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US airstrikes kill 30 Afghan civilians, officials say

US airstrikes kill 30 Afghan civilians, officials say

US airstrikes early Thursday killed at least 30 Afghan civilians, including women and children, in the volatile northern province of Kunduz, officials said, after a Taliban assault left two American soldiers dead. The airstrike triggered emotionally-charged protests in the provincial capital, with the victims’ relatives parading mutilated bodies of dead children piled into open trucks […]

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US military says air strikes destroy Islamic State tanks in eastern Syria

US military says air strikes destroy Islamic State tanks in eastern Syria

Sep 27, – US air strikes have destroyed four Islamic State (Isis) tanks in the eastern Syrian province of Deir el-Zour, US central command has said. It said 10 air strikes were carried out in Iraq and Syria targeting the extremist group on Thursday and Friday. US central command’s announcement came hours after a UK-based […]

September 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Iraqi town celebrates end of ISIS siege

Iraqi town celebrates end of ISIS siege

Sep 04, – Residents of the small Iraqi town of Amerli took to the streets in celebration today after local security forces backed by U.S. airstrikes broke a two-month siege by ISIS militants. About 150,000 Shiite Turkmen have been stranded in the town with dwindling water and supplies since June – but this morning aid […]

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ISIS an ‘Incredible’ Fighting Force, US Special Ops Sources Say

ISIS an ‘Incredible’ Fighting Force, US Special Ops Sources Say

Aug 26, – ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, has been making a “tactical withdrawal” in recent days in the face of withering U.S. airstrikes from areas around Erbil in northern Iraq and from the major dam just north of Mosul it controlled for two nail-biting weeks, according to military officials monitoring their […]

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