ISIS Fighters Move With 'Impunity' in Syrian Regime Territory

Russia General Staff Chief Explains Who Trained Daesh Leaders in Syria

The US forces have effectively turned their military base near the town of al-Tanf in southeastern Syria into a terrorists' training camp, Gerasimov said in an interview to Russia's Komsomolskaya Pravda daily on Wednesday.

The U.S. led coalition fighting the group said that there were fewer than 1,000 ISIS militants left in Syria and Iraq Wednesday.

The following excerpt from the book Zacchea co-authored with - - illustrates the cultural complexities that Zacchea encountered then, and which lie ahead for Americans serving in Iraq and Syria now, and in the future. "They change their colors, take different names - the "New Syrian Army" and others".

However, analysts say the military campaign only addressed the territorial aspect of ISIS and that the group is retreating into a "virtual caliphate", where it will attempt to remain relevant and inspire more lone wolf attacks. "They are tasked with destabilizing the situation".

Meanwhile, the Syrian government forces have recently ceased their offensive in the southwest of Damascus after Nusra Front terrorist group was defeated in the area and started engaging in talks.

Tunisia Suspends All Emirates Airlines Flights After UAE Bars Women Travellers
Local media reported that Tunisian women had been blocked from boarding Emirates flights to Dubai over several days. That triggered angry reactions on social media and media outlets in Tunisia.

The training is taking place inside a USA military base at Tanf, a strategic Syrian highway border crossing with Iraq, said Gen. Garasimov, who is chief of the Russian General Staff.

"The most important is that we have been seeing the militants advancing from there for several months".

But he later clarified the coalition would only defeat ISIS "in areas controlled by partner forces", leaving the Syrian regime and their Russian backers to oust the ISIS fighters that have moved west. "Right now we have not completed the defeat of ISIS [Daesh], and it would not be the time to leave". There were captives from these camps.

Currently, the entire perimeter of the 55-kilometer zone of the Al-Tanf base is blocked by the Syrian troops. Russian Federation bombed the At Tanf Garrison in June 2016, but there were no United States forces there at the time. The U.S. had focused its forces in Syria on destroying ISIS since the group came to prominence in 2014.

Related News:

  • Plane slides off taxiway at Boston Airport

    Plane slides off taxiway at Boston Airport

    As much as three inches of snow had fallen previously in the day, and Logan International was temporarily closed that morning. Shortly after 11:30 a.m., crews at Logan were able to dig out and things were able to get moving again.

    Vladimir Putin warns of 'large-scale conflict' over North Korea

    The report also mentions that Kim Jong-sik is a rocket scientist while Ri Pyong-chol is a former air force general. He has stressed the importance of building bonds with North Korean officials, rather than cutting off contact.
    More snow on the way this Christmas day — Metro Detroit Weather

    More snow on the way this Christmas day — Metro Detroit Weather

    Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected. "That is near normal - it's 1.4 inches below - but it's pretty close". Colder air settles in today with temperatures dropping into the low teens by late afternoon and wind chills near zero.
  • Firmino strikes twice as Liverpool crush Swansea

    Firmino strikes twice as Liverpool crush Swansea

    Swansea caretaker boss Leon Britton blamed the team's loss to a loss in concentration, especially in the second half. Their previous away game was also a trip to Merseyside when they lost 3-1 to Sam Allardyce's Everton.
    Tax overhaul a murky proposition

    Tax overhaul a murky proposition

    As a result, the cuts, which total about $1.456 trillion, would generate $451 billion in growth, the committee's analysis showed . Trump has said he hopes to tackle infrastructure , an issue on which he believes he can garner Democratic support.
    Reliance Jio Prepaid Recharge Plans

    Reliance Jio Prepaid Recharge Plans

    As part of the deal, you only need to pay Rs. 198 to avail unlimited voice and data plan for 28 days via Vodafone SuperNet 4G. Jio's Rs 199 prepaid recharge plan gives subscribers 1.2 GB daily data while the Rs 299 plan offers 2 GB data per day.
  • Christmas celebrated with fervour in AP

    Christmas celebrated with fervour in AP

    The head priests gave sermons on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ who gave world the message of peace, brotherhood and love. Shah said the officials of the Tourism department would also attend travel and trade fairs to woo more tourists to Kashmir.
    A white Christmas could still be possible

    A white Christmas could still be possible

    The Oswego-Jefferson County border and Southern Lewis County are the places where the persistent bands are expected to hit. Although the snow was light, it did not dissipate because of the low temperature, Castro said.
    Bomb squad responds to manure-filled package sent to Mnuchin's LA home

    Bomb squad responds to manure-filled package sent to Mnuchin's LA home

    The Bel Air neighborhood is filled with multimillion-dollar mansions and is home to many celebrities. The Treasury Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment Sunday.
  • Rupani sworn in as CM of Gujarat second time

