<span>Pentagon: Four Islamic State fighters killed in nighttime Syria raid</span>

Al-Monitor | Dec 13, 2021 at 11:33 PM
  • The Pentagon on Monday said four “armed Daesh (Islamic State [IS]) fighters” were killed in an overnight raid carried out in Syria’s eastern Deir ez-Zor province.
  • The Syrian regime under President Bashar al-Assad objects to the US military’s presence and has vowed to retake the rest of the country by force if necessary, a task widely seen as insurmountable as long as American and Turkish troops remain on the ground in parts of the country.