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Top U.S. General: Iran-Allied Militias Deserve Credit for ‘Hard-Won Victory’ in Mosul

The Baghdad-sanctioned umbrella organization of mostly Iran-allied Shiite militias known as the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) “deserve a share of the credit for their sacrifices” during the successful operation to retake Mosul from the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), indicated the U.S. commander leading the coalition fight in Iraq and Syria.


Mass Evacuation in Syria Postponed after Blast Kills 80 Kids

The evacuation of more than 3,000 Syrians that was scheduled to take place Sunday from four areas as part of a population transfer has been postponed, opposition activists said, a day after a deadly blast that killed more than 120 people, many of them government supporters.

A bus drives through the Syrian government-controlled crossing of Ramoussa, on the southern outskirts of Aleppo, on December 18, 2016, during an evacuation operation of rebel fighters and civilians from rebel-held areas. / AFP / George OURFALIAN (Photo credit should read GEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Commander: Palmyra Is Russia’s, ‘Up to Them’ to Defeat Islamic State There

The American commander of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in Iraq and Syria told reporters that losing the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra to the terrorist group “is probably an embarrassment” to the Russians, and it is up to them to take it back, noting that the city is “theirs” to defend.

2839317 05/05/2016 A soldier in the historical part of Palmyra liberated from Islamic State militants. Maksim Blinov/Sputnik via AP

‘War Spoils Department’: Islamic State Bureaucracy Revealed

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) has established “war spoils” departments that dictate how the jihadist group is to handle matters such as slaves and pillaged natural resources, showing signs of a government apparatus that allows it to manage the large swaths of territory it controls in Syria, Iraq, and elsewhere, according to seized documents reviewed by Reuters.


U.S. Destroys 116 ISIS Fuel Trucks in One Airstrike

U.S. warplanes hit 116 Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) fuel trucks in eastern Syria, the latest move of an intensifying campaign to damage oil facilities that generate an estimated $1.4 million for the jihadist group.

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Pentagon: U.S. Airstrike Kills Khorasan Group Leader in Syria

Sanafi al-Nasr, al-Qaeda’s chief financial officer and highest-ranking leader of the Khorasan Group, a terrorist organization intent on attacking America and its allies in the West, was killed in a U.S.-led coalition airstrike in Syria, the Pentagon has announced.