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News Archives for Oct 16, 2016

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  • Chief petty officers stand at attention during a chief pinning ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) on Sept. 16, 2016, in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo/Christopher Gaines)
    Navy Personnel Chief to Sailors: You Have a Voice in Ratings Overhaul
    In this exclusive commentary to, Vice Adm. Robert Burke details the timeline for the proposed ratings changes.
  • Turkish President Erdogan waves to supporters in Rize, Turkey, on Oct. 15. He plans to declare a "safe zone" in the Dabiq, Syria region. ((Yasmin Bulul via AP)
    Turkish-backed Syrian Forces Capture Dabiq from IS
    The Islamic State fighters reportedly put up "minimal" resistance to defend the northern Syrian town before withdrawing.
  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, left, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, discussed the Syria crisis at an Oct. 15 meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. (Jean-Christophe Bott/via AP)
    Diplomats Forge New Track to End Syria Violence but No Truce
    A U.S.-hosted meeting of major world and regional powers made only piecemeal headway in ending Syria's grinding war.
  • Dabiq holds symbolic importance for IS because of a Sunni belief that it will be the site of an end-of-times battle between Christians and Muslims. (Nazeer al-Khatib/AFP)
    Turkish-backed Syria Fighters Advance on IS-held Dabiq
    Turkey launched an unprecedented operation inside Syria on August 24, helping Syrian rebels to rid its frontier of IS jihadists.
  • People gather at the site of an Oct. 15 suicide bomb attack in Baghdad's northern Shaab district. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
    IS Suicide Bomber Strikes Baghdad Funeral Tent, Killing 35
    The U.S. State Department condemned the attack, calling it yet another sign of ISIS "cowardice and contempt for human life."