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ISIS Militants Killed in US Airstrikes

June 30, 2016
Martha Raddatz | ABC News
Hundreds of ISIS militants were killed in a series of U.S. and Iraqi airstrikes Wednesday that targeted two large vehicle convoys fleeing the western Iraqi cities of Fallujah and Ramadi, according to U.S. officials.
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Obama on Taliban leader's death: U.S. strike doesn't change military role in Afghanistan

May 23, 2016
| Los Angeles Times
President Obama said Monday he made the call to kill Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour in Pakistan this week because the Taliban leader was specifically targeting U.S. troops and other personnel in Afghanistan.

Charleston Church Shooting, House Revives Trade Bill, Al Qaeda Leader Killed in Drone Strike, Jeb Bush Enters 2016 Race

June 19, 2015
A hate crimes investigation after a church shooting, Republicans work again on trade, the CIA's drone war and 2016 politics
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Former national security advisor on al-Qaida head killed in air strike

June 16, 2015
With the killing of an al-Qaida head Nasir al-Wuhayshi in Yemen, is the group losing ground? Gwen Ifill talks with former National Security Advisor Juan Zarate on what the death of this leader means, as well as the progress of the fight against the terrorist group.
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U.S. making gains against Al Qaeda, White House claims

June 17, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
Today’s confirmation that the U.S. has killed Al Qaeda’s second-in-command allowed the White House to declare a “major blow” against the group — a rare piece of good news about terrorism at a time when the Islamic State remains a potent threat.
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Jihadis Say the U.S. Just Killed Al Qaeda’s Most-Dangerous Man

June 16, 2015
Nancy Youssef, Shane Harris | The Daily Beast
It’s a bad week to be an al Qaeda chief. The man in charge of the outfit’s global terror attacks has reportedly been killed by a U.S. drone—the second leader offed in recent days.
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Mission Unstoppable

May 18, 2015
Sean D. Naylor | Foreign Policy
From drone strikes to prison torture, the CIA has been pulling the strings of U.S. foreign policy since 9/11.
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