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US starts providing weapons to Syrian Kurds - media

The United States said it started distributing arms to Syrian Kurdish militia battling to help retake the city of Raqqa from ISIS. Pentagon spokesman Major Adrian Rankine-Galloway said the Kurdish fighters received …

Pentagon: NATO not a threat to Russia

NATO is not a threat to Russia, and Moscow is aware of this fact, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told CBS News in an interview. "Right now, Russia's future should be wedded to Europe. Why they see NATO as a …

US to arm Kurdish fighters against ISIS

The US will arm Syria’s Kurdish fighters “as necessary” to recapture the key ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, despite intense opposition from Turkey. The decision is meant to accelerate the Raqqa operation but undermines the …

Trump’s Pentagon presents Daesh plan

US President Donald Trump promised during the campaign to implement a "secret plan" to defeat Islamic State (ISIS, Daesh) including a pledge to "bomb the hell out of" the terror group in Iraq and Syria. …

 Trump pledges ‘greatest military build-up in US'

US President Donald Trump said he would make a massive budget request for one of the "greatest military buildups in American history". Trump used remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), …

US Defense Secretary and Iraqi PM discuss Mosul

US-Iraqi cooperation and progress in operation to liberate Mosul from ISIS terrorist group were discussed at the meeting between the US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi …

Does US start new confrontation with Russia?

Russia’s Defense Ministry is ready to restore cooperation with Pentagon, but attempts to build dialogue with Russia from a position of strength are fruitless, the Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu …

 Iran fires another missile - media

A US official said that Iran fired a defensive surface-to-air missile (SAM) on Wednesday, CNN reports. The missile used in Wednesday's launch was a short-range Mersad surface-to-air missile, which impacted 35 miles away, according …