Apr 11

Mattis: Defeating Islamic State still top U.S. priority

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. cruise missile strike on a Syrian air base does not signal a change in the Pentagon's military campaign there, which is focused on defeating the Islamic State group and al-Qaida remnants.

Mar 22

WASHINGTON — Declaring the Islamic State group's destruction its top Middle East priority, the Trump administration on Wednesday urged coalition partners to contribute more to forces who are retaking Iraq's second largest city and readying an assault on the extremists'…

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