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21 Mar 2017

Iraq's Abadi says he wins Trump's assurances of more U.S. support

WASHINGTON Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he won assurances of greater U.S. support in fighting Islamic State militants in talks on Monday with President Donald Trump and top advisers, but cautioned that military might alone would not be sufficient. | Video

18 Mar 2017

Pentagon denies striking mosque in Syria, says it killed al Qaeda militants

WASHINGTON The Pentagon on Friday denied accusations by a Syrian rebel group that the United States had targeted a mosque in Syria and, in a rare move, showed an aerial image to illustrate the mosque was intact and the building destroyed was in fact across the street.

17 Mar 2017

Trump eyes 'flexible' Islamic State war fund, Guantanamo upgrade

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is asking Congress to give the Pentagon about $2 billion for a "flexible" fund to use against Islamic State over the next six months, as his administration weighs changes to the U.S.-led campaign against the militant group.

14 Mar 2017

Exclusive - Russia appears to deploy forces in Egypt, eyes on Libya role: sources

WASHINGTON/CAIRO Russia appears to have deployed special forces to an airbase in western Egypt near the border with Libya in recent days, U.S., Egyptian and diplomatic sources say, a move that would add to U.S. concerns about Moscow's deepening role in Libya. | Video

11 Mar 2017

U.S. forges ahead with South Korea missile defences, despite upheaval

WASHINGTON The U.S. military said on Friday it plans to forge ahead with building the THAAD missile defence system in South Korea, separating the issue from a political crisis in Seoul that saw President Park Geun-hye's removal from office on Friday.

09 Mar 2017

Exclusive - U.S. weighs deploying up to 1,000 'reserve' troops for IS fight

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is weighing a deployment of up to 1,000 American soldiers to Kuwait to serve as a reserve force in the fight against Islamic State as U.S.-backed fighters accelerate the offensive in Syria and Iraq, U.S. officials told Reuters.

04 Mar 2017

U.S. wages second day of strikes on al Qaeda in Yemen

WASHINGTON/ADEN, Yemen The United States carried out a second day of air strikes against al Qaeda in Yemen on Friday, U.S. officials said, in the latest sign of increasing U.S. military focus on a group whose strength has grown during Yemen's civil war. | Video

03 Mar 2017

U.S. pounds al Qaeda in Yemen with more than 20 strikes

WASHINGTON/ADEN, Yemen The United States said it carried out more than 20 precision strikes in Yemen targeting al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula on Thursday, in the first major operations against the group since a January raid by U.S. commandos.

02 Mar 2017

U.S. commander downplays chance of big Iraq, Syria troop hike

WASHINGTON The top U.S. commander in Iraq on Wednesday downplayed the chances that the United States would deploy a large number of additional coalition forces to battle Islamic State, even as President Donald Trump weighs options to speed the campaign.

02 Mar 2017

U.S. commander downplays chance of big Iraq, Syria troop hike

WASHINGTON The top U.S. commander in Iraq on Wednesday downplayed the chances that the United States would deploy a large number of additional coalition forces to battle Islamic State, even as President Donald Trump weighs options to speed the campaign.

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