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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

CENTCOM reported that since Dec. 1, the US has carried out 14 airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State, and that the US and partner nations carried out 11 airstrikes against the group in Iraq. Secretary of State Kerry refused to confirm reports that Iranian airstrikes had targeted the Islamic State in Iraq and added that the US is not coordinating militarily with Iran, but said that the net effect of such strikes could be positive. Gen. Rodriguez, who heads Africa Command, said the US is monitoring an effort by the Islamic State to train fighters in eastern Libya.

Recent Iran airstrikes in Iraq help drive Islamic State from 2 towns

Iran Bombing Islamic State In Iraq, US Official Confirms

Iraqi Government and Kurds Reach Deal to Share Oil Revenues

Boko Haram Attacks With Ease, Causing Death and Mayhem in Nigeria's Provinces

CENTCOM said there have been 26 airstrikes in Syria and 28 in Iraq against the Islamic State since Nov. 28, and that in addition one airstrike near Aleppo targeted al Qaeda's Khorasan network in Syria. The FBI and the Homeland Security Department warned that Islamic State operatives are planning to target current and former members of the US military within the US. The US and Turkey have been discussing the issue of Syrian border security, including the proposal for a "safe zone." A US F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed while returning to its base in the Middle East, killing an Air Force pilot.