Guerrilla warfare

A Turkish and a Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army soldier wave Turkish and FSA flags in the city center of Afrin, northwestern Syria, early Sunday, March 18, 2018. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday that allied Syrian forces have taken "total" control of the town center of Afrin, the target of a nearly two-month-old Turkish offensive against a Syrian Kurdish militia, which said fighting was still underway. Erdogan said the Turkish flag and the flag of the Syrian opposition fighters have been raised in the town, previously controlled by the Kurdish militia known as the People's Defense Units, or YPG. (Hasan Kırmızitaş/DHA-Depo Photos via AP)
March 18, 2018 - 12:23 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president said Sunday that the Turkish military and allied Syrian forces have taken "total" control of the town center of Afrin, a major development in the nearly two-month offensive against a Syrian Kurdish militia that controls the area. The Kurdish militia called the...
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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows a Syrian government forces soldier, left, helping a civilian who fled from fighting between the Syrian government forces and insurgents, near Hamouria in eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Saturday, March. 17, 2018. Government airstrikes on a rebel-held town east of the capital Damascus killed dozens and wounded scores on Friday, opposition activists said, as thousands of people left the besieged areas known as eastern Ghouta. (SANA via AP)
March 18, 2018 - 11:03 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Syrian state-run TV is carrying images of President Bashar Assad visiting troops on the front line in the newly captured areas of eastern Ghouta, near the capital Damascus. Al-Ikhbariya TV broadcast the still images Sunday...
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Ivan Duque, presidential candidate with the Democratic Center party, marks his vote during legislative elections as his son makes faces at his family and members of the press in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, March 11, 2018. Colombia will hold presidential elections in May. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
March 11, 2018 - 10:29 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's fragile peace deal looked increasingly under threat Sunday as right-wing parties critical of the accord performed well in congressional elections seen as a dry run for a hotly contested presidential ballot in May, while the current president's party slumped. The...
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Thousands of Somalis gather to pray at the site of the country's deadliest attack and to mourn the hundreds of victims, at the site of the attack in Mogadishu, Somalia Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. More than 300 people were killed and nearly 400 wounded in Saturday's truck bombing, with scores missing. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
October 21, 2017 - 8:06 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The death toll in Somalia's deadliest attack has risen to 358 while dozens remain missing. Somalia's president was expected to announce a "state of war" against the al-Shabab extremist group blamed for the bombing, the prime minister said. The United States is expected to...
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Priests wave from the stage where Pope Francis will celebrate Mass in Villavicencio, Colombia, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. At an open-air Mass, Francis praised those who had resisted "the understandable temptation for vengeance" and instead sought out peace. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
September 08, 2017 - 7:27 pm
VILLAVICENCIO, Colombia (AP) — Pope Francis brought together thousands of victims of Colombia's half-century-long conflict with their former victimizers, presiding over a prayer for reconciliation Friday in hopes of solidifying the country's peace process and healing still-fresh wounds. In the...
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Pope Francis greets a child during his welcoming ceremony at the Nunciature in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Pope Francis has arrived in Colombia for a five-day visit. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
September 06, 2017 - 10:25 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Pope Francis received a spirited and symbolic welcome as he arrived in Colombia on Wednesday, saying he wants to bring a message of hope for Colombians as they work to heal the wounds and divisions left by Latin America's longest-running armed conflict. Francis' white...
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People greet Pope Francis passing by in his popemobile as he makes his way from the airport to the Nunciatura, after arriving to Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Pope Francis has arrived in Colombia for a five-day visit. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
September 06, 2017 - 9:27 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Pope Francis received a spirited and symbolic welcome as he arrived in Colombia on Wednesday, saying he wants to bring a message of hope for Colombians as they work to heal the wounds and divisions left by Latin America's longest-running armed conflict. Francis' white...
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Pope Francis is recorded with a tablet as he greets journalists on board the flight to Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Pope Francis is traveling to Colombia on a five-day apostolic trip during which he will visit the cities of Bogota, Villavicencio, Medellin and Cartagena. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
September 06, 2017 - 10:43 am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Pope Francis headed to Colombia on Wednesday to try to help heal the wounds of Latin America's longest-running armed conflict, bolstered by a new cease-fire with a holdout rebel group but fully aware of the fragility of the country's peace process. During a deeply symbolic...
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A cowboy herds his cattle near Buenavista in the municipality of Mesetas, Colombia, Monday, June 26, 2017. On Tuesday, Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos and the FARC’s top commander Timochenko will meet in this area, at one of many rural camps where rebel fighters are making their transition to civilian life, to commemorate the completion of FARC disarmament process. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
June 27, 2017 - 9:51 am
MESETAS, Colombia (AP) — Guerrillas from Colombia's largest rebel army no longer carry their guns along the road miles from the nearest city, a byway with mud so deep that even earth-moving equipment are paralyzed when it rains. In recent days, each of the rebels stationed at this demobilization...
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