Senior US Military Officials: Iraqi Army Unlikely To Be Ready To Launch Major ISIS Counteroffensive For Many Months
Iraq’s fractured army has begun to regroup and stage modest, localized attacks on the Islamic State militants who routed them last spring and summer, but they are unlikely to be ready to launch a major counteroffensive for many months, senior U.S. military officials say.
A woman who became ill in the Pentagon parking lot does not have Ebola, Virginia public health authorities said Friday, ending a daylong scare that forced the temporary quarantine of military members going to a Marine Corps ceremony in Washington.
The U.S.-led coalition has launched several airstrikes on Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) positions in Syria, mainly in and around the town of Kobani near Turkey, where Kurdish fighters captured a strategic hill and brought down the jihadists’ black flag, activists and a Kurdish official said Tuesday.
Metro trains will start running two hours early on Sunday to help runners traveling to the Army Ten-Miler.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., warns that America could face a terror attack from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria as the group continues to grow.
Pentagon Spokesman: ‘We All Need To Prepare Ourselves For The Reality’ ISIS Will Take More Syrian Towns
U.S. and coalition airstrikes have forced some Islamic State militants out of the Syrian border town of Kobani, but it may yet fall under the extremists’ control because air power alone cannot prevent it, a Pentagon spokesman said Wednesday.
The Pentagon says 100 Marines will go to Liberia on Thursday with helicopters and other transportation to help the military get to locations around the country and help with the Ebola fight.
A Pentagon spokesman says the U.S. military is looking into allegations that civilians were killed in U.S. and allied airstrikes in Syria. But he said they have no “credible” reporting that such deaths occurred.
Pentagon officials say two U.S. Navy jets have crashed into the western Pacific Ocean and that one pilot was rescued and a search is on for the other.
The U.S. military said Sunday it launched airstrikes around Haditha Dam in western Iraq, targeting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria insurgents there for the first time in a move to prevent the group from capturing the vital dam.