A coalition of ships and bombers hammered three Syrian chemical weapons sites with 105 weapons on Friday night in an escalated response designed to smash the Assad regime's capacity to use chemical weapons like chlorine and sarin gas.
A recent Taliban propaganda video indicates just how emboldened the group has become: showing its fighter staging a public demonstration in Afghanistan's Nimruz province. In a video reported by Military Times, a long line of military vehicles and pickups can be seen moving in broad daylight and unopposed across a desert in the southwestern province.
The Iraqi military announced on Dec. 28 that its forces seized a key government complex in the western city of Ramadi, Iraq, following a weeklong battle with Islamic State forces. The seizure of the government complex was both a tactical and symbolic victory for Iraqi forces.