Jul 24, 2015

Pentagon chief Carter visits Iraqi Kurdistan

Pentagon chief Ashton Carter met Iraqi Kurdish President Massud Barzani Friday on the second day of a trip to Iraq aimed at reviewing efforts to defeat the Islamic State group. The U.S. Defense Secretary reiterated his commitment to assisting the autonomous northern Iraqi region, ...

'Freedom will come' say U.S.-led coalition leaflets dropped over Raqqa

Jul 20, 2015

'Freedom will come' say U.S.-led coalition leaflets dropped over Raqqa

A U.S.-led coalition dropped new leaflets over the de facto capital of the Islamic State group in Syria, promising those below that “freedom will come” to the region, activists said Sunday. An anti-Islamic State group called Raqqa is Being Silently Slaughtered and the Britain-based ...

Turkey military commanders huddle over Syria intervention: report

Jul 6, 2015

Turkey military commanders huddle over Syria intervention: report

The Turkish army has called a meeting of troop commanders stationed along its fortified border with Syria to discuss possible intervention in Syria, the Hurriyet newspaper reported on Sunday. Turkey has boosted its military defenses on the volatile border over the past week, stationing ...

U.S.-led coalition pounds Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa

Jul 6, 2015

U.S.-led coalition pounds Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa

U.S.-led coalition aircraft unleashed a wave of airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group’s stronghold of Raqqa in eastern Syria in what the coalition said Sunday was one of its most sustained aerial operations carried out in Syria to date. Islamic State said at least ...