On Thursday evening, the U.S. Central Command confirmed that an American soldier had succumbed to injuries substained by an Islamic State IED (improvised explosive device) in the northern part of Raqqa province, near Ain Issa.

Previously, Al-Masdar News has published photos of US advisors and special forces present alongside the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the region. At Tall Abyad further north, US troops have also built an American military base.

On November 6, the predominately Kurdish SDF began a large-scale offensive, dubbed operation ‘Euphrates Wrath’, to liberate Raqqa, the functioning Islamic State capital.

Kurdish forces advanced 13 kilometers in the first two weeks of the offensive; however, since reaching positions 25 kilometers north of Raqqa five days ago, the SDF has been unable unable to breach the Islamic State’s next defensive line.

Share this article:
  • 529
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    529
    Shares
ALSO READ  Permanent withdrawal or rotation? Another batch of US military vehicles exit Syria
Student currently living in Denmark. Special focus on news from Syria, MENA map-making and strategical military analysis.

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

2 Comments
Most Voted
Newest Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Igor Dano
Regular
Commenter
Upvoted
Igor Dano
2016-11-25 07:08

he has no business being in a foreign land 10000 miles outside USA. the pig has to die.

Daeshbags Sux
Master
Upvoted
Rookie Mentor
Commenter
Daeshbags Sux
2016-11-27 09:24
Reply to  Igor Dano

You ISIS fanboy. They seek to divide us to conquer. Put up the Russians against the US, the Shias vs. the Sunnis, the Christians vs. the Jews, etc etc.
The common goal of everyone shall be to get rid of Daesh=Qaeda=Muslim Brotherhood and all those who fund them.
Pigs eat the jihadis.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3kCwhWglhWI/VgMc2RqosgI/AAAAAAAASvw/PHmeP2wnQ-s/s1600/Pigman%2Bad%2Bfor%2BThe%2BInfidel%2B3%2Bweb.png
Hellouf uh akhbar!