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Iraq Coordinates With Assad To Take Out ISIS Fighters Inside Syria

(DCNF) Iraqi forces carried out airstrikes on Islamic State fighters inside Syria Thursday, after coordinating with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government, according to an...

Trump Praises Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Consolidation of Power

Palm Beach, FL – During a private luncheon speech to Republican donors at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday, President Trump praised Chinese President Xi Jinping for...

ISIS Kills 18 Iraqi Soldiers in Attack on Key Anbar Base

A group of 10 ISIS fighters, at least two of them suicide bombers, attacked the main Anbar Province air base of Ayn al-Assad over the weekend, killing at least 18 Iraqi soldiers and wounding an unknown number of others.

Pentagon Proposes Further Expansion of Role in Iraq War

Always on the look out to escalate their involvement in the war against ISIS, Defense Secretary Ash Carter today told reporters that the Pentagon is planning a series of proposals for the Obama Administration to approve more activities for the thousands of US troops on the ground in Iraq.

Kerry: If Ceasefire Fails, Partition of Syria is ‘Plan B’

Speaking to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today, Secretary of State John Kerry suggested the latest push for a ceasefire in Syria could amount to the last chance for one, and suggested that the US would see a partition of the country as “plan B.”

Pentagon Seeks ‘Hundreds More’ US Troops in Iraq and Syria

Last week, Pentagon officials were talking up a few hundred additional “trainers” for the ISIS war in Iraq and Syria. This appears to have just been the start, as reports now suggest that over the last several weeks, the Pentagon has sought another 800 US troops for the war.

Biden: US Ready to Impose Military Solution in Syria

Speaking at a news conference today in Turkey, Vice President Joe Biden sought to downplay the remote chances of any sort of political settlement coming out of this week’s planned Geneva peace talks, saying the US and Turkey are fully prepared to bypass the process and impose a “military solution” on Syria.

Months After Syrian Rebel Training Program Ends, Pentagon Suggests Sending More...

Months after ending its rebel training program in Syria, the Pentagon indicated this week that it is considering sending hundreds of additional troops to Iraq...

Sanders Condemns Overthrow of Saddam Hussein, Supports Overthrow of Assad

During the fourth Democratic Debate Sunday night, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders criticized the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, while pledging his support for...

10 Tourists Killed in ISIS Suicide Bombing in Istanbul

A suspected ISIS suicide bomber detonated a bomb in a historic district of Istanbul, Turkey today, killing 10 people, all tourists, and wounding 15 others. The slain were identified as nine Germans and one Peruvian.

Pentagon Desperate to Avoid Calling Afghan Fight ‘Combat’

by Jason Ditz On Tuesday, US special forces accompanying Afghan troops engaged in a protracted firefight with Taliban forces in the Helmand Province. One of...

Pentagon Seeks ‘New Narrative’ on ISIS War

by Jason Ditz According to Pentagon officials, they are feverishly at work on a “new narrative” for public discussion about the ongoing war against ISIS,...

At Least 12 Civilians Killed in US Coalition Airstrikes on Mosul

by Jason Ditz Coalition airstrikes against the major ISIS-held Iraqi city of Mosul leveled homes in a residential neighborhood today, killing at least 20 people,...

U.S. Airstrike Killing Iraqi Troops Described as ‘Mistake’

On Friday, a U.S. plane mistakenly killed Iraqi troops via airstrike, killing nine Iraqi soldiers and one officer, according to Iraq’s defense minister Khaled al-Obeidi. U.S....

Pentagon: ISIS ‘Operationally Active’ in Afghanistan

by Jason Ditz Delivering its bi-annual assessment of Afghanistan to Congress, the Pentagon today warned that the ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan has progressed beyond its...

Foreign Fighters in Iraq, Syria More Than Doubled in 16 Months

Roughly spanning the period since the US launched its war against ISIS, the number of foreign Islamist fighters who’ve flocked to Iraq and Syria has far more than doubled from June 2014, providing a huge influx of new fighters for ISIS and other groups.

US Air Strikes Kill 36 Civilians in Syrian Village

US warplanes attacked the Syrian village of al-Khan today, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, killing at least 36 people, all of them civilians.

Obama Urges Congress to Authorize ISIS War

by Jason Ditz During his brief but heavily-anticipated prime time address, President Obama insisted simultaneously that the San Bernardino attack last week was not connected...

Iraq PM: Foreign Troop Deployments Would Be ‘Act of Aggression’

by Jason Ditz Despite the Pentagon announcing their latest deployment of combat troops into Iraq in the context of an “invitation” by the Iraqi government,...

Iraqis Believe The US is Helping ISIS

A widespread belief among Iraqis is that the United States is secretly in league with Islamic State, as many believe the only explanation for abysmal foreign policy failures is an alliance with ISIS.