Damascus (AsiaNews / Agencies) - A new wave of bombings has targeted Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, along the border with Turkey. For the fifth consecutive day, the coalition air raids led by the United States have struck the country, after it was initially thought that the jihadist group would only be targeted in Iraq.
target is the city of Kobane. The news
comes after the United Kingdom,
Belgium and Denmark
pledged to join the anti-IS coalition,
with at least 19 fighter
The head of the United States armed forces said the raids have damaged the jihadist group, but that the air war alone is not enough to defeat the militants. Instead a ground force of 12 -15 thousand troops will be needed to "reconquer the lost territory in eastern Syria." Meanwhile, the United States is preparing to train and arm 5 thousand Syrian rebels.