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General: ‘Significant’ Gains Made By Anti-ISIL Forces In Northern Syria

General: ‘Significant’ Gains Made By Anti-ISIL Forces In Northern Syria

WASHINGTON: Anti-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant forces have made significant gains in northern Syria, which will have positive effects in Iraq as well, a senior U.S. Central Command official said today. During a telephone conference from Southwest Asia […]


NATO Implementing Biggest Defense Reinforcement Since Cold War

NATO Implementing Biggest Defense Reinforcement Since Cold War

The first full exercise of NATO’s new rapid reaction force is taking place in eastern Europe. The Organization’s chief said the alliance was implementing its biggest defense reinforcement since the Cold War. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) created the […]


Litany of problems keep Iraqi army weak

Litany of problems keep Iraqi army weak

Iraq’s leadership was indignant after US accusations that its forces lack the will to fight but assessments of the army’s ability suggest the rank-and-file have reasons to shy from battle. Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said Sunday, a week after the […]


U.S. Soldiers prepare Iraqi army for sustained success

U.S. Soldiers prepare Iraqi army for sustained success

Camp Taji has been a key location in the U.S. training effort portion of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve. Soldiers, from the 82nd Airborne Division and 310th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Forward Advise and Assist, provide hands-on training […]


52 civilians dead in coalition strikes in Syria: monitor

Jordanian Air Force F-16 Fighter Aircraft

US-led air strikes targeting the Islamic State group killed at least 52 civilians in a village in northern Syria, a monitoring group said on Saturday. “Air strikes by the coalition early on Friday on the village of Birmahle in Aleppo […]


Iraqi forces enter IS-held Tikrit after 10-day push

Iraqi forces enter IS-held Tikrit after 10-day push

Iraqi forces have entered Tikrit, dodging bombs and sniper fire in search of their biggest victory yet against embattled jihadists who tried to light new fires elsewhere in Iraq and Syria. The Islamic State group has suffered stinging defeats in […]


US forces could have role in Syria in future: Dempsey

US forces could have role in Syria in future: Dempsey

The US military’s top officer, General Martin Dempsey, told lawmakers on Wednesday it was possible special operations forces could eventually be sent to Syria to back up American-trained rebels. But officials said Dempsey’s comment was addressing a “hypothetical” scenario for […]


250 Swedish Military Vehicles Sold to Iraq

BMP-1

Two-hundred-fifty Swedish [armored fighting vehicles] of the type BMP-1 are secretly being shipped to Iraq, Swedish Radio News reveals. It is illegal in Sweden to export weapons to Iraq, but the tanks are being sold via a company in the […]


Pentagon Expedites $17.9 Million in Equipment to Aid Iraqis

Caiman mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles in Iraq

The Defense Department has expedited $17.9 million in equipment and supplies –- some which have already been delivered –- to the Iraqi government, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters today. Warren provided a general update on equipment and […]


Operation Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq

F-18 fighter aircraft

SOUTHWEST ASIA: U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, […]


 
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