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  • Jordan says it has carried out 56 airstrikes on the Islamic State group after pilot's killing

    Jordan has launched 56 airstrikes against Islamic State group weapons depots, training centers and military barracks since militants released a video of them burning a Jordanian pilot to death, Jordan's air force chief said Sunday. Meanwhile, a...
  • Claim that Jordanian airstrike killed U.S. hostage met with skepticism

    Islamic State extremists said Friday that Jordanian warplanes operating as part of the U.S.-led coalition attacking militant targets had killed an American female hostage, an assertion greeted with deep skepticism in Washington and Amman. In a statement...
  • Islamic State claims Jordanian airstrike killed US woman held in Syria; US skeptical

    Islamic State extremists claimed that an American woman held hostage by the group was killed Friday in a Jordanian airstrike in northern Syria, but the government of Jordan dismissed the statement as "criminal propaganda" and the U.S. said it had not seen...
  • Jordan's jets strike Islamic State targets to avenge pilot

    Jordan's jets strike Islamic State targets to avenge pilot
    Jordanian F-16 warplanes struck Islamic State targets Thursday in retaliation for the gruesome slaying of a military pilot, officials said, signaling an apparent escalation of the kingdom's role in the U.S.-led coalition against the militant group....
  • Jordan launches new airstrikes after king pledges 'harsh' war against Islamic State militants

    Dozens of Jordanian fighter jets bombed Islamic State training centers and weapons storage sites Thursday, intensifying attacks after the militants burned to death a captured Jordanian pilot. As part of the new campaign, Jordan is also attacking...
  • Boeing poised for $15.6 billion in Air Force work on tanker

    WASHINGTON Boeing Co. may reap as much as $15.6 billion through 2020 from the U.S. Air Force for development and production of its KC-46 aerial refueling tanker, according to estimates by the service. The Air Force is requesting $2.95 billion for the...
  • Viewing conflict as regional threat, 3 African nations battle Boko Haram

    Viewing conflict as regional threat, 3 African nations battle Boko Haram
    Three militaries, using ground troops and warplanes, fought Boko Haram on at least two fronts Wednesday with hundreds of the Islamic fighters reported dead as the conflict took on a growing international perspective. Chad's army said its troops were...
  • With troops and warplanes, 3 African nations battle Boko Haram as conflict goes international

    Three militaries, using ground troops and warplanes, fought Boko Haram on at least two fronts Wednesday with hundreds of the Islamic fighters reported dead as the conflict took on a growing international perspective. Chad's army said its troops were...
  • China's man-made islands in disputed waters raise worries

    China's man-made islands in disputed waters raise worries
    China is rapidly building five man-made islands from tiny reefs and shoals in the South China Sea, U.S. officials say, sparking concern that Beijing is growing more assertive in the disputed waters even as the United States boosts its own forces in the...
  • Father asks Islamic State to treat captured pilot son well: 'We are all Muslims'

    Father asks Islamic State to treat captured pilot son well: 'We are all Muslims'
    The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group in Syria pleaded for his son's release on Thursday, asking him to treat him well in captivity as a fellow Muslim. So far, there has been silence from the extremists about the fate of...
  • Russia accuses NATO of aerial spying 'practically every day'

    Russia's air force commander on Tuesday accused the United States and its NATO allies of provoking confrontation over the Baltic Sea by sending spy planes near the Russian border "practically every day." In apparent response to accusations from NATO...