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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death? No?

There have been several previous reports of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death. But on August 31, Gen Townsend said there were “indicators in intelligence channels that he’s still alive”. “We’re looking for him every day. I don’t think he’s dead,” he … Continue reading

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Government contractors to fly older Predator drones on as many as 10 flights a day

Government contractors will be hired to fly older Predator drones on as many as 10 flights a day, none of them strike missions. Air Force crews fly 60 Predator and Reaper combat air patrols, where one CAP means keeping one … Continue reading

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US wants another Turkish base for helicopter support, Turkey on hold

A government offensive against terrorist groups and the collapse of a three-year truce with Kurdish militants followed parliamentary elections in June that failed to deliver a ruling majority to any one party. Talks to form a coalition government failed and … Continue reading

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