US carries out additional strikes in Syria following rocket attack that injured US troops, US official says

US carries out additional strikes in Syria following rocket attack that injured US troops, US official says

CNN — The US carried out additional airstrikes targeting enemy positions and rocket launchers near Deir ez-Zor in northeast Syria following a rocket attack on coalition bases in the region that injured three US troops on Wednesday, according to a US official. A number of enemy fighters were killed in the strikes, which was launched … Read more

US strikes al Qaeda-affiliated leader in Syria

US strikes al Qaeda-affiliated leader in Syria

CNN — The US carried out a strike in Syria on Monday targeting a senior leader of Hurras al-Din, an al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist organization, according to a statement from US Central Command. The US is “highly confident” that the strike, carried out from a drone, killed Abu Hamzah al Yemeni, a US official with knowledge … Read more

January 6 committee to hear from witnesses who dealt with Proud Boys on day of Capitol riot

January 6 committee to hear from witnesses who dealt with Proud Boys on day of Capitol riot

Washington CNN — The House select committee is planning to present live testimony during its first public hearing Thursday night from two people who interacted directly with the Proud Boys on and around the events of January 6, 2021, according to three sources familiar with the committee’s hearing agenda. The panel is expected to call … Read more

Trial for ISIS member accused in deaths of several Americans gets underway

Trial for ISIS member accused in deaths of several Americans gets underway

CNN — The trial of an ISIS fighter accused of assisting in the kidnapping, torture and death of several Americans, Europeans and other foreign nationals from 2012 to 2015 began Tuesday in Alexandria, Virginia, with opening statements from each side. El Shafee Elsheikh, raised in London, is accused of being a member of a group … Read more