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President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that ISIS has been defeated. He's made similar comments before, but military officials have always been more circumspect, saying that even though the terror group has lost nearly all of its territory it remains a threat.
The Pentagon said the F-22 "deterred" 587 bogeys in the process, suggesting the jet commands some respect against older, Russian-made models often in operation by Russian and Syrian forces.
A US base in Syria is a huge thorn in Russia and Iran’s side — but they can’t do much more than complain about it
Moscow, Tehran, and the Syrian government have repeatedly accused the US of training Islamic State fighters at the al-Tanf garrison without offering any credible evidence. And that seems as if it's all they can do to undermine the US.
Russia’s submarines are showing they can strike deep inside Europe, and they’ve got the US Navy on edge
Western officials have warned repeatedly about Russia's increasingly sophisticated and active submarines, but it's what those submarines can do to land targets that may stir the most worry among those leaders and the US Navy.
The US, like Israel, has vowed to continue operations in Syria until Iran backs off. With a very small ground presence in Syria, the US largely relies on air power to protect its forces.
Iran on Monday fired a barrage of ballistic missiles at what it called terrorist militants in Syria, but Kurds in Iran's northeast reported soon after that they had been struck by one of the missiles.
Russian fighter pilot says he beat an F-22 in a mock dogfight and locked onto it, but the Pentagon threw cold water on the claims
An unofficial account of a Russian pilot of the Su-35, Russia's top jet fighter, posted pictures claiming to show a US F-22 Raptor stealth jet flying in the skies above Syria as proof that his older, bigger jet could kill it.
President Donald Trump is reportedly adopting a new strategy in Syria that will see US troops remain there indefinitely. Now that the Islamic State has largely been defeated and driven into the desert, the Trump administration wants to focus on ensuring all Iranian forces leave Syria moving forward.
Moscow to arm Syria with advanced anti-aircraft missiles after a massive air battle downed a Russian plane
Russia will arm its Syrian partners with advanced S-300 anti-aircraft weapons systems, as well as target the electronic systems of any military aircraft that launches strikes on Syria, the Russian defense ministry revealed Monday in response to the accidental shootdown of a Russian plane last week.