Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tyler Woodward
A U.S.-led coalition airstrike meant to target Islamic State fighters in Tabqa, Syria, actually hit friendly Syrian forces on April 11, killing 18, according to a statement issued by the military this morning. The strike was called in by the coalition’s “partnered forces, who had identified the target location as an ISIS position,” the statement said, but “the target was actually a forward Syrian Democratic Forces fighting position.”
The American military’s war on the Islamic State is about to dramatically escalate with a siege of Raqqa, the Syrian city that serves as the de facto capital and chief stronghold of ISIS, according to a U.S. military spokesperson.