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March 17, 2017

Pentagon Spokesman: Dozens of Terrorists Believed Killed in U.S. Strike in Syria

A Pentagon spokesman said military officials believe dozens of core al-Qaida leaders were killed in a U.S. strike in Jinah, Syria, and that a nearby mosque was not targeted.

March 16, 2017

Makin Island Earns Battle Effectiveness Award

The deployed amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island received the 2016 Battle Effectiveness Award, the second time the ship has received the honor.

March 15, 2017

OIR Spokesman: Iraqi Forces Remain Resolute in Counter-ISIS Fight

Air Force Col. John Dorrian, Inherent Resolve spokesman, said the Iraqis are holding firm in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, despite the enemy firing indiscriminately into civilian areas and using civilians as human shields.

March 9, 2017

Iran Poses Threat to Centcom’s Area of Responsibility, Votel Says

Iran poses the most significant threat to U.S. Central Command's complex area of responsibility, Centcom commander Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Feb. 6, 2017

Trump: America Will Stand With Those Who Stand for Freedom

President Donald J. Trump expressed his and the nation's gratitude to service members at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., and told them that the United States will stand with those who stand in the defense of freedom.

Feb. 2, 2017

Centcom: Civilians Likely Killed in Yemen Firefight

Civilian noncombatants likely were killed in the midst of a firefight during a U.S. raid in Yemen, and casualties may include children, U.S. Central Command officials said.

Jan. 30, 2017

Mattis Offers Condolences to Family of Navy Chief Lost in Yemen Raid

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis expressed condolences for the loss of Navy Chief Petty Officer William "Ryan" Owens, 36, of Peoria, Illinois, who was killed during a raid targeting al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula terrorists in Yemen.

Jan. 30, 2017

U.S. Raid in Yemen Garners Intelligence

A Pentagon spokesman said valuable intelligence was obtained during the U.S. military raid on the militant Islamist group al-Qaida in Yemen that killed a U.S. service member and injured three others.

Jan. 29, 2017

U.S. Service Member Killed in Raid on Terrorists in Yemen

A raid by U.S. forces in Yemen resulted in the deaths of an estimated 14 al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula terrorists, according to a U.S. Central Command news release. One U.S. service member died of wounds suffered in the raid, and three others were wounded.

Jan. 25, 2017

U.S. Strikes Kill 5 Terrorists in Yemen

U.S. military strikes in central Yemen’s Baydah governate last week killed five al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula operatives, U.S. Central Command officials said.

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