Tag Archives: Military history by country

20Aug/17

Trump has made Afghanistan decision after ‘rigorous’ review: Mattis

President Donald Trump has a made a decision on the United States’ strategy for Afghanistan after a “sufficiently rigorous” review process, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday. Continue reading

02Jul/17

France and Africans must eradicate “terrorists, thugs and assassins” – Macron

BAMAKO, MALI (JULY 2, 2017) – France and its African partners must work together to wipe out Islamist militants in the volatile Sahel region, President Emmanuel Macron said at the opening of a summit in Mali’s capital Bamako on Sunday (July 2).
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17Apr/17

Pence stresses “era of strategic patience” over as he visits Korean DMZ

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence say the U.S. “era of strategic patience” with Pyongyang is over as he visits the Korean DMZ.
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14Apr/17

U.S. releases video of ‘mother of all bombs’ strike in Afghanistan

The U.S. military releases video of the ‘mother of all bombs’ strike used in Afghanistan on ISIS targets, one of the largest non-nuclear devices ever unleashed in combat.

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14Apr/17

U.S. drops ‘mother of all bombs’ in Afghanistan

The United States dropped a massive GBU-43 bomb, also known as the “mother of all bombs,” in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday against a series of caves used by Islamic State militants. Havovi Cooper reports. Continue reading

15Jan/16
the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou

Security forces battle Islamist gunmen holding hostages in hotel

Suspected Islamist fighters hold hostages at a hotel used by foreigners in Burkina Faso’s capital, in an attack claimed by Al Qaeda.

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26Nov/15

Britain’s Cameron says time to start bombing militants in Syria

It is time for Britain to start air strikes on Syria, Prime Minister David Cameron tells the House of Commons. Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn fears lessons haven’t been learnt from previous Western intervention in the Middle East.

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25Oct/15

Baghdad residents react to Tony Blair’s recent apology for the Iraq war

Iraqis respond to former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s recent apology for his country’s involvement in the Iraq war. Blair acknowledged the 2003 toppling of Saddam Hussein’s regime played a part in the Islamic State’s rise.

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25Oct/15

Britain’s Blair says 2003 Iraq invasion played role in Islamic State rise

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair acknowledges the 2003 invasion of Iraq played a part in the rise of the Islamic State militant group, and apologises for some mistakes in planning the war.

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03Oct/15

File of Medecins Sans Frontieres Kunduz hospital that was hit by an airstrike

An air strike hits a Medecins Sans Frontieres hospital in Kunduz, killing at least 19 people in what the U.S. military called possible “collateral damage” in a battle to oust Taliban insurgents.

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