November 23, 2019 / 11:07 AM / 19 days ago

U.S. Central Command says anti-IS operations to pick up in coming days, weeks

MANAMA, Nov 23 (Reuters) - U.S. Central Command chief General Kenneth McKenzie said on Saturday there are 500 U.S. personnel in east Syria, adding he expected anti-Islamic State operations to pick up in coming days and weeks.

McKenzie was speaking on the sidelines of the Manama Dialogue Conference in Bahrain. (Reporting by Stephen Kalin; Editing by Kirsten Donovan)

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