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    (CNN)The Biden administration scored a key diplomatic victory Friday after Russia agreed to keep a crucial border crossing open in Syria for another year, allowing the United Nations to continue delivering crucial humanitarian aid to millions of Syrians who have been displaced by the decade-long civil war. Friday's vote at the U.N. Security Council took...
    A picture taken on January 13, 2020, during a press tour organised by the US-led coalition fighting the remnants of the Islamic State group, shows a view inside Ain al-Asad military airbase housing US and other foreign troops in the western Iraqi province of Anbar.Ayman Henna | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON – The U.S....
    (CNN)Two people were injured Wednesday in a rocket attack targeting the al-Asad airbase in Iraq which hosts US, Iraqi, and coalition forces, a coalition spokesperson said. Col. Wayne Marotto, the spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, tweeted that the airbase was attacked by 14 rockets which landed on the "base & perimeter" and that "Two personnel...
    BAGHDAD – U.S.-backed Syrian fighters and American troops foiled an attack with drones Wednesday on a base housing members of the U.S.-led coalition in eastern Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces said. In neighboring Iraq rockets hit a base housing U.S. troops, inflicting three minor injuries. The spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition Col. Wayne Marotto said...
    A TEENAGE girl was gunned down by 10 men with rifles after she refused to marry her cousin in a horrific “honour killing”. The 18-year-old girl, said to be Eida Al-Hamoudi Al-Saeedo, is seen being shot in a disturbing video after she was taken to a desolate village on the outskirts of Al-Hasakah, a city...
    Lake Powell is currently at 34% capacity, 139 feet below full pool and down 44 feet in the past year. Sometime around the year 1300, the last of the cliff villages around what is now Mesa Verde were abandoned. The Ancestral Pueblo Indians, who constructed these beautiful and enigmatic homes high above the valley floors, had been...
    A girl was dragged to an abandoned house and shot by her tribe in a so-called 'honour killing' after she tried to run away with her lover and refused to marry her cousin in Syria. A video circulated online shows the young woman, who has been identified as 18-year-old Eida Al-Hamoudi Al-Saeedo, being shot in a...
    The U.S. State Department on Thursday added Turkey to a list of countries implicated in the recruitment of child soldiers, India’s WION news site reported on Friday. “Reports from human rights groups and international bodies indicate the government provided operational, equipment, and financial support to a TSO [Turkey-Supported Opposition group] in Syria that recruited child...
    WASHINGTON - A wide range of human rights, civil liberty, religious and peace groups from the U.S. and across the globe on Wednesday demanded that President Joe Biden end lethal U.S. strikes outside recognized battlegrounds and the use of drone attacks that he authorized in recent days. The 113 groups that signed the letter...
    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) wrote a letter cosigned by a coalition of 113 groups to President Joe Biden Wednesday, demanding he stops “lethal” airstrikes. The U.S. airstrike program has resulted in wars, violent conflicts, civilian casualties, human displacement and indefinite military detention, the groups wrote in the letter addressed to President Joe Biden....
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    A rocket attack on American forces in eastern Syria this week did not result in any casualties or injuries, officials said of what some deem to be a retaliatory act following U.S. airstrikes against facilities backed by pro-Iran militia groups. Thirty-four 122mm rockets were fired on the U.S. base in the Omar Oil field in...
    Multiple rockets targeted a U.S. base near an oil field in Syria on Monday evening, a day after U.S. airstrikes hit facilities used by Iran-backed Shiite militia groups in the Iraq-Syria border region. The U.S. military said there were “no injuries and damage is being assessed.” Col. Wayne Marotto, a spokesman for the U.S.-led...
    The coronavirus, climate change and food security are on the agenda Tuesday as foreign ministers from the G-20 group of nations meet in Italy. The talks in the city of Matera represent the first time the ministers are gathering in person since 2019. The U.S. State Department said in a statement Tuesday that Secretary of State Antony Blinken would stress the importance of...
    The coronavirus, climate change and food security are on the agenda Tuesday as foreign ministers from the G-20 group of nations meet in Italy. The talks in the city of Matera represent the first time the ministers are gathering in person since 2019. The U.S. State Department said in a statement Tuesday that Secretary of State Antony Blinken would stress the importance of...
    U.S. troops based at an oil field in northeastern Syria came under rocket attack Monday, one day after U.S. jets launched airstrikes on facilities used by Iranian-backed militias in the Iraq-Syria border region. There are no injuries and damage is being assessed. "We will provide updates when we have more information," Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman...
