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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]