US Central Command announced last week that it was involved in 43 operations against ISIS in Iraq and Syria in the month of January. Task & Purpose reported the monthly average for US operations against ISIS in 2022 was 26 per month, signaling that the US military is stepping up its assaults against the terror group.
While ISIS no longer controls any territory, there are remnants of the group in remote regions of Syria and Iraq. CENTCOM said each raid in January was conducted with partner forces, the government in Iraq, and the Kurdish-led SDF in Syria.
“We rely heavily on the Syrian Democratic Forces for the fight against ISIS,” CENTCOM chief Gen. Michael Kurilla said. “Meanwhile, our Iraqi Security Forces have been aggressively taking the fight to ISIS in Iraq.”
The command said that in the operations in both countries, 11 suspected ISIS operatives were killed, and 227 were detained. CENTCOM did not offer any information about possible civilian casualties.
The Pentagon is notorious for undercounting or simply lying about civilian casualties. CENTCOM’s report for 2022 said 682 suspected ISIS fighters were killed that year and also did not mention the potential harm to civilians despite reports that children were killed in US-assisted operations, including in a major battle at a prison holding ISIS fighters and civilians.
While on paper, the US presence in Syria is about fighting ISIS, the occupation is part of the US economic campaign against Damascus. By backing the SDF and keeping about 1,000 troops in eastern Syria, the US is able to control about one-third of the country, an area where most of Syria’s oil resources are located. The US maintains crippling economic sanctions on Syria specifically to prevent the country’s reconstruction.
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Dave! I got news for you. The CIA talking pointers are not going to be happy with your truthful “antiwar” article. Heartburn pills will be flying off the shelves at the local stores.
In other words an open ended blood soaked money pit snipe hunt.
Why doesn’t Iraq and Syria Ramp Up Operations Against ISIS and leave the US taxpayer out of it?
Because ISIS was made U know where, by the see I A…. Any other questions you might need help with…?????
Every once in a while, they have to regurgitate the nonsense that this is the reason for our presence.
A testimony of the west’s support of ISIS
In 2022, Kotey and Elsheikh were finally convicted and sentenced to life in prison. At the time, the Washington Post explained that the successful prosecution of Elsheikh and Kotey had been unlikely, given that at time of their capture, it was “unclear whether an American trial would happen at all. A federal prosecution was met with opposition at the highest levels of government on two continents.”
While the reason for Kotey’s recent disappearance from US Bureau of Prisons custody is unclear, the insistence of UK officials to have him and fellow Beatle Elsheikh prosecuted in a US rather than UK court, and the reluctance of both governments to try the two ISIS militants at all, indicates that British planners wished to hide their previous support for extremists who helped lay the foundation for ISIS.
While ISIS is widely understood to have emerged in Iraq, evidence continues to emerge showing that officials in London and Washington played the crucial role in the rise of the notorious terror group as part of a broader effort to topple the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad.
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Well there is good ISIS and bad ISIS. Sometimes they switch around.
No point in allowing a natural disaster to spoil our fun, right?
US out of Syria!
“I kept the oil,” said Trump regarding US illegal presence in Syria. Of course, the US has been fighting ISIS. — snort —
Why does it seem to me that ISIS is a wholly created, managed and directed by a certain 1st world nuclear power. The Hillary Biden foreign legion so to speak. Getting accurate news has become almost impossible and seeing this title at aw.c-m with no mention of its sketchy provenance is disturbing…… WHAT GIVES DAVE..?????
US Ramps Up Operations Against ISIS in Iraq and Syria
yes they say that out of one side of their face, all the while funding and arming the ISIS with the other hand, because
While on paper, the US presence in Syria is about fighting ISIS, the occupation is part of the US economic campaign against Damascus.
can’t steal their oil unless their government is your enemy
This ISIS corpse is being propped up for years long after being dead and gone.
There is no ISIS
There are no ISIS mikutanrs scattered in the desert.
There are no money, arms, fiod or transport suppliers for “ISIS”.
There are periodic lical Syrian Arab protests against American soonsored Kurdish rule in areas Kurds do not live in American occupied territory.
Time to attack the Syrian government while pretending to be fighting ISIS, our child.
Translation: We are arming and training our people to engage Assad government forces in Syria and stop any Iranian backed support to the Syrian government.
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