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White House officials want to expand war in Syria by pushing U.S. troops to confront Iranian-backed forces
17 June 2017 | Foreign Policy | War in Context
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Foreign Policy reports: A pair of top White House officials is pushing to broaden the war in Syria, viewing it as an opportunity to confront Iran and its proxy forces on the ground there, according to two sources familiar with the debate inside the Donald Trump administration.
When Philippines troops advanced on positions held by Islamist militants in a southern city last week, they were caught in a kill zone.
Technical Sergeant Mahamud Darang said his armored carrier came under fire from a black-clad militant firing rocket-propelled grenades as a column of troops crossed the Agus River toward the commercial center of Marawi City, an area held by the militants since May 23. 1,163 more words