General says Islamic State a ‘serious generational problem’

World 03/07/19, 10:57

Even as Islamic State militants are losing the last of their territory in Syria, the militants who remain are unbroken and radicalized, and represent a "serious generational problem," the top U.S. commander for the Mideast said Thursday. Gen. Joseph Votel told the House Armed Services Committee that unless the extremist group ...

US general visits troops fighting Islamic State in Syria

World 10/22/18, 23:12

The top U.S. commander for the Middle East made an unannounced visit Monday to a key military outpost in southern Syria, pressing the need for a continued U.S. presence there to root out remaining Islamic State fighters and serve as leverage against growing Iranian activity in the region. Striding through the ...

US, Turkey to soon begin joint patrols in north Syria

Politics 10/21/18, 07:50

Turkish and American troops could begin conducting joint patrols in a matter of days around the northern Syrian city of Manbij within the coming days, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East said Sunday.Army Gen. Joseph Votel, head of U.S. Central Command, told reporters traveling with him that the ...

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