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17 May 2015 Military News

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  • Airstrikes Target ISIL Tactical Units, Staging Areas AFPS 17 May 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • US raid inside eastern Syria kills 32 ISIL terrorists Press TV 17 May 2015 -- A US raid in eastern Syria has killed 32 members of the ISIL terrorist group, including four of its leaders, sources say.
  • Taliban Attacks Disrupt Progress in Afghan Pakistan Relations VOA 17 May 2015 -- Just when the peace prospects between Pakistan and Afghanistan seemed to be improving, the Taliban carried out attacks that sent a strong signal about the pitfalls in the way of lasting peace in the region. In his visit to Kabul last week, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif denounced the Taliban's activities in Afghanistan and said the country's enemies could not be Pakistan's friends.
  • U.S. Airlift Delivers Aid to People of Nepal AFPS 17 May 2015 -- Joint Task Force 505 continues its commitment to Nepal by conducting humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations, JTF 505 officials said today.
  • Marines Killed in Nepal Helo Crash Identified, Recovered AFPS 17 May 2015 -- Joint Task Force 505 officials today identified the six U.S. Marines who were killed along with two Nepalese soldiers when their UH-1Y Huey helicopter went down in the mountains of Nepal May 12.

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