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Coalition live-fire exercise enhances Iraqi combat capabilities

The first coalition live-fire exercise for the Iraqi Forward Air Controller course took place at Besmaya Range, Iraq, March 4-8, 2018. The Combined Joint Task...

Coalition forces announce shift as campaign against ISIS progresses in Iraq, Syria

Enabled by accelerated successes following the liberation of Mosul, the coalition will shift its focus in Iraq from enabling combat operations to sustaining military...

A-10s bring thunder, lightning during fight against ISIS

The 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron is wrapping up a deployment that saw heavy involvement in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and...

Clashes between Iraqi, Kurdish troops close to Kirkuk city

Iraqi and Kurdish forces exchanged artillery fire early Monday south of the city of Kirkuk, after central government forces began a “major operation” to...

Moscow says US ‘pretending’ to fight IS in Iraq

Moscow on Tuesday accused the United States of reducing its air strikes on the Islamic State group in Iraq to allow militants to enter...

Iraqi forces retake three districts of IS bastion

Iraqi forces on Tuesday recaptured from the Islamic State group the first three districts of militant bastion Tal Afar as the Pentagon chief visited...

Syrian rebels say they downed regime plane, captured pilot

A Syrian rebel group said it shot down a government warplane on Tuesday and captured its pilot alive near a ceasefire zone in the...
Fierce clashes as Syria battles IS in Aleppo

Turkey sends more artillery to Syrian border

Turkey sent artillery units to the border with Syria Saturday, where its army regularly clashes with Kurdish militia, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. A...

America’s widening role in Syrian war

The unprecedented US downing of a Syrian regime warplane highlights the rapidly shifting dynamic in the six-year conflict where President Donald Trump has given...

US-led warplanes hit Syrian forces

US-led warplanes hit a pro-regime convoy in Syria that ignored warning shots, weeks after President Donald Trump's administration launched America's first strikes against Damascus...