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F-22 Fighters Make Their Combat Debut In Syria
F-22 Fighters Make Their Combat Debut In SyriaF-22 Fighters Make Their Combat Debut In Syria

The airstrikes launched on militant targets in northern Syria on Tuesday featured a long-awaited combat debut by the US Air Force’s F-22A Raptor. The stealth fighter jet was part of a second wave of strikes along with F-15 Strike Eagles, F-16s, B-1 bombers and drones, launched from bases across the region. According to the Pentagon, the targets included the “command and control centre” at the …

US takes custody of Afghan Army officers
US takes custody of Afghan Army officersUS takes custody of Afghan Army officers

BOSTON (AP) — Three Afghanistan National Army officers who vanished during training in Massachusetts were placed in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday after being detained on the Canadian border, authorities said. The agency, in a brief statement, said the officers faced removal proceedings after being charged with administrative immigration violations. A …

ICE takes custody of Afghan Army officers
ICE takes custody of Afghan Army officersICE takes custody of Afghan Army officers

BOSTON (AP) — Three Afghanistan National Army officers who vanished during training in Massachusetts were placed in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday after being detained on the Canadian border, authorities said. The agency, in a brief statement, said the officers faced removal proceedings after being charged with administrative immigration violations. A …

Pentagon says Khorasan group was nearing attack
Pentagon says Khorasan group was nearing attackPentagon says Khorasan group was nearing attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a separate action from the air strikes against the Islamic State group, the U.S. bombed a cell of al-Qaida militants in northwestern Syria after concluding they were close to attacking the U.S. or Europe, Pentagon officials say. Army Lt. Gen. William Mayville, the Pentagon’s operations chief, told reporters that the Khorasan Group was nearing “the execution phase of an …

Fears in Jordan over attacks on ISIL
Fears in Jordan over attacks on ISILFears in Jordan over attacks on ISIL

Amman, Jordan – Jordan has confirmed it took part in air strikes launched against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) inside Syrian territory in the early hours of September 23. Mohammad al-Momani, the Jordanian information minister and government spokesperson, said that his country was among four other Arab countries that participated in the air strikes. “We aimed at attacking …

Iraq officials: Baghdad car bomb kills 17 people
Iraq officials: Baghdad car bomb kills 17 peopleIraq officials: Baghdad car bomb kills 17 people

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group on Tuesday paraded Iraqi troops captured in battle earlier this week in a militant stronghold west of Baghdad, residents said. Residents of Fallujah said about 30 men in Iraqi military uniforms were driven in the back of seized military vehicles through the city. Fallujah is about 65 kilometers (30 miles) west of Baghdad. The captured soldiers looked very …

2,000 UK Troops In 'Laser Quest Plus' Battle
2,000 UK Troops In ‘Laser Quest Plus’ Battle2,000 UK Troops In ‘Laser Quest Plus’ Battle

The Army has kicked off its biggest training exercise of the year, with thousands of soldiers embroiled in a simulated battle using laser guns. Hundreds of tanks and vehicles are also involved in the prairie war, with state-of-the-art sensors registering hits and ‘kills’ – similar to indoor war game Laser Quest. Soldiers have been split into two groups, with one team fighting as Britain and …

Suicide bomber targets army in Pakistan, kills 5
Suicide bomber targets army in Pakistan, kills 5Suicide bomber targets army in Pakistan, kills 5

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide car bomber blew himself up near a convoy of security forces in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing five people and wounding 29 others, police said. In another development, the military said it carried out airstrikes against militant hideouts near the Afghan border, killing 19 insurgents. The bombing in Peshawar took place as the deputy commander of the …

Would US have right of hot pursuit in Syria?
Would US have right of hot pursuit in Syria?Would US have right of hot pursuit in Syria?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration officials returned Tuesday to citing Congress’ 2001 authorization to wage war on the terrorists responsible for the 9/11 attacks as legal grounding for its overnight airstrikes against Islamic State militants and an al-Qaida affiliate inside Syria. But Secretary of State John Kerry has separately raised the idea of a “right of hot pursuit” across borders …

Israel kills suspects in teen settler deaths
Israel kills suspects in teen settler deathsIsrael kills suspects in teen settler deaths

An Israeli army spokesman has said two Palestinians suspected of the fatal abduction of three Israeli teenage settlers in June have been killed in a shootout with Israeli soldiers. Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner said the suspects, Marwan Qawasmeh and Amer Abu Aisheh, were killed in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday. The teenagers’ abduction in June in the territory sparked a massive manhunt, …

Cameron Ready To Work With Iran To Defeat IS
Cameron Ready To Work With Iran To Defeat ISCameron Ready To Work With Iran To Defeat IS

David Cameron is to become the first British prime minister to meet an Iranian President since 1979 in a historic encounter in New York Downing Street says the meeting with Hassan Rouhani is part of efforts to mobilise support against the Islamic State and drop Iran’s support for the Assad regime in Syria. The Prime Minister will be attending the United Nations general assembly and is hoping …

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