US-led coalition fighting ISIS suspends operations

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The U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS suspended its operations Sunday as U.S. troops prepare for retaliation from Iran over the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

The Combined Joint Task Force for Operation Inherent Resolve, which is designed to stop ISIS expansion in Syria and Iraq, has stopped its mission to combat the terrorist group after repeated rocket attacks on coalition bases.

“As a result we are now fully committed to protecting the Iraqi bases that host Coalition troops,” it said in a statement. “This has limited our capacity to conduct training with partners and to support their operations against Daesh and we have therefore paused these activities, subject to continuous review.”

Iran could lead us around by the nose for months to keep us from fighting ISIS.