17 Apr '18, 6pm

Pentagon warns of ISIS resurgence in regime areas of #Syria

Pentagon warns of ISIS resurgence in regime areas of #Syria

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US military has seen the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group "resurge" in some parts of Syria under government control, a US defence official said on Tuesday (April 17). Colonel Ryan Dillon, a spokesman for the US-led coalition fighting ISIS in Syria and Iraq, said the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and its ally Russia have not always been able to hold the terrain recaptured from ISIS. "As we look at ISIS in areas where we are not operating, where we are not supporting our partners on the ground, there has been ISIS elements who have been able to come back and take territory (including in) some of the neighbourhoods in southern Damascus," Dillon said, using an alternative acronym for the extremist group. "We've seen ISIS start to resurge in areas west of the Euphrates River," he added. The US military is closely watching ISIS in ...

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