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April 6, 2017

Trump Orders Missile Attack in Retaliation for Syrian Chemical Strikes

The United States fired Tomahawk missiles into Syria in retaliation for the regime of Bashar Assad using nerve agents to attack his own people.

April 6, 2017

Residents Returning to Normal Lives in Eastern Mosul, OIR Spokesman Says

Thousands of residents of eastern Mosul have returned home and “the Iraqi government is working hard every day to improve the quality of life," the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said.

April 6, 2017

US and Gulf Cooperation Council elite special operations forces simulate raid on hijacked tanker

Elite military special forces from the Gulf Cooperation Council, and the U.S. conducted a simulated rapid response to the hijacking of the motor tanker, or oil tanker, the Hadiyah, April 3, in Kuwait territorial waters.

April 5, 2017

Mattis, Egyptian President Discuss Mideast Security Issues

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis highlighted Egypt’s importance in promoting stability in the Middle East during a Pentagon meeting with Egyptian President Abdul Fattah el-Sissi.

April 5, 2017

Terrorist attacks and active shooters: US and Gulf Cooperation Council military practical drills during exercise Eagle Resolve

Military and civilian personnel from the Gulf Cooperation Council nations conducted tactical counterterrorism drills as part of exercise Eagle Resolve, March 28, 2017, near Kuwait International Airport.

April 5, 2017

Stopping Flow of Foreign Fighters to ISIS ‘Will Take Years,’ Official Says

Intelligence sharing and strategic patience are key to countering the flow of foreign terrorist fighters supporting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center’s Directorate for Strategic Operational Planning said.

April 5, 2017

Chairman’s Senior Enlisted Advisor Visits U.S. Troops, Syrian Democratic Forces

Chairman’s Senior Enlisted Advisor Visits U.S. Troops, Syrian Defense Forces

April 5, 2017

Gold Star Spouses Day: Honoring spouses of fallen service members April 5

While many Americans were hunting Easter eggs or enjoying holiday brunch, Inge Colton was getting the most devastating news of her life.On Easter Sunday, April 11, 2004, she and her 11-year-old stepson, Lance, learned that her husband, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lawrence "Shane" Colton, an attack helicopter pilot assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion,

April 5, 2017

Dunford: Iraqis, Coalition Have Adapted, Continue Attacking ISIS

Iraqi and coalition forces will learn from the civilian casualty incident of March 17 and continue to support Iraqi forces taking the fight to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Mosul, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

April 4, 2017

Dunford, Kushner Visit U.S., Iraqi Forces Near Mosul

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Jared Kushner, senior advisor to President Donald J. Trump, received briefings from American and Iraqi service members during a visit to a base 10 miles from the front line in Mosul.