Stephen Townsend

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Stephen Townsend said : “US Africa Command conducted this air strike to eliminate terrorist leaders and fighters and to disrupt terrorist activity” “We will not allow them to use the current conflict in Libya as protection. Together with our Libyan partners, we will continue to deny terrorists safe haven in Libya,” External link

dailynewsegypt Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:42:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "U.S. Africa Command conducted this airstrike to eliminate terrorist leaders and fighters and to disrupt terrorist activity," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, September 21, 2019 1:29:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “Niger has been a willing and engaged partner in the fight against violent extremist organizations,” “Niger is committed to building its defense capacity and containing and degrading terrorist networks in Africa” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, September 20, 2019 11:29:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “Niger is a regional security leader,” “We believe strongly in this shared partnership and look forward to continuing our cooperation in order to bring increased security and stability to Niger and the region” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, September 20, 2019 11:29:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said ( about US Air Force ) : “Nigerien Air Base 201 will offer tremendous capability, agility, versatility and provides a range of security options to Niger,” “This capability will benefit the entire region” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, September 20, 2019 11:29:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “We know the security challenges in Burkina Faso are significant and wide-ranging, but we are committed to helping them improve their capacity and security capabilities,” “It is important for the U.S. to continue to support the international effort taking place in Burkina Faso while containing the spread of terrorism” External link

AfricaNews-English Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:06:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “We know the security challenges in Burkina Faso are significant and wide-ranging, but we are committed to helping them improve their capacity and security capabilities,” “It is important for the U.S. to continue to support the international effort taking place in Burkina Faso while containing the spread of terrorism” External link

northafricapost Wednesday, September 18, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “The G5 Sahel force has a tough mission,” “Our continued assistance and partnership will help them, the Malian security forces and our other partners as they work to achieve it. It is important to contain the spread of terrorism in this region” External link

AfricaNews-English Wednesday, September 18, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend dit : «Je suis très reconnaissant de ce partenariat» External link

journalducameroun Saturday, August 31, 2019 12:39:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend dit : "Je suis très reconnaissant de ce partenariat" External link

maroc-ma Friday, August 30, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend déclaré : "Nous sommes déterminés à mener un dialogue ouvert et transparent sur cette question urgente de sécurité " External link

adiac-congo Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend déclaré : "Nous avons insisté auprès du Premier ministre Sarraj sur l'importance de soutenir une solution diplomatique pour mettre fin au conflit en cours" External link

infosplusgabon Wednesday, August 28, 2019 3:06:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend déclaré : "Nous sommes déterminés à engager un dialogue ouvert et transparent sur ce problème de sécurité urgent" External link

infosplusgabon Wednesday, August 28, 2019 3:06:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend souligné : "l'importance de veiller à ce que la menace d'organisation extrémiste violente soit maîtrisée et ne crée pas d'instabilité supplémentaire en Libye et dans la région" External link

infosplusgabon Wednesday, August 28, 2019 3:06:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I am committed to working together and advancing our partnership with Somalia," "Along with Somalia and other international partners, we will apply continued pressure on violent extremist organizations. This pressure creates conditions and opportunity for further political and economic development" External link

allafrica Sunday, August 11, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Evil doers are out there. They are looking for an opening and an opportunity to do harm. If they could attack U.S. interests and the homeland they would. We can't give them an opening. We must deny them that opportunity," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, August 8, 2019 4:42:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Along with Somalia and other international partners, we will apply continued pressure on violent extremist organizations. This pressure creates conditions and opportunity for further political and economic development," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, August 8, 2019 4:42:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Evildoers are out there. They are looking for an opening and an opportunity to do harm. If they could attack U.S. interests and the homeland they would. We can't give them an opening. We must deny them that opportunity," External link

garoweonline Thursday, August 8, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Along with Somalia and other international partners, we will apply continued pressure on violent extremist organizations. This pressure creates conditions and opportunity for further political and economic development," External link

garoweonline Thursday, August 8, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Chinese engagement has marginally improved some African militaries through military equipment sales and limited training, although endemic quality concerns probably make any improvements short-lived," External link

janes Thursday, April 4, 2019 8:36:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “It has freed us up a bit to prosecute the war in a more aggressive manner, I think,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 26, 2017 3:48:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "decisive blow to the idea of ISIS as a physical caliphate," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, October 13, 2017 12:32:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "We're looking for him every day," External link

npr Friday, September 29, 2017 1:30:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “I’m reasonably confident that we'll be able to work through this,” External link

msn-uk Friday, September 15, 2017 8:18:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend says : "the Syrian regime is letting women and children suffer in the desert. This situation is completely on them" External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, September 5, 2017 9:54:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend says : “the Syrian regime is letting women and children suffer in the desert. This situation is completely on them” External link

therepublic Monday, September 4, 2017 10:01:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “The last stand of ISIS will be in the Middle Euphrates River Valley,” “When we find him, I think we’ll just try to kill him first. It’s probably not worth all the trouble to try and capture him” External link

manilatimes Friday, September 1, 2017 7:32:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “Our judgment here on the battlefield in the forward areas is trusted. And we don’t get twenty questions with every action that happens on the battlefield and every action that we take,” “I think every commander that I know of appreciates being given the authority and responsibility, and then the trust and backing to implement that” External link

dailycaller Friday, September 1, 2017 6:21:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I'd very much like to get at the ISIS fighters on that convoy," External link

naharnet-en Friday, September 1, 2017 12:03:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "We're just letting them go. If they try to get to the edge of ISIS territory and link up with ISIS there, we'll work hard to disrupt that," External link

naharnet-en Friday, September 1, 2017 12:03:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend indicou : "Quando o encontrarmos, acredito que tentaremos matá-lo primeiro, provavelmente não vale a pena tanto incómodo para tentar capturá-lo. É a minha opinião pessoal" External link

jn Friday, September 1, 2017 11:54:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I've seen no convincing evidence, intelligence, or open-source or other rumor or otherwise that he's dead … There are also some indicators in intelligence channels that he's still alive," "When we find him, I think we'll just try to kill him first. It's probably not worth all the trouble to try and capture him" External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, September 1, 2017 11:46:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend indicou : "Quando o encontrarmos, acredito que tentaremos matá-lo primeiro, provavelmente não vale a pena tanto incómodo para tentar capturá-lo. É a minha opinião pessoal" External link

cmjornal Friday, September 1, 2017 11:12:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “The last stand of ISIS will be in the Middle Euphrates River Valley,” “When we find him, I think we’ll just try to kill him first. It’s probably not worth all the trouble to try and capture him” External link

scmp Friday, September 1, 2017 6:25:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “I’ve seen no convincing evidence, intelligence, or open-source or other rumor or otherwise that he’s dead... There are also some indicators in intelligence channels that he’s still alive,” External link

scmp Friday, September 1, 2017 6:25:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “My personal view is I wouldn't want to repeat that,” “So I think that our governments will work out something that will work for the future” External link

triblive Friday, September 1, 2017 4:27:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “The current administration has pushed decision-making down into the military chain of command,” “And I don't know of a commander in our armed forces that doesn't appreciate that” External link

triblive Friday, September 1, 2017 4:27:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "While I would like to say that we would see this elsewhere in Iraq and Syria, we are not really planning for that," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 1, 2017 4:21:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “It’s probably logical to assume there has been some increase in civilian casualties. But I would ask someone to show me hard information,” External link

jordantimes Thursday, August 24, 2017 1:28:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “The coalition is strong, and fully committed to supporting our Iraqi partners until ISIS is defeated and the Iraqi people are free,” External link

ngrguardiannews Sunday, August 20, 2017 5:03:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I can't say that we replaced every single damaged or broken vehicle or rifle or machine gun," External link

ABCnews Sunday, August 20, 2017 7:24:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "The last days of Mosul looked like Iwo Jima to me," External link

ABCnews Sunday, August 20, 2017 7:24:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "It's smaller and there are fewer bad guys," "But for the Iraqi security force member or policeman or infantry man or special forces soldier who's attacking, it won't be easier. He's going to be facing a determined ISIS fighter dug into Tal Afar, determined to fight to the death" External link

ABCnews Sunday, August 20, 2017 7:24:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “I can’t say that we replaced every single damaged or broken vehicle or rifle or machine gun,” External link

egyptindependent Saturday, August 19, 2017 7:16:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “The last days of Mosul looked like Iwo Jima to me,” External link

egyptindependent Saturday, August 19, 2017 7:16:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “It’s smaller and there are fewer bad guys,” “But for the Iraqi security force member or policeman or infantry man or special forces soldier who’s attacking, it won’t be easier. He’s going to be facing a determined ISIS fighter dug into Tal Afar, determined to fight to the death” External link

egyptindependent Saturday, August 19, 2017 7:16:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “I can’t say that we replaced every single damaged or broken vehicle or rifle or machine gun,” External link

egyptindependent Saturday, August 19, 2017 2:12:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “The last days of Mosul looked like Iwo Jima to me,” External link

egyptindependent Saturday, August 19, 2017 2:12:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “It’s smaller and there are fewer bad guys,” “But for the Iraqi security force member or policeman or infantry man or special forces soldier who’s attacking, it won’t be easier. He’s going to be facing a determined ISIS fighter dug into Tal Afar, determined to fight to the death” External link

egyptindependent Saturday, August 19, 2017 2:12:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I can't say that we replaced every single damaged or broken vehicle or rifle or machine gun," External link

independent-ie Saturday, August 19, 2017 8:38:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "The last days of Mosul looked like Iwo Jima to me," External link

independent-ie Saturday, August 19, 2017 8:38:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I can't say that we replaced every single damaged or broken vehicle or rifle or machine gun," External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, August 19, 2017 7:48:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "The last days of Mosul looked like Iwo Jima to me," External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, August 19, 2017 7:48:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I can't say that we replaced every single damaged or broken vehicle or rifle or machine gun," External link

wxow Friday, August 18, 2017 10:56:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "The last days of Mosul looked like Iwo Jima to me," External link

wxow Friday, August 18, 2017 10:56:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "It's smaller and there are fewer bad guys," "But for the Iraqi security force member or policeman or infantry man or special forces soldier who's attacking, it won't be easier. He's going to be facing a determined ISIS fighter dug into Tal Afar, determined to fight to the death" External link

wxow Friday, August 18, 2017 10:56:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I can't say that we replaced every single damaged or broken vehicle or rifle or machine gun," External link

ABCnews Friday, August 18, 2017 10:29:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "The last days of Mosul looked like Iwo Jima to me," External link

ABCnews Friday, August 18, 2017 10:29:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "It's smaller and there are fewer bad guys," "But for the Iraqi security force member or policeman or infantry man or special forces soldier who's attacking, it won't be easier. He's going to be facing a determined ISIS fighter dug into Tal Afar, determined to fight to the death" External link

ABCnews Friday, August 18, 2017 10:29:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “I can’t say that we replaced every single damaged or broken vehicle or rifle or machine gun,” External link

therepublic Friday, August 18, 2017 10:24:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “The last days of Mosul looked like Iwo Jima to me,” External link

therepublic Friday, August 18, 2017 10:24:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “It’s smaller and there are fewer bad guys,” “But for the Iraqi security force member or policeman or infantry man or special forces soldier who’s attacking, it won’t be easier. He’s going to be facing a determined ISIS fighter dug into Tal Afar, determined to fight to the death” External link

therepublic Friday, August 18, 2017 10:24:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “I can’t say that we replaced every single damaged or broken vehicle or rifle or machine gun,” External link

seattletimes Friday, August 18, 2017 10:17:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “The last days of Mosul looked like Iwo Jima to me,” External link

seattletimes Friday, August 18, 2017 10:17:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “It’s smaller and there are fewer bad guys,” “But for the Iraqi security force member or policeman or infantry man or special forces soldier who’s attacking, it won’t be easier. He’s going to be facing a determined ISIS fighter dug into Tal Afar, determined to fight to the death” External link

seattletimes Friday, August 18, 2017 10:17:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The entire counter-ISIS Coalition sends our deepest condolences to these heroes' families, friends and teammates," External link

ahram-EN Sunday, August 13, 2017 8:47:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The entire counter-ISIS Coalition sends our deepest condolences to these heroes' families, friends and teammates," External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, August 13, 2017 6:37:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “I suppose it probably doesn’t really matter. If no one knows if he’s alive or dead, someone is guiding ISIS, the organization,” “And what we have seen with all these paramount leaders is you take them out, and someone else steps up” External link

therepublic Friday, July 28, 2017 9:55:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I suppose it probably doesn't really matter. If no one knows if he's alive or dead, someone is guiding ISIS, the organization," "And what we have seen with all these paramount leaders is you take them out, and someone else steps up" External link