    Rupani sworn in as CM of Gujarat second time

    The Prime Minister is to attend the oath-taking ceremony of the newly formed Council of Ministers of the Gujarat Government. The party also announced that Nitin Patel will also continue as the Deputy Chief Minister of the state .
    Samsung's new A8 and A8 Plus devices feature a dual selfie camera

    Samsung's new A8 and A8 Plus devices feature a dual selfie camera

    As of now, there is no information about the launch of Galaxy A5 (2018) and Galaxy A7 (2018) smartphones. The Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus will probably be flaunted at the CES 2018 technology show in January.
    Eric Schmidt Steps Down as Alphabet Executive Chairman

    Eric Schmidt Steps Down as Alphabet Executive Chairman

    Brin and Sundar Pichai, Google's chief executive, "believe that the time is right in Alphabet's evolution for this transition". Schmidt said in a statement that he felt the Alphabet structure was working well, with Google and its other bets thriving.


Most liked

Chrissy Teigen's Flight To Tokyo Diverted
She eventually learned the passenger boarded the plane with a United Airlines ticket rather than the All Nippon Airways . So basically the boarding pass scanner is just a beedoop machine that makes beedoop noises that register to nowhere ...

Powerball jackpot the largest its been since Mavis win
The odds of picking the correct numbers on five white balls and one yellow ball in the Mega Millions game are one in 259 million. No ticket matched all six numbers drawn Tuesday night: 10, 12, 20, 38, 41 , and the Mega Ball 25.

Where you can (and can't) prepay 2018 taxes in Philly region
This would be especially helpful for states where there are state taxes, like New York, New Jersey or California. There's a chance that, even in counties that allow prepayment, waiting in lines could be a wasted effort.

Cold weather sets in; some shots at snow, but no certainties
The week's snow chances: The latest model trends since Saturday have not been kind for those hoping for a winter storm this week. A large area of high pressure from the north will sink southward over the next few days, keeping the chilly weather around.

Tral shuts to mourn death of JEM commander
The "dwarf" militant was the divisional commander of JeM who masterminded several attacks on security forces in the Valley . The slain terrorist has been identified as Noor Mohammad Tantray aka Noora Trali, a resident Tral in Pulwama district.

Mother, 2 children killed in Christmas Day shooting at Phoenix apartment complex
Phoenix police communicated with the shooting suspect, who barricaded himself inside one of the apartments. Police were called to the scene Monday afternoon on a report of a shooting and found a woman dead outside.

New England Patriots expected to sign James Harrison
Both the Steelers and Patriots have earned a playoff berth and a bye-week in the upcoming National Football League playoffs. On his Instagram account, Harrison confirmed the signing by posting a photo with #Tom Brady with the caption: "Finally".

'Tiger Zinda Hai' crosses Rs. 100 crore in opening weekend
The records have been shattered and with that the dry run for Bollywood flicks on the box-office, this year, has also ended. Tiger Zinda Hai is the sequel to Salaman's Blockbuster flick " Ek Tha Tiger " which is directed by Director Kabir Khan.

Three takeaways from Steelers' win over Texans
The NFL's 16th-ranked rush offense ran for 176 on Monday while Yates was just 7 of 16 for 83 and turned the ball over twice. Heinicke then started the second half and played one series before he was sacked and left the game.

'Pregnant' Kylie Jenner comes out of hiding for festive Snapchat
Now that they know how far along Kardashian is, they are speculating about her due date and dreaming of a May baby. The pair appeared in the video with a cute Christmassy Snapchat filter and smiled into the camera.

12 displaced after Christmas morning fire on Far South Side
Walsh said three people were injured, with two refusing transport and a third transported to a hospital in good condition. A Vancouver man used a garden hose to try and douse a blaze at his house on Christmas Eve.

Duped by Russian disinformation campaign? Facebook says this tool will tell you
Some promoted the candidacy of Donald Trump and criticized his Democratic challenger, Hillary Clinton. However, what you may not know is whether or not you personally ended up seeing any of those posts.

Low-key leader to be Himachal CM
Supporters of both Mr Thakur and Prof Dhumal had clashed recently outside the venue of a meeting of central observers earlier. With his elevation as chief minister, BJP also has sorted out the leadership issue for quite some time as he is only 52 now.

Not inviting Kejriwal to metro line inauguration insult to public: AAP
The 12.64-km section was granted safety approval by the Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) last month. Mr Sisodia tweeted his criticism within minutes of PM Modi inaugurating the Magenta line.

Veteran Indian party leader convicted in old corruption case
The CBI court will pronounce the punishment to Yadav on January 3 and he was taken to Birsa Munda Central Jail in Ranchi . While the two Jharkhand cases are pending trial, he has now been convicted in two other Jharkhand cases.