President Barack Obama told a recent interviewer he did not want the US military to become Iraq's air force. But he may have little choice.
Iraq had only a fledgling air force when the United States withdrew in 2011. Washingto
The US on Saturday conducted air strikes in Iraq against Islamic State fighters near the Kurdish capital of Arbil and the Mosul dam, the US Central Command said.
The Mosul dam, Iraq's biggest, fell under control of Islamic Sta
The United Nations Security Council was set for a showdown over Syria on Wednesday after Britain sought authorisation for Western military action that seems certain to be vetoed by Russia and probably China.
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has few good options for military retaliation after Israel's air strikes over the weekend but the attacks could redouble support from his regional allies Iran and Hezbollah.
Assad, already batt
Iran told Israel on Monday it would regret its air strike against Syria last week, without spelling out whether Iran or its ally planned any military response.
"They will regret this recent aggression," Saeed Jalili, Sec
Syria's ambassador to Lebanon said on Thursday that Damascus had the option of a "surprise decision" to respond to what it said was an Israeli air strike on a research centre on the outskirts of the Syrian capital on Wednesday.
Dozens of people were killed and many more wounded in a Syrian government air strike that hit a bakery where a crowd was queuing for bread on Sunday, activists said.
If confirmed, the attack on Halfaya in central Syria, which was
The United States should lead an international effort to protect key population centers in Syria through air strikes on President Bashar al-Assad's forces, US Senator John McCain said on Monday.
"The ultimate goal of air strikes should be
Turkish warplanes killed 30 people in an air strike in southeastern Turkey near the Iraqi border overnight, apparently mistaking smugglers for Kurdish militants.
Turkish warplanes strike militant targets regularly in the region in their b
Anwar al-Awlaki, a US-born cleric linked to al Qaeda's Yemen-based wing, was killed in an air strike on Friday, Yemeni and US officials said, removing a 'global terrorist' high on a US wanted list.
Awlaki's killing, if con