ABCnews Friday, July 28, 2017 6:36:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I suppose it probably doesn't really matter. If no one knows if he's alive or dead, someone is guiding ISIS, the organization," "And what we have seen with all these paramount leaders is you take them out, and someone else steps up" External link

omaha Friday, July 28, 2017 5:05:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Everybody should keep their sights focused on [the Islamic State] and not fighting deliberately or accidentally with one another," External link

janes Tuesday, March 7, 2017 9:55:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "It's very difficult and very complicated," External link

wxow Tuesday, March 7, 2017 5:46:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "We had some Russian aircraft and regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe they thought were held by ISIS (IS), yet... actually on the ground were some of our Syrian Arab Coalition forces," External link

nna-en Friday, March 3, 2017 7:45:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told ( about The Syrian ) : “We had some Russian aircraft and regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe they thought were held by ISIS (IS), yet… actually on the ground were some of our Syrian Arab Coalition forces,” External link

ekurd Friday, March 3, 2017 6:51:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "I have submitted some recommendations through my chain of command to the new administration. The new administration is weighing those recommendations and options, and I prefer not to discuss them further here while my leaders make decisions," External link

voanews Friday, March 3, 2017 3:45:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I'm not really sure it really matters what the composition is of the force that goes there to liberate it," External link

thestar-my Friday, March 3, 2017 1:04:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I'm not really sure it really matters what the composition is of the force that goes there to liberate it," External link

reuters Friday, March 3, 2017 12:40:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told ( about The Syrian ) : "We had some Russian aircraft and regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe they thought were held by ISIS (IS), yet... actually on the ground were some of our Syrian Arab Coalition forces," External link

panarmenian-en Thursday, March 2, 2017 8:51:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “We are engaged in discussions with Turks on how they might participate in the liberation of Raqqa, and I don’t know what the numbers of their participation might be,” External link

ekurd Thursday, March 2, 2017 8:47:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "It's a very complicated battlefield situation. Essentially three armies have all converged within same grid square. It's very difficult and complicated," External link

irishsun Thursday, March 2, 2017 2:52:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “We had some Russian aircraft and regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe they thought were held by ISIS,” External link

post-gazette Thursday, March 2, 2017 2:30:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “Around al-Bab, all the forces that are acting in Syria have converged literally within hand-grenade range of one another,” External link

post-gazette Thursday, March 2, 2017 2:30:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “We had some Russian aircraft and regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe they thought were held by ISIS, yet ... actually on the ground were some of our Syrian Arab Coalition forces,” External link

scmp Thursday, March 2, 2017 2:29:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “It became apparent that the strikes were falling on some of the Syrian coalition positions,” “Some quick calls were made to our deconfliction channels and the Russians acknowledged and stopped bombing there” External link

scmp Thursday, March 2, 2017 2:29:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “It’s a very complicated battlefield situation where essentially three armies and an enemy force have all converged within the same grid square,” “Everybody should keep their sights focused on ISIS... and not fighting deliberately or accidentally one another” External link

scmp Thursday, March 2, 2017 2:29:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "We used that mechanism and it worked," External link

bostonherald Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:27:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “It’s a very complicated battlefield situation,” External link

foxnews Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:47:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “We had some Russian aircraft and regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe they thought were held by ISIS, yet… actually on the ground were some of our Syrian Arab Coalition forces,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, March 2, 2017 9:58:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “It became apparent that the strikes were falling on some of the Syrian coalition positions,” “Some quick calls were made to our deconfliction channels and the Russians acknowledged and stopped bombing there” External link

capitalfm Thursday, March 2, 2017 9:58:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “It’s a very complicated battlefield situation where essentially three armies and an enemy force have all converged within the same grid square,” “Everybody should keep their sights focused on ISIS… and not fighting deliberately or accidentally one another” External link

capitalfm Thursday, March 2, 2017 9:58:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The coalition is encouraged by the progress against ISIS in Al Bab by the Turkish military and their opposition forces," "We encourage all forces to remain focused on the counter-ISIS fight and concentrate their efforts on defeating ISIS, and not toward other objectives that may cause the coalition to divert energy and resources" External link

upi Thursday, March 2, 2017 9:53:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "We used that mechanism and it worked," External link

time Thursday, March 2, 2017 9:11:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "We used that mechanism and it worked," External link

startribune Thursday, March 2, 2017 8:30:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "They are protecting us here, and we're fighting this enemy that threatens all of our countries together," External link

tampabay Thursday, March 2, 2017 8:07:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Now they're waiting to see how that may play out here in the future," External link

tampabay Thursday, March 2, 2017 8:07:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "We had some Russian aircraft and regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe they thought were held by ISIS (IS), yet... actually on the ground were some of our Syrian Arab Coalition forces," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, March 2, 2017 7:52:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "We have a specific campaign to hunt them and kill them," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, March 2, 2017 7:52:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told ( about The Syrian ) : "We had some Russian aircraft and regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe they thought were held by ISIS (IS), yet... actually on the ground were some of our Syrian Arab Coalition forces," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, March 2, 2017 7:52:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "We had some Russian aircraft and regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe they thought were held by ISIS, yet ... actually on the ground were some of our Syrian Arab Coalition forces," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, March 2, 2017 7:52:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "It became apparent that the strikes were falling on some of the Syrian coalition positions," "Some quick calls were made to our deconfliction channels and the Russians acknowledged and stopped bombing there" External link

naharnet-en Thursday, March 2, 2017 7:52:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "It's a very complicated battlefield situation where essentially three armies and an enemy force have all converged within the same grid square," "Everybody should keep their sights focused on ISIS ... and not fighting deliberately or accidentally one another" External link

naharnet-en Thursday, March 2, 2017 7:52:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "I don't foresee us bringing in large numbers of coalition troops, mainly because what we're doing is, in fact, working," External link

voanews Thursday, March 2, 2017 6:37:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I've talked to their leaders and we've watched them operate and they continually reassure us that they have no desire to attack Turkey, that they are not a threat to Turkey, in fact that they desire to have a good working relationship with Turkey," External link

voanews Thursday, March 2, 2017 6:37:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told ( about The Syrian ) : "We had some Russian aircraft and regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe they thought were held by ISIS (IS), yet... actually on the ground were some of our Syrian Arab Coalition forces," External link

digitaljournal Thursday, March 2, 2017 3:40:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "We had some Russian aircraft and regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe they thought were held by ISIS, yet... actually on the ground were some of our Syrian Arab Coalition forces," External link

digitaljournal Thursday, March 2, 2017 3:40:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "It became apparent that the strikes were falling on some of the Syrian coalition positions," "Some quick calls were made to our deconfliction channels and the Russians acknowledged and stopped bombing there" External link

digitaljournal Thursday, March 2, 2017 3:40:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "It's a very complicated battlefield situation where essentially three armies and an enemy force have all converged within the same grid square," "Everybody should keep their sights focused on ISIS... and not fighting deliberately or accidentally one another" External link

digitaljournal Thursday, March 2, 2017 3:40:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “We used that mechanism and it worked,” External link

japantimes Thursday, March 2, 2017 2:58:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "We had some Russian aircraft and regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe they thought were held by ISIS, yet... actually on the ground were some of our Syrian Arab Coalition forces," External link

afp-en Thursday, March 2, 2017 1:25:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "It became apparent that the strikes were falling on some of the Syrian coalition positions," "Some quick calls were made to our deconfliction channels and the Russians acknowledged and stopped bombing there" External link

afp-en Thursday, March 2, 2017 1:25:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "It's a very complicated battlefield situation where essentially three armies and an enemy force have all converged within the same grid square," "Everybody should keep their sights focused on ISIS... and not fighting deliberately or accidentally one another" External link

afp-en Thursday, March 2, 2017 1:25:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "I don't foresee us bringing in large numbers of coalition troops, mainly because what we're doing is, in fact, working," External link

reuters-in Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:46:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I've talked to their leaders and we've watched them operate and they continually reassure us that they have no desire to attack Turkey, that they are not a threat to Turkey, in fact that they desire to have a good working relationship with Turkey," External link

reuters-in Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:46:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "We had some Russian aircraft and regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe they thought were held by ISIS (IS), yet... actually on the ground were some of our Syrian Arab Coalition forces," External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 1, 2017 11:44:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “It’s a very complicated battlefield situation,” External link

foxnews Wednesday, March 1, 2017 11:24:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "We have a specific campaign to hunt them and kill them," External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:44:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told ( about The Syrian ) : "We had some Russian aircraft and regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe they thought were held by ISIS (IS), yet... actually on the ground were some of our Syrian Arab Coalition forces," External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:36:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "We had some Russian aircraft and regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe they thought were held by ISIS, yet ... actually on the ground were some of our Syrian Arab Coalition forces," External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 1, 2017 9:03:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "It became apparent that the strikes were falling on some of the Syrian coalition positions," "Some quick calls were made to our deconfliction channels and the Russians acknowledged and stopped bombing there" External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 1, 2017 9:03:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "It's a very complicated battlefield situation where essentially three armies and an enemy force have all converged within the same grid square," "It's very difficult and complicated. ... Everybody should keep their sights focused on ISIS ... and not fighting deliberately or accidentally one another" External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 1, 2017 9:03:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “I don’t anticipate that we will be asked to leave by the government of Iraq immediately after Mosul,” External link

ekurd Friday, February 24, 2017 4:28:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “I think the government of Iraq realises it’s a very complex fight and they need the assistance of the coalition even beyond Mosul,” External link

ekurd Friday, February 24, 2017 4:28:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "I don't anticipate that we will be asked to leave by the government of Iraq immediately after Mosul," External link

middle-east-online_en Tuesday, February 21, 2017 2:20:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Mosul would be a tough fight for any army in the world," External link

thenational Tuesday, February 21, 2017 5:28:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "We embedded advisers a bit further down into the formation," External link

oregonlive Monday, February 20, 2017 11:57:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "We embedded advisers a bit further down into the formation," External link

news-gazette Monday, February 20, 2017 11:51:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "It is true that we are operating closer and deeper into the Iraqi formation," External link

foxnews Monday, February 20, 2017 11:31:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I have all the authorities I need to prosecute our fight and I am confident that if I were to need more that my leadership would provide those," External link

foxnews Monday, February 20, 2017 11:31:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend added : "If you look back a little over two years ago, this army was broken and defeated, barely able to hold their capital. This army has done this remarkable turnaround in just two years. It is an incredible turn around. They've liberated half their lost territory. They are about to liberate their second largest city center held by ISIS. Iraqi security forces are going to take that city back. No doubt about it" External link

foxnews Monday, February 20, 2017 11:31:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I don't anticipate that we'll be asked to leave by the government of Iraq after Mosul," "The government recognizes this is a complex fight. I wouldn't want to put a timeline on it" External link

foxnews Monday, February 20, 2017 11:31:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "I don't anticipate that we will be asked to leave by the government of Iraq immediately after Mosul," External link

afp-en Monday, February 20, 2017 10:59:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "We embedded advisers a bit further down into the formation," External link

wxow Monday, February 20, 2017 10:05:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I don't anticipate that we will be asked to leave by the government of Iraq immediately after Mosul," External link

middle-east-online_en Monday, February 20, 2017 9:41:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "I think the government of Iraq realises it's a very complex fight and they need the assistance of the coalition even beyond Mosul," External link

middle-east-online_en Monday, February 20, 2017 9:41:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "We embedded advisers a bit further down into the formation," External link

