US beefs up surveillance over Islamic State in Libya
International News / Middle East

US beefs up surveillance over Islamic State in Libya

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has moved surveillance drones into the skies over Libya to gather intelligence and get a better picture of what’s going on in case additional military strikes against Islamic State militants are authorized. The top U.S. military officer told a Senate committee on Thursday, Apr. 28, that the Pentagon has shifted … Continue reading

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General: Only handful of Syrian fighters remain in battle
International News / Middle East / Politics / U.S. News

General: Only handful of Syrian fighters remain in battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Only four or five U.S-trained Syrian fighters remain on the battlefield against , the top U.S. commander in the Middle East acknowledged Wednesday in the face of withering criticism from senators who dismissed the training program as a “total failure” and demanded a change of strategy. Gen. Lloyd Austin told the Senate Armed Services … Continue reading