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Pentagon: Operations Resume Without Iran In Tikrit

And the U.S. is supporting Gulf allies in their fight against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen… And a nuclear deal with Iran is still on the table for now…

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Coalition Airstrikes Begin In Tikrit… Conditionally

That is, the coalition will not strike unless Iranian-backed militias leave the premises.

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Pentagon: No Comment On “Future Operations” In Tikrit

Does that mean there will be operations in the future?

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WH: Yemen Still A Counterterrorism Success Story

This comes as reports of the president of Yemen is fleeing the country by boat and has been in hiding since January when rebel forces overtook the presidential palace

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Ashraf Ghani At The Pentagon: “We Are Going To Put Our House In Order”

“We are not going to be a burden. We do not ask now what the United States will do for us,” Ghani said.

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Pentagon: ISIL Offshoots Growing, But Not Confirmed Responsible For Yemen Attack

ISIL’s influence is growing throughout the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

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White House, Pentagon, Congress, UN To Meet With Ghani In U.S. Visit

It’s President Ashraf Ghani’s first trip to Washington.

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ISIL Drone Destroyed Near Fallujah, Iraq

“To my knowledge this is the first time that we have observed ISIL using these types of equipment,” Defense spokesman Col. Steve Warren told reporters Thursday.

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Pentagon: Hundreds Of ISIL Fighters Occupying Tikrit

“I don’t want to put out a number (of ISIL terrorists in Tikrit), because I’m not confident in the numbers that I have seen. It’s certainly in the several hundreds,” Defense spokesman Col. Steve Warren told reporters at the Pentagon on Thursday.

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Pentagon: Somalia Drone Strike Kills Westgate Mall Attack Mastermind

Adan Garar allegedly planned the 2013 attack on the Westgate Mall in Kenya.

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LISTEN: The Weekend Ahead – March 28-30, 2015

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Delayed Nigerian elections are scheduled to take place Saturday and Tunisia hosts a major anti-terrorism rally on Sunday.

Pentagon: Operations Resume Without Iran In Tikrit

And the U.S. is supporting Gulf allies in their fight against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen… And a nuclear deal with Iran is still on the table for now…

Students Protests Republican 2016 Federal Budget

Students took to the Capitol grounds in protest over the freezing cap Republicans issued on the Pell Grant, an educational grant normally calculated on current economic conditions and income-based needs.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – March 27, 2015

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Saudi Arabia widens its campaign against Yemeni rebels and France will begin work on a Security Council resolution demanding Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Report: Reid Endorses Chuck Schumer As Successor

Schumer is the upper chamber’s third ranking Democrat.

SF Mayor Bans Taxpayer-Funded Trips To Indiana

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“San Francisco taxpayers will not subsidize legally-sanctioned discrimination,” Mayor Ed Lee said.