AP Monday, February 20, 2017 8:26:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I don't anticipate that we will be asked to leave by the government of Iraq immediately after Mosul," External link

digitaljournal Monday, February 20, 2017 7:39:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I don't anticipate that we will be asked to leave by the government of Iraq immediately after Mosul," External link

afp-en Monday, February 20, 2017 6:29:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I don't anticipate that we will be asked to leave by the government of Iraq immediately after Mosul," External link

afp-en Monday, February 20, 2017 5:51:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "I think the government of Iraq realises it's a very complex fight and they need the assistance of the coalition even beyond Mosul," External link

afp-en Monday, February 20, 2017 5:51:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “Mosul would be a tough fight for any army in the world,” External link

msn-uk Monday, February 20, 2017 5:55:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “Mosul would be a tough fight for any army in the world, and the Iraqi forces have risen to the challenge,” External link

eurasiareview Monday, February 20, 2017 3:55:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “While ISIS indiscriminately targets civilians the Iraqi security forces continue to do everything in their power to protect the citizens of Mosul, of all sects and religions,” “They have shown all of Iraq how to be a unified nation” External link

eurasiareview Monday, February 20, 2017 3:55:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “The entire Coalition salutes and wishes God’s blessings on the brave Iraqi soldiers, police and militias who today are fighting to liberate their country and make the region and the world a safer place,” External link

eurasiareview Monday, February 20, 2017 3:55:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “Mosul would be a tough fight for any army in the world, and the Iraqi forces have risen to the challenge,” “They have taken the fight to the enemy and sacrificed their blood for the people of Iraq and the rest of the world,” External link

taipeitimes Monday, February 20, 2017 3:32:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “Mosul would be a tough fight for any army in the world, and the Iraqi forces have risen to the challenge,” External link

aawsat Sunday, February 19, 2017 10:28:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Mosul would be a tough fight for any army in the world, and the Iraqi forces have risen to the challenge," "They have taken the fight to the enemy and sacrificed their blood for the people of Iraq and the rest of the world" External link

foxnews Sunday, February 19, 2017 9:14:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Mosul would be a tough fight for any army in the world, and the Iraqi forces have risen to the challenge," "They have taken the fight to the enemy and sacrificed their blood for the people of Iraq and the rest of the world" External link

nna-en Sunday, February 19, 2017 8:34:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The entire Coalition salutes and wishes God's blessings on the brave Iraqi soldiers, police and militias who today are fighting to liberate their country and make the region and the world a safer place," External link

naharnet-en Sunday, February 19, 2017 5:26:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Mosul would be a tough fight for any army in the world, and the Iraqi forces have risen to the challenge," External link

naharnet-en Sunday, February 19, 2017 5:26:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “While ISIS indiscriminately targets civilians the Iraqi Security Forces continue to do everything in their power to protect the citizens of Mosul, of all sects and religions,” “They have shown all of Iraq how to be a unified nation” External link

foxnews Sunday, February 19, 2017 4:20:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The entire Coalition salutes and wishes God's blessings on the brave Iraqi soldiers, police and militias who today are fighting to liberate their country and make the region and the world a safer place," External link

middle-east-online_en Sunday, February 19, 2017 3:46:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Mosul would be a tough fight for any army in the world, and the Iraqi forces have risen to the challenge," External link

middle-east-online_en Sunday, February 19, 2017 3:46:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Mosul would be a tough fight for any army in the world," External link

thenational Sunday, February 19, 2017 3:09:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Mosul would be a tough fight for any army in the world, and the Iraqi forces have risen to the challenge," "They have taken the fight to the enemy and sacrificed their blood for the people of Iraq and the rest of the world" External link

abc-au Sunday, February 19, 2017 2:03:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The entire Coalition salutes and wishes God's blessings on the brave Iraqi soldiers, police and militias who today are fighting to liberate their country and make the region and the world a safer place," External link

afp-en Sunday, February 19, 2017 10:49:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Mosul would be a tough fight for any army in the world, and the Iraqi forces have risen to the challenge," External link

afp-en Sunday, February 19, 2017 10:49:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "within the next six months I think we'll see both (the Mosul and Raqqa campaigns) conclude" External link

khaleejtimes Friday, February 10, 2017 12:53:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Daesh is morphing into an insurgent threat, that's the future," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, February 10, 2017 12:53:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “within the next six months I think we’ll see both (the Mosul and Raqqa campaigns) conclude” External link

japantimes Thursday, February 9, 2017 5:25:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “ISIL morphing into an insurgent threat, that’s the future,” External link

japantimes Thursday, February 9, 2017 5:25:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend disse : "nos próximos seis meses, concluiremos as duas campanhas: em Mossul e em Raqqa" External link

noticias-r7 Thursday, February 9, 2017 2:28:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "within the next six months I think we'll see both (the Mosul and Raqqa campaigns) conclude" External link

foxnews Thursday, February 9, 2017 2:04:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "within the next six months I think we'll see both (the Mosul and Raqqa campaigns) conclude" External link

startribune Wednesday, February 8, 2017 9:36:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "ISIL morphing into an insurgent threat, that's the future," External link

startribune Wednesday, February 8, 2017 9:36:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "within the next six months I think we'll see both (the Mosul and Raqqa campaigns) conclude" External link

AP Wednesday, February 8, 2017 8:44:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Beheading with a knife isn't good enough anymore [for Isis fighters]" External link

ibtimes-uk Tuesday, December 27, 2016 9:20:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "They failed to consolidate their gains and got distracted by other things that they were doing and took their eye off the ball there," External link

trust2 Wednesday, December 21, 2016 1:38:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “We believe that includes some armored vehicles and various guns and other heavy weapons, possibly some air-defense equipment,” External link

eurasiareview Sunday, December 18, 2016 5:23:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “We believe it includes some armored vehicles and various guns and other heavy weapons, possibly some air defense equipment,” External link

australianetworknews Saturday, December 17, 2016 11:11:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Basically, anything they (IS) seize poses a threat to the coalition, but we can manage those threats and we will," External link

ahram-EN Friday, December 16, 2016 9:05:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I think they failed to consolidate their gains and they got distracted by the things they were doing, took their eye off the ball there. The enemy sensed weakness and struck and gained a victory that I think will probably be fleeting," "I think this is probably an embarrassment to them (the Russians)" External link

foxnews Friday, December 16, 2016 8:49:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Basically, anything they (IS) seize poses a threat to the coalition, but we can manage those threats and we will," External link

afp-en Friday, December 16, 2016 6:08:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Basically anything they seized poses a threat to the coalition, but we can manage those threats and we will," "I anticipate that we'll have opportunities to strike that equipment" External link

rferl Thursday, December 15, 2016 4:05:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Basically anything they seized poses a threat to the coalition but we can manage those threats and we will," "I anticipate that we'll have opportunities to strike that equipment and kill the ISIL that's operating it soon" External link

trust2 Thursday, December 15, 2016 7:16:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "We have captured or killed 180 ISIL leadership figures and hundreds-more lower-level commanders. " External link

ibtimes-uk Thursday, December 15, 2016 4:44:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Basically anything they seized poses a threat to the coalition but we can manage those threats and we will," "I anticipate that we'll have opportunities to strike that equipment and kill the ISIL that's operating it soon" External link

reuters-af Thursday, December 15, 2016 3:52:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “We believe that includes some armored vehicles and various guns and other heavy weapons, possibly some air-defense equipment,” External link

arabnews Thursday, December 15, 2016 3:21:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Basically anything they seized poses a threat to the coalition but we can manage those threats and we will," "I anticipate that we'll have opportunities to strike that equipment and kill the ISIL that's operating it soon" External link

thestar-my Thursday, December 15, 2016 2:44:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend řekl : "Nejsem si zcela jist, co tam vlastně ukořistili. Myslíme si, že to je několik obrněných vozů a děla a další těžké zbraně, možná protiletadlová technika. Cokoli, čeho se zmocnili, ohrožuje koalici, ale my se s těmi hrozbami umíme vyrovnat a uděláme to," External link

ceskenoviny-en Thursday, December 15, 2016 2:11:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Anything they seize poses a threat to the coalition, but we can manage those threats and we will," External link

ynetnews Thursday, December 15, 2016 1:20:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend disse : "Acreditamos que isto inclui alguns ve�culos blindados e v�rios canh�es e armas pesadas, possivelmente tamb�m equipamento de defesa a�rea" External link

em Thursday, December 15, 2016 1:04:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend disse : "Qualquer coisa que caia na m�os do EI basicamente provoca uma amea�a � coaliz�o, mas podemos administrar estas amea�as e o faremos" External link

em Thursday, December 15, 2016 1:04:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “We believe that includes some armored vehicles and various guns and other heavy weapons, possibly some air-defense equipment,” External link

japantimes Thursday, December 15, 2016 12:46:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “Basically, anything they (IS) seize poses a threat to the coalition, but we can manage those threats and we will,” “I anticipate that we’ll have opportunities to strike that equipment and kill the ISIL that’s operating it soon” External link

japantimes Thursday, December 15, 2016 12:46:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "We believe that includes some armored vehicles and various guns and other heavy weapons, possibly some air-defense equipment," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, December 15, 2016 12:32:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Basically, anything they (IS) seize poses a threat to the coalition, but we can manage those threats and we will," "I anticipate that we'll have opportunities to strike that equipment and kill the ISIL that's operating it soon" External link

naharnet-en Thursday, December 15, 2016 12:32:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Anything they seize poses a threat to the coalition, but we can manage those threats and we will," External link

AP Thursday, December 15, 2016 12:13:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I think they failed to consolidate their gains and they got distracted by the things they were doing, took their eye off the ball there. The enemy sensed weakness and struck and gained a victory that I think will probably be fleeting," "I think this is probably an embarrassment to them (the Russians)" External link

AP Thursday, December 15, 2016 12:13:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "If he wants to get out to try to go back home and stop fighting, he's going to have to make that choice soon," "I think you'll see the eastern side will break at some point and go in a rush. And it'll go from really hard like it is today to a whole lot easier, and we won't have to clear every structure block by block all the way to the river because I think a lot of them will get the heck out" External link

AP Thursday, December 15, 2016 12:13:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I'm not really exactly sure ... what they've seized there. We believe it includes some armored vehicles and various guns and other heavy weapons, possibly some air defense equipment," "Basically anything they seized poses a threat to the coalition but we can manage those threats and we will" External link

reuters Wednesday, December 14, 2016 9:21:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend řekl : "Nejsem si zcela jist, co tam vlastně ukořistili. Myslíme si, že to je několik obrněných vozů a děla a další těžké zbraně, možná protiletadlová technika. Cokoli, čeho se zmocnili, ohrožuje koalici, ale my se s těmi hrozbami umíme vyrovnat a uděláme to," External link

ceskenoviny-en Wednesday, December 14, 2016 8:49:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I'm not really exactly sure ... what they've seized there. We believe it includes some armoured vehicles and various guns and other heavy weapons, possibly some air defence equipment," "Basically anything they seized poses a threat to the coalition but we can manage those threats and we will" External link

thestar-my Wednesday, December 14, 2016 8:46:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "By our calculations, we think we have killed or badly wounded over 2,000," External link

jordantimes Tuesday, December 13, 2016 1:12:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The Iraqi army has come back from near-defeat two years ago, and now they are attacking this major city 400 kilometers from Baghdad," "I don't think there is anything in there about a stalemate" External link

jordantimes Tuesday, December 13, 2016 1:12:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "By our calculations, we think we have killed or badly wounded over 2 000," External link

irishsun Monday, December 12, 2016 4:55:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The Iraqi army has come back from near-defeat two years ago, and now they are attacking this major city 400km from Baghdad," "I don't think there is anything in there about a stalemate" External link

irishsun Monday, December 12, 2016 4:55:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “By our calculations, we think we have killed or badly wounded over 2,000,” External link

scmp Monday, December 12, 2016 12:23:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “The Iraqi army has come back from near-defeat two years ago, and now they are attacking this major city 400 kilometres from Baghdad,” “I don’t think there is anything in there about a stalemate” External link

scmp Monday, December 12, 2016 12:23:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “By our calculations, we think we have killed or badly wounded over 2,000,” External link

denverpost Monday, December 12, 2016 7:17:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “The Iraqi army has come back from near-defeat two years ago, and now they are attacking this major city,” “I don’t think there is anything in there about a stalemate” External link

denverpost Monday, December 12, 2016 7:17:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "By our calculations, we think we have killed or badly wounded over 2,000," External link

miamiherald Monday, December 12, 2016 5:33:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "By our calculations, we think we have killed or badly wounded over 2,000," External link

ABCnews Sunday, December 11, 2016 9:15:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The Iraqi army has come back from near-defeat two years ago, and now they are attacking this major city 400 kilometers (about 250 miles) from Baghdad," "I don't think there is anything in there about a stalemate" External link

ABCnews Sunday, December 11, 2016 9:15:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "By our calculations, we think we have killed or badly wounded over 2,000," External link

AP Sunday, December 11, 2016 8:11:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The Iraqi army has come back from near-defeat two years ago, and now they are attacking this major city 400 kilometers (about 250 miles) from Baghdad," "I don't think there is anything in there about a stalemate" External link

