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Hackers purportedly from the Islamic State took over CENTCOM's Twitter feed and YouTube page for 30 minutes today, posting threats and information about military personnel. The US and partner nations have carried out 16 airstrikes in Iraq and 11 in Syria against the Islamic State since yesterday morning. The White House admitted that a high-level US official should have been sent to participate in yesterday's huge protest in Paris against terrorism and attacks on freedom of speech. Officials are investigating claims that a US airstrike against an Islamic State facility in Al Bab, Syria on Dec. 28 killed 50 civilians. Pakistani officials told a US State Department delegation that Pakistan will not differentiate between "good" and "bad" Taliban.
The US and partner nations have conducted nine airstrikes in Iraq and 10 in Syria against the Islamic State since yesterday morning. Attorney General Holder announced that the White House will host an international security summit on Feb. 18 to "discuss ways in which we can counteract this violent extremism that exists around the world." Holder said that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula "remains the most dangerous of the al Qaeda cells that we are constantly focused on."
The US and partner nations have carried out six airstrikes in Iraq and five in Syria against the Islamic State since yesterday morning. Al Qaeda-linked cleric Abu Hamza a.k.a. Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, 56, was sentenced to life in prison by a US federal court for crimes including his attempt to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon. Military officials said the Pentagon will request $51 billion in war funding for next year, down from the $64 billion approved last year. The deputy commander for US forces in Afghanistan has said that US troops at the 23 remaining Forward Operating Bases in the country will still face risks even though they are no longer going on kill-and-capture missions.
The US and partner nations have conducted seven airstrikes in Iraq and six in Syria against the Islamic State since Dec. 6. The Pentagon announced plans to cease operations at 15 of its bases in Europe, including at Mildenhall airbase in the UK, in a cost-cutting move. A US intelligence official said that Said and Cherif Kouachi, two brothers suspected in yesterday's terrorist attack in Paris, were listed on the US government's no-fly database.
The Pentagon said US-led coalition airstrikes on the Islamic State have hit 3,222 targets in Iraq and Syria since August, and that the total number of airstrikes since Aug. 8 is 1,676. President Obama condemned the terrorist attack on a satirical magazine in Paris and offered US assistance to French authorities.
The US and partner nations have carried out 10 airstrikes in Syria and two in Iraq against the Islamic State since yesterday morning. The Assad regime accused US Senator John McCain of entering Syria illegally in June 2013 and meeting "with terrorist groups, including leaders of the Nusrah Front." The US promised to give 250 mine-resistant armored vehicles (MRAPs) to the Iraqi Army.