Militant groups

July 19, 2019 - 8:41 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — An unmanned drone dropped explosives on a base belonging to Iran-backed paramilitary forces in northern Iraq early Friday, Iraqi security officials and a military statement said, amid regional tensions between the United States and Iran. The statement said the drone dropped a grenade...
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July 19, 2019 - 7:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is targeting a senior operative of the Iran-backed Hezbollah militant group with sanctions as part of its pressure campaign against Tehran. The government is also issuing a $7 million reward for information leading to the capture of the operative, Salman Rauf...
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July 17, 2019 - 8:11 am
LONDON (AP) — Hashem Abedi, a key suspect in the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing that killed 22 people, was arrested Wednesday at a London airport after being extradited from Libya, British police said. Greater Manchester Police said Hashem, the younger brother of deceased suicide bomber Salman Abedi...
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July 13, 2019 - 1:06 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali forces Saturday morning ended an all-night siege on a hotel in the southern port city of Kismayo as death toll has risen to 18 people, including a prominent Canadian-Somali journalist, officials say. At least four al-Shabab assailants attacked the Asasey Hotel...
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FILE -- In this Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 file photo, fighters with the Free Syrian army patrol the outskirts of the northern town of Jisr al-Shughur, Syria, west of the city of Idlib. n two months of intensive airstrikes and bombardments on the rebel-controlled province of Idlib, Syrian government forces and their Russian allies have failed to make progress against battle-hardened insurgents. (Ugur Can/DHA via AP, File)
July 12, 2019 - 11:20 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Two months of intensive airstrikes by Syrian government forces and their Russian allies, coupled with a fierce ground assault on rebel-controlled Idlib province, have killed hundreds of people and caused massive displacement while achieving little to no gain for President Bashar Assad...
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FILE -- In this Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 file photo, fighters with the Free Syrian army patrol the outskirts of the northern town of Jisr al-Shughur, Syria, west of the city of Idlib. n two months of intensive airstrikes and bombardments on the rebel-controlled province of Idlib, Syrian government forces and their Russian allies have failed to make progress against battle-hardened insurgents. (Ugur Can/DHA via AP, File)
July 12, 2019 - 11:12 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Two months of intensive airstrikes by Syrian government forces and their Russian allies, coupled with a fierce ground assault on rebel-controlled Idlib province, have killed hundreds of people and caused massive displacement while achieving little to no gain for President Bashar Assad...
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July 09, 2019 - 7:16 am
CAIRO (AP) — The battle between rival militias for the Libyan capital has killed more than 1,000 people since it began in April, the U.N. said Tuesday, a grim milestone in a stalemated conflict partly fueled by regional powers. Forces loyal to Khalifa Hifter, a veteran army officer, opened an...
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Debris covers the ground and an emergency vehicle after an airstrike at a detention center in Tajoura, east of Tripoli in Libya, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. An airstrike hit the detention center for migrants early Wednesday, killing several. (AP Photo/Hazem Ahmed)
July 04, 2019 - 6:35 am
CAIRO (AP) — Migrants who survived the deadly airstrike on a Libyan detention center said Thursday they had been conscripted by a local militia to work in an adjacent weapons workshop. The decision to store weapons at the facility in Tajoura, to the east of Tripoli, may have made it a target for...
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June 28, 2019 - 10:46 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Two suspected Muslim militant suicide attackers detonated bombs in an army camp in the southern Philippines on Friday, killing three soldiers, two civilians and themselves, military officials said. Twelve other soldiers were wounded in the "inhumane" attack by suspected...
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This undated selfie provided by Andrea Gallagher shows her husband, U.S. Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher, who has been charged with allegedly killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care and attempted murder for the shootings of two Iraq civilians in 2017. Gallagher is scheduled to go on trial Monday, June 17, 2019. (Edward Gallagher/Courtesy of Andrea Gallagher via AP, File)
June 18, 2019 - 9:36 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The photo shows a decorated Navy SEAL holding up the head of a dead Islamic State fighter by the hair while clenching a knife in his other hand. It will be up to a seven-man jury of mostly combat veterans to decide if it was a snapshot in poor taste of an enemy who succumbed to...
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