AP Sunday, December 11, 2016 8:11:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “I think they are going to be working on Mosul for a number of weeks more, maybe a couple of months more probably,” External link

ekurd Thursday, December 8, 2016 12:32:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said ( about Qaeda ) : “I don’t have a crystal ball. I can’t predict the future. I do know that they have shown the ability to come back. Al Qaeda in Iraq gave birth to ISIS, Daesh,” External link

ekurd Thursday, December 8, 2016 12:32:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “The entire counter-ISIS coalition sends its condolences to this hero’s, family, friends and teammates,” External link

aawsat Saturday, November 26, 2016 12:22:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "On this Thanksgiving, please be thankful that there are service members willing to take up the fight to protect our homeland from Isil's hateful and brutal ideology," External link

telegraph Friday, November 25, 2016 7:24:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The entire counter-Isil coalition sends our condolences to this hero's family, friends and teammates," External link

telegraph Friday, November 25, 2016 7:24:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "On this Thanksgiving, please be thankful that there are service members willing to take up the fight to protect our homeland from ISIL's hateful and brutal ideology," External link

naharnet-en Friday, November 25, 2016 6:43:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “The entire counter-ISIS Coalition sends our condolences to this hero’s family, friends and teammates,” External link

aawsat Friday, November 25, 2016 2:28:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “On this Thanksgiving, please be thankful that there are service members willing to take up the fight to protect our homeland from ISIS’ hateful and brutal ideology,” External link

aawsat Friday, November 25, 2016 2:28:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “The entire counter-[Islamic State] coalition sends its condolences to this hero’s family, friends and teammates,” External link

scmp Friday, November 25, 2016 9:57:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “On this Thanksgiving, please be thankful that there are service members willing to take up the fight to protect our homeland from ISIL’s hateful and brutal ideology,” External link

arabnews Friday, November 25, 2016 7:22:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The entire counter-Islamic State coalition sends our condolences to this hero's family, friends and teammates. " External link

msn-uk Friday, November 25, 2016 6:50:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said ( about The Syrian ) : “The entire counter (Islamic State) coalition sends its condolences to this hero's, family, friends and teammates,” External link

triblive Friday, November 25, 2016 6:36:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "On this Thanksgiving, please be thankful that there are service members willing to take up the fight to protect our homeland from ISIL's hateful and brutal ideology," External link

afp-en Friday, November 25, 2016 5:39:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The entire counter-[Islamic State] coalition sends its condolences to this hero's, family, friends and teammates," External link

chicagotribune Friday, November 25, 2016 3:14:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The entire counter-[Islamic State] coalition sends its condolences to this hero's, family, friends and teammates," External link

nola Friday, November 25, 2016 2:51:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The entire counter-IS coalition sends our condolences to this hero's family, friends and teammates. " External link

skynews Friday, November 25, 2016 12:57:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "On this Thanksgiving, please be thankful that there are service members willing to take up the fight to protect our homeland from ISIL's hateful and brutal ideology," External link

afp-en Friday, November 25, 2016 12:32:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “The only force that is capable on any near-term timeline is the Syrian Democratic Forces, of which the YPG are a significant portion,” “We’re going to take the force that we have and … go to Raqqa soon with that force” External link

japantimes Monday, November 7, 2016 12:43:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “Coming out of Manbij, we found links to individuals and plot streams to France, the United States, other European countries,” External link

japantimes Monday, November 7, 2016 12:43:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The facts are these: The only force that is capable on any near-term timeline is the Syrian Democratic Forces, of which the YPG are a significant portion," "So, we're negotiating, we're planning, we're having talks with Turkey and we're gonna take this in steps" External link

foxnews Monday, November 7, 2016 12:41:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The facts are these - the only force that is capable on any near-term timeline is the Syrian Democratic Forces, of which the YPG are a significant portion. " External link

rnzi Monday, November 7, 2016 7:49:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “The facts are these. The only force that is capable on any … near-term timeline is ... the Syrian Democratic Forces, of which the YPG are a significant portion,” External link

latimes Monday, November 7, 2016 2:19:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The facts are these: The only force that is capable on any near-term timeline is the Syrian Democratic Forces, of which the YPG are a significant portion," "So, we're negotiating, we're planning, we're having talks with Turkey and we're gonna take this in steps" External link

ynetnews Sunday, November 6, 2016 7:10:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The facts are these: The only force that is capable on any near-term timeline is the Syrian Democratic Forces, of which the YPG are a significant portion," "So, we're negotiating, we're planning, we're having talks with Turkey and we're gonna take this in steps" External link

CBC Sunday, November 6, 2016 6:58:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The facts are these: The only force that is capable on any near-term timeline is the Syrian Democratic Forces, of which the YPG are a significant portion," "So, we're negotiating, we're planning, we're having talks with Turkey and we're gonna take this in steps" External link

chicagotribune Sunday, November 6, 2016 6:27:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The facts are these: The only force that is capable on any near-term timeline is the Syrian Democratic Forces, of which the YPG are a significant portion," "So, we're negotiating, we're planning, we're having talks with Turkey and we're gonna take this in steps" External link

foxnews Sunday, November 6, 2016 5:52:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The facts are these: The only force that is capable on any near-term timeline is the Syrian Democratic Forces, of which the YPG are a significant portion," "So, we're negotiating, we're planning, we're having talks with Turkey and we're gonna take this in steps" External link

politico Sunday, November 6, 2016 4:37:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “The facts are these: The only force that is capable on any near-term timeline is the Syrian Democratic Forces, of which the YPG are a significant portion,” “So, we’re negotiating, we’re planning, we’re having talks with Turkey and we’re gonna take this in steps” External link

ekurd Sunday, November 6, 2016 4:23:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “The facts are these: The only force that is capable on any near-term timeline is the Syrian Democratic Forces, of which the YPG are a significant portion,” “So, we’re negotiating, we’re planning, we’re having talks with Turkey and we’re gonna take this in steps” External link

therepublic Sunday, November 6, 2016 2:58:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said ( about Northern Syria ) : “The only actor that has the power to take part in the short term timeline in Syria is the Syrian Democratic Forces, and the YPG is an important part of that” External link

ekurd Thursday, November 3, 2016 4:33:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "We're negotiating, we're planning, we're having talks with Turkey and we're going to take this in steps," External link

chicagotribune Saturday, October 29, 2016 3:15:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “We’re negotiating, we’re planning, we’re having talks with Turkey and we’re going to take this in steps,” External link

scmp Saturday, October 29, 2016 8:40:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “used an extraordinary amount of indirect fire – mortars, artillery and rockets – and an exceptional number of VBIEDs (Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Devices),” External link

pakobserver Friday, October 28, 2016 5:25:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “There are a lot of regional security concerns that are in competition there... the Syrian regime’s involved, the Russians are involved, Turkey’s involved. It’s hard,” External link

arabnews Friday, October 28, 2016 9:02:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "There are a lot of regional security concerns that are in competition there... the Syrian regime's involved, the Russians are involved, Turkey's involved. It's hard," External link

middle-east-online_en Thursday, October 27, 2016 7:51:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "There are a lot of regional security concerns that are in competition there... the Syrian regime's involved, the Russians are involved, Turkey's involved. It's hard," External link

digitaljournal Thursday, October 27, 2016 7:48:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "used an extraordinary amount of indirect fire - mortars, artillery and rockets - and an exceptional number of VBIEDs (Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Devices)," External link

ekantipur Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:31:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said ( about The Syrian ) : “The only force that is capable on any near-term timeline are the Syrian Democratic Forces, of which the YPG are a significant portion,” “We’re going to take the force that we have and we will go to Raqqa soon with that force” External link

ekurd Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:11:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "There are a lot of regional security concerns that are in competition there... the Syrian regime's involved, the Russians are involved, Turkey's involved. It's hard," External link

afp-en Thursday, October 27, 2016 4:23:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "used an extraordinary amount of indirect fire - mortars, artillery and rockets - and an exceptional number of VBIEDs (Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Devices)," External link

bbc Thursday, October 27, 2016 4:13:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “It's probably fair to say with the complexity and the fact that we haven't really got it underway yet that it'll probably take longer than Mosul,” External link

triblive Thursday, October 27, 2016 12:20:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “The facts are these: The only force that is capable on any near-term timeline is the Syrian Democratic Forces, of which the YPG are a significant portion,” “So, we're negotiating, we're planning, we're having talks with Turkey and we're gonna take this in steps. And we think there's an imperative to get isolation in place around Raqqa because our intelligence feeds tell us that there is significant external operations attacks planning going on, centralized in Raqqa” External link

triblive Thursday, October 27, 2016 12:20:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The Mosul offensive is a large and extraordinarily complex operation that the Iraqis have been planning for a very long time," External link

china.org.cn Thursday, October 27, 2016 11:44:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "There's a lot of hard fighting ahead but we're confident the Iraqis will be successful," External link

china.org.cn Thursday, October 27, 2016 11:44:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “We think there’s an imperative to get isolation in place around Raqqa because our intelligence feeds tell us that there is significant external operations attacks planning going on, emanating central in — centralized in Raqqa,” External link

aawsat Thursday, October 27, 2016 11:15:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “We’re going to go with who can go, who’s willing to go soon,” External link

aawsat Thursday, October 27, 2016 11:15:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The Mosul offensive is a large and extraordinarily complex operation that the Iraqis have been planning for a very long time," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, October 27, 2016 9:15:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "There's a lot of hard fighting ahead but we're confident the Iraqis will be successful," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, October 27, 2016 9:15:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "The ISIL [Daesh] makes extensive use of drones. It is not episodic or sporadic, it is relatively constant and creative," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, October 27, 2016 8:34:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend stated : "I will not talk about locations where our US forces are in Syria but they are there," "They equip and train at various locations, and we have advise and assist teams that will accompany partner forces anywhere they fight Daesh" External link

globalsecurity Thursday, October 27, 2016 8:34:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The Mosul offensive is a large and extraordinarily complex operation that the Iraqis have been planning for a very long time," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, October 27, 2016 8:34:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "There's a lot of hard fighting ahead but we're confident the Iraqis will be successful," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, October 27, 2016 8:34:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "They're the ones making the decisions, and their forces are the ones who will enter Mosul and raise the Iraqi flag in the center of the city," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, October 27, 2016 8:34:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "What we're doing right now is a pretty much continuous watch and [air]strikes," "We're going to do those kinds of suppressive fires until we're ready to mount and approach an isolation of Raqqa" External link

globalsecurity Thursday, October 27, 2016 8:34:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “We’re going to go with who can go, who’s willing to go soon,” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 27, 2016 3:46:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “We know that this is going on in Raqqa as well,” “And so I think that’s why it’s necessary to get down there to Raqqa” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 27, 2016 3:46:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "What we're doing right now is a pretty much continuous watch and [air]strikes," "We're going to do those kinds of suppressive fires until we're ready to mount and approach an isolation of Raqqa" External link

voanews Thursday, October 27, 2016 3:34:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend added : "So we know that this is going on in Raqqah, as well. And so I think that's why it's necessary to get down there to Raqqah," External link

ABCnews Thursday, October 27, 2016 2:11:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Turkey doesn't want to see us operating with the SDF anywhere, particularly in Raqqa," "We're having talks with Turkey and we're going to take this in steps" External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, October 27, 2016 1:52:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The only force that is capable on any near-term timeline are the Syrian Democratic Forces, of which the YPG are a significant portion," "We're going to take the force that we have and we will go to Raqqa soon with that force" External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, October 27, 2016 1:52:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “We don’t have a complete encirclement of Mosul,” External link

foxnews Thursday, October 27, 2016 1:15:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "It's probably fair to say with the complexity and the fact that we haven't really got it underway yet that it'll probably take longer than Mosul," External link

AP Thursday, October 27, 2016 1:03:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The facts are these: The only force that is capable on any near-term timeline is the Syrian Democratic Forces, of which the YPG are a significant portion," "So, we're negotiating, we're planning, we're having talks with Turkey and we're gonna take this in steps. And we think there's an imperative to get isolation in place around Raqqa because our intelligence feeds tell us that there is significant external operations attacks planning going on, centralized in Raqqa" External link

AP Thursday, October 27, 2016 1:03:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "We actually aren't sure how pressing it is, and that's what's worrying," External link

cnn Thursday, October 27, 2016 12:47:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “We know that this is going on in Raqqa as well,” “And so I think that’s why it’s necessary to get down there to Raqqa” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 27, 2016 12:31:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “We’re going to go with who can go, who’s willing to go soon,” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 27, 2016 12:31:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The facts are these: The only force that is capable on any near-term timeline is the Syrian Democratic Forces, of which the YPG are a significant portion," "So, we're negotiating, we're planning, we're having talks with Turkey and we're gonna take this in steps. And we think there's an imperative to get isolation in place around Raqqa because our intelligence feeds tell us that there is significant external operations attacks planning going on, centralized in Raqqa" External link

mcclatchydc Wednesday, October 26, 2016 9:22:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "has used an extraordinary amount of indirect fire -- mortars, artillery and rockets -- and an exceptional number of VBIEDs over the last eight days," External link

naharnet-en Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:59:00 PM EAT



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Stephen Townsend said : “US Africa Command conducted this air strike to eliminate terrorist leaders and fighters and to disrupt terrorist activity” “We will not allow them to use the current conflict in Libya as protection. Together with our Libyan partners, we will continue to deny terrorists safe haven in Libya,” External link

dailynewsegypt Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:42:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "U.S. Africa Command conducted this airstrike to eliminate terrorist leaders and fighters and to disrupt terrorist activity," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, September 21, 2019 1:29:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “Niger has been a willing and engaged partner in the fight against violent extremist organizations,” “Niger is committed to building its defense capacity and containing and degrading terrorist networks in Africa” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, September 20, 2019 11:29:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “Niger is a regional security leader,” “We believe strongly in this shared partnership and look forward to continuing our cooperation in order to bring increased security and stability to Niger and the region” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, September 20, 2019 11:29:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said ( about US Air Force ) : “Nigerien Air Base 201 will offer tremendous capability, agility, versatility and provides a range of security options to Niger,” “This capability will benefit the entire region” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, September 20, 2019 11:29:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “We know the security challenges in Burkina Faso are significant and wide-ranging, but we are committed to helping them improve their capacity and security capabilities,” “It is important for the U.S. to continue to support the international effort taking place in Burkina Faso while containing the spread of terrorism” External link

