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US sends more weapons to militants in Syria

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The US military has reportedly delivered a new consignment of weapons and ammunition to a group of militants fighting against the Syrian government. The weapons were delivered by land to the so-called Syrian Arab Coalition which Washington regards as a “moderate rebel group,” a US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Reuters news agency on Sunday. The official did not say who... 

DoD Confirms US-Trained Fighters in Syria Gave Arms to Nusra Front Militants

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Fighters from Al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front drive in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. A spokesman for the Pentagon has confirmed that Syrian rebel fighters trained by the United States provided ammunition and equipment to an al-Qaeda-linked group. Syrian rebel fighters trained by the United States provided ammunition and equipment to an al-Qaeda-linked group this week, a spokesman... 

US fighter jets strike ISIS artillery in Iraq's Kurdistan

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US military aircraft have conducted an airstrike on artillery used by the forces of the Islamic State (formerly ISIS). Rear Admiral John Kirby said the attack took place to help defend Kurdish forces near Erbil, Iraq. Two F/A-18 aircraft dropped 500-pound laser-guided bombs on a mobile artillery piece near the city of Erbil. US personnel are based in the city. “The decision to strike was made... 

US military blocks access to The Guardian website for troops around the world

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Uncle Sam is mighty upset, and that’s not a good thing for American troops itching to read the news. The Pentagon has blocked access to The Guardian newspaper’s website for all soldiers stationed in the Middle East. The Guardian confirmed on Monday that its website has been blacklisted by a filtering system installed by the United States Department of Defense on the computer system utilized by... 

Pentagon encircles Iran: Victory would take 3 weeks

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As the US beefs up its military presence in the Persian Gulf region, Pentagon strategists estimate that they would need less than a month to defeat Iranian forces should a military conflict take place. US Central Command (CENTCOM) believes it can destroy or significantly degrade Iran’s conventional armed forces in about three weeks using air and sea strikes, a defense source told The Washington... 

Syria: White House preaches peace as Pentagon preps for war

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US F35 The White House is saying “no” to arming opposition and other military involvement in the Syrian conflict – for the moment. Pentagon and US Central Command launched a review of US military capabilities in case that “no” turns a “yes.” ­The backdoor for military action was ajar with State Department, spokesman Victoria Nuland saying that US never takes any option off the table,... 
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