Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon from his headquarters in Baghdad, Townsend said USA and coalition forces are actively searching for al-Baghdadi. He says US forces are actively searching for Baghdadi.
The city had become the next target of the US-backed war on the jihadist group following the capture of Mosul, where it had declared its "caliphate" over parts of Iraq and Syria in 2014. "And I think that's probably the most important thing that the government of Iraq has to do".
Townsend said he hopes the US government works out an arrangement for a long-term military presence in Iraq to minimize the chances of another IS-like episode. "As soon as we find out where he is, he will be", he said in July.
There have been several previous reports of Baghdadi's death. After being pressed repeatedly he exclaimed "I don't have a clue".
He credited the Trump administration with putting greater trust in him and other commanders to execute the counter-IS campaign. "Our judgment here on the battlefield in the forward areas is trusted".
The August 25 Memorandum is perfectly clear: President Trump has ordered the military to ban transgender people from serving. In the interim, now serving transgender troops will remain in the armed forces under existing policy, he said.
At the news conference, Acevedo became choked up describing Perez as "one of the sweetest people I've ever met". Perez's death is the 15th Harvey-related fatality, with the toll expected to rise as the floodwaters recede.
Shortly after making landfall, the system was downgraded to a tropical storm, but it still wrecked havoc among much of Texas. Volunteers with local chapters of the American Red Cross are already on the ground in Texas, helping with relief efforts.
Again, more appliance hardware partners for Assistant, besides LG, are expected to be revealed in the future. There are two 20mm soft-dome tweeters placed at 45 degrees, which gives a full 180-degree sound field.
It was a bitterly disappointing end to the week for Horsey, who had fought back brilliantly after a poor start to his round. The same goes for Hideki Matsuyama, who had some close calls in the majors, but hasn't gotten the job done yet.
The body was taken to a morgue in a Khartoum hospital and procedures were initiated to send it back to Russian Federation . Russia's foreign ministry confirmed the news in a statement carried by state media.
Mr Trump's threat has also cast a shadow over congressional efforts to raise the country's debt ceiling and pass spending bills. After that, Congress would have to give permission for the government to borrow more money to meet its obligations.
On June 17, the USS Fitzgerald collided with a container ship about 90 miles from Japan, killing seven American sailors. Military experts say the Navy's training is now being called into question, and a shakeup in leadership may be next.
Although Giants co-owner John Mara has expressed interest in re-signing Beckham, he has not confirmed when it will happen. The Browns improved to 2-0 in the preseason with a 10-6 victory in a nationally televised game.
In the first seven months of 2017, Dacia registered 15,847 vehicles, a rise of 6.8% compared with the same period a year ago . Engines for the updated Duster are expected to once again include a 1.2-litre petrol unit and 1.5-litre diesel.
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update launches October 17
Microsoft hardware partners announced a whole range of new devices, and Microsoft choose to highlight some on the Windows blog. There's also a new Find my Pen feature , which basically just tells you the last place that you were when you used your pen.
A new therapy to cure leukemia approved in the United States
In the pivotal Novartis trial , 83 percent of patients achieved remission with a disease that has historically poor outcomes. Other CAR trials at Penn are exploring the technique for prostate cancer, melanoma, and triple-negative breast cancer.
Samsung's refined Gear IconX earbuds now talk to Bixby
Users will be able to choose from an expanded selection of art, making the most of their TV even when it isn't in operation. Add to this the ability to store around 500 songs offline from Spotify and you've got an excellent all-round fitness watch.
3 more charged in Charlottesville protest
A woman who had joined the counterprotesters, Heather Heyer, 32, was killed when a auto slammed into a crowd of people. If you have any information about Ramos' whereabouts, call the Charlottesville Police Department at 434-970-3280.