    Highlights: The militia operating in Syria has retaliated against the US military Pro-Iranian militants fired several rockets at US troops in Syria The U.S. military has since opened fire on Syrian forces WashingtonIn the aftermath of the bombing of pro-Iranian groups in the US Air Force, militants now active in Syria...
    The coronavirus, climate change and food security are on the agenda Tuesday as foreign ministers from the G-20 group of nations meet in Italy.  The talks in the city of Matera represent the first time the ministers are gathering in person since 2019.  U.S. State Department officials said Secretary of State Antony Blinken would stress the importance...
    Last night, pro-Iranian militants attacked a U.S. base in eastern Syria near the al-Omar oil field in the province of Deir ez-Zor. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights announced a shelling attack on the base U.S. For air strikes Against militants on the Syrian-Iraqi border. According to the “Observatory”, the Americans responded with artillery fire...
    PENTAGON - U.S. troops in Syria have returned fire after a rocket attack targeted American forces there Monday, according to a military spokesman. “U.S. Forces in Syria, while under multiple rocket attack, acted in self-defense and conducted counter-battery artillery fire at rocket launching positions,” U.S. Colonel Wayne Marotto, the spokesman for the international military intervention against Islamic State, wrote...
    PRESIDENT Joe Biden says not "on my watch" when it comes to Iran developing nuclear weapons while meeting with the outgoing Israeli president. "What I can say to you, Iran will never get a nuclear weapon on my watch, as they say," Biden said in the Oval Office on Monday. 2Biden said Iran will not...
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    PENTAGON - A rocket attack targeted U.S. forces in Syria Monday, hours after the U.S. military said it struck three targets near the border between Syria and Iraq used by Iranian-backed militias to carry out drone attacks on U.S. personnel and facilities. “At approx. 7:44 PM local time, U.S. Forces in Syria were attacked by...
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    American forces in Syria were attacked by multiple rockets Monday, officials said, following U.S. airstrikes targeting pro-Iranian militias in Syria and Iraq.  No injuries were reported and the damage was still being assessed, said Army Col. Wayne Marotto, a spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve.  US AIRSTRIKE ON IRAN-BACKED FACILITIES ALONG IRAQ-SYRIA BORDER KILLED SEVERAL MILITIAMEN:...
    United States military forces were fired upon in Syria Monday night, a military spokesman announced on Twitter. “At approximately 7:44 PM local time, US Forces in Syria were attacked by multiple rockets,” Air Force Col. Wayne Marotto tweeted. US troops are stationed in Syria as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, which is a multi-country coalition...
    US forces have come under fire in Syria - a day after launching airstrikes on Iran-backed militants on the country's border. A source told CNN the rockets were likely fired by Iranian-backed militias. 1Rockets have blasted the US base in Syria after Biden's airstrikes on Iranian militias The Biden administration had launched strikes on two...
    Multiple rockets hit a US military base in eastern Syria on Monday, less than 24 hours after President Biden launched airstrikes on Iranian-backed militia sites.  Coly. Wayne Morrotto, spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, said: 'At 7:44 PM local time, U.S. Forces in Syria were attacked by multiple rockets. There are no injuries and damage is being...
    (CNN)Rockets landed at a US military base in eastern Syria on Monday, a day after the US carried out airstrikes on Iranian-backed militias, according to a US defense official with direct knowledge of the early reports.The official said it is "likely" the rockets were fired by Iranian-backed militias operating in the immediate area but the...
    More On: iran US launches airstrikes against Iran-backed militants The week in whoppers: CNN’s outrageous omission, Biden’s crime falsehood and more Letters to the Editor — June 25, 2021 Biden says COVID killed more Americans than US war in Iran ​Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday said the administration sent a “strong message”...
    Secretary of State Antony Blinken told U.S. allies Monday that the United States would continue fighting to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). “We must reaffirm our commitment, including to Operation Inherent Resolve, the complementary NATO mission in Iraq, and to civilian-led counter-terrorism capacity building,” Blinken said at a meeting of the...
    U.S. military action against three facilities along the Iraq-Syria border resulted in a number of casualties.  President Joe Biden directed attacks against three militia facilities used by several Iran-backed groups engaged in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attacks against U.S. personnel and facilities in Iraq.  The strikes took place at approximately 6 p.m. Eastern Time Sunday,...
    The strikes mark the second time the Biden administration has taken military action in the region. The U.S. military, under the direction of President Joe Biden, conducted airstrikes Sunday against what it said were "facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups" near the border between Iraq...
