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U.S. pledges nearly $100 million to support Syrian opposition as anti-ISIS offensive begins

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

(Worthy News) - A newly formed U.S.-backed Syrian rebel alliance launched an offensive against the Islamic State in the northeast province of Hasakah on Saturday, a day after the United States said it would send Special Operations forces­ to advise insurgents fighting the jihadists.

It was the first declared operation by the Democratic Forces­ of Syria since the alliance of a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia and several Syrian Arab rebel groups announced its formation last month.

Fighting in Hasakah had begun after midnight, a spokesman for the alliance said. A group monitoring the war reported fighting and coalition airstrikes in the area. The campaign would “continue until all occupied areas in Hasakah are freed from Daesh,” a spokesman for the alliance’s general command said in the video, using an Arabic name for the Islamic State. He urged residents to stay away from militant-controlled areas of Hasakah. [ Source ]

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