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EL BUR, Somalia - The U.S. military said it carried out a fresh airstrike targeting Al-Shabab militants in central Somalia, the latest military action against the Islamic group in the horn of Africa country, Garowe Online reports. The United States Africa Command [AFRICOM] said in a statement released ... Al-Shabab
President Trump said that U.S. forces would leave Syria "very soon" during a speech in Richfield, Ohio, on Thursday. "We're knocking the hell out of ISIS. We'll be coming out of Syria, like, very soon," Mr. Trump said, referring to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). "Let the other people take care of it now ... Al-Shabab

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jamie Jarrord, left, thanks Manbij Military Council commander Muhammed Abu Adeel during a visit to a small outpost near the town of Manbij, northern Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Lt. Gen. Paul E. Funk, the top U.S. general in the coalition fighting the Islamic State group pledged ... Al-Shabab
As American service members crossed the line of departure in the early hours of March 20, 2003, they likely had little idea the war would become clouded by controversy and stretch on for another eight years. Fifteen years after the U.S. launched Operation Iraqi Freedom, the remaining U.S. troops deployed ... Al-Shabab
Saudi, US forces continue military training exercises. The event will close on Wednesday morning at the training center in North Square 2 in the northern region with maneuvers in which all the training operations will take place, with the participation of all units from both sides. (SPA). Staff writer, Al Arabiya ... Al-Shabab
The skirmish occurred on Feb. 7, 2018 when forces aligned with Syria's dictator Bashar Al Assad, backed by Russian mercenaries from a shadowy company called Wagner, which are possibly under the direct control of the Kremlin, launched an attack on U.S. forces and members of the U.S.-backed Syrian ... Al-Shabab
A U.S. Marine fires an M777-A2 Howitzer in the early morning in Syria, June 3, 2017. US Marine Corps. Senators pressed the nation's top commander in the Middle East on what's next for the United States by keeping its forces in Syria after the ISIS forces in the region are in decline. The ... Military
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has cut short his trip to Africa to return to Washington about one day ahead of schedule. Picture: Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP. Nairobi - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has cut short his first trip to Africa to return to Washington about one day ahead of schedule to deal ... Military
US forces participating in the military drills arrived days earlier with all its military personnel and technical equipment. The military exercises will take place over several days and aims to strengthen mutual military relations between the two sides. The Assistant Training Director Brigadier General Mohammed ... Military
HATZOR AIR BASE, Israel — If war breaks out in the Middle East, U.S. and Israeli forces are preparing to fight alongside one another to defend Israel against missile attacks from across the region. Nearly 5,000 Israeli and American troops have been training together in Israel for that very scenario. Military
U.S. naval forces operating off the coast of Yemen say the country's ongoing civil war has created a surge in the use of laser weapons in the area, as various factions test offensive and defensive laser capabilities. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller told the House Appropriation Committee that ... Military
A US senator has revealed that Washington is struggling with its mission to break militant group al-Shabab's hold on Somalia. Some 500 US troops are working with the Somali military and other African partners to eradicate al-Shabab from their strongholds in Somalia. "Our doctrine is…to disrupt, clear, ... Military
These Senators Want To Pull US Forces Out Of Yemen. They're pointing to a law that lets Congress move to withdraw armed forces from a war the legislature didn't approve to begin with. ShareTweetEmail · SMS. These Senators Want To Pull US Forces Out Of Yemen. By Jake Jones February 28, 2018. ShareTweetEmail ... Military
Russia conceded Tuesday that “dozens” of its citizens were injured and an unspecified number were killed in a U.S. strike in Syria earlier this month, though it insisted its military was not involved in the clash. “In the course of the recent military clash, in which the servicemen of the Russian Federation did ... Military
US forces stationed with Syrian Democratic forces troops on the base responded with artillery fire and air strikes. Colonel Ryan Dillon, a spokesperson for United States Central Command, confirmed in an email that that there was a raid conducted by pro-Assad forces, but would not confirm that any Russian ... Military

On March 26, 1945, during World War II, Iwo Jima was fully secured by U.S. forces following a final, desperate attack by Japanese soldiers. In 1827, composer Ludwig van Beethoven died in Vienna at age 56. In 1874, poet Robert Frost was born in San Francisco. In 1917, the Seattle Metropolitans became ... Military
