U.S.-Led Forces Kill 20 Islamic State Militants, Capture Others in Syria

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A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighter runs in front of a damaged building as he crosses a street on the front line, in Raqqa city, Syria, Thursday, July 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

December 15, 2017
OAN Newsroom

As the push to drive out ISIS from the Middle East continues, U.S.-led forces kill more than 20 militants in Syria.

The director of the coalition says a clash near a key U.S. base in the country on Wednesday led to the death of the Islamic State fighters.

The U.S.-led forces, along with its Syrian partners, were also able to capture a number of militants.

The director added, the U.S. will continue to work with its allies to deny the Islamic State the ability to regroup and reorganize in the country.

A fighter from Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stands next to debris of damaged buildings in Raqqa, Syria September 25, 2017. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Meanwhile, a new report published by Conflict Armament Research claims a number of highly advanced weaponry that was secretly given to Syrian rebels have since been recovered after falling into the hands of the Islamic State.

The report revealed the weapons included firearms, ammunition, and chemicals used to make IED’s.

It’s currently unclear whether the Syrian rebels sold the weapons to ISIS or if they were recovered from the battlefield.

The CIA has declined to comment on the report.