Stephen Townsend

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Stephen Townsend added : “al Shabaab is most dangerous to U.S. interests today” External link

garoweonline Thursday, February 13, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “I don’t believe that it’s whack-a-mole [mission],” External link

garoweonline Wednesday, February 12, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend admitted ( about Manda Bay ) : "were not as prepared there, at Manda Bay, as we needed to be," External link

globalsecurity Monday, February 10, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “Their coercive and exploitative activities undermine and threaten many African countries’ stability,” External link

EastAfrican Sunday, February 9, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “We know they seek to open more bases and their unprofitable seaport investments in East Africa and Southern Africa track closely with involvement by Chinese military forces. These Chinese seaports are not genuine commercial ports; these investments are geoeconomic tools to increase the PRC’s geopolitical influence throughout the continent,” External link

EastAfrican Sunday, February 9, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “Russian private military companies have a highly destabilising influence in Africa, as they are frequently employed to secure Russian investments at the expense of Africans, to prop up corrupt regimes and establish a broader Russian military footprint globally,” External link

EastAfrican Sunday, February 9, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend added : “We encourage constructive partners helping to develop Africa’s economic, infrastructure, humanitarian, and security sectors to the benefit of all Africans,” “It is clear that China prioritises Africa and Russia sees an opportunity to gain a strong position on NATO’s southern flank,” External link

EastAfrican Sunday, February 9, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "they caught us unprepared but we are investigating the incident and we shall act accordingly" External link

garoweonline Saturday, February 8, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend admitted ( about Manda Bay ) : "were not as prepared there, at Manda Bay, as we needed to be," External link

manilametro Saturday, February 8, 2020 3:44:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend admitted ( about Manda Bay ) : "were not as prepared there, at Manda Bay, as we needed to be," External link

kenyastar Saturday, February 8, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend admitted ( about Manda Bay ) : "were not as prepared there, at Manda Bay, as we needed to be," External link

polandsun Saturday, February 8, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “A secure and stable Africa remains an enduring American interest,” “In the past, maybe we’ve been able to pay less attention to Africa and be OK in America. I don’t believe that’s the case for the future,” External link

homelandsecuritynewswire Friday, January 31, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend added : "We achieve and maintain influence with our African partners through security cooperation, exercises, engagements, operations, and “setting the theater” or maturing infrastructure on the continent" External link

garoweonline Friday, January 31, 2020 7:39:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “They were able to get access to that airfield, kill three Americans, and destroy six aircraft there,” External link

janes Friday, January 31, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "A secure and stable Africa remains an enduring American interest," "In the past, maybe we've been able to pay less attention to Africa and be OK in America. I don't believe that's the case for the future," External link

irishsun Friday, January 31, 2020 10:27:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "A secure and stable Africa remains an enduring American interest," "In the past, maybe we've been able to pay less attention to Africa and be OK in America. I don't believe that's the case for the future" External link

globalsecurity Friday, January 31, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “A secure and stable Africa remains an enduring American interest,” “In the past, maybe we’ve been able to pay less attention to Africa and be OK in America. I don’t believe that’s the case for the future” External link

rferl Friday, January 31, 2020 4:28:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend saying : "we shall protect our interests from Al-Shabaab" External link

garoweonline Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Al-Shabab is ruthless and must be dealt with," External link

globalsecurity Friday, January 10, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend stated : “We remain committed to preventing al-Shabaab from maintaining a safe haven to plan deadly attacks against the US homeland, East African and international partners,” External link

zambiareports Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “The work that our U.S. forces are doing in East Africa bolsters partnerships, counters malign influence, and maintains critical pressure on terrorist networks,” “Our efforts directly contribute to counterterrorism, maritime surveillance, and intelligence sharing missions with our Kenyan partners. This activity enables enhanced security and stability in the region and for America” External link

