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An Iraqi airstrike in Syria on April 19 has killed 36 Islamic State militants, including some of the group's leaders inSyria, an Iraqi military spokesman told ... Iran over Syria, the Israeli air force cancelled plans to send F-15 fighter jets to take part in the U.S.-hosted exercise Red Flag, which begins on April 30.
In Niger alone, the Pentagon in the past few years has doubled the number of United States troops, to about 800 — not to conduct unilateral combat missions ... “The base, and the more frequent flights that its opening will allow, will give us far more situational awareness and intelligence on a region that has ...

Since Sunni dictator Saddam Hussein was toppled in the US-led invasion of 2003, the constitution has vested key powers in the prime minister, a post ... Two of the favorites topping the lists were among the architects of victory against Daesh, which in 2014 seized a third of Iraq's territory in a lightning ...
Saul Bosquez, who was wounded in Iraq, fields a hard grounder during a game between the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team and a local team of ... The team, comprised entirely of U.S. military veterans who have suffered amputations, played at Loriella Park in Spotsylvania County on Sunday.
The Iraqi officer explained that PMF units are commonly located around Iraqi army bases “to monitor” the army. “If they see any movements that they view as threatening to themselves, or to Iran, they can move against us,” he said. One might wonder why such clarity about the role of the PMF and Iran's influence in Iraq ...
The airstrike came after the UK and France joined Donald Trump in a US-led attack in Damascus against the Assad regime. Iraq's latest missile campaign comes after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi indicated he may engage more heavily in military interventions against ISIS in Syria, threatening the ...

WASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan 24) State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert on Thursday reaffirmed the US commitment to a “unified, democratic, federal, and prosperous Iraq, with a stable and viable Iraqi Kurdistan Region.” Nauert made the statement as she read a summary of the visit to Erbil and ...
President Fuad Masum says no decision has been made for Iraq to host permanent American military bases, stressing that Baghdad will not allow for the country to turn into a launch pad for any military aggression against neighboring Iran. In an interview with Iranian Arabic-language al-Alam news network, ...
The Turkish army has established new bases in northern Iraqi regions cleared of PKK terrorists. ... The PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU, waged a terror campaign against Turkey for more than 30 years and has been responsible for the death of nearly 40,000 ...
When the U.S. invaded Iraq, Galvan's serving time was about to end, but because all of his buddies were going to the war he decided to reenlist. “I was anxious and ready for it,” said Galvan. When he got to Iraq, he was stationed in Falluja, but got to travel to all the military bases in Iraq. Galvan was forced to ...
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced Saturday the “end of the war” against militant group Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq, and said that Iraqi forces had regained control ... The U.S. led Operation Inherent Resolve, which was formed to defeat ISIS, also announced the victory in a statement on Twitter.
Russia has offered to assist the U.S. in the final stages of the fight against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in Iraq after Moscow declared total victory ... Caliphate there, but not on the deployment of its own military bases in Syria,” Gerasimov said, according to the state-run Tass Russian News Agency.
While in Qatar, Macron traveled to the vast al-Udeid air base, which hosts U.S.-led international coalition operations against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria and the war in Afghanistan. The air base is home to some 10,000 American troops and the forward headquarters of the U.S. military's Central ...
U.S. Air Force captain Steve Tate — call sign “Tater” — scored one of the first aerial victories of Operation Desert Storm, downing an Iraqi air force Mirage F.1 during the night of Jan. 16 and 17 ... Tate took off with three other F-15C pilots at 1:30 in the morning from King Abdul Aziz air base in Saudi Arabia.
In addition to their presence in Iraq, Harakat Al-Nujaba has many fighters inside Syria that fighting alongside the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Hezbollah. Harakat Al-Nujaba has been attacked by the U.S. forces in the past, due to their offensive that targeted the Tanf Military Base in southeast Homs.
And are American concerns that Iran is destabilizing Iraq justified? Over these three nights, the series takes us to the capital, Baghdad, to the outskirts of Mosul, to Sulaymaniyah in Iraqi Kurdistan, and to the contested city of Kirkuk. We begin in the holy city of Karbala and a look at Iran's religious and political ...
