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Barack Obama chose to make the final military act of his presidency an order for air strikes on ISIL in Libya this week, a country where he declared last year he had made the "greatest mistake" of his presidency.
The strike took place just a day before the end of President Barack Obama's presidency and a day after more than 80 fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) were killed in US air strikes in Libya, according to the ...

More than 40 fighters of Jabhat Fateh Sham (JFS) were killed in air strikes on their camp in northern Syria on Thursday night, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
At least 40 jihadists have been killed in air strikes on a training camp in western Aleppo, reports say. Most of those killed are said to have belonged to Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, which is excluded from the current ceasefire.
American forces have bombed two ISIS camps in Libya where militants were plotting new terror attacks on Europe. Ashton Carter, the outgoing US defence secretary, said initial estimates suggested more than 80 fighters were killed.

A B-2 Spirit stealth bomber from the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base leaves a hangar before carrying out air strikes in Libya. Senior Airman Joel Pfiester/US Air Force. WASHINGTON - On Wednesday evening, a pair of US Air Force B-2 Spirit ...
No fewer than 54 victims of Military bomb misfire in Rann, Headquarters of Kala-Balge, are currently hospitalized in three hospitals located in Maiduguri B.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday sent a delegation to Rann, Borno following Tuesday's air strike by the Nigerian Air Force on an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in the town.
Up to 100 people have been killed in a bombing on a refugee camp in Rann, Nigeria. It was an accidental bombing by a Nigerian air force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists.
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has commiserated with families of the victims of yesterday's "accidental" air strike by men of the Nigerian Air Force of 'Operation Lafiya Dole' in the Rann Internally Displaced People (IDP) camp in Borno State.
Concerns about safety of Defence personnel are behind the department's reluctance to release specific details of missions and air strikes in Iraq and Syria. Late last year, the UK-based Airwars monitoring organisation labelled Australia one of the ...
A US-led coalition air strike in northwestern Syria killed a top leader of al-Qaeda splinter group Jabhat Fateh al-Sham on Wednesday (18 January).
Russia and Turkey yesterday joined forces for the first time to stage air strikes against Islamic State, marking a highly unusual military partnership between a NATO member and Moscow.
Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - The death toll from a botched air strike on Boko Haram fighters in northeast Nigeria rose to 70 on Wednesday, as aid agencies indicated more people could die without urgent treatment.
Reports: More than 100 killed in botched Nigerian air strike. An air force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists reportedly mistakenly bombed a refugee camp.
Nigerian military jet has mistakenly bombed a camp for displaced people in the north-east, killing at least 52 people and injuring many more.

