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Dec. 21, 2016

U.S., Russian Officials Discuss Flight Safety in Syria

Defense Department officials held a video conference with Russian Defense Ministry counterparts to discuss flight safety in Syria, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a statement.

Nov. 22, 2016

U.S. Airstrike in Syria Kills Senior al-Qaida Leader

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook confirmed that U.S. forces conducted a precision airstrike near Sarmada in northwest Syria Nov. 18 that killed Abu Ayyub al-Masri, a senior al-Qaida leader in Syria.

Oct. 13, 2016

U.S. Responds to Missile Attacks, Targets 3 Radar Sites on Yemen’s Coast

The United States conducted sea-launched cruise missile strikes against three radar sites on Yemen’s Red Sea coast to protect American service members and to safeguard freedom of navigation in the region, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters.

Sept. 15, 2016

U.S.-Russian Officials Hold Video Conference on Syrian Airspace Safety

Defense Department leaders held a video conference with Russian Ministry of Defense counterparts to discuss measures to mitigate incidents in the air over Syria, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a statement.

Jan. 5, 2016

U.S. Service Member Killed, 2 Others Injured in Marjah

A U.S. service member was killed and two others were injured after they came under fire in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters.

Nov. 17, 2015

Carter Seeks Commanders’ Advice on Expanding Coalition Effort in Iraq, Syria

Defense Secretary Ash Carter asked military commanders to consider where the coalition effort in Iraq and Syria can be expanded with the help of partners.

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