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Iraqi troops battle for Tikrit again as ISIL declares caliphate

Jul 01, 2014

Iraqi troops battle for Tikrit again as ISIL declares caliphate

Iraqi army spokesman Qassim Atta said declaring a caliphate could backfire by showing that Baghdadi's group posed a risk to other nations. #United States #Barack Obama #NewsTracker #Pentagon #Iraq #Baghdad: #US Embassy #Tikrit #islamic-state #ISIL #Iraq crisis #Caliphate #US troops in Iraq
Iraq crisis: US to send 300 more troops amid security concerns

Jul 01, 2014

Iraq crisis: US to send 300 more troops amid security concerns

The Pentagon said about 200 forces arrived on Sunday in Iraq to reinforce security at the US embassy, its support facilities and Baghdad International Airport. #United States #Barack Obama #NewsTracker #Pentagon #Iraq #Baghdad: #US Embassy #islamic-state #ISIL #Iraq crisis #Caliphate #US troops in Iraq
ISIL a threat to Baghdad, says Pentagon, first US advisory troops land in Iraq

Jun 25, 2014

ISIL a threat to Baghdad, says Pentagon, first US advisory troops land in Iraq

ISIL, which has carved out a large fiefdom along the Iraqi-Syrian border, poses a legitimate threat to Baghdad, a top Pentagon official has said. #World #Barack Obama #US #Syria #NewsTracker #Pentagon #Iraq #Baghdad: #John Kirby #US troops #Sunnis #ISIL #Iraq insurgency #Iraq crisis
Taliban prisoners freed by U.S. will rejoin battle, fear Afghans

Jun 02, 2014

Taliban prisoners freed by U.S. will rejoin battle, fear Afghans

The release of five Taliban prisoners in exchange for a U.S. soldier has drawn criticism from some Afghans, who say the detainees are dangerous and will rekindle ties with terrorist networks to resume fighting, just as most foreign troops leave. #US #Taliban #NewsTracker #Hamid Karzai #terror #US troops #Bowe Bergdahl #Afghans #U.S. army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl #Afghanistan spy agency #US Troops to be witndrawn

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Taliban prisoners freed by U.S. will rejoin battle, fear Afghans

Jul 05, 2014

9 Ukrainian soldiers die as gov't troops press offensive against pro-Russian rebels

KIEV, Ukraine — Fighting left at least nine Ukrainian soldiers dead Friday, as government troops pressed their offensive against pro-Russian rebels using heavy artillery and combat jets, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said...
Taliban prisoners freed by U.S. will rejoin battle, fear Afghans

Jul 03, 2014

U.S. troops won't fight in Iraq battles, Hagel says

The Pentagon has soldiers, warplanes and ships in the Middle East that could respond to the crisis in the country... #Iraq #The Pentagon #Middle East
Taliban prisoners freed by U.S. will rejoin battle, fear Afghans

Jul 04, 2014

Filipino activists call for end to US defense pact

Protesters clashed Friday with police near the U.S. Embassy in Manila, where about 100 of them marched to mark Philippine-American Friendship day with a call to junk a new defense pact allowing thousands of U.S. troops to be temporarily based in the ... #Iraq #The Pentagon #Middle East