AfricaNews-English Monday, January 6, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend added : "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of our teammates who lost their lives today," "As we honour their sacrifice, let's also harden our resolve. Alongside our African and international partners, we will pursue those responsible for this attack and al-Shabab, who seek to harm Americans and US interests" External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 6, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of our teammates who lost their lives today,” External link

aa-en Monday, January 6, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend déclaré : “Nos pensées et nos prières vont aux familles et aux amis de nos coéquipiers qui ont perdu la vie aujourd’hui” External link

mali-web Monday, January 6, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of our teammates who lost their lives today," External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 6, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “The work that our U.S. forces are doing in East Africa bolsters partnerships, counters malign influence, and maintains critical pressure on terrorist networks,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 6, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend added : “We remain committed to preventing al-Shabaab from maintaining a safe haven to plan deadly attacks against the U.S. homeland, East African, and international partners,” External link

thehill Monday, January 6, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend added : “The work that our U.S. forces are doing in East Africa bolsters partnerships, counters malign influence, and maintains critical pressure on terrorist networks,” “Our efforts directly contribute to counterterrorism, maritime surveillance, and intelligence sharing missions with our Kenyan partners. This activity enables enhanced security and stability in the region and for America” External link

thehill Monday, January 6, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "But they certainly know who it belongs to now and they are refusing to return it. They say they don't know where it is but I am not buying it," External link

yenisafak-en Sunday, December 8, 2019 12:19:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "This highlights the malign influence of Russian mercenaries acting to influence the outcome of the civil war in Libya, and who are directly responsible for the recent and sharp increase in fighting, casualties and destruction around Tripoli," External link

yenisafak-en Sunday, December 8, 2019 12:19:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "But they certainly know who it belongs to now and they are refusing to return it. They say they don't know where it is but I am not buying it," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, December 8, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "This highlights the malign influence of Russian mercenaries acting to influence the outcome of the civil war in Libya, and who are directly responsible for the recent and sharp increase in fighting, casualties and destruction around Tripoli," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, December 8, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “But they certainly know who it belongs to now and they are refusing to return it. They say they don’t know where it is but I am not buying it,” External link

middleeastmonitor Saturday, December 7, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “This highlights the malign influence of Russian mercenaries acting to influence the outcome of the civil war in Libya, and who are directly responsible for the recent and sharp increase in fighting, casualties and destruction around Tripoli,” External link

middleeastmonitor Saturday, December 7, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "But they certainly know who it belongs to now and they are refusing to return it. They say they don't know where it is but I am not buying it," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, December 7, 2019 4:14:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "This highlights the malign influence of Russian mercenaries acting to influence the outcome of the civil war in Libya, and who are directly responsible for the recent and sharp increase in fighting, casualties and destruction around Tripoli," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, December 7, 2019 4:14:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "But they certainly know who it belongs to now and they are refusing to return it. They say they don't know where it is but I am not buying it," External link

GulfDailyNews Saturday, December 7, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "This highlights the malign influence of Russian mercenaries acting to influence the outcome of the civil war in Libya, and who are directly responsible for the recent and sharp increase in fighting, casualties and destruction around Tripoli," External link

GulfDailyNews Saturday, December 7, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “But they certainly know who it belongs to now and they are refusing to return it. They say they don’t know where it is but I am not buying it,” External link

arabnews Saturday, December 7, 2019 12:57:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “This highlights the malign influence of Russian mercenaries acting to influence the outcome of the civil war in Libya, and who are directly responsible for the recent and sharp increase in fighting, casualties and destruction around Tripoli,” External link

arabnews Saturday, December 7, 2019 12:57:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “But they certainly know who it belongs to now and they are refusing to return it. They say they don’t know where it is but I am not buying it,” External link

libyanexpress Saturday, December 7, 2019 12:12:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "But they certainly know who it belongs to now and they are refusing to return it. They say they don't know where it is but I am not buying it," External link

economictimes Saturday, December 7, 2019 11:55:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "This highlights the malign influence of Russian mercenaries acting to influence the outcome of the civil war in Libya, and who are directly responsible for the recent and sharp increase in fighting, casualties and destruction around Tripoli," External link

economictimes Saturday, December 7, 2019 11:55:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "But they certainly know who it belongs to now and they are refusing to return it. They say they don't know where it is but I am not buying it," External link

reuters-en Saturday, December 7, 2019 11:47:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "This highlights the malign influence of Russian mercenaries acting to influence the outcome of the civil war in Libya, and who are directly responsible for the recent and sharp increase in fighting, casualties and destruction around Tripoli," External link

