Twilight News US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter / said on Tuesday that US forces would step up pressure on militants Daash in Syria, Iraq and local forces will support an extended air campaign and direct action on the ground from time to time.
Carter said in front of the Armed Services Committee of the Senate that the campaign against the militants is evolving at a time when the US military is seeking to bolster what is going on on the ground.
He said that US forces aimed to intensify pressure on Daash stronghold in the Syrian-Iraqi cities of Raqqa and gray.
Carter predicted that much of the air campaign waged by the coalition through an increase in the number of aircraft involved and speed up the pace of operations. He said the United States also will not hesitate to strengthen local forces "strikes from the air or direct action on the ground."
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