A spokesman for the US-led military campaign against IS confirmed Turkish claims that the downed Russian warplane was given ten warnings over a period of five minutes.
Spokesperson for U.S. Central Command Army Col. Pat Ryder spoke to reporters at the Pentagon via teleconference from Baghdad.
Critics of the Obama administration’s rules of engagement have said its strict rules to avoid civilian casualties are too restrictive and limit capabilities.
Spokesperson for Operation Inherent Resolve Army Col. Steve Warren briefs reporters via teleconference at the Pentagon.
Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook briefed reporters on a range of material.
The inmates are Yemeni and because current law bans the transfer of prisoners to countries designates as war zones, they could not be repatriated.
Following a series of deadly terrorist attacks that shook Paris Friday night, Sec. Carter said the DOD is “committed to helping France in any way.”
The town of Sinjar was overrun by IS in August 2014. Home to Iraq’s Yazidi minority, the residents were systematically murdered, enslaved and raped.
Operation Inherent Resolve spokesperson Army Col. Steve Warren briefs from Baghdad.