US-led coalition cuts ties with partner force in fight against ISIS in Syria

Posted on: July 27th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

the_guitar_mann/iStock/Thinkstock(DAMASCUS, Syria) — The U.S.-led international coalition fighting ISIS has cut ties with a partner force in Syria who would not commit to fighting only the terrorist organization.

According to Col. Ryan Dillon, spokesman for the coalition, announced the decision Thursday, saying “We cannot support them if they want to pursue objectives other than defeating ISIS.” The group, Shohada Al Quartyan, was a “vetted Syrian opposition” group operating in southwestern Syria.

The group is made up of natives from the Hamad desert area.

Col. Dillon did not say who the group was fighting other than ISIS, but said “fighting the regime could be one of those objectives.”

The decision marks the first time that the coalition has cut ties with a partner force.  

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