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SOUTHWEST ASIA – Coalition Forces and the Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service deny Daesh a safe haven during air strikes on Qanus Island located in the Salah ad Din Province, Sept. 10, 2019. Follow-on ground clearance operations are currently taking place by the 2nd Iraqi Special Operations Forces Battalion to destroy a major transit hub for Daesh members moving from Syria and the Jazeera desert into Mosul, Makhmour, and the Kirkuk region. “We’re denying Daesh the ability to hide on Qanus Island,” said Maj. Gen. Eric T. Hill, Special Operations Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve, commander. “We’re setting the conditions for...

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Afghanistan, al Qaeda, Donald Trump, Middle East, Military, Taliban, U.S. Military -

U.S. President Donald Trump proclaimed talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders dead on Monday. “They’re dead. They’re dead. As far as I’m concerned, they’re dead,” Trump told reporters when asked about the talks as he left the White House for a trip to North Carolina. The U.S. military is likely to accelerate the pace of its operations in Afghanistan to counter an increase in Taliban attacks, a senior U.S. general said on Monday following Washington's suspension of peace talks with the insurgents. US Marine General Kenneth McKenzie, the head of US Central Command, said during a visit to Afghanistan that the Taliban...

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On Friday, for the first time, a U.S. military court judge in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba,a military judge set the trial date for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other four men accused of masterminding the 9/11 attacks that murdered almost 3,000 Americans for January 11, 2021. The capital case trial is scheduled to begin on January 11, 2021, at the US Naval facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. If convicted Mohammed is likely to receive the death penalty. The trial scheduling order which was signed by the military judge US Air Force Col. W. Shane Cohen says the January 2021 date was selected "to ensure a...

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