Syria airstrikes continue despite Trump withdrawal announcement
Israeli soldiers on the Golan Heights watch fighting beyond the border fence in Syria in July. Photo: Mati Milstein/NurPhoto via Getty Images
The U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against ISIS in Syria are continuing, and the coalition announced that attacks Dec. 16-22 "severely degraded" the group's facilities and "removed several hundred ISIS fighters from the battlefield," per CNN.
Why it matters: It's a sign that the coalition's military strategy hasn't changed since President Trump announced last week that the U.S. would withdraw from Syria. There's also an unspoken message: the coalition doesn't consider the terrorist group to be defeated.