    President Joe Biden again ordered airstrikes in Syria on Sunday, the second time he has done so in his young presidency. The Pentagon announced Sunday in a statement Biden had ordered airstrikes against two targets in Syria and one site in Iraq after militias used the facilities to launch drone strikes against United States forces in...
    Iraq on Monday condemned overnight U.S. air strikes against Iran-backed militia groups on the Syrian-Iraqi border that killed at least seven fighters and sparked calls for revenge from Iraqi armed factions. President Joe Biden's second strike of his administration on pro-Iran sites sparked fears of further escalation between Tehran and Washington during faltering efforts to...
    U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged allies Monday to maintain a focus on defeating the Islamic State group, with a particular focus on countering its affiliates in Africa. “We’ve made great progress because we’ve been working together, so we hope you’ll keep an eye on the fight, keep up the fight against this terrorist organization until...
    Smoke and dust rise after a U.S. airstrike on a facility the Pentagon said was used by Iran-backed militia groups as a coordination center for the shipment and transfer of advanced conventional weapons near as-Sikak, along Iraq's western border with Syria, June 27, 2021, in an image taken from video provided by the U.S. military. ...
    U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited the Vatican on Monday to meet with Pope Francis and other officials with climate change, human rights and human trafficking among the topics of discussion.   The visit comes ahead of an expected October meeting between the pope and U.S. President Joe Biden, who is the second Catholic to lead the United States.  In addition to...
    U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited the Vatican on Monday to meet with Pope Francis and other officials with climate change, human rights and human trafficking among the topics of discussion.   The visit comes ahead of an expected October meeting between the pope and U.S. President Joe Biden, who is the second Catholic to lead the United States.  In addition to...
    The Pentagon says strikes against pro-Iranian militants in Iraq and Syria began on Sunday, June 27. “Precision defensive air strikes” According to the descriptions of Pentagon, They are strikes in response to attacks against US interests Iraq.In a statement, spokesman John Kirby said Pentagon The U.S. has reportedly carried out strikes against pro-Iranian militants in...
    U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets Monday with Pope Francis and other officials at the Vatican, with climate change, human rights and human trafficking among the topics of discussion.  The visit comes ahead of an expected October meeting between the pope and U.S. President Joe Biden, who is the second Catholic to lead the United States.  Also Monday, Blinken and...
    BEIRUT, LEBANON - US strikes on eastern Syria near the border with Iraq killed at least five Iran-backed militia fighters, a war monitor reported on Monday.  "At least 5 Iran-backed Iraqi militia fighters were killed and several others were wounded in an attack by US warplanes" on the Syrian side of the frontier, said the Britain-based Syrian...
    Sen. Chris Murphy, D.-N.J., said in a statement late Sunday that he hopes to be briefed on the President Biden-approved airstrikes against three facilities near the Iraq-Syria border that were conducted without the approval of congress. Murphy, who also voiced concern about the February strikes in the region, said the president has the ability to...
    PRESIDENT Joe Biden ordered airstrikes on Iran-backed militants in Syria and Iraq on Sunday after drone attacks on US troops in the region, the Pentagon confirmed. The president was "acting to protect the US" as his administration launched strikes on two targets in Syria and one in Iraq close to the border, Pentagon Press...
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military, under the direction of President Joe Biden, conducted airstrikes Sunday against what it said were "facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups" near the border between Iraq and Syria.Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said the militias were using the facilities to launch unmanned aerial vehicle attacks against U.S. troops in Iraq.Kirby...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military, under the direction of President Joe Biden, conducted airstrikes Sunday against what it said were “facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups” near the border between Iraq and Syria. Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said the militias were using the facilities to launch unmanned aerial vehicle attacks against U.S. troops...
    The U.S. military on Sunday conducted airstrikes on facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups in the Iraq-Syria border region.  The targets are facilities Iran-backed militias have used in unmanned aerial vehicle or drone attacks against U.S. personnel and facilities in Iraq, according to a statement from Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby.  "Given the ongoing series of...
    The U.S. military conducted air strikes against Iran-backed militias near the Iraq-Syria border Sunday. The strikes targeted “operational and weapons storage facilities” in Syria and Iraq, according to a press release from Pentagon press secretary John Kirby. The facilities were used by Iranian militia groups including Kata’ib Hezbollah (KH) and Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada (KSS), according...
    The U.S. military performed airstrikes against Iran-backed militia targets along the Iraq-Syria border, the Pentagon announced Sunday. "At President Biden's direction, U.S. military forces earlier this evening conducted defensive precision airstrikes against facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups in the Iraq-Syria border region," Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said in a statement. "The...