AfricaNews-English Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:06:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “We know the security challenges in Burkina Faso are significant and wide-ranging, but we are committed to helping them improve their capacity and security capabilities,” “It is important for the U.S. to continue to support the international effort taking place in Burkina Faso while containing the spread of terrorism” External link

northafricapost Wednesday, September 18, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “The G5 Sahel force has a tough mission,” “Our continued assistance and partnership will help them, the Malian security forces and our other partners as they work to achieve it. It is important to contain the spread of terrorism in this region” External link

AfricaNews-English Wednesday, September 18, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend dit : «Je suis très reconnaissant de ce partenariat» External link

journalducameroun Saturday, August 31, 2019 12:39:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend dit : "Je suis très reconnaissant de ce partenariat" External link

maroc-ma Friday, August 30, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend déclaré : "Nous sommes déterminés à mener un dialogue ouvert et transparent sur cette question urgente de sécurité " External link

adiac-congo Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend déclaré : "Nous avons insisté auprès du Premier ministre Sarraj sur l'importance de soutenir une solution diplomatique pour mettre fin au conflit en cours" External link

infosplusgabon Wednesday, August 28, 2019 3:06:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend déclaré : "Nous sommes déterminés à engager un dialogue ouvert et transparent sur ce problème de sécurité urgent" External link

infosplusgabon Wednesday, August 28, 2019 3:06:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend souligné : "l'importance de veiller à ce que la menace d'organisation extrémiste violente soit maîtrisée et ne crée pas d'instabilité supplémentaire en Libye et dans la région" External link

infosplusgabon Wednesday, August 28, 2019 3:06:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I am committed to working together and advancing our partnership with Somalia," "Along with Somalia and other international partners, we will apply continued pressure on violent extremist organizations. This pressure creates conditions and opportunity for further political and economic development" External link

allafrica Sunday, August 11, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Evil doers are out there. They are looking for an opening and an opportunity to do harm. If they could attack U.S. interests and the homeland they would. We can't give them an opening. We must deny them that opportunity," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, August 8, 2019 4:42:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Along with Somalia and other international partners, we will apply continued pressure on violent extremist organizations. This pressure creates conditions and opportunity for further political and economic development," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, August 8, 2019 4:42:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Evildoers are out there. They are looking for an opening and an opportunity to do harm. If they could attack U.S. interests and the homeland they would. We can't give them an opening. We must deny them that opportunity," External link

garoweonline Thursday, August 8, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Along with Somalia and other international partners, we will apply continued pressure on violent extremist organizations. This pressure creates conditions and opportunity for further political and economic development," External link

garoweonline Thursday, August 8, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Chinese engagement has marginally improved some African militaries through military equipment sales and limited training, although endemic quality concerns probably make any improvements short-lived," External link

janes Thursday, April 4, 2019 8:36:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “It has freed us up a bit to prosecute the war in a more aggressive manner, I think,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 26, 2017 3:48:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "decisive blow to the idea of ISIS as a physical caliphate," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, October 13, 2017 12:32:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "We're looking for him every day," External link

npr Friday, September 29, 2017 1:30:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “I’m reasonably confident that we'll be able to work through this,” External link

msn-uk Friday, September 15, 2017 8:18:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend says : "the Syrian regime is letting women and children suffer in the desert. This situation is completely on them" External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, September 5, 2017 9:54:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend says : “the Syrian regime is letting women and children suffer in the desert. This situation is completely on them” External link

therepublic Monday, September 4, 2017 10:01:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “The last stand of ISIS will be in the Middle Euphrates River Valley,” “When we find him, I think we’ll just try to kill him first. It’s probably not worth all the trouble to try and capture him” External link

manilatimes Friday, September 1, 2017 7:32:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “Our judgment here on the battlefield in the forward areas is trusted. And we don’t get twenty questions with every action that happens on the battlefield and every action that we take,” “I think every commander that I know of appreciates being given the authority and responsibility, and then the trust and backing to implement that” External link

dailycaller Friday, September 1, 2017 6:21:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I'd very much like to get at the ISIS fighters on that convoy," External link

naharnet-en Friday, September 1, 2017 12:03:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "We're just letting them go. If they try to get to the edge of ISIS territory and link up with ISIS there, we'll work hard to disrupt that," External link

naharnet-en Friday, September 1, 2017 12:03:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend indicou : "Quando o encontrarmos, acredito que tentaremos matá-lo primeiro, provavelmente não vale a pena tanto incómodo para tentar capturá-lo. É a minha opinião pessoal" External link

jn Friday, September 1, 2017 11:54:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I've seen no convincing evidence, intelligence, or open-source or other rumor or otherwise that he's dead … There are also some indicators in intelligence channels that he's still alive," "When we find him, I think we'll just try to kill him first. It's probably not worth all the trouble to try and capture him" External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, September 1, 2017 11:46:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend indicou : "Quando o encontrarmos, acredito que tentaremos matá-lo primeiro, provavelmente não vale a pena tanto incómodo para tentar capturá-lo. É a minha opinião pessoal" External link

cmjornal Friday, September 1, 2017 11:12:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “The last stand of ISIS will be in the Middle Euphrates River Valley,” “When we find him, I think we’ll just try to kill him first. It’s probably not worth all the trouble to try and capture him” External link

scmp Friday, September 1, 2017 6:25:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “I’ve seen no convincing evidence, intelligence, or open-source or other rumor or otherwise that he’s dead... There are also some indicators in intelligence channels that he’s still alive,” External link

scmp Friday, September 1, 2017 6:25:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “My personal view is I wouldn't want to repeat that,” “So I think that our governments will work out something that will work for the future” External link

triblive Friday, September 1, 2017 4:27:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “The current administration has pushed decision-making down into the military chain of command,” “And I don't know of a commander in our armed forces that doesn't appreciate that” External link

triblive Friday, September 1, 2017 4:27:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "While I would like to say that we would see this elsewhere in Iraq and Syria, we are not really planning for that," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 1, 2017 4:21:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “It’s probably logical to assume there has been some increase in civilian casualties. But I would ask someone to show me hard information,” External link

jordantimes Thursday, August 24, 2017 1:28:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “The coalition is strong, and fully committed to supporting our Iraqi partners until ISIS is defeated and the Iraqi people are free,” External link

ngrguardiannews Sunday, August 20, 2017 5:03:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I can't say that we replaced every single damaged or broken vehicle or rifle or machine gun," External link

ABCnews Sunday, August 20, 2017 7:24:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "The last days of Mosul looked like Iwo Jima to me," External link

ABCnews Sunday, August 20, 2017 7:24:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "It's smaller and there are fewer bad guys," "But for the Iraqi security force member or policeman or infantry man or special forces soldier who's attacking, it won't be easier. He's going to be facing a determined ISIS fighter dug into Tal Afar, determined to fight to the death" External link

ABCnews Sunday, August 20, 2017 7:24:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “I can’t say that we replaced every single damaged or broken vehicle or rifle or machine gun,” External link

egyptindependent Saturday, August 19, 2017 7:16:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “The last days of Mosul looked like Iwo Jima to me,” External link

egyptindependent Saturday, August 19, 2017 7:16:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “It’s smaller and there are fewer bad guys,” “But for the Iraqi security force member or policeman or infantry man or special forces soldier who’s attacking, it won’t be easier. He’s going to be facing a determined ISIS fighter dug into Tal Afar, determined to fight to the death” External link

egyptindependent Saturday, August 19, 2017 7:16:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “I can’t say that we replaced every single damaged or broken vehicle or rifle or machine gun,” External link

egyptindependent Saturday, August 19, 2017 2:12:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “The last days of Mosul looked like Iwo Jima to me,” External link

egyptindependent Saturday, August 19, 2017 2:12:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “It’s smaller and there are fewer bad guys,” “But for the Iraqi security force member or policeman or infantry man or special forces soldier who’s attacking, it won’t be easier. He’s going to be facing a determined ISIS fighter dug into Tal Afar, determined to fight to the death” External link

egyptindependent Saturday, August 19, 2017 2:12:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I can't say that we replaced every single damaged or broken vehicle or rifle or machine gun," External link

independent-ie Saturday, August 19, 2017 8:38:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "The last days of Mosul looked like Iwo Jima to me," External link

independent-ie Saturday, August 19, 2017 8:38:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I can't say that we replaced every single damaged or broken vehicle or rifle or machine gun," External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, August 19, 2017 7:48:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "The last days of Mosul looked like Iwo Jima to me," External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, August 19, 2017 7:48:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I can't say that we replaced every single damaged or broken vehicle or rifle or machine gun," External link

wxow Friday, August 18, 2017 10:56:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "The last days of Mosul looked like Iwo Jima to me," External link

wxow Friday, August 18, 2017 10:56:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "It's smaller and there are fewer bad guys," "But for the Iraqi security force member or policeman or infantry man or special forces soldier who's attacking, it won't be easier. He's going to be facing a determined ISIS fighter dug into Tal Afar, determined to fight to the death" External link

wxow Friday, August 18, 2017 10:56:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I can't say that we replaced every single damaged or broken vehicle or rifle or machine gun," External link

ABCnews Friday, August 18, 2017 10:29:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "The last days of Mosul looked like Iwo Jima to me," External link

ABCnews Friday, August 18, 2017 10:29:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "It's smaller and there are fewer bad guys," "But for the Iraqi security force member or policeman or infantry man or special forces soldier who's attacking, it won't be easier. He's going to be facing a determined ISIS fighter dug into Tal Afar, determined to fight to the death" External link

ABCnews Friday, August 18, 2017 10:29:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “I can’t say that we replaced every single damaged or broken vehicle or rifle or machine gun,” External link

therepublic Friday, August 18, 2017 10:24:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “The last days of Mosul looked like Iwo Jima to me,” External link

therepublic Friday, August 18, 2017 10:24:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “It’s smaller and there are fewer bad guys,” “But for the Iraqi security force member or policeman or infantry man or special forces soldier who’s attacking, it won’t be easier. He’s going to be facing a determined ISIS fighter dug into Tal Afar, determined to fight to the death” External link

therepublic Friday, August 18, 2017 10:24:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “I can’t say that we replaced every single damaged or broken vehicle or rifle or machine gun,” External link

seattletimes Friday, August 18, 2017 10:17:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “The last days of Mosul looked like Iwo Jima to me,” External link

seattletimes Friday, August 18, 2017 10:17:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “It’s smaller and there are fewer bad guys,” “But for the Iraqi security force member or policeman or infantry man or special forces soldier who’s attacking, it won’t be easier. He’s going to be facing a determined ISIS fighter dug into Tal Afar, determined to fight to the death” External link

seattletimes Friday, August 18, 2017 10:17:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The entire counter-ISIS Coalition sends our deepest condolences to these heroes' families, friends and teammates," External link

ahram-EN Sunday, August 13, 2017 8:47:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The entire counter-ISIS Coalition sends our deepest condolences to these heroes' families, friends and teammates," External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, August 13, 2017 6:37:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “I suppose it probably doesn’t really matter. If no one knows if he’s alive or dead, someone is guiding ISIS, the organization,” “And what we have seen with all these paramount leaders is you take them out, and someone else steps up” External link

therepublic Friday, July 28, 2017 9:55:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I suppose it probably doesn't really matter. If no one knows if he's alive or dead, someone is guiding ISIS, the organization," "And what we have seen with all these paramount leaders is you take them out, and someone else steps up" External link

