Pentagon moving to increase US troop numbers in Iraq soon
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Pentagon moving to increase US troop numbers in Iraq soon

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Friday, Mar. 25, it was moving to increase the number of American forces in Iraq and announced that U.S. forces have killed the Islamic State’s finance minister. “We are systematically eliminating ISIL’s cabinet,” Defense Secretary Ash Carter said. Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, … Continue reading

US says IS suspect in Benghazi attack killed in airstrike
Middle East

US says IS suspect in Benghazi attack killed in airstrike

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Islamic State operative suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, has been killed in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq, the Pentagon said Monday. Ali Awni al-Harzi “operated closely with multiple ISIL-associated extremists throughout North Africa and the Middle East,” Defense Department spokesman Col. … Continue reading

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Boehner says Obama military force proposal needs toughening

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans vowed Thursday to toughen President Barack Obama’s day-old legislation to authorize military force against Islamic State fighters, and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi warned, “It’s going to be hard” to find common ground. Nothing underscored the yawning divide between the two parties more than Obama’s request to bar “enduring … Continue reading