U.S. to put more pressure on ISIS in Syria.
According to U.S. military and administration officials, the U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS has begun preparing to open a major front in northeastern Syria, aiming to put pressure on Raqqa, the terrorist group’s de facto capital.
Two important steps were approved last week by President Obama to set the offensive in motion, officials said.
Mr. Obama ordered the Pentagon, for the first time, to directly provide ammunition and perhaps some weapons to Syrian opposition forces on the ground.
He also endorsed the idea for an increased air campaign from an air base in Turkey, although important details still need to be worked out.