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Libyan Newswire

Nancy A. Youssef

Thursday, June 9, 2016 – 07:04

U.S.-backed opposition forces in Syria’s largest city are facing a ferocious Russian-led assault, raising fears that the rebels could be eliminated in a matter of weeks.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 – 06:52

The terror group has suffered a series of defeats in Syria, but while the prevailing Pentagon view may be that ISIS has weakened, there is debate about just how much.

Thursday, March 31, 2016 – 08:35

There are only 5,000 U.S. troops in Iraq—about what a colonel usually commands. But for this ISIS war, as many as 21 generals have been deployed. Why?

Friday, February 19, 2016 – 06:20

Two Syrian watch groups charged on Thursday that U.S.-led coalition strikes against the Islamic State had killed as many as 38 civilians over a three-day period, the highest reported death toll in months.

Thursday, February 18, 2016 – 06:21

The terror group is gaining ground in Libya. But the Obama administration has said no to a Pentagon plan to go after ISIS there.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 – 06:32

In July, a group of intelligence analysts at the U.S. military’s Central Command accused their bosses of distorting and selectively editing intelligence reports about the fight against ISIS in order to portray that campaign as more successful than it really was. As a result of those complaints, the Pentagon’s inspector general opened an investigation.

Friday, October 23, 2015 – 06:26

Even after the raid, Pentagon officials, who once insisted there were no American boots on the ground, continued to call the U.S. effort a “train, advise and assist” mission, not a combat one. It marked the latest game of military semantics in a war defined as much by its messaging as by its tactical results.

Monday, September 28, 2015 – 06:00

The U.S. military’s Central Command admitted Friday that a Syrian fighter trained by U.S. forces handed over six vehicles and ammunition to an al Qaeda intermediary, “purportedly in exchange for safe passage within [his] operating area.”

Thursday, September 10, 2015 – 06:07

More than 50 intelligence analysts working out of the U.S. military’s Central Command have formally complained that their reports on ISIS and al Qaeda’s branch in Syria were being inappropriately altered by senior officials, The Daily Beast has learned.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 – 06:16

The United States Central Command is finalizing a report expected to conclude that for the second time since the war against the self-proclaimed Islamic State began, a coalition airstrike has killed civilians, two defense officials told The Daily Beast.