reuters-en Saturday, December 7, 2019 11:47:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "But they certainly know who it belongs to now and they are refusing to return it. They say they don't know where it is but I am not buying it," External link

ynetnews Saturday, December 7, 2019 11:25:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “But they certainly know who it belongs to now and they are refusing to return it. They say they don’t know where it is but I am not buying it,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, December 7, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “This highlights the malign influence of Russian mercenaries acting to influence the outcome of the civil war in Libya, and who are directly responsible for the recent and sharp increase in fighting, casualties and destruction around Tripoli,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, December 7, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "But they certainly know who it belongs to now and they are refusing to return it. They say they don't know where it is but I am not buying it," External link

trust2 Saturday, December 7, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "This highlights the malign influence of Russian mercenaries acting to influence the outcome of the civil war in Libya, and who are directly responsible for the recent and sharp increase in fighting, casualties and destruction around Tripoli," External link

trust2 Saturday, December 7, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "But they certainly know who it belongs to now and they are refusing to return it. They say they don't know where it is but I am not buying it," External link

trust Saturday, December 7, 2019 11:07:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "This highlights the malign influence of Russian mercenaries acting to influence the outcome of the civil war in Libya, and who are directly responsible for the recent and sharp increase in fighting, casualties and destruction around Tripoli," External link

trust Saturday, December 7, 2019 11:07:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "But they certainly know who it belongs to now and they are refusing to return it. They say they don't know where it is but I am not buying it," External link

wsau Saturday, December 7, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "This highlights the malign influence of Russian mercenaries acting to influence the outcome of the civil war in Libya, and who are directly responsible for the recent and sharp increase in fighting, casualties and destruction around Tripoli," External link

wsau Saturday, December 7, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "We are working with our African and international partners to counter security threats in West Africa" "The construction of this base demonstrates our investment in our African partners and mutual security interests in the region" External link

globalsecurity Saturday, November 2, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

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 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 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 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



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lieutenant general29.17%EN10/28/201728/10/2017
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Stephen Townsend added : “al Shabaab is most dangerous to U.S. interests today” External link

garoweonline Thursday, February 13, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “I don’t believe that it’s whack-a-mole [mission],” External link

garoweonline Wednesday, February 12, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend admitted ( about Manda Bay ) : "were not as prepared there, at Manda Bay, as we needed to be," External link

globalsecurity Monday, February 10, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “Their coercive and exploitative activities undermine and threaten many African countries’ stability,” External link

EastAfrican Sunday, February 9, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “We know they seek to open more bases and their unprofitable seaport investments in East Africa and Southern Africa track closely with involvement by Chinese military forces. These Chinese seaports are not genuine commercial ports; these investments are geoeconomic tools to increase the PRC’s geopolitical influence throughout the continent,” External link

EastAfrican Sunday, February 9, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “Russian private military companies have a highly destabilising influence in Africa, as they are frequently employed to secure Russian investments at the expense of Africans, to prop up corrupt regimes and establish a broader Russian military footprint globally,” External link

EastAfrican Sunday, February 9, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend added : “We encourage constructive partners helping to develop Africa’s economic, infrastructure, humanitarian, and security sectors to the benefit of all Africans,” “It is clear that China prioritises Africa and Russia sees an opportunity to gain a strong position on NATO’s southern flank,” External link

EastAfrican Sunday, February 9, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "they caught us unprepared but we are investigating the incident and we shall act accordingly" External link

garoweonline Saturday, February 8, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend admitted ( about Manda Bay ) : "were not as prepared there, at Manda Bay, as we needed to be," External link

manilametro Saturday, February 8, 2020 3:44:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend admitted ( about Manda Bay ) : "were not as prepared there, at Manda Bay, as we needed to be," External link

kenyastar Saturday, February 8, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend admitted ( about Manda Bay ) : "were not as prepared there, at Manda Bay, as we needed to be," External link

polandsun Saturday, February 8, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “A secure and stable Africa remains an enduring American interest,” “In the past, maybe we’ve been able to pay less attention to Africa and be OK in America. I don’t believe that’s the case for the future,” External link

