Military Operations

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 06:34
U.S.-backed Arab militias began a new offensive against the Islamic State in eastern Syria this week, a bid to flush the extremists out of a key transit zone for fighters, weapons and oil, according to defected military officers leading the Arab group.
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 06:25
Kurdish forces entered the Iraqi town of Sinjar on Friday, raising their flag over several key buildings in a rapid offensive against Islamic State militants following heavy U.S.-led airstrikes.
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 06:10
Kurdish forces aided by thousands of lightly armed Yazidi fighters began a long-awaited offensive early Thursday to reclaim Mount Sinjar and an accompanying town from the Islamic State, which seized the northern Iraqi territory last year and murdered, raped and enslaved thousands of Yazidis.
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 07:12
Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court have identified Georgian military units trained by the United States as being suspected of war crimes, possibly jeopardizing future American aid to those units.
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 06:52
A senior Chinese military officer is visiting the Horn of Africa country Djibouti where he inspected a Chinese warship participating in anti-piracy patrols, China’s Defence Ministry said, following a report China wants a military base there.
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 06:49
Instead of challenging an escalation of American military forces in the Syrian war, several prominent members of Congress are irresponsibly demanding even more hawkish approaches
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 06:34
On Sept. 28, the Taliban seized the provincial capital, Kunduz city, the first major urban area to fall to the insurgency since 2001. For the next 15 days, the militants wreaked havoc. In response to the assault, the government is considering a plan to increase the number of ALP fighters from 29,000 to as many as 45,000.
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 06:32
Backed by tanks, armoured vehicles and plenty of EU cash, thousands of African soldiers took on an imaginary enemy in the arid heart of South Africa this week.
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 06:18
At its current level, the U.S. troop and equipment contribution will not provide sufficient military force to eradicate Boko Haram.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 06:25
After more than 20 years of limited U.S. diplomatic interaction with Somalia, one man is now beginning the task of building new relationships and increasing coordination between the two nations.