Stories tagged: war
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 3:59 P.M.
Iraqi forces advance in Mosul, strike ISIS inside Syria
As Iraqi ground troops pushed into western Mosul on Friday, the country’s air force struck Islamic State group targets inside Syria for the first time in response to recent bombings …
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 4:55 A.M.
With new anti-ISIS plan due next week, Pentagon considering troops in Syria
The top U.S. military officer declined repeatedly Thursday to rule out committing U.S. ground troops to battle the Islamic State in in Syria, stressing that the Pentagon will present President …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 9:52 A.M.
In unusually hostile message, North Korea accuses China of ‘dancing to U.S. tune’
In an unusual commentary released by state media on Thursday, North Korea accused a foreign country that claims to be a “friendly neighbor” of measures tantamount to an attempt to …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 6:03 P.M.
Iraqi forces on Mosul hilltop gird for fierce fight ahead
Iraqi troops worked to secure a strategic hilltop overlooking Mosul’s international airport and a nearby military base on Tuesday, fearing the Islamic State group, which still holds both facilities, may …
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 1:45 P.M.
Afghan troops surround vice president’s compound in Kabul standoff
Government troops surrounded the fortified luxury home of First Vice President Abdurrashid Dostum in the Afghan capital Tuesday in an all-day standoff, raising fears of a violent confrontation with his …
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 4:08 P.M.
U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis: No plan to seize Iraqi oil
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday the United States does not intend to seize Iraqi oil, shifting away from an idea proposed by President Donald Trump that has rattled …
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 3:11 P.M.
U.S. advisers are now fighting alongside Iraqi forces in the battle for Mosul
U.S. military advisers are now fighting alongside Iraqi forces near the front lines against the Islamic State, a sign of President Donald Trump’s willingness to grant more latitude to American …
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 9:59 A.M.
Defense Secretary Mattis: U.S. will stay in Iraq a while
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday he believes U.S. forces will be in Iraq and in the fight against Islamic State militants for a while, despite some rocky times …
SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 11:27 P.M.
Iraqi forces launch push to retake western Mosul from IS
Iraqi forces launched an operation Sunday to retake the western half of Mosul from the Islamic State group.
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 8:11 A.M.
Four NATO nations would pick Russia to defend them if threatened: poll
Who you gonna call? For the citizens of four NATO countries asked which military power they’d want fighting on their side if attacked, the answer was simple – Russia. That …
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 11:13 A.M.
Iranians trample on U.S. flag, mark 1979 Islamic Revolution
Iranians on Friday marked the anniversary of the country’s 1979 Islamic Revolution with nationwide celebrations and mass rallies that saw people step on large U.S. flags laid out on the …
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 9:34 A.M.
Assad says U.S. troops welcome in Syria to fight terrorism
Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview released on Friday that the United States is welcome to join the battle against “terrorists” in Syria – as long as it …
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 8:17 P.M.
Top U.S. commander says more troops needed in Afghanistan
A few thousand more troops are needed to help end the stalemate in Afghanistan, according to a senior U.S. military commander who also told lawmakers Thursday that Russian meddling is …
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 1:32 P.M.
Egypt shuts down organization treating torture victims
Egyptian police on Thursday morning shuttered an organization that treats victims of torture and trauma, said a prominent psychiatrist who founded the center, describing it as part of the latest …
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 4:23 A.M.
Syria war seethes despite cease-fire
Syria’s fronts are on fire despite a cease-fire reached in December between the rebels and the government. Though the two sides sat face-to-face in the Kazakh capital of Astana a …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 1:36 P.M.
Israeli military responds to tank fire from Syria
The Israeli military says it has struck a target in Syria in response to a tank round fired at the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 8:56 A.M.
Syria rejects Amnesty’s report of mass hangings as ‘untrue’
Syria’s justice ministry on Wednesday rejected an Amnesty International report of mass hangings of as many as 13,000 people in a prison near Damascus, calling the allegations “totally untrue” and …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 8:18 A.M.
US commander: Mosul and Raqqa should be retaken in 6 months
The top U.S. commander in Iraq says he expects to retake Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria from the Islamic State group within the next six months and the …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 7:05 A.M.
Russia deploys air defense missiles for massive drills
The Russian military has deployed its air defense missiles around Moscow as part of massive drills, to practice response to an air attack.
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 2:56 P.M.
In conflict with Trump, Iran’s supreme leader says his country is ‘not afraid of threats’
Escalating a war of words with President Donald Trump, Iran’s supreme leader said Tuesday that the Islamic republic was “not afraid of threats” and vowed large anti-American protests beginning Friday.
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 9:30 A.M.
Amnesty International: Up to 13,000 hanged in Syria’s ‘slaughterhouse’
The prison north of Damascus was known to detainees as “the slaughterhouse” and in it, as many of 13,000 people were hanged in only four years after a series of …
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 7:38 A.M.
Russia denies involvement in airstrike on Idlib
Airstrikes on a rebel-held city in Syria early Tuesday killed at least 15 people, wounded dozens more and demolished several buildings, in one of the deadliest attacks since a cease-fire …
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 7:29 A.M.
Putin scrambles Russian air forces to check readiness
President Vladimir Putin has put the Russian air force on high alert, the latest in a series of drills amid tensions with the West.
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 7:25 A.M.
Suicide bomber strikes Afghan Supreme Court, killing 19
A suicide bomber struck an entrance to Afghanistan’s Supreme Court on Tuesday, killing at least 19 people in the latest in a series of attacks on the country’s judiciary.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 3:40 P.M.
U.N. says 30,000 have returned to Iraq’s Mosul
The United Nations says some 30,000 people have returned to neighborhoods retaken from the Islamic State group in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul since a major operation to drive …
MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017, 6:37 P.M.
Amnesty International: At least 13,000 hanged in Syrian prison since 2011
Syrian authorities have killed at least 13,000 people since the start of the 2011 uprising in mass hangings at a prison north of Damascus known to detainees as “the slaughterhouse,” …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2017, 4:31 P.M.
Rebels in Ukraine say commander is killed in a car bombing
A top rebel commander in eastern Ukraine was killed when his automobile exploded, along with another person, rebels said Saturday, blaming Ukraine’s special services for the blast.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 12:09 P.M.
Defense Secretary Mattis makes 1st trip to Asia; North Korea plans unclear
Other than a tweet, President Donald Trump hasn’t said how he’ll stop North Korea from threatening America with a nuclear weapon. And as his Pentagon chief visits key allies in …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 9:09 P.M.
U.S. puts Iran ‘on notice’ after missile test, won’t elaborate
The White House issued a cryptic warning Wednesday that the U.S. will act against Iran unless it stops testing ballistic missiles and supporting Houthi rebels in Yemen, but declined to …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017, 10:23 P.M.
Iran refuses to confirm conducting missile test
Iran’s foreign minister on Tuesday refused to confirm whether his country recently conducted a missile test, saying the Iranian missile program is not part of a 2015 nuclear deal with …