Ukrainian forces begin to ‘shape’ battlefield for counteroffensive, senior US officials say

CNN — Ukrainian forces began “shaping up” operations in southern Ukraine to prepare the battlefield for a major Ukrainian counteroffensive, two senior U.S. officials briefed on the intelligence told CNN. Make-up operations are standard military practice prior to an offensive and involve striking weapons, command and control systems, ammunition depots, and other targets to prepare … Read more

Syria: US soldier injured after rockets hit coalition bases, US official says

Washington CNN — Several rockets were fired at coalition bases in Syria on Wednesday, wounding a US service member, according to a statement from US Central Command, in apparent response to American airstrikes against Iranian-backed groups in the region. The rockets hit two bases in the northeast Syria which house US troops, Green Village and … Read more

Americans urged to leave Ukraine amid fears of further Russian attacks

CNN — The US government urges Americans to Ukraine leave the country immediately, warning that Russia intensifies its efforts to launch attacks against civilian infrastructure and government installations ahead of Ukraine’s Independence Day. Wednesday anniversary – which commemorates 31 years since Ukraine severed ties with the Soviet Union – also marks six months since Russia’s … Read more