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US forces in Afghanistan attack anti-China militants

US forces in Afghanistan attack anti-China militants

US forces in Afghanistan have attacked networks of anti-China militants in an action that is likely to please Beijing, which had called for Western cooperation in its fight against a group it says wants to split off its Xinjiang region.

US 'launches' Afghan airstrike after apparent insider attack

US 'launches' Afghan airstrike after apparent insider attack

The incident occurred on Thursday as US soldiers were patrolling in the Islamic State-stronghold of Achin in Nangarhar province, according to Hakim Khan, a commander of the government militia involved in the incident.

US forces kill seven Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen raid

US forces kill seven Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen raid

US forces have carried out a ground raid on an Al-Qaeda compound in Yemen, killing seven militants, the Pentagon said late on Monday.

US elite forces in deadly raid on Qaeda in Yemen

US elite forces in deadly raid on Qaeda in Yemen

Elite US forces launched a dawn raid against Al-Qaeda in Yemen on Sunday, killing at least 14 suspected jihadists in an operation in which an American soldier also died.

Four Qaeda members killed in Yemen drone strikes

Four Qaeda members killed in Yemen drone strikes

Four suspected Al-Qaeda members were killed in drone strikes in central Yemen likely carried out by US forces, a security source said on Sunday.

Afghan civilian casualties: US general pledges inquiry

Afghan civilian casualties: US general pledges inquiry

The top American general in Afghanistan promised on Saturday an investigation into civilian casualties caused by an air strike in support of Afghan special forces and their US advisors near the northern city of Kunduz this week.

US forces hit Islamic State targets in Syria

US forces hit Islamic State targets in Syria

US forces hit Islamic State targets overnight near Turkey's border with Syria using a newly deployed mobile rocket system, a senior diplomat said on Saturday.

Afghan government 'loses 5% of territory in four months'

Afghan government 'loses 5% of territory in four months'

The Afghan government lost control or influence of nearly 5% of its territory between January and May, the US government's top watchdog on Afghanistan said in a report, an indication of the challenges its forces are facing.

US confirms death of Islamic State number two

US confirms death of Islamic State number two

US forces killed the Islamic State's second-in-command this week, dealing a blow to the extremist group's ability to conduct operations in Iraq, Syria and abroad, Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said.