Militant groups

Spanish U.N peacekeepers patrol the Lebanese side of the Lebanese-Israeli border in the southern village of Kfar Kila, Lebanon, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. Lebanon's state-run National News Agency said Monday that Israel's air force attacked a Palestinian base in the country's east near the border with Syria. Lebanese President Michel Aoun told the U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Jan Kubis, that the attacks violate a U.N. Security Council resolution that ended the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)
September 09, 2019 - 2:22 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Unknown warplanes targeted overnight an arms depot and posts of Iranian-backed militias in eastern Syria, near the Iraqi border, killing at least 18 fighters, Syrian opposition activists said Monday. The strikes come amid rising tensions in the Middle East and the crisis between Iran...
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Spanish UN peacekeepers patrol along the Lebanese-Israeli border, with the Israeli village of Metulla, background, in the village of Kfar Kila, Lebanon, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. The Lebanon-Israel border was mostly calm with U.N. peacekeepers patrolling the border Monday, a day after the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group fired a barrage of anti-tank missiles into Israel, triggering Israeli artillery fire that lasted less than two hours and caused some fires. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
September 08, 2019 - 11:47 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Lebanese militant Hezbollah group said it shot down an Israeli drone over southern Lebanon early Monday, shortly after it crossed from Israel amid rising tensions along the border between the two countries in recent weeks. A Hezbollah statement said the drone was downed with "...
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A member of the Tal Abyad Military Council, an affiliate of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, oversees the removal of a fortification in the safe zone between Syria and the Turkish border near Tal Abyad, Syria, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. Once part of the sprawling territories controlled by the Islamic State group, the villages are under threat of an attack from Turkey which considers their liberators, the U.S-backed Syrian Kurdish-led forces, terrorists.T o forestall violence between its two allies along the border it has helped clear of IS militants, Washington has upped its involvement in this part of Syria.. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
September 07, 2019 - 5:35 am
TAL ABYAD, Syria (AP) — U.S. flags fluttered on the back of coalition armored vehicles as they whizzed past tiny hamlets in northeastern Syria. Once part of the sprawling territories controlled by the Islamic State group, the villages are under threat of an attack from Turkey which considers their...
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Afghan army soldiers arrive at the site of a car bomb blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. A large car bomb rocked the Afghan capital on Thursday and smoke rose from a part of eastern Kabul near a neighborhood housing the U.S. Embassy, the NATO Resolute Support mission and other diplomatic missions. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
September 05, 2019 - 11:51 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the Taliban attack in Kabul (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Officials close to the U.S.-Taliban negotiations on Afghanistan say U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has returned to Qatar, where he has been holding talks with the militant group on ending America's...
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September 03, 2019 - 4:20 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban on Tuesday defended their suicide bombing against an international compound in the Afghan capital that killed at least 16 civilians and wounded 119 people, just hours after a U.S. envoy said he and the militant group had reached a deal "in principle" to end...
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September 03, 2019 - 3:08 am
GENEVA (AP) — Experts backed by the U.N.'s top human rights body are flagging allegations of rape, sexual assault and gender-based violence committed by all sides in Yemen's civil war. The offenses also include those by militias backed by the United Arab Emirates. The militiamen have expanded their...
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Protesters chant slogans as they hold a giant Syrian revolutionary flag during a demonstration at the Bab al-Hawa border crossing with Turkey, Syria, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, demanding that Ankara either open the border or end attacks by the government. Opposition activists said Turkish borders guards fired tear gas at the protesters. (AP Photo)
August 31, 2019 - 7:43 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Government airstrikes and artillery attacks ceased Saturday following a unilateral cease-fire in the northwestern province of Idlib, a Syrian war monitor said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it registered no airstrikes since government forces put into...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2019 file photo, leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), sit before former guerrillas as they lead the FARC's National Congress where they launched their political party in Bogota, Colombia. The top peace negotiator for the FARC announced Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, that he and a cadre of hardline supporters are taking up arms again, accusing President Ivan Duque of failing to uphold the accord that sought to end a half century of bloody fighting. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)
August 29, 2019 - 9:04 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A call to arms by former rebel negotiators in Colombia is a blow to the country's fragile peace, but it also provides a tempting target for hawks looking to bring down the person the U.S. accuses of sheltering terrorist groups: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. On...
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August 29, 2019 - 4:52 am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A group of former peace negotiators for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia say they are taking up arms again following what they considered the failure of a 2016 peace deal to guarantee their political rights. Alias Ivan Marquez was the chief negotiator of the deal...
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In this frame grab from video provided by Yemen Today, Yemeni army vehicles enter Zinjibar, Yemen, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Yemeni officials and local residents say forces loyal to the country's internationally recognized government have wrested control of the capital of southern Abyan province from separatists backed by the United Arab Emirates. They say government forces on Wednesday pushed the UAE-backed militia, known as the Security Belt, out of Zinjibar after clasher that left at least one dead and 30 wounded fighters. (Yemen Today via AP)
August 28, 2019 - 6:11 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Forces loyal to Yemen's internationally recognized government pushed Wednesday into the key port city of Aden after wresting control of another southern provincial capital from separatists backed by the United Arab Emirates, officials and local residents said. The government...
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