Stories tagged: military
UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
Chemical attack kills dozens in Syria; U.S. blames Assad
Suspected chemical attacks in northern Syria on Tuesday left at least 58 people dead and scores struggling to breathe as Europe’s top diplomat said the Syrian government bore “primary responsibility.”
Tue., April 4, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Centennial of U.S. entrance into WWI lures visitors to museum
Crossing a glass walkway that spans a field of 9,000 poppies, visitors to the official U.S. memorial to World War I are transported to a time when tanks and air …
Mon., April 3, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Syrian government forces besiege rebel-held Damascus area
Syrian troops intensified their bombardment of opposition-held areas around Damascus on Monday and besieged a rebel neighborhood northeast of the city, the latest in the government’s push to erase battlefield …
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 10:23 p.m.
U.S. Defense Chief Mattis says North Korea has ‘got to be stopped’
North Korea must be stopped on its path toward being able to threaten the United States with nuclear attack, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday in a stark expression …
Fri., March 31, 2017, 9:17 a.m.
Airman from Oregon dies in non-combat incident in Syria
The Defense Department says a U.S. Air Force airman from Oregon has died in a non-combat incident in Syria.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 6:19 a.m.
As war in Afghanistan drags on, Russia resurrects interest
As America’s effort to end 16 years of war in Afghanistan yields little progress, Russia is resurrecting its own interest in the “graveyard of empires.” The jockeying includes engaging the …
Thu., March 30, 2017, 1:08 p.m.
Ukraine government pledges to cease fire in the east on Saturday
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has ordered his country’s troops to cease firing on Russia-backed separatists on Saturday.
Thu., March 30, 2017, 11:25 a.m.
Number of Syrian refugees tops 5 million mark, group reports
The number of Syrians who have fled their country after six years of civil war has surpassed the 5-million mark, the U.N. refugee agency said on Thursday.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
Russia general claims US-led coalition hit dam in Syria
A senior Russian general on Tuesday accused the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State of targeting Syria’s infrastructure – including a key dam – in territory held by the Sunni …
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 4:40 p.m.
U.S. denies loosening rules for avoiding civilian casualties
A recent spike in civilian casualties in Mosul suggests the U.S.-led coalition is not taking adequate precautions as it helps Iraqi forces battle the Islamic State group, Amnesty International said …
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 3:59 p.m.
U.S.-backed fighters to pause military action near Syria dam
U.S.-backed forces in northern Syria said Monday they will pause military operations near a major dam held by the Islamic State group in order to allow engineers to fix any …
UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 5:34 p.m.
U.S. acknowledges its forces were behind airstrike on Mosul
An airstrike targeting Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul that witnesses say killed at least 100 people was in fact launched by the U.S. military, American officials …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 3:28 p.m.
Tillerson will meet with NATO counterparts, after all
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with NATO allies next week in Brussels, a move that could quell controversy over his earlier decision to skip a long-planned summit of …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
U.S. coalition investigating reports of deadly Mosul airstrike
The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group is investigating reports of an airstrike in a western neighborhood in the Iraqi city of Mosul that allegedly left more than 100 …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 7:34 a.m.
Troopers: National Guard Humvee stolen from Ohio armory
Authorities in Ohio are still on the hunt for a Humvee swiped from an Ohio National Guard Armory.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 7:32 a.m.
Serbia says no to NATO on alliance’s airstrikes anniversary
Serbia’s prime minister pledged on Friday that the Balkan country will never join NATO or any other military alliance as Serbia marked the 18th anniversary of the start of NATO …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 1:22 p.m.
Car tries to ram Antwerp shopping area; security tightened
Belgian authorities tightened security Thursday in the port city of Antwerp after a Frenchman drove his car at high speed through a busy shopping area, forcing pedestrians to jump out …
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 7:46 p.m.
Syrian troops besiege Islamic State stronghold
Syrian government forces are besieging the last Islamic State stronghold in the northern province of Aleppo, weeks after launching an offensive to retake the entire province, state media and an …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 2:07 p.m.
While Trump promotes military buildup, some look at another round of base closings
At the same time that President Donald Trump is pushing a plan to increase defense spending by 10 percent, Washington state Rep. Adam Smith says it’s time to save money …
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 8:24 p.m.
U.S. to allies: Do more to fight Islamic State
Declaring the Islamic State group’s destruction its top Middle East priority, the Trump administration on Wednesday urged coalition partners to contribute more to forces who are retaking Iraq’s second largest …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 10:59 a.m.
U.S. investigates airstrike in Syria that activists say killed civilians
The U.S. military said Wednesday that it was investigating claims that it had bombed a school in northern Syria where activists said dozens of civilians had been killed.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Tillerson plan to skip NATO meeting baffles former officials
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is reportedly considering skipping a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels next month, in a nearly unprecedented move that baffled many in the foreign-policy …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
The race to Raqqa could cost Trump Turkey
The United States and Turkey are on a collision course in Raqqa, as Turkish officials warn that Washington’s reliance on Kurdish forces to liberate the Islamic State’s de facto capital …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 2:31 p.m.
Israel plans mass evacuation if war erupts again
If Islamic militants in Gaza or Lebanon go to war with Israel, they could find their usual targets empty.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 12:43 p.m.
Al-Qaida steps up violence against Syrian government
Under pressure from fellow insurgents and escalating airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition, Syria’s al-Qaida branch is stepping up violence against President Bashar Assad’s strongholds with precise, high-profile attacks, including a …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
Iraqi officials say Baghdad bombing kills at least 23
A suicide car bombing in Baghdad killed at least 23 people on Monday and wounded 45 others, according to Iraqi officials.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
Japan, Russia bolster cooperation, urge North Korean restraint
Japan and Russia agreed Monday to step up work toward resolving a longstanding territorial dispute through cooperation in a range of areas.
Sun., March 19, 2017, 5:03 p.m.
Afghan soldier opens fire on U.S. service members, wounding 3
Three American service members were wounded Sunday when an Afghan soldier opened fire on them at a base in the country’s southern Helmand province, U.S. officials said.
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
Somalia blames Saudi-led coalition for deadly strike on boat
Somalia’s government on Saturday blamed the Saudi-led coalition for Friday’s attack on a boat that killed at least 42 Somali refugees off the coast of war-torn Yemen, calling the assault …
Thu., March 16, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
Syrian missiles fired at Israeli jets that struck in Syria
Anti-aircraft missiles were launched from Syria into Israeli-controlled territory early Friday following a series of Israeli airstrikes in Syria, the Israeli military said.