US leans on risky drone strikes in urban Syrian fight
U.S. drone pilots now routinely launch missiles at what the Pentagon calls “danger-close” distances to proxy ground forces fighting Islamic State in densely populated cities.
Iraqi forces begin operation to retake Tal Afar from IS
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Aabadi says the operation to retake the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, from the Islamic State group has begun.
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Mattis: Camp David meeting will move Trump toward Afghanistan war decision
Family identifies US soldier killed in booby-trapped building in eastern Afghanistan
Utah guardsman killed battling ISIS in eastern Afghanistan
82nd Airborne soldiers killed in Iraq artillery mishap were from Texas, New York City