The U.S. military's Kadena Air Base is pictured in Kadena, Okinawa Prefecture, in this file photo taken from a Mainichi aircraft on July 23, 2017. (Mainichi). Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera has expressed his displeasure at the U.S. forces' failure to directly notify his ministry of an accident in which an ... Military
U.S. military officials say pro-Assad regime forces are gathering east of the Euphrates River in Syria near where Assad forces attacked U.S.-backed forces in February, causing a massive loss of life of regime troops and Russian mercenaries, CNN reported Thursday. "While we do not seek confrontation with ... Military
The commander of the U.S. Africa Military Command, or AFRICOM, Marine Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, testified to the House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, saying that the great majority of Africa's problems do not have military solutions. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: It's been five months since ... Military
Leaked audio recordings said to be of Russian mercenaries in Syria capture expressions of lament and humiliation over a battle in early February involving US forces and Russian nationals. Published by Polygraph.info — a fact-checking website produced by Voice of America and Radio Free ... Military
France 24 published an interview last week with a man it described as a Russian paramilitary chief who provides Russian citizens access to mercenary work in Syria in which he said his countrymen had been galvanized by reports that they were taking an embarrassing loss to US forces. "Each week I ... Military
A U.S. Air Force F-16 dumped two fuel tanks into Lake Ogawarako on Feb. 20 after a fire broke out in the engine shortly after takeoff from Misawa Air Base, where it is based. The fighter jet then made an emergency landing at the base, located in Misawa, a city in Aomori Prefecture. At the time, about 10 ... Military
“Just as when we previously removed US forces prematurely, the group will look to exploit any abatement in pressure to regenerate capabilities and reestablish local control of territory,” wrote David Trachtenberg, the deputy undersecretary of defense for policy. Get Today's Headlines in your inbox:. Military
US Foreign Secretary Rex Tillerson speaks during a joint press conference with Jordanian foreign minister in Amman on February 14, 2018. (AFP Photo). BAGHDAD, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- The United States is prolonging its presence in Iraq as part of its strategy to strengthen its role in the Middle East as ... Military
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 A.M.) – Strong suspicions exist that US military forces in Syria maintain a Guantanamo Bay-style black site within the northeastern city of Hasakah (mostly controlled by Kurdish coalition partner militias) for the interrogation of Islamic State prisoners and other captives. Military
Russia conceded Tuesday that “dozens” of its citizens were injured and an unspecified number were killed in a U.S. strike in Syria earlier this month, though it insisted its military was not involved in the clash. “In the course of the recent military clash, in which the servicemen of the Russian Federation did ... Military
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:45 P.M.) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Mohammed Javad Zarif took part in a conference titled “Russia in the Middle East: Playing on All Fields” at the Valdai Club, on Monday in Moscow. Lavrov said the USA needs to show in their actions “that ... Military
Mass shooting in Florida high school. On Wednesday afternoon, at least 17 people died after a 19-year-old former student opened fire with a semiautomatic rifle at his old high school in Parkland, Fla., officials said. It was the 30th mass shooting in the U.S. in the past six weeks, according to the nonprofit Gun ... Military
In mid January, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson unveiled the administration's new policy with concern to Syria. In a widely covered speech at Stanford, Tillerson declared an open-ended commitment of US forces in that country. “Let us be clear,” said Tillerson, “the United States will maintain a military ... Military
14 per cent of U.S. forces medically unable to deploy - they could be kicked out of military. David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen More from David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen. Published on: February 15, 2018 | Last Updated: February 15, 2018 10:03 PM EST. U.S. Army soldiers carry a wounded American soldier to a U.S. Army ... Military
American troops in Syria may be on the receiving end of an “Ottoman slap” if they don't abandon a key group of local fighters, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened Tuesday. “It is clear that those who say 'we will respond aggressively if you hit us' have never experienced an Ottoman slap,” ... Military
U.S. forces called in an airstrike on a T-72 tank after coming under attack from Syrian pro-regime forces. For the second time in less than a week, U.S. special operations forces in eastern Syria came under attack from pro-regime forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The service members, acting ... Military
