UAE squadron lands in Jordan to back strikes on Islamic State

Feb 9, 2015

UAE squadron lands in Jordan to back strikes on Islamic State

A squadron of warplanes from the United Arab Emirates arrived Sunday in Jordan to help the kingdom in its fight against the Islamic State group, state media reported. The F-16 fighter jets were deployed at a Jordanian air base along with UAE pilots and ...

Dec 2, 2014

Turkey starts vetting fighters for U.S.-backed force for Syria

Turkish authorities have started vetting candidates for a beefed-up Syrian opposition force under a joint initiative with the U.S., according to a Turkish official with knowledge of the process. The program will train as many as 5,000 fighters, another official said. The training will ...