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Yazidi civilians in Sinjar fear that they are the next target of the mighty US-supplied F-16s of the Turkish state, as Erdogan threatens "another Operation Olive Branch” in Sinjar to “clear the region of terrorists.” In August 2014, Dezhwar, who served in the 2nd Division of the Iraqi army for eight years, watched ...
Briggs, 30, held the rank of staff sergeant when he died. The airmen, based at Gabreski airfield in Westhampton Beach, were among seven U.S. service members killed March 15 when their helicopter crashed near the Syrian border in western Iraq. Military officials said the crash did not appear to be caused ...

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says Baghdad will not allow cross-border attacks on Turkey days after Ankara said it had launched a military campaign against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq. Abadi told his Turkish counterpart, Binali Yildirim, during a phone conversation on Monday that Iraqi armed forces ...
It's unclear whether reports of Kurdish militants' withdrawal from Sinjar in Iraq have convinced Turkey not to launch a military offensive. ... Therefore, while Turkey's army has been stepping up its military operations against PKK bases scattered over Qandil and surrounding regions, it has also established a ...
Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has stressed that his country has no plan to carry out any military operation against Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) fighters in Iraq without obtaining the approval of the Iraqi government first. Yıldırım made the remakes in a phone call with his ...
Iraq's Sinjar region, where the Iraqi army started an operation against the PKK, has been a hot topic for both Turkish and Iraqi officials who have been ... The comments from Jaafari came after Turkey successfully finished another military operation on the PKK and its Syrian affiliate YPG in Syria's Afrin.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi armed forces will prevent Kurdish militants based in northern Iraq from staging cross-border attacks against Turkey, Iraqi ... On Monday Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey's intelligence chief would meet an Iraqi official to discuss the Iraqi military operation in Sinjar.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Kurdish disappointment with the United States can be overcome, according to Kurdistan Regional Government Prime ... Referring to the October 16th operations when the Iraqi military, supported by Iran-backed Hashd al-Shaabi began an offensive to take over Kirkuk from the ...
George W. Bush endured accusations his administration had decided from the very beginning to take military action to force regime change in Baghdad. ... Between the end of Operation Desert Storm in March 1991 and the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom in March 2003, the United States and its allies ...
Iran-backed militias and IRGC forces are also supporting the Iraqi government, although the United States, France, and other allies have called for Baghdad to dismantle the militias. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on October 22 said it was time for Iranian military advisers and fighters "to go home and ...
Canadian troops in Iraq have begun training the Iraq army on the threat of ... military says, with the aim of establishing a group of soldiers within the Iraqi ... Canada joined Operation Impact, the U.S.-led multinational coalition to defeat ISIS, in 2014. ... At times, Canadian Special Operations Forces have engaged the enemy ...
“We do believe, yes, that the operation to take over Kirkuk was led ... Iran is complicating relations between Erbil and Baghdad, US Senator John McCain said last week. ... Iranian officials regard the return of the Iraqi army and the Hashd ... “The United States and Israel had plotted to create a second Israel ...
Airman 1st Class Jordan Stracener, 609th Air Operations Center Detachment ... From front to back: U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kelsey Smallidge, Airman ... With the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant - ISIL, also referred to as ISIS ... forces, such as the Iraqi army and the Syrian Democratic Forces in Syria.
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon flies over Iraq in support of ... than the military's reports acknowledge, a recent news investigation has ... U.S. Army 1st Lt. Jesse Faber, a battle captain assigned the 82nd Airborne Division, watches his monitor for updates from clearance operations in Ramadi, Iraq, Iraq, ...
The Iraqi army retook the last town in the country still held by the Islamic State ... "caliphate" it declared in Iraq and Syria in 2014, the US-led coalition fighting it ... of Iraq's Joint Operations Command (JOC) said in a statement.
It states, in part, that U.S. military operations are authorized to fight only Al ... Authorization for Use of Military Force or the 2003 AUMF in Iraq.
US Deliveries of Weapons and Military Equipment for Terrorists in Syria ... According to Syrian General Ali Al-Ali, the United States illegally delivered ... operations of the U.S.-led international coalition in Syria and Iraq. ... We remind that the Iraqi Army lost about 2,500 of these armored vehicles only in Mosul.