US forces stationed with Syrian Democratic forces troops on the base responded with artillery fire and air strikes. Ryan Dillon, a spokesperson for United States Central Command, confirmed in an email that that there was a raid conducted by pro-Assad forces, but would not confirm that any Russian fighters ... Military
CNN | CNN gets an exclusive look into the war in Syria, with the US Special Forces. Syria · Islamic State · Isis · US forces. Email; Print. Share. Recommended. by NEWSROOM AI. More in Multimedia. Floyd Shivambu addresses the media after the ANC announce that they are recalling president Jacob Zuma ... Military
A member of the U.S. Forces in Korea says hello to her family in the Biggest Little City. Elise Van Pool spoke with Reed Cowan of KSNV News3LV, who's covering the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Van Pool used the opportunity to say hello to her parents, Denise and Richard, and grandmother Connie. Military
Russian President Vladimir Putin's hand lurks very close in Wednesday's attack by Assad regime forces on the Syrian Democratic Forces in a northern sector east of the Euphrates river. Facing that attack, the SDF and embedded U.S. special operations personnel held their position with the support of U.S. ... Military
During the past weekend, U.S. forces conducted air operations to strike Taliban and the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, or ETIM, training facilities in Afghanistan's Badakhshan province, the commander of NATO air operations in Afghanistan said today. U.S. and British coalition partners and Afghan ... Military
U.S. forces have begun reducing their numbers in Iraq after Iraqi authorities declared "victory" over Islamic State, an Iraqi government spokesman said on Monday. Iraqi forces backed by a U.S.-led international coalition last year captured all the territory that fell under Islamic State control in 2014 and 2015, ... Military
General Joseph Votel, head of the United States Central Command, told CNN on Sunday that withdrawing US forces from the strategically important city is "not something we are looking into." His statement comes just a day after Turkey's foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, demanded that the US pull out of ... Military
Jackpotting cyberattack hits US, forces ATMs to spit out money for hackers. An ATM attack that has been popular outside the US for several years now appears to have made its way stateside. By Brandon Vigliarolo | January 29, 2018, 9:53 AM PST. 0. Email; Print; Reddit; Delicious; Digg; Pinterest; Stumbleupon; Google ... Military
The Pentagon said on Monday it was reviewing whether it needed to bolster its security protocols after fitness tracking devices broadcast patterns of movement of US personnel at American military facilities around the world, including in war zones. Nathan Russer, a student at the Australian National ... Military
U.S. forces conducted a series of strikes in far eastern Syria that killed as many as 150 suspected Islamic State militants, the U.S. military said this week. The operation took place on Saturday in the town of As Shafah, near the Iraqi border, the U.S.-led military coalition said in a statement. A defense official ... Military
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump called President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey on Wednesday and urged him to exercise caution and to avoid any actions that might risk conflict between Turkish and American forces in Syria. The Turkish ground and air offensive has raised international ... Military
special forces YPG Pictures of US soldiers wearing Kurdish YPG patches, while fighting ISIS. Screenshot/Twitter via @jenanmoussa. ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Wednesday he did not think Turkey will come face-to-face with the United States as it carries out ... Military
Japan stepped up criticism against the U.S. forces on Wednesday after a third forced landing by a military helicopter in the southern island prefecture of Okinawa this month, with Okinawa Gov Takeshi Onaga calling the military "crazy" and "out of control." "Indeed, the whole U.S. military is going crazy," ... Military
Trump urges Erdogan to 'exercise caution' & avoid targeting US forces in Syria. Published time: 25 Jan, 2018 02:30 Edited time: 25 Jan, 2018 03:42. Get short URL ... Military
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Wednesday he did not think Turkey will come face-to-face with the United States as it carries out military operations in Syria, seeing only a small possibility of this happening in the Manbij area. In an interview with Reuters, Bozdag ... Military
For the first time in sixteen years, the winter season in Afghanistan might not witness a slump in the war against terrorism, reports the Washington Post. Winter is usually when Taliban terrorists head back to their villages while American soldiers lay low. Data from the United States Air Force (USAF) Central ... Military


 

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