Tag - CENTCOM

Houthi attack on cargo ship in Red Sea causes 29km-long oil slick


New York: An attack by Yemeni Houthi rebels on a Belize-flagged ship earlier this month caused an 18-mile (29-km) oil slick, the US military said. It also warned of the danger of a spill from the vessel's cargo of fertilizer. The Rubymar, a British-registered, Lebanese-operated cargo vessel, was attacked on Feb 18 while sailing...

US military officials warned Biden against Afghan withdrawal


Washington: Top military officials of the United States, while testifying before a high-level Senate committee on September 28, revealed that they had recommended US president Joe Biden to keep some 2,500 American troops standing by on the ground in Afghanistan. General Mark Milley, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said during a Senate...

US to keep pressure on IS, Al Qaeda in Afghanistan: CENTCOM


Washington: Kenneth McKenzie, Commander of the US Central Command (CENTCOM), has said that Washington will seek to "keep pressure" on the Islamic State (IS) and Al Qaeda terror groups in Afghanistan, a media report said. "We will still do everything we can to keep pressure on the IS and Al Qaeda, from our over-the-horizon locations," TOLO...

‘US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan 30-44% complete’


Washington: The US Central Command has said that an estimated 30 to 44 percent of American troops have been withdrawn from Afghanistan until last month. The US aims for 100 percent removal of its military from the war-torn country by September 11 this year. The US has also officially handed over six facilities to Afghanistan’s Ministry of...