It has been nearly three years since the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) captured Mosul and advanced rapidly through a number of major population centers in northern Iraq, triggering a major U.S.-led internationalization of the conflict between the jihadist group and the myriad opponents to its attempt to establish territorial supremacy in Iraq and Syria. Read More
The Navy SEAL killed earlier this month in a firefight with Islamic State in Iraq and Syria militants will be posthumously promoted to chief petty officer, the service announced Wednesday. Read More
This post has been updated with additional photos and a map of where the fighting occured.
THE PENTAGON – The Navy SEAL who was killed in a Tuesday firefight with Islamic State in Iraq and Syria militants was part of a quick reaction force sent in to assist a U.S. advise-and-assist team and Kurdish Peshmerga forces who were overwhelmed by a surprise ISIS offensive in Northern Iraq, an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman told reporters on Wednesday. Read More
The U.S. Marine Corps has identified the Marine who was killed during a Saturday Islamic State of Iraq and Syria rocket attack in Iraq. Read More
After a two-and-a-half month pause, the U.S. is again launching anti-Islamic State in Iraq and Syria strikes from an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf, the Navy announced on Tuesday. Read More
The French Navy launched strike fighters to against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria targets in Iraq from its nuclear aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R91) on Monday, the French Minstry of Defense announced. Read More
This post has been updated with a revised schedule for deployment of French carrier Charles de Gaulle.
France is sending its nuclear aircraft carrier to the Middle East on Thursday for its second deployment this year against the combined forces of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, president François Hollande told the French parliament during an emergency Monday meeting. Read More
The Marines have identified the pilot who died following a Wednesday fighter crash in England. Read More
This post has been updated to include additional information from the U.S Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force.
A Marine Corps fighter pilot died when an F/A-18C Hornet crashed near RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, England on Wednesday morning, the service confirmed. Read More
The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group left U.S. 5th Fleet on Tuesday with no public timeline for when its replacement will reach the Middle East to continue U.S. air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq in Syria (ISIS) targets. Read More