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A U.S. airman guides a U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone as it taxis to the runway at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan March 9, 2016. REUTERS/Josh Smith/Files

Seeking Answers For Drone Victims

Three military veterans once involved in the U.S. drone program have thrown their support behind a Yemeni man’s legal fight to obtain details about why his family members were killed in a 2012 strike.

September 9, 2016

Suspected U.S. Coalition Strikes Kill 56 Civilians In IS-Held Syrian City: Monitor

Colonel Chris Garver, a spokesman for the U.S. coalition against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, said it was looking into reports of civilian deaths but was being “extraordinarily careful to make sure” air strikes were killing IS fighters.

July 20, 2016

U.S. Struggles To Turn The Tide In War Against IS

The U.S.-lead coalition is still fighting back against the Islamic State, but some officials say the coalition’s strategy is not likely to work.

October 27, 2014

Obama’s Decision To Aid Kobani Puts Him Squarely At Odds With Turkey’s Erdogan

President Obama clashes with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the extent of Turkey’s military assistance in the fight against the Islamic State.

October 20, 2014

U.S. Intensifies Airstrikes Near Syrian City Of Kobani, But Is Not Working With Militia

The U.S.-led coalition is focusing on pounding Islamic State strongholds with air strikes in a Syrian border city to prevent it from falling to the militants.

October 8, 2014

U.S. ‘Concerned’ Over IS-Beseiged Border Town

Washington (AFP) — The United States said Tuesday it was “horrific” watching in real time the battle for the Syrian border town of Kobane, insisting it did not want to see the city fall to Islamic militants. The blitz on Kobane by the Islamic State group follows a three-week siege that sent 190,000 refugees streaming […]

October 7, 2014

Backed By Strikes, Kurds Battle To Defend Key Syria Town

Even with accurate air strikes and Kurdish fighters battling against IS jihadists, the Pentagon warns that there will be “no quick and easy end to the fighting.”

October 1, 2014

Obama Admits U.S. Underestimated IS, As Air Strikes Intensify

Islamic State militants release a message in response to the air raids launched on Syria.

September 29, 2014

Coalition Strikes Jihadists Near Besieged Syria Town

Overnight raids by the U.S.-led coalition targeted Islamic State (IS) fighters in the area of a Kurdish town in Syria.

September 24, 2014

U.S., Arab Allies Strike IS Jihadists In Syria

Fighter jets, bombers, drones, and Tomahawk missiles were fired from U.S. warships at targeted IS fighter positions, training compounds, command centers, and armed vehicles.

September 23, 2014

Obama Meets With Generals Planning IS Assault

Tampa (AFP) — President Barack Obama meets Wednesday with generals planning his assault against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq as he wraps up a two-day trip devoted to sudden national security crises over jihadism and Ebola. Obama will sit down with General Lloyd Austin, chief of U.S. Central Command at his Florida […]

September 17, 2014

‘All Bases Covered’ In Coalition Bid To Crush IS

Washington (AFP) — “All bases are covered” in a U.S.-led multinational coalition against the Islamic State, John Kerry said, as Washington rallies diplomatic and public support to smash the jihadists. The U.S. Secretary of State told CBS’s Face the Nation that there were allies willing to join the United States in air strikes on IS, […]

September 15, 2014

Iraq PM Under Fire As U.S. Mulls Air Strikes On Militants

Baghdad (AFP) – Top U.S. officials warned Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki against “sectarian” policies as President Barack Obama Thursday weighed calls for air strikes on Sunni insurgents bearing down on Baghdad. The sharp criticism of the embattled premier came as he scrambled to push back militants who have seized the second city Mosul and […]

June 19, 2014