Militant groups

August 20, 2019 - 2:01 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — A large explosion hit an arms depot belonging to an Iranian-backed militia faction north of Baghdad on Tuesday, the latest in a series of mysterious blasts at military bases and munitions depots around the country in the past few weeks. The explosions have occurred in bases and...
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A Turkey Armed Forces convoy is seen at a highway between Maaret al-Numan and Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province, Syria, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. The Turkish Defense Ministry says airstrikes have targeted a Turkish military convoy in Syria, killing at least three civilians and wounding 12 others in Monday's attack that occurred while the convoy was heading toward a Turkish observation post in the rebel-held stronghold of Idlib. (Murat Kibritoglu/DHA via AP)
August 20, 2019 - 9:02 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The main insurgent group in the Syrian province of Idlib pulled out of a key rebel town as government forces advanced in the area on Tuesday amid intense bombardment and airstrikes, a militant group and opposition activists said. As the militants withdrew, government troops moved into...
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A man waves an Afghan flag during Independence Day celebrations in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. Afghanistan's president is vowing to eliminate all safe havens of the Islamic State group as the country marks a subdued 100th Independence Day after a horrific wedding attack claimed by the local IS affiliate. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
August 19, 2019 - 11:30 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — As Afghanistan mourned the 63 people killed in a suicide bombing at a Kabul wedding, a brother of the groom spoke through tears of his weariness at the bloodshed in the country and the crushing guilt he felt at having to face his neighbors, many of whom lost relatives in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2018, file photo, counter-protesters prepare to clash with Patriot Prayer protesters during a rally in Portland, Ore. Portland police are mobilizing in hopes of avoiding clashes between out-of-state hate groups planning a rally Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, and homegrown anti-fascists who say they’ll come out to oppose them. Since President Donald Trump’s election, Portland has become a political arena for far-right and far-left groups to face off. (AP Photo/John Rudoff, File)
August 13, 2019 - 5:58 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police are mobilizing to prevent clashes between out-of-state far-right groups planning a rally here and the homegrown anti-fascists who oppose them as America's culture wars seep into this progressive haven. Saturday's rally — and the violence it may bring — are a...
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August 10, 2019 - 3:06 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops killed four Palestinian militants who attempted to cross through the perimeter fence from the Gaza Strip on Saturday, and in the West Bank arrested members of a Palestinian cell suspected in the killing of an off-duty soldier this week. The army said in a...
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Israeli troops secure the area where a body of a soldier with stab wounds was found near Gush Etzion settlement in the West Bank, Thursday, Aug, 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
August 08, 2019 - 11:29 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops raided a Palestinian village on Thursday and the military said it was sending reinforcements to the West Bank, hours after the body of a 19-year-old soldier with stab wounds was found near a Jewish settlement. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced the killing...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his ruling party members, in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, July 26, 2019. Erdogan says Turkey is determined to destroy what he called a "terror corridor" in northern Syrian regardless of whether or not Turkey and the United States agree on the establishment of a safe zone. Turkish and U.S. officials have been holding talks for a safe zone east of the river Euphrates to address Turkey's security concerns.(Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
August 05, 2019 - 11:36 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on developments in northern Syria (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Russia's military says militants fired three unguided rockets at its air base in Syria, injuring four civilians but causing no damage to the facility. The Russian defense ministry said Monday that the...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2012, file photo, an al-Qaida logo is seen on a street sign in the town of Jaar in southern Abyan province, Yemen. Yemeni officials and tribal leaders say al-Qaida militants targeted a military camp in southern Abyan province with rocket propelled grenades and automatic rifles around midnight, setting off clashes that lasted until early morning on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. Arabic on the logo reads: "There is no god but God," and "Muhammad is the messenger of God." (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
August 02, 2019 - 7:39 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida militants targeted a military camp in Yemen's southern Abyan province, killing at least 20 troops and setting off hours-long clashes that lasted into early morning Friday, Yemeni officials and tribal leaders said. The attack began around midnight, with militants firing...
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Afghans assist a wounded man in a hospital after a roadside bomb on the main highway between the western city of Herat and the southern city of Kandahar, in Herat, Afghanistan, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. A roadside bomb tore through a bus in western Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least 32 people, including children, a provincial official said. (AP Photo/Hamed Sarfarazi)
July 31, 2019 - 1:29 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A roadside bomb tore through a bus in western Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least 32 people, including children, a provincial official said. Mohibullah Mohib, spokesman for the police chief in Farah province, said the explosion also wounded 15 people. Most of the...
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July 31, 2019 - 5:04 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya on Wednesday is reopening the luxury hotel complex that al-Shabab attacked in January in the deadliest extremist assault inside the country in several years. Twenty-one people were killed in the hours-long attack on the dusitD2 complex in Nairobi. Several Al-Shabab...
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