Syria

ISIS warning to U.S. ‘Do not be too happy, or arrogant’

(ABC News) — On the heels of the release of that dramatic Pentagon video, showing Elite Delta Force commandos taking on fire and responding with an airstike as they surround Al Baghdadi’s compound, then leveling it after he blew himself up, ISIS announcing a new leader, Ibrahim Al Qurayshi. In an audio announcement, the group warning America, saying , “Do…

3 of the Americans killed in bomb blast in northern Syria identified

(ABC News)- The Pentagon has identified three of the four Americans killed in a bomb blast in Syria on Wednesday, the deadliest day for American forces in Syria since they entered the country in 2015. Three other Americans were injured in the attack. The two service members and a Defense Department civilian employee were identified as Army Chief Warrant Officer…

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham Reacts to Syria Strike

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham released the following statement on the U.S. strikes in Syria. “I applaud and admire the bravery of our men and women in uniform.  They continue to carry out their duties and responsibilities in a manner which makes all Americans proud.   “President Trump deserves credit for working with our allies and ordering this strike against…

Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley Reacts to Syria Strikes

ABC NEWS (CNN) — U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations,  Nikki Haley,  says the “time for talk ended last night.” “We acted to deter the future use of chemical weapons by holding the Syrian regime responsible for its atrocities against humanity.” https://t.co/a5bTZboyS6 https://t.co/pYrOGoYOio US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley: “We cannot stand by and let Russia trash every international…

What the U.S. is doing in Syria

ABC NEWS– President Donald Trump’s order for U.S. missile strikes on Syria has once again called attention to the presence of American troops who have operated inside Syria since early 2016. Last month, Trump signaled to military leaders that he’d like the U.S. to leave Syria “very soon” — but Friday night’s order for “precision strikes” on targets associated with Syria’s chemical weapons capabilities, as…

U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson Reacts to Syria Strike

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) — U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson released the following statement regarding the U.S. action in Syria. “Tonight, the United States stood with our allies Great Britain and France to take decisive action against a murderous Syrian regime. I am grateful for the leadership of President Donald Trump and Secretary of Defense James Mattis in taking the use of chemical…

Trump: US, allies attacking Syria to stop chemical weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States, France and Britain launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, President Donald Trump announced Friday. Explosions lit up the skies over Damascus, the Syrian capital, as Trump spoke from the White House. Syrian television reported that…

U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain Release Statement on Syria Strike

WASHINGTON DC (WOLO)– South Carolina’s own U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham released a following statement on the military strikes in Syria, along with Senator John McCain from Arizona. In a release to ABC COLUMBIA News, the Senators had the following statement: “We salute the skill and professionalism of the U.S. Armed Forces who carried out tonight’s strikes in Syria.  Acting on the orders…

Breaking: U.S. Launches Military Strike on Syria

ABC NEWS– The U.S. has launched a military strike on an airbase in Syria, a U.S. official has confirmed. The official says the airstrikes have been completed. The Tomahawk missiles were fired at Shayrat Air Base in Homs Province, according to U.S. officials. The officials say that multiple targets were struck at the base. The missiles were fired from the…