Tag: us military

US military kills 18 coalition forces in misdirected airstrike in Syria

US military kills 18 coalition forces in misdirected airstrike in Syria

The airstrike hit members of the Syrian Democratic Forces south of the city of Tabqa the Pentagon said this afternoon. ‘The strike was requested by the partnered forces, who had identified the target location as an Isis fighting position,’ they said in a statement. ‘The target location was actually a forward Syrian Democratic Forces fighting […]

April 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
42 dead in Yemen suicide attacks claimed by IS

42 dead in Yemen suicide attacks claimed by IS

Jun 27, – The capital of Hadramawt province, Mukalla had been under the control of Al-Qaeda for one year until pro-government troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition recaptured the city in April. A wave of suicide bombings targeting Yemeni troops killed at least 42 people Monday in the southeastern city of Mukalla, officials said, in […]

June 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Bombs kill 8 in northeast Syria as US commander visits

Bombs kill 8 in northeast Syria as US commander visits

May 22, – Washington regards the Kurdish-led militia that controls most of the northeast as the most effective fighting force against IS in Syria and the head of US Central Command General Joseph Votel made a secret visit Saturday to confer with US military advisers working with them. Bombings suspected to have been carried out […]

May 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
US forces nab al-Qaida leader in Tripoli

US forces nab al-Qaida leader in Tripoli

Oct 06, – The Pentagon identified the al-Qaida leader as Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, known by his alias Anas al-Libi. His capture would represent a significant blow to what remains of the core al-Qaida organization once led by Osama bin Laden. U.S. special forces on Saturday carried out a raid in the Libyan capital to capture […]

October 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
Anonymous survey: Sharp rise in sexual assaults in US military

Anonymous survey: Sharp rise in sexual assaults in US military

May 8, AP – Washington: The military recorded only 3,374 sexual assault reports last year, up from 3,192 in 2011, suggesting that many sexual assault victims continue not to report the crimes for fear of retribution or a lack of justice under the department’s system for prosecuting them. The problem of sexual assault in the […]

May 8, 2013 | By More