Agence France-Presse

Agence France-Presse (AFP) is an international news agency headquartered in Paris. Founded in 1944 it is the third largest in the world (after Associated Press and Reuters). It was established after the liberation of Paris by journalists in the headquarters of Agence Havas renamed "Office Français d'Information" during the war which was infamous for collaboration with the Nazis.

“As Obama prepares to step down, a flap has erupted over the secretive commandos who have become his go-to counterterrorist force across the globe.”

"Coalition forces believed they were striking a Daesh fighting position, Central Command said in a statement, using an alternate term for the IS group."

"The Pentagon will submit proposals to President Barack Obama for strengthening military support to Iraqi forces in the near future."

“General John Campbell will ask Barack Obama to delay the withdrawal of troops for as long as possible as the Taliban offensive gathers strength.”

"Russia is exchanging information with the Taliban and sees shared interest with the insurgents when it comes to counteracting the spread of the Islamic State."

"I would recommend a few more special forces, advisors and targeters on the ground with a radical increase in air support -- maybe 10 or 20 times the scale, said Kilcullen.”