22 May 2017
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14/05/2017 02:03

Trump weighs further US troops for Afghanistan

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Hanging in a corridor outside the Pentagon press office, a blow-up of a Time magazine cover shows a weary US soldier drawing deeply on his cigarette. Barbed wire and snowy foothills loom behind him.

24/04/2017 19:17

US-backed forces enter major jihadist-held Syria town

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A US-backed alliance of Arab-Kurdish forces entered the key jihadist-held town of Tabqa on Monday as they pursued their campaign against the Islamic State group in northern Syria.

24/04/2017 09:11

Xi urges «restraint» over North Korea as US carrier approaches

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Chinese President Xi Jinping urged «restraint» over North Korea in a phone call with Donald Trump Monday, as Japan joined exercises with an American supercarrier heading to the Korean peninsula.

24/04/2017 08:21

Pentagon chief warns of «tough year» for Afghanistan

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US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned of «another tough year» in Afghanistan as he arrived on an unannounced visit Monday, hours after his Afghan counterpart resigned over a deadly Taliban attack that triggered anger and left the embattled army in disarray.

22/04/2017 08:04

Pentagon chief warns Syria against using chemical weapons

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US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said in Israel on Friday that there can be «no doubt» Syria has retained some chemical weapons and warned President Bashar al-Assad's regime not to use them.

21/04/2017 00:37

Israel to get 3 more F-35 jets on Sunday

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Israel is to take delivery of three more F-35 stealth fighters from the United States on Sunday, adding to two which arrived in December, an army statement said.

20/04/2017 12:46

US tries to clear waters after North Korea «armada» confusion

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The Trump administration on Wednesday tried to clear the waters after it gave confusing messages concerning the whereabouts of a US supercarrier that supposedly was steaming toward North Korea last week.

19/04/2017 01:01

US failed to protect civilians in Syria mosque strike: HRW

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The US military failed to take «necessary precautions» to prevent civilians deaths in a strike on a Syrian mosque last month that killed dozens of people, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

17/04/2017 06:07

North Korea behavior «can't continue», says US security adviser McMaster

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An international consensus that includes China has now emerged that North Korea's «threatening behavior» cannot go on, the US national security adviser said Sunday.

16/04/2017 06:46

US military confirms apparent failed North Korea missile test

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The US Defense Department confirmed on Saturday that North Korea appeared to have fired a missile, and said the launch failed «almost immediately.»

16/04/2017 06:33

North Korea missile test fails after showcase parade

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A fresh North Korean missile test failed when it exploded after launch Sunday, the US military said, a day after Pyongyang defiantly showcased its ballistic...

15/04/2017 16:39

US-backed forces reach edge of IS-held Syria town

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US-backed fighters have reached the outskirts of a key jihadist-held town in northern Syria as part of an offensive against the Islamic State group's bastion Raqa, a monitor said Saturday.

15/04/2017 10:15

IS death toll hits 90 from huge US bomb in Afghanistan

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Afghan authorities Saturday reported a jump in fatalities from the American military's largest non-nuclear bomb, declaring some 90 Islamic State fighters dead, as US-led forces conducted clean-up operations over their mountain hideouts.

27/01/2017 18:15

Trump planning stronger US effort against Islamic State

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US President Donald Trump is expected to order up a new plan for defeating the Islamic State group with expanded US military involvement as he makes his first visit to the Pentagon Friday.

17/12/2016 01:24

China seizes US naval probe in South China Sea: Pentagon

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China «unlawfully» seized an unmanned US naval probe in international waters in the South China Sea, the Pentagon said Friday, a move sure to heighten tensions around Beijing's military presence in the disputed area.

11/12/2016 05:23

US-led coalition strike kills IS leader in Syria: Pentagon

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The US-led military coalition has killed a leader of the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria, the Pentagon said on Saturday.

10/12/2016 08:10

Spotlight turns to US forces' role as IS fight continues

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As President Barack Obama prepares to leave office and step down as commander-in-chief of America's military, a flap has erupted over the secretive commandos who have become his go-to counterterrorist force across the globe.

20/11/2016 05:55

US Pentagon, intelligence urge NSA chief's removal

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The Defense Department and broader US government intelligence community have urged President Barack Obama to fire National Security Agency chief Admiral Michael Rogers, US media reported.

05/11/2016 22:13

US forces say airstrikes «very likely» caused Afghan casualties

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US forces conceded Saturday that its air strikes «very likely» resulted in civilian casualties in Afghanistan's volatile Kunduz province, pledging a full investigation into the incident which triggered angry protests.

03/11/2016 10:10

«National Bird» shines light on secretive drone wars

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The convoy had stopped for prayers in a Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan when the Hellfire missiles came out of a clear blue sky, incinerating vehicles and liquidating 23 unarmed civilians.

25/03/2016 19:04

Syria army retakes Palmyra citadel, IS number two «dead»

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he Islamic State group suffered a double setback in Syria Friday as army troops recaptured the ancient citadel in Palmyra and the Pentagon said the jihadists' second-in-command was killed in a US raid.

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