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  • Syria Raids Also Aimed at Group Plotting Attack on US: Pentagon

    Syria Raids Also Aimed at Group Plotting Attack on US: Pentagon

    US forces staging the first strikes against Islamic State jihadists in Syria also targeted a separate extremist group plotting an imminent attack against US and Western forces, the Pentagon said.

  • US, Partners Begin Airstrikes Against Islamic State Militants: Pentagon

    US, Partners Begin Airstrikes Against Islamic State Militants: Pentagon

    The US and partner nations began launching airstrikes against Islamic State group targets in Syria for the first time on Monday night, expanding a military campaign against the militants with a mix of fighter jets, bombers and Tomahawk cruise missile...

  • US Too Late on Syria: Former Pentagon Chief

    US Too Late on Syria: Former Pentagon Chief

    The rise of the brutal Islamic State group can partly be blamed on President Barack Obama's failure to arm moderate Syrian rebels far earlier, said former US defense secretary Leon Panetta.

  • US Says Troops in Liberia To Have No Contact With Ebola Patients

    US Says Troops in Liberia To Have No Contact With Ebola Patients

    US troops heading to Liberia to help fight the Ebola epidemic will help train health workers but will have no "direct contact" with patients infected with the virus, the Pentagon said Friday.

  • US Ground Troops Possible in Iraq: Top General

    US Ground Troops Possible in Iraq: Top General

    American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama's plan...

  • Nations Trying to Stop Citizens From Aiding Islamic State

    Nations Trying to Stop Citizens From Aiding Islamic State

    France wants more power to block its citizens from leaving the country, while Britain is weighing whether to stop more of its citizens from coming home. Tunisia is debating measures to make it a criminal offense to help jihadist fighters travel to Sy...

  • US Warplanes to Fly from Iraqi Base: Pentagon

    US Warplanes to Fly from Iraqi Base: Pentagon

    US combat aircraft will soon start flying out of a base in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq as part of a "more aggressive" air campaign against Islamic State jihadists, the Pentagon said Thursday.

  • Expanded US Strikes First Step in Long Campaign Against Islamic State

    Expanded US Strikes First Step in Long Campaign Against Islamic State

    By expanding his military campaign against the Islamic State group, President Barack Obama hopes to reverse the militants' momentum in Iraq, squeeze their sanctuary in Syria and erode their recruiting appeal across the greater Mideast.

  • US Confirms Death of Al Shabaab Leader Godane in Somalia Strike

    US Confirms Death of Al Shabaab Leader Godane in Somalia Strike

    The Pentagon confirmed on Friday that Ahmed Abdi Godane, a leader of the al Shabaab Islamist group, was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Somalia this week, calling it a "major symbolic and operational loss" for the al Qaeda-affiliated militants.

  • 'A Dozen' Americans Fighting With Islamic State: Pentagon

    'A Dozen' Americans Fighting With Islamic State: Pentagon

    The United States believes about "a dozen" Americans are fighting with Islamic State (IS) extremists in Iraq and Syria, a Pentagon spokesman said on Thursday.

  • Pentagon: Death of al Shabaab Leader in US Strike Would be Major Blow

    Pentagon: Death of al Shabaab Leader in US Strike Would be Major Blow

    The Pentagon is assessing whether an airstrike on an encampment in Somalia killed al Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane, but if confirmed the militant's death would represent a "very significant" blow to the group, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

  • Iraqi Forces Break Jihadist Siege of Amerli: Officials

    Iraqi Forces Break Jihadist Siege of Amerli: Officials

    Iraqi forces broke through to the jihadist-besieged town of Amerli on Sunday, where thousands of people have been trapped for more than two months with dwindling food and water, officials said.

  • Western Militaries Drop Food, Water in Besieged Iraq Town

    Western Militaries Drop Food, Water in Besieged Iraq Town

    Western militaries have airdropped humanitarian aid to the besieged Iraqi town of Amerli, home to thousands of Shiite Turkmen cut off by jihadists from receiving food, water, and medical supplies.

  • US Planes Strike Militants, Drop Aid Near Iraq's Amerli

    US Planes Strike Militants, Drop Aid Near Iraq's Amerli

    The United States carried out air strikes on Saturday against Islamic State fighters near the besieged Shi'ite town of Amerli in northern Iraq and airdropped humanitarian aid to civilians trapped there, the Pentagon said.

  • US Makes Airdrop of Humanitarian Aid in Besieged Iraq Town: Pentagon

    US Makes Airdrop of Humanitarian Aid in Besieged Iraq Town: Pentagon

    The US military on Saturday made an airlift of humanitarian aid to the besieged town of Amerli, northern Iraq and home to thousands of Shia Turkomen cut off by jihadist rebels from receiving food, water, and medical supplies.

  • US Launches Air Strikes on IS Rebels Near Mosul Dam: Pentagon

    US Launches Air Strikes on IS Rebels Near Mosul Dam: Pentagon

    The US military launched fresh attacks on Islamic State forces in Iraq, using fighter aircraft and drones to carry out strikes near the Mosul dam, the Pentagon said on Saturday.

  • Iraq Operations Cost $560 Million So Far: Pentagon

    Iraq Operations Cost $560 Million So Far: Pentagon

    US military operations in Iraq, including airstrikes and surveillance flights, have cost about $560 million (30 billion rupees) since mid-June, the Pentagon said on Friday.

  • Iraq Operations Costing on Average $7.5 Million Per Day: Pentagon

    Iraq Operations Costing on Average $7.5 Million Per Day: Pentagon

    US military operations against Islamic State in Iraq have cost an average of $7.5 million per day since they began in mid-June, the Pentagon said on Friday, a figure that means the department has spent more than $500 million on the conflict.

  • Syria Chemical Arms Team to Disband September 30, Probe to Go On: UN

    Syria Chemical Arms Team to Disband September 30, Probe to Go On: UN

    A joint mission of the United Nations and the global anti-chemical arms watchdog that has overseen the destruction of Syria's toxic gas stocks will shut down on Sept. 30 though a successor unit will continue investigating, the UN chief said.

  • US F-15 Fighter Jet Crashes in Virginia: Pentagon

    US F-15 Fighter Jet Crashes in Virginia: Pentagon

    A US F-15C fighter jet crashed Wednesday in a Virginia forest and it was unclear if the pilot ejected before the plane went down, officials said.

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