Mattis Claims UN Authorized US Presence in Syria to Fight Daesh

Pentagon US to fight ISIS in Syria 'as long as they want to fight'

Pentagon US to fight ISIS in Syria 'as long as they want to fight'

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Georgian Defense Minister Levan Izoria discussed regional security, the U.S. -Georgia defense relationship and other issues today during their meeting at the Defense Department's headquarters, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said in a statement following their meeting.

The ministry said in a statement on Sunday that IS militants were waging attacks on the Syrian army positions from areas controlled by the coalition's allies on the ground, meaning the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces and other US -backed forces.

The leaders also reviewed ongoing US security assistance to Georgia's armed forces, including ongoing partnership to enhance combat readiness and institutional capacity via the Georgia Defense Readiness Program, White said.

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis has said that the presence of the United States in Syria has been approved by the United Nations as Washington is engaged in the fight against Daesh (ISIS) terrorists. Within the visit meetings are scheduled w/ Assistant to the Pres for National Security Affairs Herbert #McMaster & Sen. Within the visit meetings are also planned with Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (APNSA), National Security Advisor (NSA) Herbert Raymond McMaster at the White House and the chairman of US Senate Committee on Armed Services, Senator Lindsey Graham at Congress.