Checkpoint: Video from Mosul shows civilian deaths from apparent airstrike

U.S. shifting forces to monitor large Russian military exercises, officials say; In blow to U.S.-Turkey ties, Trump administration approves plan to arm Syrian Kurds against Islamic State; Mark Green withdraws as Trump’s Army secretary nominee, citing ‘false and misleading attacks’; In sign of intensifying Somalia fight, Navy SEAL killed during raid against al-Shabab;
 
Checkpoint
A military blog by Dan Lamothe
 
 
U.S. shifting forces to monitor large Russian military exercises, officials say
The United States will put ships in the Baltic Sea and take over NATO’s air policing in the region ahead of the Russian exercise in August and September.
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In blow to U.S.-Turkey ties, Trump administration approves plan to arm Syrian Kurds against Islamic State
Ankara views the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or YPG, as a threat.
 
Mark Green withdraws as Trump’s Army secretary nominee, citing ‘false and misleading attacks’
Green, the second nominee to withdraw from consideration for the post, has faced criticism for past comments he made about Islam, evolution and gender issues.
 
In sign of intensifying Somalia fight, Navy SEAL killed during raid against al-Shabab
The incident took place 40 miles west of the capital Mogadishu in an area called Barii.
 
Video from Mosul shows civilian deaths from apparent airstrike
It is unclear what exactly caused the casualties.
 
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