“ISIS took advantage of the Turkish incursion and the US withdrawal from northern Syria to rebuild its capabilities and resources both within Syria in the short term and internationally in the longer term,” the congressional intelligence committee said in the report.
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A US-led air strike killed two senior Islamic State (IS) commanders in late June. The Pentagon said that one of the targets was the movement’s deputy minister of war.
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