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Top U.S. General Warns of Islamic State Resurgence In Syrian Prison Camps

Marine General Kenneth McKenzie, head of the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), said during an online forum on Wednesday that he is concerned about a resurgence of the Islamic State in Syria’s prison camps. McKenzie recommended repatriating foreign ISIS prisoners as quickly as possible and working to deradicalize them once they have returned to their countries of origin.

A fighter with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) monitors on Surveillance screens, prisoners who are accused of being affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) group, at a prison in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh on October 26, 2019. - Kurdish sources say around 12,000 IS fighters including Syrians, Iraqis …

Report: U.S. Withdrawal from Syria Could Take Several Months

A week after President Trump’s surprising announcement that he was withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria, the U.S. military is drafting a withdrawal plan that could have U.S. troops leaving over several months, according to U.S. officials, who stressed that no final decisions have been made about the planned pace of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria.

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Top U.S. Commander: Bashar al-Assad ‘Has Won’ Syrian Civil War

WASHINGTON, DC — The Russian- and Iranian-assisted regime of Bashar al-Assad is winning the civil war that has killed hundreds of thousands in Syria since 2011, suggested the top U.S. commander in the Middle East, stressing that toppling the dictator is not part of the American mission in the conflict-ridden country.

"I think what happened in Syria is a disgrace to humanity, and he's there, and I guess he's running things, so I guess something should happen," US President Donald Trump said of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, seen in 2016

U.S. Has Bombed More Afghan Jihadists in 2017 Than Any Year Since 2012

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has intensified the American air war against the resilient Taliban and growing Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) branch in Afghanistan, dropping 3,328 bombs on the jihadists so far in 2017, more than during any other full year since 2012, military figures reveal.

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Top U.S. General: ‘We Have Not Relaxed the Rules of Engagement’ in Mosul

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. military has not “relaxed” the rules of engagement (ROE) put in place to avoid civilian casualties in the ongoing fight against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), commonly known for using the home of innocent people as shelter and the inhabitants as shields, the top American commander in the region told lawmakers.

Kurdish Peshmerga forces keep watch in a village east of Mosul, Iraq, May 29, 2016. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

KLEIN – Trump-Russia Claims Rethought: How the Obama Administration Was Caught Politicizing Intelligence

TEL AVIV — Amid the news-making claims about Donald Trump and Russia emanating in recent months from intelligence agencies led by Obama administration appointees, it is instructive to recall the results of a damning investigation by House Republicans which recently found that Obama’s Defense Department routinely politicized intelligence to fit certain worldviews.

President Barack Obama shakes hands with President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)