By Jorge Campos |Staff Writer|
An American force has fought its first actual encounter against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) when an attack was made by tribal forces in an attempt to remove U.S. forces from their base, according to SHAFAQ News, which provides daily news in Iraq.
U.S. troops have entered with its Iraqi partner, according to Colonel Salam Nazim, against ISIS and clashed with them for more than two hours, according to SHAFAQ News.
Obama requested congressional authorization for limited use of American armed forces to defeat an Islamic terrorist army. He declared that the congressional passage of the measure makes the U.S. the strongest in the fight and, while it may be difficult, the terrorist group is going to lose, according to CNN.
Obama sent congress a proposed resolution to authorize the use of the U.S. military to prevent a fight with ISIS, according to The New York Times.
Obama explained that the draft resolution would grant him the authority to mobilize ground combat operations in limited circumstances to take military actions against ISIS leadership, according to CNN.
The U.S. military opened hubs around the region and enabled them to storm in and surprise the ISIS fighters, stated Sheikh Mahmud Nimrawi, a tribal leader in the region.
“We have made progress in al-Dolab area, in which ISIS has withdrawn from the villages beyond, after the battles which involved a private American force,” stated Nimrawi.