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World Jun 10

White House expands airstrikes in Afghanistan

The decision comes as the Afghans struggle with a resurgent Taliban, particularly in the south. But the move is politically sensitive because President Barack Obama had made clear his commitment to get U.S. forces out of Afghanistan.

World May 21

Top U.S. commander makes secret visit to Syria

The top U.S. commander for the Middle East secretly visited Syria on Saturday for a first-hand look at efforts to build cohesive alliances of Arab, Kurd and other local fighters to defeat the Islamic State.

World May 04

Coalition vows to build up further against Islamic State

STUTTGART, Germany — An international coalition leading the military campaign against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq agreed Wednesday to accelerate their contributions but did not publicly specify what those would be. The group also called on Iraqi leaders…

World Mar 25

Pentagon moving to increase U.S. troop numbers in Iraq soon

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Friday it was moving to increase the number of American forces in Iraq and announced that U.S. forces have killed the Islamic State’s finance minister. “We are systematically eliminating ISIL’s cabinet,” Defense Secretary Ash Carter…

World Mar 16

More than 12 punished for mistaken Afghan hospital attack

WASHINGTON — More than a dozen U.S. military personnel have been disciplined — but face no criminal charges — for mistakes that led to the bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital that killed 42 people in Afghanistan last year,…

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