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January 14, 2019 2:25 PM Trump threat to Turkey shows U.S. commitment to Kurds, says Pompeo

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA—U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that President Donald Trump’s threat to devastate NATO ally Turkey’s economy if it attacks U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria underscores America’s commitment to its partners. Pompeo said he had yet to speak with Turkish officials or Trump about the president’s tweeted threat and that he assumed 76

January 11, 2019 5:42 PM A Timeline of the US involvement in Syria’s conflict

Summer of 2014: The U.S. administration reveals that several dozen special operations troops had been on the ground in Syria briefly in an effort to rescue foreign hostages taken by the Islamic State group, but did not find them. Sept. 22, 2014: Obama launches a U.S. air campaign against the Islamic State in Syria, one month after launching airstrikes 22

January 11, 2019 1:52 PM The Latest: US withdrawal from Syria so far limited to cargo

Ahmed spoke to The Associated Press Friday hours after an American official said the process of withdrawing American troops from Syria has begun. Russia’s Foreign Ministry says the Americans are not serious about withdrawing from Syria. Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters on Friday that it appears to Moscow that the U.S. “is looking for a reason 20

January 11, 2019 10:13 AM US official says troop withdrawal from Syria has started

BAGHDAD - The U.S.-led military coalition in Syria has begun the process of withdrawing troops from Syria, a U.S. military official said Friday, declining to comment on specific timetables or movements. Col. Sean Ryan, spokesman for the coalition fighting the Islamic State group, said the U.S. started “the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria 20

January 11, 2019 9:39 AM EU’s top soldier: much expectation of what EU can do

NICOSIA, Cyprus - The European Union’s top military official says he’s working with other EU army chiefs to come up with proposals aimed at enhancing the bloc’s military capabilities. EU Military Committee Chairman Claudio Graziano says there’s “a lot of expectation” about what the EU can do in defence matters. He says projects like military mobility 18

January 11, 2019 7:29 AM Pakistan kills 2 militants in raids on hideouts

QUETTA, Pakistan - Pakistan’s military says security forces have raided militant hideouts in the country’s southwest, triggering shootouts that left two of the insurgents dead. In a statement, the military says troops also seized a cache ofguns, grenades, rockets, land-mines, explosives and communications equipment in Friday’s operations. It provided 18

January 11, 2019 12:31 AM Military judge denies request to release SEAL from brig

SAN DIEGO - A military judge on Thursday denied a request to release a Navy SEAL awaiting trial on charges of premeditated murder and other offences in relation to the death of an Islamic State prisoner and the shooting of unarmed Iraqi civilians. The Navy did not release details on the written ruling by the judge, Navy Capt. Aaron Rugh. Special Operations 20

January 10, 2019 10:35 PM Russian military satellite has fiery re-entry over Atlantic

MOSCOW - The Russian military says one of its early warning satellites has been taken safely out of orbit. The military’s aerospace forces said in a statement Thursday that the Kosmos 2430 satellite burned in the atmosphere over the Atlantic Ocean during a pre-planned re-entry on Saturday. The statement said aerospace forces controlled the satellite’s 21

January 9, 2019 7:22 PM Fifteen military suicides reported in 2018 despite new prevention strategy

OTTAWA—The Canadian Forces saw more than a dozen service members die by suicide last year even as it was implementing a number of new services and benefits to prevent such tragedies. New figures from the Department of National Defence show 15 members of the Canadian military killed themselves in 2018 — one fewer than the previous year. The latest deaths 23

January 7, 2019 2:29 PM Moshe Arens, former Israeli defence minister, dies at 93

Arens was born in Lithuania in 1925 but grew up in the United States, where he was active in the Beitar youth movement of Likud’s precursor, the Herut party of Menachem Begin. He served in the American military during World War II before immigrating to Israel in 1948. After completing his engineering degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 18