Battle For Mosul News
Mattis: IS militants caught in Iraq -Syria military vise
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Islamic State militants are caught in a military vise that will squeeze them from both ends of the Euphrates River valley that bisects Iraq and Syria
President Trump's remarks on the war in Afghanistan
President Donald Trump's remarks Monday on the war in Afghanistan, as provided by the White Houe: —— Thank you very much. Thank you. Please be seated. Vice President Pence, Secretary of State Tillerson, members of the Cabinet, General Dunford, Deputy Secretary Shanahan, and Colonel
US: Iraqi forces ready for next battle against IS extremists
Senior U.S. commanders say Iraqi forces are largely set for their next major campaign against Islamic State extremists
Barcelona terror attack follows deadly pattern of vehicular violence
An attacker killed at least 13 people and injured dozens more in Barcelona on Thursday using what has become a hallmark of recent terror attacks: a vehicle. Local police say a rented van jumped the curb and plowed into pedestrians in the city’s famous Las Ramblas tourist area, and two people, one
Iraq asks UN to collect evidence to prosecute Islamic State
Iraq is asking the UN. Security Council for assistance in collecting evidence to prosecute extremists from the Islamic State group for possible crimes against humanity
US military says 2 American soldiers killed in Iraq
The U.S. military says two American soldiers have been killed and five wounded while conducting combat operations in Iraq, but that "initial reports indicate the incident was not due to enemy contact."
9 starving animals rescued from abandoned zoo in war-torn Aleppo, more remain
Nine animals on the brink of starvation have been rescued from an abandoned zoo in war-torn Aleppo, Syria. But more animals remain trapped. Animal welfare charity Four Paws International said it launched the high-risk operation last Friday and coordinated with security experts to evacuate three
American fighting ISIS with Syrian Democratic Forces says he's on a mission for 'justice'
"Christian," as he calls himself, with his California accent, closely cropped blond hair, and tattoos that run across his face and neck, certainly stands out from the crowd in ISIS -controlled Syria. He grew up in an orphanage in Sonoma, California, and received his military training in the French
'He'll go to heaven,' says 5-year-old girl whose father was killed by ISIS
Five-year-old Neda Al Mazen lost her father, an Arab volunteer fighting ISIS in her native Syria, to the terrorist group. But the young girl consoles herself with plans to fight against ISIS. “My daddy died and I hold my head up high. I grieve for him, but he’ll go to heaven and I, too, will pick
Syrian forces battle ISIS for the city of Raqqa
ABC News' Ian Pannell reports from Iraq on the fight for Raqqa, the capital of ISIS, and the impact the battle's outcome may have on Syria as well as Europe and the U.S.