Safiya Ahmed fled Mosul, Iraq, in the summer of 2014 to Erbil, Iraq, when the Islamic State, or IS, group entered the city. Since coming to the U.S. in January 2015, she is one of the last students from Iraq to study in the U.S.. Ahmed studies under the Higher Committee for Education Development, or HCED, ...

Baghdad ( Popular Mobilization Forces (PMFs) reject the deployment of any U.S. troops at the disputed areas in Kirkuk, its spokesman said. “Kirkuk is totally secure and there is no need of any foreign troops there,” Ali al-Husseini, the PMF spokesman for the northern axis, said in a Tuesday ...
At a gathering in Baghdad, the top US diplomat in Iraq told reporters the deployment of US troops to Kirkuk – which was neither confirmed nor denied by the anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition – was, in reality, a transfer of equipment. Local Iraqi and Kurdish news outlets quoted members of the Kirkuk Provincial Council claiming ...
Gillem explains that for many years, military bases mirrored surrounding suburban sprawl: low-density, automobile-oriented, not conducive to walking or biking. And Gillem, who was in active duty in the US Air Force for nine years and spent another 12 in the Reserves, saw firsthand the problems with this ...
The former spokesman of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Force (SDF), an armed Syrian group dominated by the PKK terrorist group's offshoot, has told Anadolu ... Stephen Townsend [commander of Inherent Resolve, the anti-Daesh operation in Syria and Iraq] and U.S. Central Command chief Gen.
For the U.S.-led anti-ISIS coalition in Iraq and Syria, the key word in November has been “stabilization.” This term increasingly ... What is clear is that it means that after three years of war against ISIS alongside seventy partner nations, the United States is going through a transition in the Middle East. This will ...
It seems that Moscow had a plan when it intervened militarily in Syria more than two years ago based on a preconceived scenario suggesting that by tilting the military balance in favour of Damascus, it can dictate the terms of the peace formula for the country and secure its naval and air bases in Syria for as ...
The war was just beginning for Donald Peterson when he returned home from Iraq in 2005. A traumatic brain injury, ... of his mission to Iraq. “This is the U.S. exit strategy to train up Iraqi troops,” he said then. ... “He should have been sent to that medical base in Germany for treatment.” Instead, he returned ...
Tommy Martin was born April 30, 1979, at Fort Carson, Colorado, which is where his Dad, Robert Lee Martin, was stationed while serving in the U.S. Army, and as Tommy put it, “I was an Army ... This facility is named after Andrew Jackson, a United States Army General and seventh president of the USA.
Although rarely serving in a front-line role since the draw down of 2011, the US continues to maintain bases in Iraq and – according to its account – train and advise Iraqi forces as well as provide fire support (in the form of airpower and artillery) for them. The core US Army formation in Iraq is the 3rd Brigade ...
Christopher J. Bence, commander of the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., left, shows the Bronze Star Medal ... swept across Iraq's north and west in the summer of 2014 capturing Iraq's second largest city of Mosul and advancing to the edges of the Iraqi capital, ...
The weapons and ammunitions brought to the U.S. main base that was built last year in Sarrin district near the Euphrates River are also transferred out to ... The military bases mainly located alongside the M4 highway from the Iraq-Syria border to northern Syrian city of Aleppo, are among the places used to ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The Iraqi military on Thursday denied the deployment of American forces to the K-1 military base outside of Kirkuk after reports in ... It added that the US-led Global Coalition does not have the mandate or resources to hold territory in Iraq, something the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider ...
The move comes as a part of the US plan to gradually replace the military bases in Qatar with Jordanian military bases, according to the American ... in June, the United States, Saudi's biggest ally, faced a complicated situation as its center of air operations against IS in the region, the Al-Udeid Air Base, ...
US Army carry team transfers the remains of Army Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright of Lyons, Georgia, at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, US on October 5, 2017. ... The DOD issued a report where it stated that US has a total of 26,000 troops spread across Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, which is far higher than any ...
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's military said on Wednesday that more than 80 militants were killed in an air strike on Monday in northern Iraq, where ... The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has been waging an insurgency in southeast Turkey since the 1980s, also has bases across the border in Iraq.
