The US and partner nations have conducted 14 airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria and 11 in Iraq since Dec. 30. The US has transferred five Guantanamo detainees to Kazakhstan. They are Asim Thabit Abdullah Al-Khalaqi, Muhammad Ali Husayn Khanayna, and Sabri Mohammad al Qurash, all Yemenis; and Adel Al-Hakeemy and Abdallah Bin Ali al Lufti, who are Tunisian. US troops in Iraq have begun training Iraqi forces, aiming to turn out 5,000 trainees every six weeks. The Pentagon confirmed that Tahliil Abdishakur, head of Shabaab’s intelligence and security wing, was killed in a Dec. 29 US airstrike in Somalia.
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