Friday, November 4, 2016 - 07:02
The U.S. military says that the Taliban “influences” at least 25 of Afghanistan’s 407 districts and controls only 8 more. The numbers are at odds with an assessment by The Long War Journal of Taliban control in Afghanistan.
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 06:52
The U.S. Army announced Thursday it will deploy 1,700 soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division this winter to advise and assist Iraqi Security Forces currently trying to retake Mosul from Islamic State fighters.
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 06:50
Burundian lawmakers have asked the government to call back all its troops performing duties in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). "It's been 10 months our troops in Somalia have not been paid, the EU now refuses to send their salaries via the Burundian government ... we think it's time to bring them back," Victor Burikukiye, president of a parliamentary committee on security and defense, said.
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 06:49
Iraq is not planning for U.S. military advisors to accompany Iraqi forces inside the city of Mosul, at least for now, a U.S. military spokesman said on Thursday, potentially limiting America's role in the offensive against Islamic State.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 08:39
U.S. and Afghan forces came under fire on Thursday while targeting senior Taliban commanders during a joint operation in northern Kunduz province, calling in airstrikes during an assault that killed 26 civilians, three local troops and two American service members, NATO and local officials said.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 07:57
Two American soldiers and more than 30 Afghans were killed on Thursday in the midst of heavy fighting around the northern provincial capital of Kunduz, officials and local residents said.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 07:41
As the Iraqi army has pressed its offensive to drive Islamic State militants from Mosul, a mostly Sunni Muslim city, it has been joined by a potentially troublesome ally: Shiite fighters, some of whom have been accused in the past of abuses against their Sunni compatriots.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 07:39
Thousands of men and boys have already been detained indefinitely by Iraqi security forces under vague allegations of being affiliated with the Islamic State. I have met with families of a small number of men being held; none of them had heard from their loved ones who, in most cases, had no idea where they were being held.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 07:36
Iraq warned Wednesday that Turkey risks war over its threats to intervene militarily in northern Iraq even as Iraqi forces worked to secure a first foothold within Mosul against the Islamic State.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 08:00
Following yesterday’s release of a Human Rights Watch report detailing how Nigerian authorities raped and sexually exploited women and girls displaced by Boko Haram, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari released a statement through his spokesman that he has ordered an immediate investigation into the findings.