Saudi bombs prop up failing ally in Yemen after Shiite rebel gains

Mar 27, 2015

Saudi bombs prop up failing ally in Yemen after Shiite rebel gains

Saudi Arabia led airstrikes against Shiite rebels in Yemen as it seeks to prop up an allied government facing the loss of its last remaining stronghold. The Saudis headed a coalition of 10 Sunni-ruled nations that carried out raids around Yemen’s capital Sanaa, which ...

Iraq calls for air power to protect antiquities

Mar 10, 2015

Iraq calls for air power to protect antiquities

Iraq urged a U.S.-led military coalition on Sunday to use air power to protect the country’s antiquities from Islamic State fighters looting and destroying some of the world’s greatest archaeological treasures. A government minister said the coalition, which has carried out 2,800 airstrikes against ...

Canada and Kurds disagree over soldier's death in Iraq

Mar 9, 2015

Canada and Kurds disagree over soldier's death in Iraq

The Canadian government and Kurdish officials are publicly disagreeing over the circumstances of a Canadian soldier’s death in a friendly fire incident in Iraq. The death Friday of Sgt. Andrew Joseph Doiron marked Canada’s first casualty as part of the U.S.-led coalition’s war on ...

French warship on front line of air war against Islamic State

Feb 25, 2015

French warship on front line of air war against Islamic State

A dozen French fighter jets are catapulted into the sky from an aircraft carrier in the Gulf, roaring off toward Iraq as part of the campaign against the Islamic State jihadi group. Five hours later, by midnight, the last batch of warplanes swoops down ...

Nigeria says 'large number' of insurgents killed in joint airstrike

Feb 20, 2015

Nigeria says 'large number' of insurgents killed in joint airstrike

Nigeria’s air force on Thursday bombed Boko Haram strongholds in northeast Borno state, killing “a large number of terrorists,” as a four-nation offensive against the insurgents presses on, a military statement said. The targets of the bombardment included the town of Gwoza, where Boko ...

Feb 6, 2015

France airstrikes 'neutralize' 50 Islamic State fighters in Iraq: army

French fighter jets have “neutralized” 50 Islamic State group militants, along with several vehicles in recent days in Iraq, the army said in a statement on Thursday. The vehicles were destroyed in an unplanned “opportunistic strike” on Wednesday, the statement on the past week’s ...

Feb 6, 2015

U.S. moves rescue assets to Iraq in fight against Islamic State

The United States has sent search and rescue assets to northern Iraq in recent days, bolstering its ability to recover coalition personnel in the U.S.-led air campaign against Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria, U.S. officials said on Thursday. The deployments follow a ...

Chad forces bomb Boko Haram positions in Nigerian town

Feb 2, 2015

Chad forces bomb Boko Haram positions in Nigerian town

Chadian aircraft struck Boko Haram positions in the Nigerian border town of Gamboru for a second straight day on Sunday, an AFP journalist in a neighboring town said. Two military choppers pounded targets in Gamboru for about two hours, setting off loud explosions and ...