Syria's Foreign minister, Walid al-Moallem, said the Syrian authorities of whom he is an accredited representative aren't displeased with U.S. air strikes against IS forces in his country. He even went as far as to say they were "satisfied" with it.
Al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda's Syrian branch, has for the first time threatened to retaliate against the United States, as well as other nations participating in air strikes against the Islamic State, condemning the attacks as "a war against Islam."
When the U.S. began bombing the Islamic State in Syria it turns out that they were also targeting Khorasan. This is a group that is linked with Al Qaeda. The name for the group is actually a creation of intelligence agencies.
The Islamic State(IS) has captured territory held by other rebel groups and fought against them. Surely the rebels should welcome the strikes. However, the strikes were directed not only against IS but other radical rebel groups as well.
British lawmakers are expected to vote Friday to join the international air strikes against Islamic State fighters, as the United States and its Arab allies turn up the heat on the jihadists.
US-led air strikes targeting Islamic State and other militant groups in Syria have killed as many as two dozen innocent civilians, including numerous children, say activists on the ground in the war-ravaged nation.
US President Barack Obama said that air strikes the United States and its Arab allies unleashed against the Islamic State group in Syria send a clear message that the world is united in confronting the jihadists.
If the US war against the Islamic State were a social program there would be immediate requests for an estimate of the costs. If the duration and extent of the program was indefinite criticism would be immediate and harsh.
President Barack Obama said Tuesday that air strikes the United States and its Arab allies unleashed against the Islamic State group in Syria showed that America is not alone in confronting the jihadists.