Baghdad ( The Iraqi military has denied news that U.S. troops headed toward Kirkuk, saying no more of the U.S.-led Coalition troops are in Kirkuk or elsewhere in Iraq. “Some media channels quoted Kurdish sources as saying that U.S. troops moved toward Kirkuk,” the Joint Operations ...
And she spoke gravely of the new risk of ISIS launching a devastating cyber attack on Britain or sending foreign fighters overseas to attack Brits in the UK. In her starkest warning yet, Mrs May admitted: "As IS are defeated here, there is a danger they will disperse and become more of a danger to us at home.
An almost $73 million project to build an Afghan National Army garrison in Kunduz province was plagued by cost overruns and delays. Auditors found that the project, overseen by DynCorp International LLC, will cost more than $19 million more to fix the various construction problems. Two former DynCorp ...
BAGHDAD, Nov 27 (KUNA) -- The international coalition fighting so-called Islamic State (IS) Monday denied plans to establish US bases inside Iraqi territories. The coalition ... He told a news conference in Baghdad there were no American military bases in Iraq but those belonging to the coalition.
For the close to 1,000 US Marines assisting Iraqi forces in the area, the campaign has led them back to familiar terrain to continue the fight against an enemy that appears set to evolve into a different kind of threat. "Marines, in particular, understand western Iraq," Marine Corps. Brig Gen. Robert Sofge told ...
In Iraq, the earthquake killed at least seven people and injured 535, all in the country's northern Kurdish region, according to Iraq's Interior Ministry. The quake was centered 19 miles (31 kilometers) outside the eastern Iraqi city of Halabja, according to the most recent measurements from the U.S. Geological ...
The location used to be an American base before being vacated in 2011. Saeed called on the UN, the Iraqi government and the Commission of Human Rights to conduct DNA examinations to identify the victims in the mass graves. Hawija was occupied by IS in mid-2014 along with many other areas in northern Iraq.
It usually means that the US has found no way to convince, incentivize, ... The Iraqi Prime Minister did not even dignify this call with a courtesy ... half a trillion of US tax payer dollars, was not invested in making Iraq into a ... the border of Afghanistan to stop providing training and supply bases for the Taliban.
During basic training, the United States invaded Iraq, and Griffin was ... and sent to Iraq, where they were stationed at Forward Operating Base ...
Kurdish Leader In Iraq Steps Down As Independence Movement Stalls ... region, including an air base and the oil-rich area around the city of Kirkuk. ... Iraqi Kurds expanded their territory in 2014 after the federal military collapsed ... The U.S. and U.K. didn't support the vote amid fears it would embolden ...
The top U.S. envoy for the anti-IS coalition, Brett McGurk, said the Sunni ... al-Qaida in Iraq, was almost crushed in 2007 by U.S. and Iraqi forces. ... IS will again “find a supporting base in Sunni Iraq,” where discontent with the ...
Follow us on ... Iraqis remove destroyed Abrams tank from Prde to K1 base ... Iraqi and Peshmerga forces came to clashes near Prde last week when the ... Kurdish military and political leaders have complained that Iraq is violating ... the terms of its agreement with the United States by deploying weapons ...
The move had been expected following the ballot, which rather than strengthen the Kurdish hold on northern Iraq has left it splintered, with ...
Iraqi troops attacked the Islamic State group's last bastion in the ... The launch of the keenly awaited offensive that the US-led coalition ... forces had recaptured several military bases southeast of Al-Qaim, including an airbase.
FINAL PUSH IN IRAQ: This morning Iraqi forces are on the move against the last ... “China is helping us and maybe Russia's going through the other way and .... war between dueling regional bases in North Dakota and Missouri yesterday. The @TeamMinot Air Force base in northern North Dakota and ...
The fallout in Saudi-Iraqi relations began after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990. ... "The US backs Abadi and sees him as a counterweight against ... This is important especially for his Shia base of support, which is very ...
Eli Lake: U.S. failed to stave off Iraq's advance on the Kurds ... It has been widely reported that Iraqi Security Forces entered Kirkuk and a nearby military base and oil ... According to U.S., Kurdish, Iraqi and European officials familiar with ... Every year, the United States Department of Agriculture releases a ...
Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson listens as Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi of Iraq, center, speaks during their meeting in Baghdad on ...



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