ABCnews Friday, July 28, 2017 6:36:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I suppose it probably doesn't really matter. If no one knows if he's alive or dead, someone is guiding ISIS, the organization," "And what we have seen with all these paramount leaders is you take them out, and someone else steps up" External link

omaha Friday, July 28, 2017 5:05:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Everybody should keep their sights focused on [the Islamic State] and not fighting deliberately or accidentally with one another," External link

janes Tuesday, March 7, 2017 9:55:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "It's very difficult and very complicated," External link

wxow Tuesday, March 7, 2017 5:46:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "We had some Russian aircraft and regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe they thought were held by ISIS (IS), yet... actually on the ground were some of our Syrian Arab Coalition forces," External link

nna-en Friday, March 3, 2017 7:45:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told ( about The Syrian ) : “We had some Russian aircraft and regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe they thought were held by ISIS (IS), yet… actually on the ground were some of our Syrian Arab Coalition forces,” External link

ekurd Friday, March 3, 2017 6:51:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "I have submitted some recommendations through my chain of command to the new administration. The new administration is weighing those recommendations and options, and I prefer not to discuss them further here while my leaders make decisions," External link

voanews Friday, March 3, 2017 3:45:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I'm not really sure it really matters what the composition is of the force that goes there to liberate it," External link

thestar-my Friday, March 3, 2017 1:04:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I'm not really sure it really matters what the composition is of the force that goes there to liberate it," External link

reuters Friday, March 3, 2017 12:40:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told ( about The Syrian ) : "We had some Russian aircraft and regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe they thought were held by ISIS (IS), yet... actually on the ground were some of our Syrian Arab Coalition forces," External link

panarmenian-en Thursday, March 2, 2017 8:51:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “We are engaged in discussions with Turks on how they might participate in the liberation of Raqqa, and I don’t know what the numbers of their participation might be,” External link

ekurd Thursday, March 2, 2017 8:47:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "It's a very complicated battlefield situation. Essentially three armies have all converged within same grid square. It's very difficult and complicated," External link

irishsun Thursday, March 2, 2017 2:52:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “We had some Russian aircraft and regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe they thought were held by ISIS,” External link

post-gazette Thursday, March 2, 2017 2:30:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “Around al-Bab, all the forces that are acting in Syria have converged literally within hand-grenade range of one another,” External link

post-gazette Thursday, March 2, 2017 2:30:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “We had some Russian aircraft and regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe they thought were held by ISIS, yet ... actually on the ground were some of our Syrian Arab Coalition forces,” External link

scmp Thursday, March 2, 2017 2:29:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “It became apparent that the strikes were falling on some of the Syrian coalition positions,” “Some quick calls were made to our deconfliction channels and the Russians acknowledged and stopped bombing there” External link

scmp Thursday, March 2, 2017 2:29:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “It’s a very complicated battlefield situation where essentially three armies and an enemy force have all converged within the same grid square,” “Everybody should keep their sights focused on ISIS... and not fighting deliberately or accidentally one another” External link

scmp Thursday, March 2, 2017 2:29:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "We used that mechanism and it worked," External link

bostonherald Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:27:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “It’s a very complicated battlefield situation,” External link

foxnews Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:47:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “We had some Russian aircraft and regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe they thought were held by ISIS, yet… actually on the ground were some of our Syrian Arab Coalition forces,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, March 2, 2017 9:58:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “It became apparent that the strikes were falling on some of the Syrian coalition positions,” “Some quick calls were made to our deconfliction channels and the Russians acknowledged and stopped bombing there” External link

capitalfm Thursday, March 2, 2017 9:58:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “It’s a very complicated battlefield situation where essentially three armies and an enemy force have all converged within the same grid square,” “Everybody should keep their sights focused on ISIS… and not fighting deliberately or accidentally one another” External link

capitalfm Thursday, March 2, 2017 9:58:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The coalition is encouraged by the progress against ISIS in Al Bab by the Turkish military and their opposition forces," "We encourage all forces to remain focused on the counter-ISIS fight and concentrate their efforts on defeating ISIS, and not toward other objectives that may cause the coalition to divert energy and resources" External link

upi Thursday, March 2, 2017 9:53:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "We used that mechanism and it worked," External link

time Thursday, March 2, 2017 9:11:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "We used that mechanism and it worked," External link

startribune Thursday, March 2, 2017 8:30:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "They are protecting us here, and we're fighting this enemy that threatens all of our countries together," External link

tampabay Thursday, March 2, 2017 8:07:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Now they're waiting to see how that may play out here in the future," External link

tampabay Thursday, March 2, 2017 8:07:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "We had some Russian aircraft and regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe they thought were held by ISIS (IS), yet... actually on the ground were some of our Syrian Arab Coalition forces," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, March 2, 2017 7:52:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "We have a specific campaign to hunt them and kill them," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, March 2, 2017 7:52:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told ( about The Syrian ) : "We had some Russian aircraft and regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe they thought were held by ISIS (IS), yet... actually on the ground were some of our Syrian Arab Coalition forces," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, March 2, 2017 7:52:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "We had some Russian aircraft and regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe they thought were held by ISIS, yet ... actually on the ground were some of our Syrian Arab Coalition forces," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, March 2, 2017 7:52:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "It became apparent that the strikes were falling on some of the Syrian coalition positions," "Some quick calls were made to our deconfliction channels and the Russians acknowledged and stopped bombing there" External link

naharnet-en Thursday, March 2, 2017 7:52:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "It's a very complicated battlefield situation where essentially three armies and an enemy force have all converged within the same grid square," "Everybody should keep their sights focused on ISIS ... and not fighting deliberately or accidentally one another" External link

naharnet-en Thursday, March 2, 2017 7:52:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "I don't foresee us bringing in large numbers of coalition troops, mainly because what we're doing is, in fact, working," External link

voanews Thursday, March 2, 2017 6:37:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I've talked to their leaders and we've watched them operate and they continually reassure us that they have no desire to attack Turkey, that they are not a threat to Turkey, in fact that they desire to have a good working relationship with Turkey," External link

voanews Thursday, March 2, 2017 6:37:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told ( about The Syrian ) : "We had some Russian aircraft and regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe they thought were held by ISIS (IS), yet... actually on the ground were some of our Syrian Arab Coalition forces," External link

digitaljournal Thursday, March 2, 2017 3:40:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "We had some Russian aircraft and regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe they thought were held by ISIS, yet... actually on the ground were some of our Syrian Arab Coalition forces," External link

digitaljournal Thursday, March 2, 2017 3:40:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "It became apparent that the strikes were falling on some of the Syrian coalition positions," "Some quick calls were made to our deconfliction channels and the Russians acknowledged and stopped bombing there" External link

digitaljournal Thursday, March 2, 2017 3:40:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "It's a very complicated battlefield situation where essentially three armies and an enemy force have all converged within the same grid square," "Everybody should keep their sights focused on ISIS... and not fighting deliberately or accidentally one another" External link

digitaljournal Thursday, March 2, 2017 3:40:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “We used that mechanism and it worked,” External link

japantimes Thursday, March 2, 2017 2:58:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "We had some Russian aircraft and regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe they thought were held by ISIS, yet... actually on the ground were some of our Syrian Arab Coalition forces," External link

afp-en Thursday, March 2, 2017 1:25:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "It became apparent that the strikes were falling on some of the Syrian coalition positions," "Some quick calls were made to our deconfliction channels and the Russians acknowledged and stopped bombing there" External link

afp-en Thursday, March 2, 2017 1:25:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "It's a very complicated battlefield situation where essentially three armies and an enemy force have all converged within the same grid square," "Everybody should keep their sights focused on ISIS... and not fighting deliberately or accidentally one another" External link

afp-en Thursday, March 2, 2017 1:25:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "I don't foresee us bringing in large numbers of coalition troops, mainly because what we're doing is, in fact, working," External link

reuters-in Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:46:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I've talked to their leaders and we've watched them operate and they continually reassure us that they have no desire to attack Turkey, that they are not a threat to Turkey, in fact that they desire to have a good working relationship with Turkey," External link

reuters-in Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:46:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "We had some Russian aircraft and regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe they thought were held by ISIS (IS), yet... actually on the ground were some of our Syrian Arab Coalition forces," External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 1, 2017 11:44:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “It’s a very complicated battlefield situation,” External link

foxnews Wednesday, March 1, 2017 11:24:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "We have a specific campaign to hunt them and kill them," External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:44:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told ( about The Syrian ) : "We had some Russian aircraft and regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe they thought were held by ISIS (IS), yet... actually on the ground were some of our Syrian Arab Coalition forces," External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:36:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "We had some Russian aircraft and regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe they thought were held by ISIS, yet ... actually on the ground were some of our Syrian Arab Coalition forces," External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 1, 2017 9:03:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "It became apparent that the strikes were falling on some of the Syrian coalition positions," "Some quick calls were made to our deconfliction channels and the Russians acknowledged and stopped bombing there" External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 1, 2017 9:03:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "It's a very complicated battlefield situation where essentially three armies and an enemy force have all converged within the same grid square," "It's very difficult and complicated. ... Everybody should keep their sights focused on ISIS ... and not fighting deliberately or accidentally one another" External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 1, 2017 9:03:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “I don’t anticipate that we will be asked to leave by the government of Iraq immediately after Mosul,” External link

ekurd Friday, February 24, 2017 4:28:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “I think the government of Iraq realises it’s a very complex fight and they need the assistance of the coalition even beyond Mosul,” External link

ekurd Friday, February 24, 2017 4:28:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "I don't anticipate that we will be asked to leave by the government of Iraq immediately after Mosul," External link

middle-east-online_en Tuesday, February 21, 2017 2:20:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Mosul would be a tough fight for any army in the world," External link

thenational Tuesday, February 21, 2017 5:28:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "We embedded advisers a bit further down into the formation," External link

oregonlive Monday, February 20, 2017 11:57:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "We embedded advisers a bit further down into the formation," External link

news-gazette Monday, February 20, 2017 11:51:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "It is true that we are operating closer and deeper into the Iraqi formation," External link

foxnews Monday, February 20, 2017 11:31:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I have all the authorities I need to prosecute our fight and I am confident that if I were to need more that my leadership would provide those," External link

foxnews Monday, February 20, 2017 11:31:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend added : "If you look back a little over two years ago, this army was broken and defeated, barely able to hold their capital. This army has done this remarkable turnaround in just two years. It is an incredible turn around. They've liberated half their lost territory. They are about to liberate their second largest city center held by ISIS. Iraqi security forces are going to take that city back. No doubt about it" External link

foxnews Monday, February 20, 2017 11:31:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I don't anticipate that we'll be asked to leave by the government of Iraq after Mosul," "The government recognizes this is a complex fight. I wouldn't want to put a timeline on it" External link

foxnews Monday, February 20, 2017 11:31:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "I don't anticipate that we will be asked to leave by the government of Iraq immediately after Mosul," External link

afp-en Monday, February 20, 2017 10:59:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "We embedded advisers a bit further down into the formation," External link

wxow Monday, February 20, 2017 10:05:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I don't anticipate that we will be asked to leave by the government of Iraq immediately after Mosul," External link

middle-east-online_en Monday, February 20, 2017 9:41:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "I think the government of Iraq realises it's a very complex fight and they need the assistance of the coalition even beyond Mosul," External link

middle-east-online_en Monday, February 20, 2017 9:41:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "We embedded advisers a bit further down into the formation," External link

AP Monday, February 20, 2017 8:26:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I don't anticipate that we will be asked to leave by the government of Iraq immediately after Mosul," External link

digitaljournal Monday, February 20, 2017 7:39:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I don't anticipate that we will be asked to leave by the government of Iraq immediately after Mosul," External link

afp-en Monday, February 20, 2017 6:29:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I don't anticipate that we will be asked to leave by the government of Iraq immediately after Mosul," External link

afp-en Monday, February 20, 2017 5:51:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "I think the government of Iraq realises it's a very complex fight and they need the assistance of the coalition even beyond Mosul," External link

afp-en Monday, February 20, 2017 5:51:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “Mosul would be a tough fight for any army in the world,” External link

msn-uk Monday, February 20, 2017 5:55:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “Mosul would be a tough fight for any army in the world, and the Iraqi forces have risen to the challenge,” External link

eurasiareview Monday, February 20, 2017 3:55:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “While ISIS indiscriminately targets civilians the Iraqi security forces continue to do everything in their power to protect the citizens of Mosul, of all sects and religions,” “They have shown all of Iraq how to be a unified nation” External link

eurasiareview Monday, February 20, 2017 3:55:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “The entire Coalition salutes and wishes God’s blessings on the brave Iraqi soldiers, police and militias who today are fighting to liberate their country and make the region and the world a safer place,” External link

eurasiareview Monday, February 20, 2017 3:55:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “Mosul would be a tough fight for any army in the world, and the Iraqi forces have risen to the challenge,” “They have taken the fight to the enemy and sacrificed their blood for the people of Iraq and the rest of the world,” External link

taipeitimes Monday, February 20, 2017 3:32:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “Mosul would be a tough fight for any army in the world, and the Iraqi forces have risen to the challenge,” External link

aawsat Sunday, February 19, 2017 10:28:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Mosul would be a tough fight for any army in the world, and the Iraqi forces have risen to the challenge," "They have taken the fight to the enemy and sacrificed their blood for the people of Iraq and the rest of the world" External link

foxnews Sunday, February 19, 2017 9:14:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Mosul would be a tough fight for any army in the world, and the Iraqi forces have risen to the challenge," "They have taken the fight to the enemy and sacrificed their blood for the people of Iraq and the rest of the world" External link

