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US General Has Misgivings as Afghanistan Mission Ends




US General: Islamic State fighters on their heels in Iraq




Hostage, Nearly Released on Ransom, Dies During Raid




Israel accused of carrying out airstrikes near Syrian capital




Afghan official says Western troops leaving prematurely




The US released six Guantanamo detainees to Uruguay, including Jihad Ahmed Mujstafa Diyab, who had been assessed a "high-risk" detainee with extensive connections to al Qaeda's global network. The US handed over Latif Mehsud and two others detained by US forces in Afghanistan in 2013 to Pakistani authorities. US officials said the unsuccessful raid to rescue US hostage Luke Somers and Pierre Korkie, a South African, from AQAP in Yemen was undertaken after receiving intelligence that the two men were about to be executed.




US transfers Taliban commander to Pakistani custody




AQAP murders 2 hostages, including an American, during US rescue attempt

Forty special operations troops assaulted an al Qaeda compound in the southern province of Shabwa in an attempt to free American photojournalist Luke Somers.


An exclusive look at life in Syrian town of Kobane




CENTCOM reported that since Dec. 3, the US has conducted six airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria and that the US and partners have carried out 14 airstrikes against the group in Iraq. US officials discussed plans for the temporary addition of extra US troops to NATO's Afghan training mission Resolute Support.




Turkey not expected to revise Syria policy




Iran confirms it carried out air strikes against Islamic State extremists in Iraq




Syria's Assad downplays US strikes on Islamic State




White House Seeks to Clarify Syria Policy




US moves ahead with plan for extra troops in Afghanistan until allies finalize plans




Who is paying for America's plan to train and equip Syrian rebels?




A Pentagon report on the green-on-blue attack in Afghanistan in August that killed a US general and wounded 16 Coalition troops found no evidence that the attack was instigated by the Taliban, but faulted Afghan officials for lack of cooperation with the investigation. The National Security Council acknowledged that US commandos had tried to rescue American hostage Luke Somers from al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula last month; AQAP has threatened to kill him.




Examining a Rare Nerve-Agent Shell That Wounded American Troops in Iraq




Islamic State cedes little ground despite air attacks




Sunni Anbar tribes wary of cooperation with US