On Tuesday morning, the U.S. military began a new operation to expel the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) from the Iraqi-Syrian border.

Using the “New Syrian Army” (NSA) and Iraqi Federal Police, the U.S. hopes to expel the Islamic State terrorists from the Syrian cily of Abukamal and Iraqi town of Al-Qa’im.

According to the New Syrian Army’s social media wing, their forces launched an attack from their positions at the Al-Tanf border-crossing in southeast Homs.

The majority of territory between Al-Tanf and Abukamal is desert terrain; so, the New Syrian Army will heavily rely on U.S. airstrikes to help propel them against the Islamic State defenses.

Meanwhile, across the border, their counterparts from the Iraqi Federal Police are mobilizing their forces from the recently liberated city of Fallujah to begin the Al-Qa’im campaign.

If this U.S. military campaign is successful, ISIS will lose its most important border-crossing that links Iraq and Syria.

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Michael Hovannesjan
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Arnold
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Arnold

The Americans are the only ones who can bring the terrible fighting in Syria to a conclusion. Thank God that they are involved. America can defeat ISIL. The Syrian people can sleep well knowing that the Americans are here to defend them..

Amin
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Amin

I’m sure you do not believe to what you said. Based on American ideology : moderate rebels = ISIS & AL-QAEDA.

Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux

Errr, not, both ISIS and Qaeda are a problem for the US. They basicly funded Osama to go against the ugly atheist soviets in Afghanistan, then Osama turned against them… IS is the counter-nature child of al-Qaeda and Saddam. The problem with the US is that they think that the ennemy of their ennemy is their friend… This is not true. Now, they seem to begin to understand that some they taught to be old friends and alliees have in fact double if not multiple agendas and are beginning only now to ask themselves if those aren’t in fact their… Read more »

Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux

Arnold : USA is not America 🙂 USA should let the frenchs do their foreign politics (as long as their prez is not from hungarian origin, LOL). They’re very good in the military actions, no contest, but as soon as they mess with foreign politics, they f**k everything up, including their own military victories…

Amin
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Amin

Why now? They know if they do not do that now, SAA will be able to gain all those territories by Iraqi Shiite militants from Iraqi border after they could gain Mosul.

Amin
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Amin

Policy is not that complicated.

Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux

Can be much more complicated too 🙂

Jonathan Richer
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Jonathan Richer

Obama trying to get them out of Iraq before the year.

Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux

Before the november elections, in fact 😉