nna-en Sunday, February 19, 2017 8:34:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The entire Coalition salutes and wishes God's blessings on the brave Iraqi soldiers, police and militias who today are fighting to liberate their country and make the region and the world a safer place," External link

naharnet-en Sunday, February 19, 2017 5:26:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Mosul would be a tough fight for any army in the world, and the Iraqi forces have risen to the challenge," External link

naharnet-en Sunday, February 19, 2017 5:26:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “While ISIS indiscriminately targets civilians the Iraqi Security Forces continue to do everything in their power to protect the citizens of Mosul, of all sects and religions,” “They have shown all of Iraq how to be a unified nation” External link

foxnews Sunday, February 19, 2017 4:20:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The entire Coalition salutes and wishes God's blessings on the brave Iraqi soldiers, police and militias who today are fighting to liberate their country and make the region and the world a safer place," External link

middle-east-online_en Sunday, February 19, 2017 3:46:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Mosul would be a tough fight for any army in the world, and the Iraqi forces have risen to the challenge," External link

middle-east-online_en Sunday, February 19, 2017 3:46:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Mosul would be a tough fight for any army in the world," External link

thenational Sunday, February 19, 2017 3:09:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Mosul would be a tough fight for any army in the world, and the Iraqi forces have risen to the challenge," "They have taken the fight to the enemy and sacrificed their blood for the people of Iraq and the rest of the world" External link

abc-au Sunday, February 19, 2017 2:03:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The entire Coalition salutes and wishes God's blessings on the brave Iraqi soldiers, police and militias who today are fighting to liberate their country and make the region and the world a safer place," External link

afp-en Sunday, February 19, 2017 10:49:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Mosul would be a tough fight for any army in the world, and the Iraqi forces have risen to the challenge," External link

afp-en Sunday, February 19, 2017 10:49:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "within the next six months I think we'll see both (the Mosul and Raqqa campaigns) conclude" External link

khaleejtimes Friday, February 10, 2017 12:53:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Daesh is morphing into an insurgent threat, that's the future," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, February 10, 2017 12:53:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “within the next six months I think we’ll see both (the Mosul and Raqqa campaigns) conclude” External link

japantimes Thursday, February 9, 2017 5:25:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “ISIL morphing into an insurgent threat, that’s the future,” External link

japantimes Thursday, February 9, 2017 5:25:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend disse : "nos próximos seis meses, concluiremos as duas campanhas: em Mossul e em Raqqa" External link

noticias-r7 Thursday, February 9, 2017 2:28:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "within the next six months I think we'll see both (the Mosul and Raqqa campaigns) conclude" External link

foxnews Thursday, February 9, 2017 2:04:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "within the next six months I think we'll see both (the Mosul and Raqqa campaigns) conclude" External link

startribune Wednesday, February 8, 2017 9:36:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "ISIL morphing into an insurgent threat, that's the future," External link

startribune Wednesday, February 8, 2017 9:36:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "within the next six months I think we'll see both (the Mosul and Raqqa campaigns) conclude" External link

AP Wednesday, February 8, 2017 8:44:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Beheading with a knife isn't good enough anymore [for Isis fighters]" External link

ibtimes-uk Tuesday, December 27, 2016 9:20:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "They failed to consolidate their gains and got distracted by other things that they were doing and took their eye off the ball there," External link

trust2 Wednesday, December 21, 2016 1:38:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “We believe that includes some armored vehicles and various guns and other heavy weapons, possibly some air-defense equipment,” External link

eurasiareview Sunday, December 18, 2016 5:23:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “We believe it includes some armored vehicles and various guns and other heavy weapons, possibly some air defense equipment,” External link

australianetworknews Saturday, December 17, 2016 11:11:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Basically, anything they (IS) seize poses a threat to the coalition, but we can manage those threats and we will," External link

ahram-EN Friday, December 16, 2016 9:05:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I think they failed to consolidate their gains and they got distracted by the things they were doing, took their eye off the ball there. The enemy sensed weakness and struck and gained a victory that I think will probably be fleeting," "I think this is probably an embarrassment to them (the Russians)" External link

foxnews Friday, December 16, 2016 8:49:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Basically, anything they (IS) seize poses a threat to the coalition, but we can manage those threats and we will," External link

afp-en Friday, December 16, 2016 6:08:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Basically anything they seized poses a threat to the coalition, but we can manage those threats and we will," "I anticipate that we'll have opportunities to strike that equipment" External link

rferl Thursday, December 15, 2016 4:05:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Basically anything they seized poses a threat to the coalition but we can manage those threats and we will," "I anticipate that we'll have opportunities to strike that equipment and kill the ISIL that's operating it soon" External link

trust2 Thursday, December 15, 2016 7:16:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "We have captured or killed 180 ISIL leadership figures and hundreds-more lower-level commanders. " External link

ibtimes-uk Thursday, December 15, 2016 4:44:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Basically anything they seized poses a threat to the coalition but we can manage those threats and we will," "I anticipate that we'll have opportunities to strike that equipment and kill the ISIL that's operating it soon" External link

reuters-af Thursday, December 15, 2016 3:52:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “We believe that includes some armored vehicles and various guns and other heavy weapons, possibly some air-defense equipment,” External link

arabnews Thursday, December 15, 2016 3:21:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Basically anything they seized poses a threat to the coalition but we can manage those threats and we will," "I anticipate that we'll have opportunities to strike that equipment and kill the ISIL that's operating it soon" External link

thestar-my Thursday, December 15, 2016 2:44:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend řekl : "Nejsem si zcela jist, co tam vlastně ukořistili. Myslíme si, že to je několik obrněných vozů a děla a další těžké zbraně, možná protiletadlová technika. Cokoli, čeho se zmocnili, ohrožuje koalici, ale my se s těmi hrozbami umíme vyrovnat a uděláme to," External link

ceskenoviny-en Thursday, December 15, 2016 2:11:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Anything they seize poses a threat to the coalition, but we can manage those threats and we will," External link

ynetnews Thursday, December 15, 2016 1:20:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend disse : "Acreditamos que isto inclui alguns ve�culos blindados e v�rios canh�es e armas pesadas, possivelmente tamb�m equipamento de defesa a�rea" External link

em Thursday, December 15, 2016 1:04:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend disse : "Qualquer coisa que caia na m�os do EI basicamente provoca uma amea�a � coaliz�o, mas podemos administrar estas amea�as e o faremos" External link

em Thursday, December 15, 2016 1:04:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “We believe that includes some armored vehicles and various guns and other heavy weapons, possibly some air-defense equipment,” External link

japantimes Thursday, December 15, 2016 12:46:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “Basically, anything they (IS) seize poses a threat to the coalition, but we can manage those threats and we will,” “I anticipate that we’ll have opportunities to strike that equipment and kill the ISIL that’s operating it soon” External link

japantimes Thursday, December 15, 2016 12:46:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "We believe that includes some armored vehicles and various guns and other heavy weapons, possibly some air-defense equipment," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, December 15, 2016 12:32:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Basically, anything they (IS) seize poses a threat to the coalition, but we can manage those threats and we will," "I anticipate that we'll have opportunities to strike that equipment and kill the ISIL that's operating it soon" External link

naharnet-en Thursday, December 15, 2016 12:32:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Anything they seize poses a threat to the coalition, but we can manage those threats and we will," External link

AP Thursday, December 15, 2016 12:13:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I think they failed to consolidate their gains and they got distracted by the things they were doing, took their eye off the ball there. The enemy sensed weakness and struck and gained a victory that I think will probably be fleeting," "I think this is probably an embarrassment to them (the Russians)" External link

AP Thursday, December 15, 2016 12:13:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "If he wants to get out to try to go back home and stop fighting, he's going to have to make that choice soon," "I think you'll see the eastern side will break at some point and go in a rush. And it'll go from really hard like it is today to a whole lot easier, and we won't have to clear every structure block by block all the way to the river because I think a lot of them will get the heck out" External link

AP Thursday, December 15, 2016 12:13:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I'm not really exactly sure ... what they've seized there. We believe it includes some armored vehicles and various guns and other heavy weapons, possibly some air defense equipment," "Basically anything they seized poses a threat to the coalition but we can manage those threats and we will" External link

reuters Wednesday, December 14, 2016 9:21:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend řekl : "Nejsem si zcela jist, co tam vlastně ukořistili. Myslíme si, že to je několik obrněných vozů a děla a další těžké zbraně, možná protiletadlová technika. Cokoli, čeho se zmocnili, ohrožuje koalici, ale my se s těmi hrozbami umíme vyrovnat a uděláme to," External link

ceskenoviny-en Wednesday, December 14, 2016 8:49:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "I'm not really exactly sure ... what they've seized there. We believe it includes some armoured vehicles and various guns and other heavy weapons, possibly some air defence equipment," "Basically anything they seized poses a threat to the coalition but we can manage those threats and we will" External link

thestar-my Wednesday, December 14, 2016 8:46:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "By our calculations, we think we have killed or badly wounded over 2,000," External link

jordantimes Tuesday, December 13, 2016 1:12:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The Iraqi army has come back from near-defeat two years ago, and now they are attacking this major city 400 kilometers from Baghdad," "I don't think there is anything in there about a stalemate" External link

jordantimes Tuesday, December 13, 2016 1:12:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "By our calculations, we think we have killed or badly wounded over 2 000," External link

irishsun Monday, December 12, 2016 4:55:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The Iraqi army has come back from near-defeat two years ago, and now they are attacking this major city 400km from Baghdad," "I don't think there is anything in there about a stalemate" External link

irishsun Monday, December 12, 2016 4:55:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “By our calculations, we think we have killed or badly wounded over 2,000,” External link

scmp Monday, December 12, 2016 12:23:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “The Iraqi army has come back from near-defeat two years ago, and now they are attacking this major city 400 kilometres from Baghdad,” “I don’t think there is anything in there about a stalemate” External link

scmp Monday, December 12, 2016 12:23:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “By our calculations, we think we have killed or badly wounded over 2,000,” External link

denverpost Monday, December 12, 2016 7:17:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “The Iraqi army has come back from near-defeat two years ago, and now they are attacking this major city,” “I don’t think there is anything in there about a stalemate” External link

denverpost Monday, December 12, 2016 7:17:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "By our calculations, we think we have killed or badly wounded over 2,000," External link

miamiherald Monday, December 12, 2016 5:33:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "By our calculations, we think we have killed or badly wounded over 2,000," External link

ABCnews Sunday, December 11, 2016 9:15:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The Iraqi army has come back from near-defeat two years ago, and now they are attacking this major city 400 kilometers (about 250 miles) from Baghdad," "I don't think there is anything in there about a stalemate" External link

ABCnews Sunday, December 11, 2016 9:15:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "By our calculations, we think we have killed or badly wounded over 2,000," External link

AP Sunday, December 11, 2016 8:11:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The Iraqi army has come back from near-defeat two years ago, and now they are attacking this major city 400 kilometers (about 250 miles) from Baghdad," "I don't think there is anything in there about a stalemate" External link

