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Libyan Newswire

Dan Lamothe

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 – 06:15

The top U.S. general overseeing American military operations in Africa said Tuesday that while Washington is considering sending weapons to Libya to fight the Islamic State, doing so will require taking cues from a fledgling unity government that is still struggling to establish support at home.

Monday, April 25, 2016 – 06:41

The U.S. military on Friday acknowledged killing 20 civilians and wounding 11 more in recent airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, more than doubling the number of civilian fatalities it has admitted causing in the military campaign against the Islamic State.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 – 06:46

As Iraqi security forces took back the city of Ramadi late last year from the Islamic State, there was a near-constant presence overhead: The B-1B Lancer. But the air war has reached a new phase. The B-1B has been redeployed to the United States, and the number of bombs falling on the Islamic State has plummeted since.

Thursday, February 18, 2016 – 06:42

The Afghan air force is poised to take a major step forward with the deployment of the A-29 Super Tucano, an attack plane bought by the Pentagon to give Afghans the ability to drop bombs in combat. But before the plane has flown a single combat mission, a new report suggests the Afghan military is struggling to avoid killing civilians with the other aircraft it already has.

Thursday, January 21, 2016 – 06:41

The U.S.-led military coalition’s fight against the Islamic State militant group entered a new phase on Wednesday, with defense ministers from the seven countries most heavily involved in the operation pledging to continue fighting and look for ways to more aggressively target the group.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 – 06:26

Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said Tuesday that the number of U.S. troops deployed to Iraq will likely increase, citing the recent success in taking the city of Ramadi back from the Islamic State and a need to train more Iraqi military and police units as the campaign against the militants expands.

Monday, January 11, 2016 – 06:56

New statistics released by the Air Force suggest the air war against the Islamic State militant group is expanding — perhaps even more so than most observers realize.

Friday, December 4, 2015 – 06:33

Marines are regularly flying over both Iraq and Syria to provide an airborne force capable of responding quickly if a coalition aircraft goes down and a pilot or air crew needs rescuing, said the commanding officer of a unit that returned from Iraq this fall.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 – 06:09

Syrian rebels trained by U.S. military said they turned over equipment and vehicles to militants linked with al-Qaeda to ensure safe passage through a dangerous area and were threatened with an ambush if they did not do so, according to the U.S. military.

Friday, September 4, 2015 – 06:15

Four American and two international peacekeepers were wounded Thursday in two bomb blasts on Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, and required medical evacuation, U.S. defense officials said.

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