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Administration officials said the operation to kill the head of Islamic State group had been in the works for months.
The coalition is hoping to stabilize areas liberated from the Islamic State, repatriate and hold foreign fighters accountable and combat extremist messaging.
Operation Inherent Resolve confirmed a multi-rocket attack Monday on U.S. forces in eastern Syria, where roughly 900 American troops are deployed.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs chairman Gen. Mark Milley said a regeneration of al-Qaida or the Islamic State group in Afghanistan could take place if the Afghan government and security forces collapsed.
By Robert Burns, The Associated Press and Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press
Gen. Frank McKenzie visited four U.S. outposts in Syria. His message Friday was short and direct: U.S. forces remain in Syria to fight the remnants of ISIS.
By Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press