July 18-21, 2018
The United States has been scrambling in recent weeks to keep tabs on ISIS as it seeks to improve airstrikes against militia positions. In response to continued U.S. bombing, ISIS has altered its communication methods from cellphones to couriers, starving the U.S. of reliable SIGINT for accurate strikes. In its efforts to gather information on the notorious extremist group, the U.S. intelligence community has found an unlikely source of intel: the Assad regime.
Siobhan Gorman and Julian Barnes report in The Wall Street Journal here.