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A man who was held at Guantanamo Bay for more than a decade was released from U.S. custody and transferred to Saudi Arabian authorities, the U.S. Defense Department said on Saturday.
Muhammed Murdi Issa al-Zahrani, a Saudi national, had been held at the controversial military facility in Cuba since August 2002.
U.S. authorities suspected him of fighting for al-Qaeda in Afghanistan.
According to th ...

At least six people have been killed in a US assassination drone strike in Afghanistan’s eastern Nuristan Province along the Pakistani border.
Afghan security officials said the airstrike was carried out in Nuristan’s Kamdish district, earlier on Sunday.
Afghan army spokesman Haroon Yousufzai said the attack targeted Taliban militants in the Chenar Khor area.
Taliban militants have not ...

While Iraq’s premier ordered on Saturday more air support for security forces and allied tribesmen fighting jihadists, Washington plans to buy arms for Sunni tribal members in the western province of Anbar including AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds.
The United States planning to arm the Sunni tribesmen in Anbar comes after Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants k ...

U.S. President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing a broader military mission in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, the New York Times reported on Saturday.
The decision ensures a direct role for American troops in fighting in Afghanistan for at least another year, it said, adding Obama's decision was made during a White House meeting with national security advisers in rec ...

Air strikes by U.S.-led forces in Syria have killed 910 people, including 52 civilians, since the start of the campaign against ISIL and other fighters two months ago, a group monitoring the conflict said on Saturday.
The majority of the deaths, 785, were ISIL fighters according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Eight of the civilians killed were children and five were wome ...

Washington: President Barack Obama has thanked Saudi Arabia for its role in the US-led coalition fighting Daesh.
The White House said Obama met on Wednesday with Saudi Arabia’s Prince Mutaib Bin Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz. He’s the son of King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz and the head of the Saudi Arabian National Guard.
The White House said Obama praised Saudi Arabia’s role in promoting ...

A U.S. drone strike killed six suspected militants in northwestern Pakistan, security officials said on Friday, as al Qaeda said two members of the group had been killed in a previous strike.
Two missiles struck a house in Mada Khel village of the North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghan border on Thursday night, said a security official based in the area.
Six people were killed and three wo ...

The United States has released five detainees from its detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, including the first Yemeni detainee to be resettled since 2010, officials said on Thursday.
Three of the detainees were sent to the Republic of Georgia, the U.S. military said in a statement, while two were sent to Slovakia.
The decision to release four Yemeni detainees and one Tunisian reduces the num ...

Some of the 1,500 new U.S. troops authorized to advise and train Iraqi forces in their fight against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants will deploy to the country in the next few weeks without waiting for Congress to fund the mission, the Pentagon said on Thursday.
Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said leading elements of the U.S. force would begin moving to Ira ...

At least four people have been killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan's northeastern province of Kunar.
The attack took place in the city of Ghaziabad on Wednesday, local police officials said.
The US army carried out similar attacks on Tuesday, killing 18 people in the eastern province of Nangarhar.
The US-led forces have recently increased their air raids against civilian areas in Afghanista ...

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