AP Sunday, December 11, 2016 8:11:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “I think they are going to be working on Mosul for a number of weeks more, maybe a couple of months more probably,” External link

ekurd Thursday, December 8, 2016 12:32:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said ( about Qaeda ) : “I don’t have a crystal ball. I can’t predict the future. I do know that they have shown the ability to come back. Al Qaeda in Iraq gave birth to ISIS, Daesh,” External link

ekurd Thursday, December 8, 2016 12:32:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “The entire counter-ISIS coalition sends its condolences to this hero’s, family, friends and teammates,” External link

aawsat Saturday, November 26, 2016 12:22:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "On this Thanksgiving, please be thankful that there are service members willing to take up the fight to protect our homeland from Isil's hateful and brutal ideology," External link

telegraph Friday, November 25, 2016 7:24:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The entire counter-Isil coalition sends our condolences to this hero's family, friends and teammates," External link

telegraph Friday, November 25, 2016 7:24:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "On this Thanksgiving, please be thankful that there are service members willing to take up the fight to protect our homeland from ISIL's hateful and brutal ideology," External link

naharnet-en Friday, November 25, 2016 6:43:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “The entire counter-ISIS Coalition sends our condolences to this hero’s family, friends and teammates,” External link

aawsat Friday, November 25, 2016 2:28:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “On this Thanksgiving, please be thankful that there are service members willing to take up the fight to protect our homeland from ISIS’ hateful and brutal ideology,” External link

aawsat Friday, November 25, 2016 2:28:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “The entire counter-[Islamic State] coalition sends its condolences to this hero’s family, friends and teammates,” External link

scmp Friday, November 25, 2016 9:57:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “On this Thanksgiving, please be thankful that there are service members willing to take up the fight to protect our homeland from ISIL’s hateful and brutal ideology,” External link

arabnews Friday, November 25, 2016 7:22:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The entire counter-Islamic State coalition sends our condolences to this hero's family, friends and teammates. " External link

msn-uk Friday, November 25, 2016 6:50:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said ( about The Syrian ) : “The entire counter (Islamic State) coalition sends its condolences to this hero's, family, friends and teammates,” External link

triblive Friday, November 25, 2016 6:36:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "On this Thanksgiving, please be thankful that there are service members willing to take up the fight to protect our homeland from ISIL's hateful and brutal ideology," External link

afp-en Friday, November 25, 2016 5:39:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The entire counter-[Islamic State] coalition sends its condolences to this hero's, family, friends and teammates," External link

chicagotribune Friday, November 25, 2016 3:14:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The entire counter-[Islamic State] coalition sends its condolences to this hero's, family, friends and teammates," External link

nola Friday, November 25, 2016 2:51:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The entire counter-IS coalition sends our condolences to this hero's family, friends and teammates. " External link

skynews Friday, November 25, 2016 12:57:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "On this Thanksgiving, please be thankful that there are service members willing to take up the fight to protect our homeland from ISIL's hateful and brutal ideology," External link

afp-en Friday, November 25, 2016 12:32:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “The only force that is capable on any near-term timeline is the Syrian Democratic Forces, of which the YPG are a significant portion,” “We’re going to take the force that we have and … go to Raqqa soon with that force” External link

japantimes Monday, November 7, 2016 12:43:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “Coming out of Manbij, we found links to individuals and plot streams to France, the United States, other European countries,” External link

japantimes Monday, November 7, 2016 12:43:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The facts are these: The only force that is capable on any near-term timeline is the Syrian Democratic Forces, of which the YPG are a significant portion," "So, we're negotiating, we're planning, we're having talks with Turkey and we're gonna take this in steps" External link

foxnews Monday, November 7, 2016 12:41:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The facts are these - the only force that is capable on any near-term timeline is the Syrian Democratic Forces, of which the YPG are a significant portion. " External link

rnzi Monday, November 7, 2016 7:49:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “The facts are these. The only force that is capable on any … near-term timeline is ... the Syrian Democratic Forces, of which the YPG are a significant portion,” External link

latimes Monday, November 7, 2016 2:19:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The facts are these: The only force that is capable on any near-term timeline is the Syrian Democratic Forces, of which the YPG are a significant portion," "So, we're negotiating, we're planning, we're having talks with Turkey and we're gonna take this in steps" External link

ynetnews Sunday, November 6, 2016 7:10:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The facts are these: The only force that is capable on any near-term timeline is the Syrian Democratic Forces, of which the YPG are a significant portion," "So, we're negotiating, we're planning, we're having talks with Turkey and we're gonna take this in steps" External link

CBC Sunday, November 6, 2016 6:58:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The facts are these: The only force that is capable on any near-term timeline is the Syrian Democratic Forces, of which the YPG are a significant portion," "So, we're negotiating, we're planning, we're having talks with Turkey and we're gonna take this in steps" External link

chicagotribune Sunday, November 6, 2016 6:27:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The facts are these: The only force that is capable on any near-term timeline is the Syrian Democratic Forces, of which the YPG are a significant portion," "So, we're negotiating, we're planning, we're having talks with Turkey and we're gonna take this in steps" External link

foxnews Sunday, November 6, 2016 5:52:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The facts are these: The only force that is capable on any near-term timeline is the Syrian Democratic Forces, of which the YPG are a significant portion," "So, we're negotiating, we're planning, we're having talks with Turkey and we're gonna take this in steps" External link

politico Sunday, November 6, 2016 4:37:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “The facts are these: The only force that is capable on any near-term timeline is the Syrian Democratic Forces, of which the YPG are a significant portion,” “So, we’re negotiating, we’re planning, we’re having talks with Turkey and we’re gonna take this in steps” External link

ekurd Sunday, November 6, 2016 4:23:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “The facts are these: The only force that is capable on any near-term timeline is the Syrian Democratic Forces, of which the YPG are a significant portion,” “So, we’re negotiating, we’re planning, we’re having talks with Turkey and we’re gonna take this in steps” External link

therepublic Sunday, November 6, 2016 2:58:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said ( about Northern Syria ) : “The only actor that has the power to take part in the short term timeline in Syria is the Syrian Democratic Forces, and the YPG is an important part of that” External link

ekurd Thursday, November 3, 2016 4:33:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "We're negotiating, we're planning, we're having talks with Turkey and we're going to take this in steps," External link

chicagotribune Saturday, October 29, 2016 3:15:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “We’re negotiating, we’re planning, we’re having talks with Turkey and we’re going to take this in steps,” External link

scmp Saturday, October 29, 2016 8:40:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “used an extraordinary amount of indirect fire – mortars, artillery and rockets – and an exceptional number of VBIEDs (Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Devices),” External link

pakobserver Friday, October 28, 2016 5:25:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “There are a lot of regional security concerns that are in competition there... the Syrian regime’s involved, the Russians are involved, Turkey’s involved. It’s hard,” External link

arabnews Friday, October 28, 2016 9:02:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "There are a lot of regional security concerns that are in competition there... the Syrian regime's involved, the Russians are involved, Turkey's involved. It's hard," External link

middle-east-online_en Thursday, October 27, 2016 7:51:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "There are a lot of regional security concerns that are in competition there... the Syrian regime's involved, the Russians are involved, Turkey's involved. It's hard," External link

digitaljournal Thursday, October 27, 2016 7:48:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "used an extraordinary amount of indirect fire - mortars, artillery and rockets - and an exceptional number of VBIEDs (Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Devices)," External link

ekantipur Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:31:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said ( about The Syrian ) : “The only force that is capable on any near-term timeline are the Syrian Democratic Forces, of which the YPG are a significant portion,” “We’re going to take the force that we have and we will go to Raqqa soon with that force” External link

ekurd Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:11:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "There are a lot of regional security concerns that are in competition there... the Syrian regime's involved, the Russians are involved, Turkey's involved. It's hard," External link

afp-en Thursday, October 27, 2016 4:23:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "used an extraordinary amount of indirect fire - mortars, artillery and rockets - and an exceptional number of VBIEDs (Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Devices)," External link

bbc Thursday, October 27, 2016 4:13:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “It's probably fair to say with the complexity and the fact that we haven't really got it underway yet that it'll probably take longer than Mosul,” External link

triblive Thursday, October 27, 2016 12:20:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “The facts are these: The only force that is capable on any near-term timeline is the Syrian Democratic Forces, of which the YPG are a significant portion,” “So, we're negotiating, we're planning, we're having talks with Turkey and we're gonna take this in steps. And we think there's an imperative to get isolation in place around Raqqa because our intelligence feeds tell us that there is significant external operations attacks planning going on, centralized in Raqqa” External link

triblive Thursday, October 27, 2016 12:20:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The Mosul offensive is a large and extraordinarily complex operation that the Iraqis have been planning for a very long time," External link

china.org.cn Thursday, October 27, 2016 11:44:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "There's a lot of hard fighting ahead but we're confident the Iraqis will be successful," External link

china.org.cn Thursday, October 27, 2016 11:44:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “We think there’s an imperative to get isolation in place around Raqqa because our intelligence feeds tell us that there is significant external operations attacks planning going on, emanating central in — centralized in Raqqa,” External link

aawsat Thursday, October 27, 2016 11:15:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “We’re going to go with who can go, who’s willing to go soon,” External link

aawsat Thursday, October 27, 2016 11:15:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The Mosul offensive is a large and extraordinarily complex operation that the Iraqis have been planning for a very long time," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, October 27, 2016 9:15:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "There's a lot of hard fighting ahead but we're confident the Iraqis will be successful," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, October 27, 2016 9:15:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "The ISIL [Daesh] makes extensive use of drones. It is not episodic or sporadic, it is relatively constant and creative," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, October 27, 2016 8:34:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend stated : "I will not talk about locations where our US forces are in Syria but they are there," "They equip and train at various locations, and we have advise and assist teams that will accompany partner forces anywhere they fight Daesh" External link

globalsecurity Thursday, October 27, 2016 8:34:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The Mosul offensive is a large and extraordinarily complex operation that the Iraqis have been planning for a very long time," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, October 27, 2016 8:34:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "There's a lot of hard fighting ahead but we're confident the Iraqis will be successful," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, October 27, 2016 8:34:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "They're the ones making the decisions, and their forces are the ones who will enter Mosul and raise the Iraqi flag in the center of the city," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, October 27, 2016 8:34:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "What we're doing right now is a pretty much continuous watch and [air]strikes," "We're going to do those kinds of suppressive fires until we're ready to mount and approach an isolation of Raqqa" External link

globalsecurity Thursday, October 27, 2016 8:34:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “We’re going to go with who can go, who’s willing to go soon,” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 27, 2016 3:46:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “We know that this is going on in Raqqa as well,” “And so I think that’s why it’s necessary to get down there to Raqqa” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 27, 2016 3:46:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "What we're doing right now is a pretty much continuous watch and [air]strikes," "We're going to do those kinds of suppressive fires until we're ready to mount and approach an isolation of Raqqa" External link

voanews Thursday, October 27, 2016 3:34:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend added : "So we know that this is going on in Raqqah, as well. And so I think that's why it's necessary to get down there to Raqqah," External link

ABCnews Thursday, October 27, 2016 2:11:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Turkey doesn't want to see us operating with the SDF anywhere, particularly in Raqqa," "We're having talks with Turkey and we're going to take this in steps" External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, October 27, 2016 1:52:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The only force that is capable on any near-term timeline are the Syrian Democratic Forces, of which the YPG are a significant portion," "We're going to take the force that we have and we will go to Raqqa soon with that force" External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, October 27, 2016 1:52:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “We don’t have a complete encirclement of Mosul,” External link

foxnews Thursday, October 27, 2016 1:15:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "It's probably fair to say with the complexity and the fact that we haven't really got it underway yet that it'll probably take longer than Mosul," External link

AP Thursday, October 27, 2016 1:03:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The facts are these: The only force that is capable on any near-term timeline is the Syrian Democratic Forces, of which the YPG are a significant portion," "So, we're negotiating, we're planning, we're having talks with Turkey and we're gonna take this in steps. And we think there's an imperative to get isolation in place around Raqqa because our intelligence feeds tell us that there is significant external operations attacks planning going on, centralized in Raqqa" External link

AP Thursday, October 27, 2016 1:03:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "We actually aren't sure how pressing it is, and that's what's worrying," External link

cnn Thursday, October 27, 2016 12:47:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “We know that this is going on in Raqqa as well,” “And so I think that’s why it’s necessary to get down there to Raqqa” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 27, 2016 12:31:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “We’re going to go with who can go, who’s willing to go soon,” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 27, 2016 12:31:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "The facts are these: The only force that is capable on any near-term timeline is the Syrian Democratic Forces, of which the YPG are a significant portion," "So, we're negotiating, we're planning, we're having talks with Turkey and we're gonna take this in steps. And we think there's an imperative to get isolation in place around Raqqa because our intelligence feeds tell us that there is significant external operations attacks planning going on, centralized in Raqqa" External link

mcclatchydc Wednesday, October 26, 2016 9:22:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "has used an extraordinary amount of indirect fire -- mortars, artillery and rockets -- and an exceptional number of VBIEDs over the last eight days," External link

naharnet-en Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:59:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
general31.98%EN10/28/201728/10/2017
lieutenant general29.17%EN10/28/201728/10/2017
commander22.73%EN10/28/201728/10/2017
former commander of the coalition0.08%EN10/20/201720/10/2017
commandant2.73%FR09/09/201709/09/2017
u.s. army lieutenant general2.31%EN09/02/201702/09/2017
chef2.40%FR08/27/201727/08/2017
head0.17%EN08/20/201720/08/2017
lieutenant0.08%EN08/20/201720/08/2017
commanding general0.08%EN07/14/201714/07/2017
commander of the coalition0.83%EN07/10/201710/07/2017
coalition commander0.08%EN07/10/201710/07/2017
commander of combined joint task force4.21%EN03/29/201729/03/2017
tenente0.17%PT02/19/201719/02/2017
leader of coalition0.08%EN12/27/201627/12/2016
generál0.17%CS11/06/201606/11/2016
top coalition commander0.08%EN10/28/201628/10/2016
nouveau commandant américain1.32%FR10/21/201621/10/2016
commandant américain0.17%FR10/17/201617/10/2016
major general0.83%EN03/13/201413/03/2014
gen0.08%EN06/21/201221/06/2012
brig. gen0.17%EN02/02/201202/02/2012
general0.08%PT05/28/200928/05/2009
Names Lang Count
Stephen TownsendEN70.26%
Stephen TownsendFR23.84%
Stephen TownsendPT5.31%
Stephen TownsendCS0.30%
Stephen TownsendES0.15%
Stephen TownsendMT0.07%
Stephen TownsendAR0.07%


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