Noor Trali, 'guest militant'

    JeM pays tributes to slain Noor Trali, 'guest militant'

    Afting jumping the parole, he joined JeM and has been a major perpetrator in several attacks on the forces in Kashmir. However, Tantray was only three feet tall and was reported to be behind the recent attacks in the Kashmir valley.
    Jairam Thakur to be new Himachal CM

    Jairam Thakur to be new Himachal CM

    Central observers had submitted a report after meeting state leaders and RSS leadership in Shimla earlier this week. Mr Thakur was also the minister of rural development and panchayati raj from 2007-2012.
  • Single digit temperatures tonight, wind chills below zero

    Single digit temperatures tonight, wind chills below zero

    Today for Christmas we'll have mostly cloudy with highs in the mid 20s-mid 30s and winds W/E 5-10 miles per hour . Temperatures will average around 10 degrees on Thursday , with wind chill values as low as 25 below.
    COAS joins Christian community's Christmas celebrations

    COAS joins Christian community's Christmas celebrations

    "This year also we did not make it so big, but colourful celebrations are taking place", said Father Roy at the Holy Family Catholic Church on MA Road in Srinagar .
    Manure 'bomb scare' close to United States  official Mnuchin's house

    Manure 'bomb scare' close to United States official Mnuchin's house

    The package was found Saturday night in the tony Bel Air neighborhood after it was dropped off at a neighbor's house. Strong shared a copy of the card that appears to resemble what authorities said was left with the poop package. .


Popular

CDC: Flu 'widespread' in Pennsylvania
Additionally, a map from the CDC shows that there is widespread flu activity in 23 states across the country. Individuals with weak immune systems and healthy individuals are equally likely to catch the flu virus.

Virginia Democrat asks court to reconsider decision to tie House race
Gretchen Heal, a spokeswoman for the Yancey campaign, declined to comment Tuesday on the Simonds campaign's planned litigation. Simonds's campaign has also requested the drawing be delayed so it can convince the court that the vote shouldn't be counted.

EPL aftermath: 'Childish' Manchester United slammed by Jose Mourinho
Eric Bailly is a long-term absentee while Michael Carrick, Antonio Valencia and Marouane Fellaini have been ruled out of the holiday games.

Miss America suspends CEO over misogynistic emails
Haddad joins CEO Sam Haskell , chairman Lynn Weidner and president Josh Randle , who have resigned in the aftermath of the report. As of Friday, the revelation had brought out 49 Miss Americas to petition for Haskell and others to be fired.

When the city will start curbside pickup of Christmas trees
In Evansville, Republic Services will haul away your natural tree with your regular trash collection. If you have access to a chainsaw, you can also use the tree for firewood.

TZH: Salman Khan film smashes records!
The film has had a sensational run at the Box Office so far and earned about Rs 114.93 crore in three days. Not just this, the film is doing a roaring business internationally too, and has received rave reviews.

Trump looks for plaudits, inks tax law
Republicans also claim a typical family of four earning the median family income of $73,000 will receive a tax cut of $2,059. On Twitter, he wrote that the mainstream media "NEVER talk about our accomplishments in the end of year reviews".

Steelers rout Texans to clinch playoff bye
Taylor Heinicke made his National Football League debut and played two series before Yates returned early in the third quarter. Yates completed 7-of-16 passes for 83 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Monday's Week 16 loss to the Steelers .

Pregnant Khloe Kardashian Reveals How Far Along She Is!
TMZ reports at said party, both Khloe ( who fiiinally confirmed her pregnancy last week ) and Kylie showed off their baby bumps. Kourtney Kardashian's ex-boyfriend Scott Disick was at the party along with her current modely boyfriend Younes Bendjima.

Local Firefighters Return from California wildfires in time for Christmas
Cal Fire says the flames have burned through 1,063 buildings and is just 65 percent contained after starting on December 4th. The Snohomish County crew was among 8,000 wildland firefighters battling to contain the wind-blown blaze.