After a lull of several months, aircraft belonging to the Libyan National army (LNA) once again attacked Derna this evening. Several sites belonging to the powerful local Abu Sleem brigade are said to have been hit, mainly weapons depots.
Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - At least 52 aid workers and civilians were killed on Tuesday when an air force jet accidentally bombed a camp in northeast Nigeria instead of Boko Haram militants, medical charity MSF said.
Another coalition air strike has found its mark. Not one of the structures that housed the faculty, administration and students has been left unscathed by the battle to expel ISIL.
ADEN: At least 26 Yemeni fighters died in fresh clashes and an air strike as government forces advanced against Shiite Huthi rebels near a key shipping strait, medics and officials said Saturday.
A spokesperson for US Central Command, which coordinates coalition air strikes, told The Independent it had bombed targets in the area on the day as part of numerous strikes targeting ISIS fighters and infrastructure.
Israel cooperates with Russia on its air strikes and military operations in Syria, an Algerian writer and political analyst claimed on Friday.
ADEN // Dozens of soldiers and employees of the Houthi-run interior ministry took to the streets of Sanaa on Saturday morning, demanding their salaries which have gone unpaid for the last four months.
air strikes on a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria killed eight people on Saturday, a monitor said. Most of those killed in the Idlib province town of Maarat Masrin were civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
WASHINGTON // A US air raid in Yemen has killed a regional al-Qaeda senior operative, the Pentagon said. The January 8 strike in the central province of Baida killed Abd al-Ghani Al-Rasas of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
The Iraqi report claimed: "The air strike also killed the commander of Islamic State's Australian Brigade, Khaled Sharrouf, also known as Abu Mosab al-Australi, along with his aides Mohamed Abdel Karim (Abu Waleed al-Australi), Abdullah Ismail (Abu ...
He confirmed that 12 fighters were killed in the air strike. A local Taliban commander, Mualvi Attiqullah was among the killed, he added.
IRAQI news agencies are reporting that a nest of Australians fighting for the Islamic State, including the notorious executioner Khaled Sharrouf, who has ...
A senior leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was killed in a US air strike on Sunday in Yemen, the Pentagon said in a statement on Friday.
The opposition-run Syrian Civil Defense, a search and rescue group also known as the White Helmets, said its workers pulled the bodies of three children and three adults from the rubble of an air strike on the village of Babka in the opposition-held ...
A monitoring group also said at least 22 jihadists had been killed in air strikes in neighbouring Idlib province. It was not clear who was behind the various attacks, which took place despite a week-old nationwide truce.
Watch US-led air strikes on ISIS. Christopher Woody. Wednesday at 10:10 AM. Nearly three months into the fight to retake the city of Mosul from ISIS militants, the terror group still has a presence in other parts of Iraq.
The UK's chief legal adviser is to set out - for the first time - the government's basis for military strikes against terror suspects abroad.
It is widely recognized that the US has vastly undercounted the civilian death toll resulting from the thousands of air strikes it has carried out in Syria since the fall of 2014. In October, Amnesty International estimated that the US-led coalition ...
More than 7,000 people have been killed in Yemen since the coalition launched its intervention, many of them civilians killed in its air strikes. Washington has scaled back its logistics and intelligence support for the coalition's air war because of ...
BARRING a last-minute breakthrough, about 2,500 cabin crew members employed by British Airways (BA) will strike this week over alleged "poverty pay" at the airline.
"Based on information provided by the Directorate General of intelligence and Security, the aerial Hawks [air force] launched several successful air strikes, which resulted in the destruction of vehicles' shielding and booby-trapping labs," the unit ...
Al-Iraqi was also killed in a coalition air strike on 2 November, 2016. On Thursday (5 January), Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said that the series of air strikes has weakened the IS as well as al-Qaeda operatives in Syria. He added that the ...
Beirut (Reuters) - An air strike in Syria killed a leading member of a major jihadist group and his son on Friday, his group said, in the second deadly air strike targeting the militant group this week. The Jabhat Fateh al-Sham group, previously known ...
Beirut (Reuters) - An air strike in Syria killed a leading member of a major jihadist group and his son on Friday, his group said, in the second deadly air strike targeting the militant group this week. The Jabhat Fateh al-Sham group, previously known ...
A water shortage has struck Damascus after the town of Wadi Barada, a rebel-held area northwest of the Syrian capital has come under repeated fire by the Syrian regime.
Washington (AFP) - The United States carried out an air strike in Syria that reportedly killed at least 25 members of former al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham Front including senior figures, a US military official said Wednesday.
This picture taken from the Turkish Syrian border city of Karkamis in the southern region of Gaziantep, on August 24, 2016 shows smoke billows following air strikes by a Turkish army jet fighter on the Syrian Turkish border village of Jarabulus during ...
Earlier this year, Muhammad Ikhlas, a farmer from the southern Afghan province of Helmand, made a nerve-wracking journey across the front line of fighting between government forces and the Taliban.
air strikes in northern Syria have killed at least 25 members of a prominent jihadist group, including senior figures, monitors say.
ISIS weapons stash is blown away as bloody fight for Mosul rages on. COALITION forces obliterated a huge ISIS weapons cache during a recent air strike in Iraq. By Jack Warren. PUBLISHED: 10:35, Tue, Jan 3, 2017 | UPDATED: 10:44, Tue, Jan 3, 2017 ...
Centcom said it was also reviewing an air strike that reportedly killed civilians at a hospital near Mosul on 29 December. ISIS released footage appearing to show the bodies of men killed at the Ibn Athir Hospital via its Amaq propaganda agency, as ...
Nine civilians, including five members of one family, have been killed in rebel bombing and an air strike by the pro-government coalition in war-torn Yemen, military and rebel sources said Monday.
Aden (AFP) - Nine civilians, including five members of one family, have been killed in rebel bombing and an air strike by the pro-government coalition in war-torn Yemen, military and rebel sources said Monday.





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