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  • Islamic State Backers Under Scrutiny in United States

    Islamic State Backers Under Scrutiny in United States

    Officially, the FBI agents who swarmed Donald Ray Morgan at Kennedy Airport this month were there to arrest him on a mundane gun charge. But they whisked him away to their Manhattan office and grilled him for two hours on an entirely different topic:...

  • Islamic State Threat 'Beyond Anything We've Seen': Pentagon

    Islamic State Threat 'Beyond Anything We've Seen': Pentagon

    The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, US military leaders said on Thursday.

  • US Aircraft Hit 90 Islamic State Targets in Three days: Pentagon

    US Aircraft Hit 90 Islamic State Targets in Three days: Pentagon

    US military aircraft have carried out 35 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq over the past three days, destroying more than 90 targets, the Pentagon said on Monday.

  • Barack Obama Says Sinjar Siege Broken, Some Personnel to Leave Iraq

    Barack Obama Says Sinjar Siege Broken, Some Personnel to Leave Iraq

    US President Barack Obama said on Thursday the Islamist militant siege of Iraq's Mount Sinjar had been broken and most US military personnel sent to assess the situation would be pulled out of Iraq in coming days.

  • White House in the Dark Over Arms Supplies to Israel: Report

    White House in the Dark Over Arms Supplies to Israel: Report

    Israel secured supplies of ammunition from the Pentagon last month without the approval of the White House or the State Department, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

  • US Says Rescue Mission for Iraq's Yazidis Less Likely After Visit

    US Says Rescue Mission for Iraq's Yazidis Less Likely After Visit

    A US mission to evacuate Iraqi civilians trapped on a mountain by Sunni militant fighters is far less likely after a US assessment team sent there on Wednesday found the humanitarian situation not as grave as expected, the Pentagon said.

  • US Evacuation of Yazidis from Iraq's Mount Sinjar Unlikely: Pentagon

    US Evacuation of Yazidis from Iraq's Mount Sinjar Unlikely: Pentagon

    A possible US mission to evacuate Yazidis trapped on Iraq's Mount Sinjar after they fled Islamic State fighters is now unlikely to take place, following the assessment of a US team, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

  • No Plans to Expand Iraq Strikes: US

    No Plans to Expand Iraq Strikes: US

    The United States has no plans to expand its air campaign in Iraq beyond protecting American personnel in the city of Arbil and besieged Yazidi refugees, the Pentagon said Monday.

  • US Sending Arms to Kurds in Iraq

    US Sending Arms to Kurds in Iraq

    Senior US officials say the Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces who have started to make gains against Islamic militants in Iraq.

  • US Planes, Drones Conduct More Airstrikes in Iraq

    US Planes, Drones Conduct More Airstrikes in Iraq

    US forces Saturday launched more airstrikes in northern Iraq to defend attacks on Yazidi civilians, the Pentagon said, on the second day of its military campaign.

  • US Military Aircraft Drop Food, Water to Iraqis for Second Night

    US Military Aircraft Drop Food, Water to Iraqis for Second Night

    US military aircraft dropped humanitarian aid to Iraqis under threat from hardline militants in northern Iraq for the second straight night, the Pentagon said on Friday.

  • US Lawmakers Laud Iraq Strikes, Question Long-Term Strategy

    US Lawmakers Laud Iraq Strikes, Question Long-Term Strategy

    Lawmakers in Washington welcomed President Barack Obama's decision to attack advancing Islamist militants in Iraq, but some questioned whether his administration has a long-term strategy to arrest Iraq's disintegration.

  • US Bombs Islamic State After Barack Obama Call to Prevent Iraq 'Genocide'

    US Bombs Islamic State After Barack Obama Call to Prevent Iraq 'Genocide'

    US warplanes bombed Islamist fighters marching on Iraq's Kurdish capital on Friday after President Barack Obama said Washington must act to prevent "genocide".

  • US Warplanes Strike Militants in Iraq

    US Warplanes Strike Militants in Iraq

    The United States launched Friday afternoon a second round of airstrikes on Sunni militants in northern Iraq, sending four Navy fighter jets to strike eight targets around Irbil, according to Pentagon officials.

  • US Warplanes Strike Militants in Iraq

    US Warplanes Strike Militants in Iraq

    US warplanes struck Sunni militant positions in northern Iraq on Friday, the Pentagon and Kurdish officials said, confirming the first significant US military operation in the country since US forces withdrew in 2011.

  • US Begins Strikes in Iraq, Pentagon Says

    US Begins Strikes in Iraq, Pentagon Says

    US warplanes struck Sunni militant positions in northern Iraq on Friday, the Pentagon said in a statement, confirming the first significant US military operation since ground troops left Iraq in 2011.

  • US Aircraft Strike Islamic State Artillery in Iraq: Pentagon

    US Aircraft Strike Islamic State Artillery in Iraq: Pentagon

    US aircraft launched strikes against extremist positions in northern Iraq after artillery fire near US personnel, the Pentagon said on Friday.

  • Mega Defence Deals on US Defence Secretary's Delhi Agenda

    Mega Defence Deals on US Defence Secretary's Delhi Agenda

    US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi as part his three-day trip to Delhi that aims at improving defence and strategic ties between India and Washington.

  • Barack Obama Authorizes Air Strikes to Prevent Iraq 'Genocide'

    Barack Obama Authorizes Air Strikes to Prevent Iraq 'Genocide'

    Barack Obama said Thursday he had authorized US air strikes on Iraq and humanitarian supply drops to prevent a "genocide" by Islamist extremists against minorities.

  • No US Air Strikes Have Taken Place in Iraq: Pentagon

    No US Air Strikes Have Taken Place in Iraq: Pentagon

    Media reports that the United States has struck targets in Iraq are not accurate, a Pentagon spokesman said on Thursday, as Islamist militants advanced across northern Iraq.

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