homelandsecuritynewswire Friday, January 31, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend added : "We achieve and maintain influence with our African partners through security cooperation, exercises, engagements, operations, and “setting the theater” or maturing infrastructure on the continent" External link

garoweonline Friday, January 31, 2020 7:39:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “They were able to get access to that airfield, kill three Americans, and destroy six aircraft there,” External link

janes Friday, January 31, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "A secure and stable Africa remains an enduring American interest," "In the past, maybe we've been able to pay less attention to Africa and be OK in America. I don't believe that's the case for the future," External link

irishsun Friday, January 31, 2020 10:27:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "A secure and stable Africa remains an enduring American interest," "In the past, maybe we've been able to pay less attention to Africa and be OK in America. I don't believe that's the case for the future" External link

globalsecurity Friday, January 31, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “A secure and stable Africa remains an enduring American interest,” “In the past, maybe we’ve been able to pay less attention to Africa and be OK in America. I don’t believe that’s the case for the future” External link

rferl Friday, January 31, 2020 4:28:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend saying : "we shall protect our interests from Al-Shabaab" External link

garoweonline Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Al-Shabab is ruthless and must be dealt with," External link

globalsecurity Friday, January 10, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend stated : “We remain committed to preventing al-Shabaab from maintaining a safe haven to plan deadly attacks against the US homeland, East African and international partners,” External link

zambiareports Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “The work that our U.S. forces are doing in East Africa bolsters partnerships, counters malign influence, and maintains critical pressure on terrorist networks,” “Our efforts directly contribute to counterterrorism, maritime surveillance, and intelligence sharing missions with our Kenyan partners. This activity enables enhanced security and stability in the region and for America” External link

AfricaNews-English Monday, January 6, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend added : "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of our teammates who lost their lives today," "As we honour their sacrifice, let's also harden our resolve. Alongside our African and international partners, we will pursue those responsible for this attack and al-Shabab, who seek to harm Americans and US interests" External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 6, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of our teammates who lost their lives today,” External link

aa-en Monday, January 6, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend déclaré : “Nos pensées et nos prières vont aux familles et aux amis de nos coéquipiers qui ont perdu la vie aujourd’hui” External link

mali-web Monday, January 6, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of our teammates who lost their lives today," External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 6, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “The work that our U.S. forces are doing in East Africa bolsters partnerships, counters malign influence, and maintains critical pressure on terrorist networks,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 6, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend added : “We remain committed to preventing al-Shabaab from maintaining a safe haven to plan deadly attacks against the U.S. homeland, East African, and international partners,” External link

thehill Monday, January 6, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend added : “The work that our U.S. forces are doing in East Africa bolsters partnerships, counters malign influence, and maintains critical pressure on terrorist networks,” “Our efforts directly contribute to counterterrorism, maritime surveillance, and intelligence sharing missions with our Kenyan partners. This activity enables enhanced security and stability in the region and for America” External link

thehill Monday, January 6, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "But they certainly know who it belongs to now and they are refusing to return it. They say they don't know where it is but I am not buying it," External link

yenisafak-en Sunday, December 8, 2019 12:19:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "This highlights the malign influence of Russian mercenaries acting to influence the outcome of the civil war in Libya, and who are directly responsible for the recent and sharp increase in fighting, casualties and destruction around Tripoli," External link

yenisafak-en Sunday, December 8, 2019 12:19:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "But they certainly know who it belongs to now and they are refusing to return it. They say they don't know where it is but I am not buying it," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, December 8, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "This highlights the malign influence of Russian mercenaries acting to influence the outcome of the civil war in Libya, and who are directly responsible for the recent and sharp increase in fighting, casualties and destruction around Tripoli," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, December 8, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “But they certainly know who it belongs to now and they are refusing to return it. They say they don’t know where it is but I am not buying it,” External link

middleeastmonitor Saturday, December 7, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “This highlights the malign influence of Russian mercenaries acting to influence the outcome of the civil war in Libya, and who are directly responsible for the recent and sharp increase in fighting, casualties and destruction around Tripoli,” External link

middleeastmonitor Saturday, December 7, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "But they certainly know who it belongs to now and they are refusing to return it. They say they don't know where it is but I am not buying it," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, December 7, 2019 4:14:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "This highlights the malign influence of Russian mercenaries acting to influence the outcome of the civil war in Libya, and who are directly responsible for the recent and sharp increase in fighting, casualties and destruction around Tripoli," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, December 7, 2019 4:14:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "But they certainly know who it belongs to now and they are refusing to return it. They say they don't know where it is but I am not buying it," External link

