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Pentagon chief on Russia's efforts in fighting ISIS

Pentagon chief on Russia's efforts in fighting ISIS

US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Moscow has done "virtually zero" in fighting the ISIL and has instead made "the ending of the Syrian civil war there harder."   "They came in, they …

US and Turkey intensify efforts against ISIL

US and Turkey intensify efforts against ISIL

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işik in London on the sidelines of a meeting of defense ministers whose countries are participating in the campaign to defeat the ISIL, …

U.S. Defense Secretary Carter in Iraq for talks on Mosul

U.S. Defense Secretary Carter in Iraq for talks on Mosul

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived in Baghdad on Sunday for talks with Iraqi leaders on the U.S.-backed military campaign against Daesh militants in Mosul, the Pentagon said, Reuters reported. Carter said last …

Pentagon: US don't want to be enemies with Russia

Pentagon: US don't want to be enemies with Russia

Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said today that the US don't want to see Russia as an enemy, stressing that Washington should continue to seek opportunities for cooperation with Moscow in areas beneficial for both countries. …

US Secretary of Defense to visit Turkey

US Secretary of Defense to visit Turkey

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter will pay a visit to Turkey on October 21, the department said in a statement published late Tuesday. In addition to Turkey, the secretary will also travel to the United Arab …

War breakthrough: Mosul offensive starts

War breakthrough: Mosul offensive starts

A 30,000-strong Iraqi and Kurdish force has launched its offensive against an estimated 3,000 to 4,500 ISIS militants in Mosul, Rudaw reports. The offensive to liberate Mosul from ISIL control has begun, Iraqi Prime Minister …

US: Syrian conflict can't be resolved by military means

US: Syrian conflict can't be resolved by military means

Settlement of the Syrian conflict should be achieved by political means, rather than military, the head of the Pentagon Ashton Carter said during the Ministerial Forum of the ASEAN countries. "I think that the US …

Pentagon voices support for US deal with Russia in Syria

Pentagon voices support for US deal with Russia in Syria

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter voiced support for the State Department's agreement with Russia in Syria, after a report that the Pentagon opposed it.  The deal would entail US military cooperation with Russia …

 Pentagon calls on Turkey to fight Daesh, not Kurds

Pentagon calls on Turkey to fight Daesh, not Kurds

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter called on Turkey to stop shooting at Syrian Democratic Forces and retreat to agreed-upon geographical boundaries designed to keep the two sides apart. "We have called upon …

US: Incirlik to resume its normal operation soon

US: Incirlik to resume its normal operation soon

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said that operations at Turkey's Incirlik airbase will return back to normal in the near future. According to him, yesterday he held talks with his Turkish counterpart …

Carter and Isik discuss cooperation to counter Daesh

Carter and Isik discuss cooperation to counter Daesh

US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter spoke today by telephone with Turkish Minister of Defense Fikri Işik. They discussed the importance of operations at Incirlik Air Base to the counter-Daesh campaign. …