Pentagon claims US launched airstrikes targeting Iran-backed Shia group in Iraq base; defence dept says 5 weapon storage facilities hit
The US launched airstrikes Thursday in Iraq, targeting the Iranian-backed Shia militia members believed responsible for the rocket attack that killed and wounded American and British troops at a base north of Baghdad, the Pentagon said
Brent crude jumps nearly $3 after US airstrike kills Iranian, Iraqi military personnel; raises concerns of disruption in oil supplies
Brent, the international benchmark, LCOc1 hit an intraday high of $69.16 a barrel, its highest since 17 September, before easing to $68.21, up $1.96, or 3 percent, by 0618 GMT
Russia suspended cooperation with the US in Syrian airspace on Monday a day after the US-led coalition shot down a Syrian jet.
The United States-led coalition air strikes on Raqqa has resulted in a “staggering loss” of civilian lives with as many as 1,60,000 people being internally displaced, United Nations war crime investigators said on Wednesday.
27 killed, 100 wounded in two bombings in Baghdad, Islamic State claims responsibility for first attack
At least 27 people were killed and more than 100 wounded in two bombings in Baghdad, security and medical officials said on Tuesday.
US airstrikes have destroyed an Islamic State-operated radio station in a remote part of eastern Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday.
The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group said Tuesday it was "assessing the credibility" of reports its strikes killed at least 26 civilians in a Syrian village on Monday.
The US military is reviewing several incidents in which civilians may have been killed in coalition air strikes against Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria, officials have said.
Al Qaeda is using US airstrikes in Syria as a reason to extend olive branches to the renegade Islamic State group, say analysts.
Islamic State claimed that it shot down an Iraqi army helicopter in northern Iraq, the SITE monitoring group reported early on Thursday.
Warplanes believed to have been sent by the US-led coalition struck positions held by Islamic State militants near a Syrian border town that Kurdish forces have been struggling to defend.
Nearly two out of three Americans back US airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules.
Activists say the US-led coalition has carried out several airstrikes targeting Islamic State group positions in northern and eastern Syria.
British lawmakers are expected to vote today to join the international air strikes against Islamic State fighters.
British Prime Minister David Cameron said that Iran could be "part of the solution" in defeating jihadists in Syria after he held landmark talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
Activists say that US airstrikes have targeted Syrian oil installations held by the militant Islamic State group, killing at least five people.
British Parliament will be recalled on Friday to debate on airstrikes against Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group in Iraq, Downing Street announced on Wednesday.
The UN Security Council on Wednesday adopted a resolution addressing the threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters and expanding obligations on member states in responding to this threat.