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US May Open Network of Bases in Iraq

By John Lee. The United States is considering opening a network of new bases in Iraq, to help in the war against the Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL). General Martin E Dempsey (pictured), chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, outlined the plan just a day after the White House announced that up to 450 […]

Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue

U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday, local time, noting that assessments of results […]

KRG to Borrow Internationally

By John Lee. BasNews, citing an anonymous source, reports that one German and one American bank have expressed interest in lending to Erbil, if it proves its ability to repay the loan and interest. The KRG Parliament recently passed a bill allowing the government to borrow up to $5 billion (6 trillion iraqi dinars), at […]

US Confirms 450 New Troops for Iraq

US President Barack Obama has authorized Defense Secretary Ash Carter to provide a modest increase in additional U.S. personnel to be deployed to Iraq in a noncombat role, Defense Department officials announced today. Officials said Obama has authorized up to 450 additional U.S. personnel to deploy to Iraq to expand the U.S. advise-and-assist mission at […]

Airstrikes Destroy ISIL Infrastructure, Weapons

U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday, local time, noting that assessments of results […]

Another 500 US Troops for Iraq?

By John Lee. US President Barack Obama is reportedly preparing to approve the deployment of up to 500 additional US troops to Iraq to train up local forces fighting the Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL). Unnamed US officials were quoted as saying that a new training base may also be set up in Anbar. The […]

Airstrikes Continue Against IS

U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday, local time, noting that assessments of results […]

Airstrikes Destroy ISIL Oil Infrastructure

U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday, local time, noting that assessments of results […]

Latest Airstrikes Against ISIL

U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS, ISIL, IS) terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday, local time, noting […]

Latest Airstrikes Against ISIL

U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday, local time, noting that assessments of results […]

Latest Airstrikes Against ISIL

U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. Tuessday and 8 a.m. Wednesday, local time, noting that assessments of results […]

Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL

U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday, local time, noting that assessments of results […]