SOUTHWEST ASIA, Nov. 2, 2017 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 11 strikes ...
Nat Geo's Iraq War Series: Gritty, Authentic, And Army-Approved .... town used to train troops for military operations in urban terrain (MOUT) — and ... that had been allowed to slowly simmer, right under the noses of U.S. troops. .... Lambert, assigned to the U.S. Pacific Command Joint Intelligence Operation.
US Senators urge Abadi to accept KRG offer for talks, refrain from military options ... WASHINGTON DC, United States – A group of eight American senators ... federal and democratic Iraq and urge you [PM Abadi] to work with the ... an Iraqi-led military operation drove Peshmerga forces out of oil-rich Kirkuk ...
A man rides a bicycle with Iraqi flag in north of Kirkuk, Iraq October 19, 2017. Picture taken October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed Reuters.
Titled FM 3-0 Operations, the field manual emphasizes the service's ... decades studying the U.S. military's strengths and vulnerabilities as it has fought terrorist groups. ... developed while the United States focused on fighting insurgents. ... faced in Afghanistan and Iraq through the last 16 years, said Lundy, ...
Last week, Iraqi troops announced they had retaken the city center, one of the terror outfit's last remaining strongholds, though operations remained ongoing .... estimated that about 7,000 people had fled Hawija since the military campaign ... ISIS has been losing ground in Iraq since US-backed Iraqi forces ...
The operation, which left four American soldiers dead and two wounded, ... The team of roughly a dozen Army Special Forces in Niger were on what ... But the military's Africa Command asked lawmakers broadly for more help ... A Special Operations Forces member who had deployed to Central Africa ...
Pentagon: Diplomatic Dispute Not Affecting Military Operations Out of ... Turkey and the United States has not affected military operations or personnel out of Turkey, including efforts to defeat Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. ... Since the rise of Islamic State, the U.S.-led coalition has used Incirlik Air ...
SOUTHWEST ASIA, Oct. 10, 2017 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 11 strikes ...
As The War In Iraq Winds Down, The US Military Shifts Its Attention To ... the winding down of U.S. military operations in the Middle East has allowed the ... medic in the U.S. Army, and is a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Iraqi village aided by US soldiers endures ISIS invasion ... photo from about 2008 where he is pictured walking with a U.S. Army colonel. ... had been an early bright spot in the U.S. military's post-invasion rebuilding efforts in 2003, ... early in ISIS' rampage through Iraq pained soldiers who'd deployed here.
Rumor of Iraq village's death left US veterans searching for answers ... and a doctor who'd served in the Iraqi army, sought their help getting clean water. ... Wellman, a veteran of Operation Desert Storm, would serve three tours during ... in military efforts to find, capture or kill the enemy, said Army Col.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – US troops have not been deployed to Kirkuk's airbase, the Iraqi Joint Operations Command announced on Thursday. ... “US troops have continuously been deployed by helicopters to the K-1 military base since last night,” a council member reportedly told Basnews. An Iraqi Member ...
The U.S.-led military coalition has marked a string of successes in its fight against ISIS, including the liberation of Raqqa, Syria, and Mosul, Iraq. But the force says that its artillery and airstrikes have killed at least 801 civilians in those countries since Operation Inherent Resolve began in 2014. The number ...
These strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to destroy ISIS in Iraq and Syria. The destruction of ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria also further limits the group's ability to project terror and conduct external operations throughout the region and the rest of the world, task force ...
6, 2017 photo, U.S. Marines prepare to build a military site during a ... Iraq's Prime Minister says Iraqi forces are launching an operation to push ... in a U.S.-led coalition-backed operation that involved Iraqi army units, Iraqi ...
... 2017 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and ... In Syria, near Dayr Az Zawr, coalition military forces conducted a strike ... of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to destroy ISIS in Iraq and Syria. ... conduct external operations throughout the region and the rest of the world.
Iraqi forces paused operations against the Kurds Friday to allow for talks after ... a key economic hub for US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria, with Iraq alleging ... The army released a photograph of a burnt-out vehicle in the barren desert ... Coalition commanders have dubbed the latest operation "the last big ...
Iraqi forces advance towards Hawija during an operation to ... Iraqi forces have captured Islamic State's last stronghold in northern Iraq, the military said on Thursday ... captured in an offensive carried out by US-backed Iraqi government ... from the joint operations commander, Lt Gen Abdul Ameer Rasheed ...
CNN — The leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, seems to ... a long audio message in which he mocks the United States, calls on jihadis to rally ... The release appears to lay to rest claims by the Russian military that they had ... "This is the first I've heard about it," US Army Col.
“The special operations community is a close-knit family,” said Maj. ... “At the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, ...
Large number of Hawija IDPs fleeing ISIS-Iraqi army crossfire reach Peshmerga front ... “We are calling on Masoud Barzani; please do not send us back to Hashd al-Shaabi,” ... "A huge military operation has begun to liberate Hawija and its ... Lawyer: Iraq violates Chicago convention, discriminates against ...
This comes as Iraq stated on Friday that they will hold military operation on ... The United States cautioned against unilateral use of force by Iraq or its neighbors. ... The Iraqi military will not move through the Kurdistan Region, AP reported. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, while showing his opposition to ...
SOUTHWEST ASIA, Sept. 30, 2017 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 34 strikes ...
U.S. forces in Africa this week staged what would have been an ... whether a drone strike or other deadly operation was appropriate. ... That the military can now carry out such operations raises new ... some who fled there from its so-called caliphate in Iraq and Syria. ... Pentagon spokesman Army Col.
SOUTHWEST ASIA, Sept. 29, 2017 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 39 strikes ...
U.S. airstrikes and local militias in eastern Syria have hobbled Islamic State's ... drones now are seen as a threat to the United States, some experts argue. ... to help Iraqi security forces shoot down or neutralize Islamic State drones. ... in Iraq and Syria, according to the U.S. military task force in Baghdad.
ERBIL, Iraq — The Iraqi government escalated its confrontation with its northern Kurdish region on Wednesday, threatening to send troops and ...
As Islamic State fighters fired on Iraqi forces from a building, Captain Spencer ... as many sorties and strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria as other ... “They're fighting like a conventional army fights,” said Maj. ... stationed with them why the United States could not drop more such bombs.
... aimed at stopping the convoy of the IS fighters from reaching the Iraqi border. ... "The Lebanese army fought in the battle but did not get to have any say in ... Even when the military's operation against IS this week coincided with that ... U.S. President Donald Trump in July praised Lebanon for being on the ...
After completion of Tal Afar, Iraq's Joint Operation Centre (JOC) ... of a military convoy headed for Hawija in preparation for operations. ... Kurdish Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi army in the war against ISIS. ... 10 days," Coalition Spokesperson Ryan Dillon, a US Army colonel, told Rudaw on Saturday.
Outgoing army Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend, the Iraq-based commander of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State ... “You have to remember that the Syrian Democratic Forces are not the Iraqi Security Forces. ... the Turkish military, were firing upon the Manbij area there, where there are ...
Other documents reveal sensitive and personal details about Iraqi and Afghan ... Founded in 2008 by former a Delta Force operative, retired US Army Lt. ... has operated on behalf of the U.S. military and State Department in Iraq and ... involved in very sensitive and highly-classified military operations.


 

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