Tag: Yemen

March 13, 2018

Defeat of ISIS ‘within our grasp,’ Centcom commander says

The United States and its partners have made significant progress in Iraq and Syria, but investments are needed to ensure the gains endure, the commander of U.S. Central Command said.

May 23, 2017

Pentagon Spokesman Describes U.S. Raid in Yemen

A U.S. Special Operations counterterrorism raid killed seven al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula operatives in Yemen’s Marib governorate, located about 150 miles north of Aden, the country’s capital, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, director of Pentagon press operations, told reporters.

April 24, 2017

Pentagon Spokesman Updates Iraq, Syria, Yemen Operations

A Pentagon spokesman said coalition and U.S. strikes continue to aid progress against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Iraq and Syria, and against al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen.

March 3, 2017

U.S. Conducts Second Day of Strikes Against Terrorists in Yemen

The United States has carried out more than 30 strikes in Yemen since March 2 against the terrorist group al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said.

Jan. 30, 2017

U.S. Raid in Yemen Garners Intelligence

A Pentagon spokesman said valuable intelligence was obtained during the U.S. military raid on the militant Islamist group al-Qaida in Yemen that killed a U.S. service member and injured three others.

Jan. 13, 2017

DoD Officials Hail Iraqi Forces’ Progress in Eastern Mosul

Iraqi forces reached the Nineveh governorate and counsel buildings in eastern Mosul and raised the Iraqi flag there, according to Elissa Slotkin, the acting assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs.