PENTAGON - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PENTAGON News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) U.S. confirms death of Somalia terror group leader http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58379365-68/godane-shabab-death-group.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58379365-68/godane-shabab-death-group.html.csp">U.S. confirms death of Somalia terror group leader</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ROBERT BURNS</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and LOLITA C. BALDOR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T20:00:17.578-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 08:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. airstrikes earlier this week killed the leader of the al-Shabab terrorist group in Somalia, the Pentagon said Friday. President Barack Obama said the death of Ahmed Abdi Godane demonstrated U.S. counterterrorism resolve and was an example of his deliberate approach to dismantling al-Qaida affiliated groups. The Pentagon’s press secretary, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby, announced the death in a brief written statement. It took the Pentagon four days to conclusively determine that G...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583793652014-09-05T20:00:17.578-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-05T20:00:17.578-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58379365@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 20:00:17 MDT Pentagon: Iraq refugee-rescue operation not needed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58294605-68/iraq-officials-forces-ground.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58294605-68/iraq-officials-forces-ground.html.csp">Pentagon: Iraq refugee-rescue operation not needed</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Karen DeYoung </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Craig Whitlock</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T21:18:03.932-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 09:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A team of about 20 U.S. troops and aid workers who landed Wednesday on Iraq’s Mount Sinjar determined that a rescue operation of besieged minorities stranded there is probably unnecessary, the Pentagon said. “There are far fewer” refugees left at the northern Iraq location, where tens of thousands were said to have been surrounded by Sunni Muslim extremists, and they “are in better condition than previously believed,” a Pentagon statement said. It said that humanitarian airdrops an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58294605@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:18:03 MDT