President Donald Trump has ordered the U. to ramp up its campaign against Islamic State with an “annihilation” campaign to surround and kill terrorists rather than chasing them out of territory in Iraq and Syria, his defense chief said.
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Spillways at the Tabqa Dam in Syria are working normally after engineers managed to carry out repairs, a local alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias said on Wednesday, despite shelling by Islamic State that temporarily halted their work.
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Russia is pushing for a broad coalition to fight Islamic State, including Iraqi and Syrian government forces, rejecting continuing pressure from the U. and its allies for the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
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Antony Blinken, President Barack Obama’s deputy national security adviser, said the administration would welcome congressional authorization for U. military action against Islamic State with limits on duration and ground combat.