Counterterrorism

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 06:52
Even as U.S., Iraqi and Kurdish forces make significant gains against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, rising friction between Turkey and America's key regional allies threatens to scuttle the hopes of coalition forces to drive the terrorist group from the region.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 06:49
As Iraqi forces backed by U.S. support engage the Islamic State across multiple battlefronts in Iraq, Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter announced Monday that American Apache helicopter gunships had been used in combat for the first time since President Obama authorized their use in April.
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 07:15
Islamic State fighters withdrew from front lines with Syrian rebel forces north of Aleppo on Wednesday as the rebels mounted a counter attack against the jihadist group near the Turkish border, an opposition source and monitoring group said.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 06:20
As the humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate, the international community is increasingly questioning the involvement of external government actors there. Particularly under the microscope is the U.S. government, whose support to Yemen over the past decade has largely been in the form of military and police aid to fight al-Qaeda.
Monday, June 6, 2016 - 06:53
A US-backed offensive to retake ISIS-held northern Syrian city of Manbij has displaced some 20,000 civilians and could uproot about 216,000 more if it continues, a UN humanitarian agency said on Monday.
Monday, June 6, 2016 - 06:31
The Prime Minister of Libya’s national unity government, Fayez al-Sarraj has dismissed international military intervention in the fight against the terrorist group Islamic State whose threat is growing in the country since they gained roots in 2014.
Monday, June 6, 2016 - 06:16
The delay is expected despite American efforts to keep Iraq’s creaky war machine on track. Although President Obama vowed to end the United States’ role in the war in Iraq, in the last two years the American military has increasingly provided logistics to prop up the Iraqi military, which has struggled to move basics like food, water and ammunition to its troops.
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 06:40
U.S.-backed Syrian militias vowed on Thursday to drive Islamic State (IS) from the city of Manbij and surrounding areas in northern Syria and urged civilians there to stay away from militant positions that would be targeted in the campaign.
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 06:33
A U.S.-backed force of Kurds and Arabs advanced toward an important Islamic State transit town in Syria on Wednesday, brushing aside Turkish opposition to the involvement of Kurds in operations to recapture the strategically vital area.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 06:15
Ankara is offering to begin joint counterterrorism operations with American forces to clear a key pocket of Islamic State territory along the Turkish-Syrian border, but with one catch: Kurdish forces cannot be part of the deal.

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