Mike Pence panned for declaring ISIS defeated hours after terror group kills U.S. troops in Syria
19 January, 2019, 16:12
The Department of Defense released Friday the names of three Americans who died in a suicide bombing at a restaurant in Manbij in northern Syria.
Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer, 37, of Boynton Beach, Florida.
The Pentagon hasn't identified the fourth casualty, a civilian contractor.
Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician Shannon Kent, 35, identified as being from upstate NY, and Scott Wirtz, a civilian Department of Defense employee from St. Louis, died during the Wednesday attack in Manbij, Syria, the Department of Defense saidin a statement.
The U.S. has about 2,000 troops still in Syria, and Mr. Trump has ordered a withdrawal that is expected to be completed within four months. "She was a rockstar, an outstanding Chief Petty Officer, and leader to many in the Navy Information Warfare Community". Joseph Harrison, commanding officer of CWA 66, said in a statement. He joined the Army in 2005, and by 2007 had graduated from the Special Forces qualification course as an engineer sergeant, Bowdoin said in the statement.
Shopko announces filing for bankruptcy Shopko has announced the list of stores that will close as it goes through the process of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. It reported assets of less than $1 billion and liabilities between $1 billion and $10 billion.
"There's a good chance the group had spotters engaged in surveillance in the immediate vicinity who informed Islamic State's local intelligence and security officials in real time to dispatch the suicide bomber", said Jade Parker, a former counterterrorism analyst in support of USA military activities.
Wirtz was assigned as an operations support specialist supporting Operation Inherent Resolve since February 2017.
The bombing is still under investigation.
During his years of service, Farmer received numerous awards and decorations, including a Bronze Star Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters.
He later said that he had chose to postpone the start of the military operation in Syria after a phone conversation with Trump on December 14, during which the U.S. president also revealed his plans to withdraw troops from Syria.
The U.S. has been conducting joint patrols with the Turkish military since early December under an agreement worked out by then-Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to ease Turkish concerns about the U.S. -backed SDF's presence in the region.
Farmer, Kent, and Wirtz died January 16, 2019, in Manbij, Syria, as a result of wounds sustained from a suicide bombing.
In a speech at the U.S. State Department Wednesday morning, Pence credited President Trump and the U.S. military with vanquishing Islamic State terrorists in Syria. "Now, ISIS does have an opportunity to prove it is still there and humiliate the U.S.as it withdraws".
"This horrific attack reminds us that ISIS has not been defeated, and I'm deeply concerned that the administration's announced withdrawal may embolden what remains of that risky organization", Rep. Eliot L. Engel (D-N.Y.), head of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said in a statement.
The incident happened in Phoenix , Arizona and the discovery of the newborn was made on Wednesday evening. According to AZ Family , police had identified the mother Thursday morning and were speaking with her.
No. 5 Sloane Stephens opened the day in Rod Laver Arena with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over her junior doubles partner Timea Babos. Federer also maintained his 100 percent record of reaching the third round at the Australian Open - 20 times in a row.
But frustration has risen over the lack of improvement in the collapsed economy , which doesn't have a currency of its own. Mnangagwa is set to plead for more global investment in Zimbabwe at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
About once a month, a full moon is visible when it nears that far point and shines brightly as Earth covers up most of the sun. The rare coming together of the supermoon and a blood moon lunar eclipse is being named the "Super Blood Wolf Moon".
The female driver of the Kia suffered cuts while the female passenger sustained an arm injury, both requiring hospital treatment. He said: "The freedom it gives older people its so valuable to maintain social and family contacts".
If Trump did, indeed, direct Cohen to lie to Congress, he could be guilty of obstruction of justice - a felony offense. Earlier previous year , Cohen had pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations and other crimes.
Stocks trading at high earnings multiples are more prone to sell off if growth targets are missed. "I thought: No way". The stakes are especially high given that 80% of customers cancel new subscriptions within the first three months.
Ant McPartlin will return to work on Friday for this year's Britain's Got Talent auditions after months away from the limelight. Ant had previously been in rehab after struggling with a painkiller addiction that stemmed from a knee operation in 2015.
And, if you're a Facebook user, it's probably a safe bet your Facebook page has photos from various stages throughout your life. Everyone is posting silly pictures of themselves from ten years ago and compare them with how they look today.
Warne then helped get the prince out of his wrecked Land Rover, either through the sunroof or the smashed windscreen. Philip's 92-year-old wife, Queen Elizabeth, is said to be by his side as he recovers from the shock of the day.
Lotus looking to build cars in China
Job advertisements on Geely's website show the automaker is looking to fill at least 20 Wuhan-based roles for the Lotus project. Lotus cars have been featured in James Bond movies such as "The Spy Who Loved Me" in 1977, and "For Your Eyes Only" in 1981.
Australia vs India - Highlights & Stats
After the series in England last July, Kohli said, "We all have bad days and today was a bad day for everyone, not for him alone". Between overs, Dhoni was seen talking tactics with them, advising them to be cautious or aggressive against a specific bowler.
Mexican president took $100 mln drug bribe, trial hears
Cifuentes told the prosecutors that the bribe was paid in October 2012, when Pena Nieto was president-elect, he testified. Cifuentes made his claims while being questioned by Jeffrey Lichtman, one of Guzman's lawyers, at the trial in Brooklyn.
Evans shows his quality in defeat to Federer
Fifth seed and 2017 US Open victor Sloane Stephens steamrolled her way to a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Hungary's Timea Babos. Anderson, beaten by Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final a year ago , was sent home by Tiafoe 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5.