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The US and partner nations yesterday carried out 12 airstrikes in Syria and 10 in Iraq against the Islamic State. The Obama administration is reportedly seeking to reduce the current number of Guantanamo detainees, 132, to under 100, so that a law barring the transfer of detainees to the US can be revoked. Secretary of State Kerry cited "huge progress" in reducing the detainee population. The results of the Army's investigation into the disappearance of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from his post in Afghanistan have been forwarded to an Army general for disposition of the case. The FBI urged law enforcement personnel to be vigilant around two Mississippi River bridges in Memphis, Tenn. after an anonymous threat of Islamic State terrorism was received.
The US and partner nations carried out 10 airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and 12 in Syria today. Fifteen airstrikes were conducted by the US and partners in Iraq and Syria against the group on Dec. 19, and 13 more took place over the weekend of Dec. 20-21.
The US transferred Guantanamo detainees Mohammed Zahir, Abdul Ghani, Khi Ali Gul, and Shawali Khanto to Afghanistan, at the request of Afghan president Ashraf Ghani. The Afghan government is not required to further detain the four men.
Over the past two days, US and partner nations have carried out 10 airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria and 16 against the group in Iraq. Officials claimed that US airstrikes have killed over 1,000 Islamic State fighters, as well as a number of senior and mid-level commanders, since mid-November in Iraq and Syria. About 1,000 soldiers from the 82nd Airborne will start deploying to Iraq in January to help Iraqi troops battle Islamic State forces. The Army has finished its investigation into the disappearance of Sgt. Bowe Berghdahl from his base in Afghanistan, but has not disclosed the results.