Counterterrorism

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 07:08
US warplanes have carried out their first air strikes on Islamic State (ISIS) targets in Syria after taking off from a Turkish base, kicking off a key new phase in the campaign against the jihadists.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 06:55
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday vowed that Turkey would press on with its relentless campaign against Kurdish militants "until not one terrorist" was left, as Ankara launched new air strikes against the rebels.
Monday, August 10, 2015 - 06:59
The United States sent six F-16 jets and about 300 personnel to Incirlik Air Base in Turkey on Sunday, the U.S. military said, after Ankara agreed last month to allow American planes to launch air strikes against Islamic State militants from there.
Friday, August 7, 2015 - 06:58
Saudi Arabia sent new military equipment including tanks into Yemen to support loyalists fighting Iran-backed Houthi rebels, tribal and military sources said Thursday.
Friday, August 7, 2015 - 06:54
The Pentagon can’t account for some of the Syrian fighters who went through its training program, defense officials said Thursday, nearly a week after the group’s compound came under attack in northern Syria.
Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 07:24
Libyan soldiers had hoped for a quick victory after local residents took up arms and joined them. But 16 months later the campaign has stalled as Islamist fighters play cat and mouse with government forces -- picking them off with snipers hiding in residential buildings who are hard to hit with heavy weapons.
Monday, August 3, 2015 - 10:41
In every conversation that I had today, it was crystal clear that the United States and the GCC nations agree that the partnership that we share is indispensable to the security and stability of this region.
Friday, July 31, 2015 - 07:14
The upcoming strategic dialogue will seek to expand the relationship beyond security issues—or maybe just get things back on track.
Friday, July 31, 2015 - 06:45
Tunisia's presidency on Friday extended the country's state of emergency for an additional two months as the country battles a violent Islamic insurgency that last month killed 38 tourists on a beach.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 06:52
A month on from the armed attack that killed 38 people, 30 of whom were British, in the resort town of Sousse, the Tunisian government is still grappling with its security responses to the threat of terrorism.

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