GulfDailyNews Saturday, December 7, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "This highlights the malign influence of Russian mercenaries acting to influence the outcome of the civil war in Libya, and who are directly responsible for the recent and sharp increase in fighting, casualties and destruction around Tripoli," External link

GulfDailyNews Saturday, December 7, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “But they certainly know who it belongs to now and they are refusing to return it. They say they don’t know where it is but I am not buying it,” External link

arabnews Saturday, December 7, 2019 12:57:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “This highlights the malign influence of Russian mercenaries acting to influence the outcome of the civil war in Libya, and who are directly responsible for the recent and sharp increase in fighting, casualties and destruction around Tripoli,” External link

arabnews Saturday, December 7, 2019 12:57:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “But they certainly know who it belongs to now and they are refusing to return it. They say they don’t know where it is but I am not buying it,” External link

libyanexpress Saturday, December 7, 2019 12:12:00 PM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "But they certainly know who it belongs to now and they are refusing to return it. They say they don't know where it is but I am not buying it," External link

economictimes Saturday, December 7, 2019 11:55:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "This highlights the malign influence of Russian mercenaries acting to influence the outcome of the civil war in Libya, and who are directly responsible for the recent and sharp increase in fighting, casualties and destruction around Tripoli," External link

economictimes Saturday, December 7, 2019 11:55:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "But they certainly know who it belongs to now and they are refusing to return it. They say they don't know where it is but I am not buying it," External link

reuters-en Saturday, December 7, 2019 11:47:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "This highlights the malign influence of Russian mercenaries acting to influence the outcome of the civil war in Libya, and who are directly responsible for the recent and sharp increase in fighting, casualties and destruction around Tripoli," External link

reuters-en Saturday, December 7, 2019 11:47:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "But they certainly know who it belongs to now and they are refusing to return it. They say they don't know where it is but I am not buying it," External link

ynetnews Saturday, December 7, 2019 11:25:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : “But they certainly know who it belongs to now and they are refusing to return it. They say they don’t know where it is but I am not buying it,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, December 7, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : “This highlights the malign influence of Russian mercenaries acting to influence the outcome of the civil war in Libya, and who are directly responsible for the recent and sharp increase in fighting, casualties and destruction around Tripoli,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, December 7, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "But they certainly know who it belongs to now and they are refusing to return it. They say they don't know where it is but I am not buying it," External link

trust2 Saturday, December 7, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "This highlights the malign influence of Russian mercenaries acting to influence the outcome of the civil war in Libya, and who are directly responsible for the recent and sharp increase in fighting, casualties and destruction around Tripoli," External link

trust2 Saturday, December 7, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "But they certainly know who it belongs to now and they are refusing to return it. They say they don't know where it is but I am not buying it," External link

trust Saturday, December 7, 2019 11:07:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "This highlights the malign influence of Russian mercenaries acting to influence the outcome of the civil war in Libya, and who are directly responsible for the recent and sharp increase in fighting, casualties and destruction around Tripoli," External link

trust Saturday, December 7, 2019 11:07:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend told : "But they certainly know who it belongs to now and they are refusing to return it. They say they don't know where it is but I am not buying it," External link

wsau Saturday, December 7, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "This highlights the malign influence of Russian mercenaries acting to influence the outcome of the civil war in Libya, and who are directly responsible for the recent and sharp increase in fighting, casualties and destruction around Tripoli," External link

wsau Saturday, December 7, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Stephen Townsend said : "We are working with our African and international partners to counter security threats in West Africa" "The construction of this base demonstrates our investment in our African partners and mutual security interests in the region" External link

globalsecurity Saturday, November 2, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

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 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 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 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



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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