Friday, October 28, 2016 - 07:00
Iraqi Shi'ite militias said on Friday they would launch an offensive against Islamic State west of Mosul imminently, a move which would block any retreat by the Sunni jihadists into Syria but is likely to alarm Iraq's northern neighbor Turkey.
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 07:33
The United States military carried out airstrikes on Sunday in eastern Afghanistan aimed at two of Al Qaeda’s most senior leaders operating in the country, an attack described as one of the most significant in Afghanistan in several years, the Pentagon announced on Wednesday.
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 07:13
Ethiopia has withdrawn troops from Somalia, where they had been battling Islamist militants. It blames a lack of international support for the move, following the EU's recent cut in its funding for foreign troops in Somalia. Ethiopia is a major contributor of soldiers to the Amisom, the African Union mission in the country
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 07:07
The Nigerian military, aided by neighboring countries — along with training from the United States, Britain and France — has made huge advances in fighting Boko Haram. Yet a troubling new series of attacks in Nigeria and the neighboring country of Niger, including one that killed dozens of soldiers, highlights how Boko Haram is far from eliminated
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 06:54
The U.S. and its allies are preparing to launch the invasion of Islamic State’s Raqqa stronghold before the recapture of Mosul in Iraq is complete, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Tuesday, signaling new urgency to prevent militants from regrouping in Syria.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 06:52
Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has rejected the report of a United States Department of Labour, USDOL, that blacklisted the nation as “engaging in child soldiering’’ due to Boko Haram activities in the country.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 07:12
Turkish artillery fire has already played a role in the effort to drive Islamic State from the Iraqi city of Mosul and four Turkish fighter jets are on standby to take part in air operations, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 07:07
One week into the battle for Mosul, U.S. troops are embedded with Iraqi battalion- and brigade-level units, pushing forward with mobile headquarters elements as the fight moves toward the dense city center, according to U.S. officials familiar with the operation.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 06:29
A suicide truck bomber struck an African Union base in central Somalia on Tuesday, and extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack.
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 08:22
Turkey's military struck dozens of Islamic State and Kurdish YPG militia targets in Syria over the last 24 hours, depriving both groups of the ability to move around, the army said on Monday, as its operation there entered a third month.