Led coalition says fewer than 1000 ISIS fighters remain in Iraq, Syria
28 December, 2017, 01:05 | Author: Irene Delgado
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".
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The Al-Tanf base is located within the 55km "de-confliction" buffer zone.
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"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.
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