Counterterrorism

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 08:48

Agenda

To receive testimony on counter-ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) operations and Middle East strategy.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 04:48
President Obama would consider sending more U.S. Special Operations forces to Syria in the future if the latest deployment proves to be successful, the White House said Tuesday.
Monday, April 25, 2016 - 06:41
The U.S. military on Friday acknowledged killing 20 civilians and wounding 11 more in recent airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, more than doubling the number of civilian fatalities it has admitted causing in the military campaign against the Islamic State.
Monday, April 25, 2016 - 06:10
President Obama outlined plans Monday to nearly quadruple the size of U.S. Special Operations forces in Syria to up to 300 troops, saying it was needed to keep pressure on the Islamic State.
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 06:25
Yemeni forces backed by Apache helicopters from a Saudi-led coalition wrested the city of Houta from al Qaeda fighters after a gun battle on Friday morning, a local military official said.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 06:41
The two sides stressed the need to enhance the existing cooperation in the fields of security, anti-extremism and counterterrorism, renewing their condemnation of the acts of terror that have targeted several countries. They emphasised the importance of taking part in the international efforts to combat terrorism through international and military coalitions.
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 06:56
The northern Rif mountains have been home to hash-peddlers, smugglers, and outlaws for centuries. Now they’re a breeding ground for Europe’s jihadi terrorists.
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 06:30
U.S. aircraft destroyed a car carrying “core al-Qaeda” members in northwestern Syria, Tuesday night, according to Pentagon officials. It is the second strike against the group’s affiliate in Syria in less than 72 hours.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 06:36
The U.S. fight against Islamic State militants risks becoming “another slow, grinding failure” like the Vietnam War, the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman warned Tuesday.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 06:52
The terror group has suffered a series of defeats in Syria, but while the prevailing Pentagon view may be that ISIS has weakened, there is debate about just how much.

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