US cuts ties to Syrian rebel group over ‘objectives inconsistent with defeating ISIS’

“The coalition only supports the forces committed to fighting ISIS,” Army Col. Ryan Dillon, spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, told reporters Thursday, adding that “one of the partner forces that [the coalition] was working with” had objectives that “were not consistent with defeating ISIS.”

The colonel identified the group as “Shuhada al-Qaryatayn, commonly referred to as the Shuq” and said that it is stationed in the al-Tanf area in southern Syria.

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