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U.S. Launches Airstrikes Targeting ISIS In Libya

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.01.2016 | World

SIRTE, Libya/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. planes bombed Islamic State targets in Libya on Monday, responding to the U.N.-backed government’s request ...

U.S. Investigates Reports Of More Civilian Casualties In Syria Airstrikes

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.29.2016 | World

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.S. military is investigating reports that an airstrike near Manbij, Syria, on Thursday caused civilian casualties,...

Syrian Opposition Calls For Suspension Of U.S.-Led Airstrikes After Dozens Of Civilians Reportedly Killed

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.21.2016 | World

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The head of the opposition Syrian National Coalition called for a suspension of the U.S.-led air campaign against Islamic State in ...

Afghan Government Confirms Death Of Taliban Leader

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 05.22.2016 | World

The United States has killed the leader of the Afghan Taliban in an air strike in a remote border area just inside Pakistan, Afghanistan said on Sunda...

U.S. Airstrike Kills Dozens At Al Qaeda Training Camp In Yemen

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 03.23.2016 | World

ADEN (Reuters) - At least 50 militants were killed in a U.S. air strike on an al Qaeda training camp in the mountains of southern Yemen, medics and a ...

The Pentagon's Progress

Nick Turse | Posted 01.21.2017 | Politics
Nick Turse

The U.S. spent $25 billion on "training, equipping, and sustaining" Iraqi security forces. Along the way, Pentagon spokesmen offered up an unending stream of good news about the new Iraqi Army. Yet, that same force collapsed in the face of assaults just two and a half years after U.S. withdrawal.

ISIS Controlled This Iraqi City Mere Days Ago. Here's A Look Inside.

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.16.2015 | World

SINJAR, Iraq -- Up a steep road that snakes around northern Iraq's Mount Sinjar lies a ghost city. The so-called Islamic State, also known as ISIS, s...

For The First Time, U.S. Warplanes Attack ISIS Oil Trucks In Syria

The New York Times | Jade Walker | Posted 11.16.2015 | World

Intensifying pressure on the Islamic State, United States warplanes for the first time attacked hundreds of trucks on Monday that the extremist group ...

Yazidis Eager To Return To Iraq’s Sinjar, Newly Freed From ISIS, But Fear What’s To Come

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.14.2015 | World

DAYRABUN, Iraq -- Just a day after Kurdish forces, backed by U.S. airstrikes, reclaimed Sinjar from the Islamic State, there wasn’t a hint of celebr...

Jihadi John 'Probably' Killed In US Drone Strike

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 11.13.2015 | World

BEIRUT, Nov 13 (Reuters) - The United States targeted British Islamic State leader "Jihadi John" in an air attack in northern Syria which Britain said...

Rapper Turned ISIS Pitchman Deso Dogg Killed In U.S. Airstrike

Vocativ | Posted 10.30.2016 | World

Born Denis Cuspert, the hip hop artist--who once toured with DMX--achieved a different kind of notoriety earlier this year when the State Department designated him a global terrorist, claiming he had become a top recruiter for ISIS in Syria.

U.S. Begins Air Strikes Against ISIS From Turkish Air Base

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.03.2017 | World

WASHINGTON, Aug 12 (Reuters) - The United States launched its first manned air strikes against Islamic State targets from the Incirlik Air Base in Tur...

Report: U.S.-Led Strikes In Iraq And Syria Killed Hundreds Of Civilians

AP | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.03.2017 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have likely killed at least 459 civilians over the past year,...

Sophia Jones

U.S. Airstrikes In Syria 'Have Killed So Many People. We Want Them To Stop' | Sophia Jones | Posted 05.22.2015 | World

ISTANBUL -- The U.S. military's admission this week that an airstrike against extremists last year in Syria killed two children is too little and too ...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Two Children Killed In U.S. Airstrike In Syria, Pentagon Says | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 05.21.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S.-led airstrikes against the Islamic State and other militants in Syria killed two young girls in November, the military confirmed Th...

How Significant Is ISIS' Takeover Of Ramadi?

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.19.2015 | World

Islamic State insurgents on Sunday overran the city of Ramadi in Iraq's Anbar province amid reports that government forces fled their posts. The milit...

Sophia Jones

As U.S. Bombs Tikrit, Some Iraqi Sunnis Are Stuck Between ISIS And Shiite Militias | Sophia Jones | Posted 03.27.2015 | World

TIKRIT, Iraq -- There’s a ghost town called al-Dour on the way from Baghdad to the besieged city of Tikrit, where the United States began striking t...

Sophia Jones

Despite Kobani's Liberation From ISIS, Many Syrians See Little To Celebrate | Sophia Jones | Posted 01.29.2015 | World

GAZIANTEP, Turkey -- Syrians say there's little to celebrate even if Kurdish fighters, aided by a barrage of U.S.-led airstrikes, have successfully dr...

The Death Of A Terrorist Leader Doesn't Necessarily Mean The End Of The Group

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 11.14.2014 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

U.S. Renews Air Strikes On Al Qaeda Affiliate

Foreign Policy | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

The U.S. targeted senior leaders of the shadowy Khorasan Group Wednesday night with airstrikes conducted in Sarmada, a town in northwestern Syria near...

Fiercest Fighting In Days Between Kurds And ISIS In Kobani

Reuters | Posted 12.19.2014 | World

By Humeyra Pamuk URFA, Turkey, Oct 19 (Reuters) - The fiercest fighting in days shook the Syrian border town of Kobani overnight as Is...

The Silver-Lining of US Airstrikes in Syria

Vicky Kelberer | Posted 12.15.2014 | World
Vicky Kelberer

The success or failure of the open-ended American military intervention in Iraq and Syria will not be apparent for years, yet there is one area where the US mission has already yielded improvements: humanitarian funding.

Hagel: ISIS Fight Won't End Anytime Soon

Reuters | Posted 10.11.2014 | World

SANTIAGO, Oct 11 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Saturday that the embattled Syrian city of Kobani was a very difficult problem...

U.S Airstrikes In Syria Are Backfiring

The Washington Post | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics

The U.S.-led air war in Syria has gotten off to a rocky start, with even the Syrian rebel groups closest to the United States turning against it, U.S....

U.S. Airstrikes Try To Halt ISIS Offensive On Syria Border Town

Reuters | Posted 12.04.2014 | World

By Ayla Jean Yackley and Sylvia Westall MURSITPINAR/BEIRUT, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Islamic State forces shelled the Syrian border town of K...