Over the past five years, we've been swamped with stories of ISIS recruiting Americans, but leave it to Florida Man to flip the script by personally attempting to recruit ISIS fighters to assassinate two local college deans who'd suspended or expelled him.
Emphasis on "attempting": both of the supposed ISIS members to whom 23-year-old Salman Rashid reached out were actually confidential FBI sources who were already keeping an eye on him.
MANAMA (Reuters) - U.S. Central Command chief General Kenneth McKenzie said on Saturday about 500 U.S. personnel in east Syria are expected to resume operations against Islamic State in coming days and weeks.
A fighter from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) sits at a back of a truck, near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, in Syria March 9, 2019. Picture taken March 9, 2019. REUTERS/Rodi Said
BAGHOUZ, Syria (Reuters) - The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) launched an assault on Sunday against the final Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria, aiming to wipe out the last vestige of its self-declared "caliphate" that once spanned a third of Iraq and Syria.
Fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces ride on trucks as their convoy passes in Ain Issa, Syria October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro/File Photo
QAMISHLI, Syria (Reuters) - The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) will start an assault on Saturday against Islamic State's last enclave in the part of Syria where a U.S.-led coalition has been supporting operations against the group, an SDF official told Reuters.