The US military can not confirm reports that the Islamic State group leader may have been struck in an airstrike, but a Pentagon official suggested on Monday that lower-level figures may have been hit.
Coalition forces launched airstrikes targeting Islamic State leaders near their northern Iraqi hub of Mosul, the US military said Saturday, without confirming whether the group`s chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed.
The U.S. military was isolating personnel returning from their mission to help West African countries curb Ebola even though they showed no sign of infection and a nurse who treated patients in Sierra Leone was released on Monday to go to her home state after New Jersey forced her into quarantine.
The new US Ebola "czar" starts work on Wednesday and a military medical team begins training as the Obama administration ramps up its response to the potential spread of the virus in the United States.
The US military has conducted air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) near Irbil and Iraq`s largest dam in an effort to help Kurdish forces retake it from violent extremists.
Russian President Vladimir Putin`s military intervention in Ukraine is fanning nationalist sentiments that could spread across the region with dangerous, unpredictable consequences, the US military`s top officer has said.
The White House said Monday that the American troops to be sent to Iraq as advisors to make an assessment of how best to help cope with Islamic militants have been offered protection by the Arab country.