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…
That is, the coalition will not strike unless Iranian-backed militias leave the premises.
Does that mean there will be operations in the future?
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
“We are not going to be a burden. We do not ask now what the United States will do for us,” Ghani said.
ISIL’s influence is growing throughout the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
It’s President Ashraf Ghani’s first trip to Washington.
“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.
“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.
Adan Garar allegedly planned the 2013 attack on the Westgate Mall in Kenya.