"So, from that respect it was successful", White said.
The foreign ministry sent two letters to the United Nations condemning the aggression as a war crime and arguing that it showed the "dirty USA intentions against Syria's sovereignty and territorial unity".
While Washington's mission is to finish off IS and ensure it does not return, the US also has a stake in stabilizing swaths of Syria.
Keeping U.S. forces on the ground in areas that President Bashar Assad's government hopes to reclaim inherently increases the probability of more clashes.
Elsewhere in Syria, U.S. -led airstrikeskilled 100 Syrian government fighters, the Pentagon said.
The drastic escalation in fighting has tightened the siege on some 400,000 people who are trapped in Eastern Ghouta with little access to food and medicine.
She went on to note that the U.S. is not looking for a conflict with the Syrian government forces, adding that "any action that takes away from our ongoing operations to defeat ISIS [Deash] is a distraction".
The pro-government forces had been backed by artillery, tanks and other heavy weaponry when they attacked an SDF headquarters "eight kilometres [5 miles] east of the agreed-upon Euphrates River de-confliction line", USA officials said.
The latest US air strikes came more than two weeks after USA jets killed as many as 150 ISIS fighters in eastern Syria.
Eurostar to start direct train from London to Amsterdam
London-based Eurostar runs high speed trains carrying passengers through the Channel tunnel, which is operated by Eurotunnel. Eurostar has announced a new direct route from London to Amsterdam and Rotterdam, which will launch on 4 April.
Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show
Toyota says that the design of the shocks allows for a plush ride on the roads but stiffens to prevent bottoming during hard use. Attached to the Tacoma's passenger side A-pillar in the shots shown here is what Toyota is calling the TRD Desert Air Intake.
Coalition warplanes and artillery hit the pro-Assad forces as they advanced across the Euphrates river into areas held by the Syrian Democratic Forces, the observatory said.
According to a statement on February 7, coalition advisers were with the SDF when it was attacked 8 kilometers east of the Euphrates River deconfliction line in Deir al-Zor Province. It said the dead includes a medic and at least three children and eight women.
Washington has deployed 2,000 soldiers in Syria, mainly special forces, who support the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an Arab-Kurdish coalition fighting the IS.
Syria has accused the United States of carrying out a "brutal massacre" with a bombing attack in Deir al-Zour province.
SANA says the local fighters were battling IS militants and the US -backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in the area.
SANA labeled it an "aggression" and a "new massacre". The state Al-Ikhbariyah TV said there were reports that dozens were killed.
Russian, Turkish, and Iranian leaders reportedly planned to meet to discuss Syrian peace efforts.
"Coalition officials were in regular communication with Russian counterparts before, during and after the thwarted [enemy] attack", proclaimed the official.
The detention of Kotey and Elsheikh will end a yearslong manhunt by British intelligence and security agencies, as well as a U.S. Kotey and Elsheikh were the two remaining members of the ISIS "Beatles" quartet who remained on the battlefield.
At the court-martial, Kelly praised the colonel as a " superb Marine officer ", as The New York Times reported Thursday . McGahn made other officials aware of the accusations she communicated but took no concrete steps, the official said.
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Brand oversees the Justice Department's civil, antitrust, tax and environmental and natural resources divisions. In a statement, Brand said she is proud of the department's accomplishments during her short time there.
Police were called to Gronkowski's home shortly after the team returned from Minneapolis on Monday evening, CBS Boston reported . A police dispatch broadcast said there is a possibility that multiple safes and guns were taken were taken from the home.
In the wake of the attack on the Army camp, Speaker of J&K Assembly Kavinder Gupta adjourned the session for 15 minutes. In view of the fidayeen attack, authorities have closed all schools within five kilometers radius of the army camp .
Nelson was a member of the 2009 Orlando Magic team with Dwight Howard that Stan Van Gundy coached to an NBA Finals appearance. Nelson has come off the bench for the New Orleans Pelicans and was traded to the Bulls before being moved to the Pistons.
Darvish figures to replace fellow right-hander Jake Arrieta , who remains available on the free-agent market. The Cubs had been considered the clear favorite for Darvish , despite a late start on courting him.
A memoir, Mother American Night: My Life in Crazy Times, which Barlow wrote with Robert Greenfield, is to be published this year. Barlow co-wrote several songs for the Grateful Dead with Weir, including Mexicali Blues , Black Throated Wind and Bombs Away .
Colts finalizing deal for Frank Reich as new head coach
This column is the commentary of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The News-Sentinel. The Colts can not repeat the embarrassment of unpredictability they experienced with their pursuit of McDaniels.
Freezing rain expect Sunday, Environment Canada
Parts of Quebec, including Montreal, are in for several hours of freezing rain, making travel hard and unsafe . Hamilton just keeps getting battered by winter, with the city now under a freezing rain warning.
Met Office warns of ice and snow
There is a risk of spot flooding early morning and the warning remains in place until midnight Saturday. They added: "Long spells of sunshine will continue today, broken by showers of rain and sleet".
Mary Lou McDonald Takes Over As Sinn Fein Leader Today
At that time he had also said Sinn Fein would be working towards a unity referendum to be held within the next five years. A special Ard Fheis at the RDS in Ballsbridge is also due ratify Michelle O'Neill as Deputy Leader of Sinn Fein.
Chicharito Can't Stop Scoring Right Now For West Ham
The former Manchester United goal poacher recently told ESPN Brasil: "I have played a lot more than I thought I would". West Ham lost 3-1 to Brighton last weekend, snapping a six-game points streak for David Moyes' team.
India hopes to see Palestine becomes sovereign soon: PM
Soon after his arrival, Modi visited the Mausoleum of in and laid a wreath at the grave of the iconic Palestinian leader. PM Modi spent around three hours on this visit that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, has described as "significant".
HK double-decker topples over, killing 18
One passenger was sent to Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin in a "half-conscious" state, according to the force. At least 18 people have been killed and dozens of others injured after a bus toppled over in Hong Kong .
Apple's iOS source code is out in the wild, now what?
In any case, Apple will have enough time to secure things up and might issue a patch to cover any risks posed by the leak. There are also concerns it could uncover new security vulnerabilities in iOS, which may be found by attackers.
NASA space probe takes 'furthest ever' photo from Earth
The Kuiper belt object flyby is "not almost as flashy as Pluto", Porter said, but "it's a really unique observation". These pictures show two objects in the Kuiper Belt, the so-called twilight zone on the fringes of our solar system .
Suspect In NFL Player Death Charged In Crash
Orrego-Savala was taken to the Marion County Jail, accused of driving without a license and on suspicion of intoxicated driving. He tried to flee the scene but was arrested by a responding officer on a nearby exit ramp, according to Indiana State Police.