Militant groups

Jordanian forces secure the area Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, after the side of a building collapsed when assailants opened fire and set off explosions late Saturday that killed four members of the security forces trying to storm the suspected militant hideout in Salt, west of the capital of Amman. Jordanian search teams have pulled the bodies of three suspected militants from the rubble of their hideout, a government official said Sunday. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
August 12, 2018 - 9:13 am
SALT, Jordan (AP) — Jordanian search teams pulled the bodies of three suspected militants from the rubble of their hideout, a government official said Sunday, hours after assailants opened fire and set off explosions that killed four members of the security forces trying to storm the building. The...
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August 11, 2018 - 5:46 pm
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Three members of Jordan's security forces were killed Saturday when they stormed a hideout of suspected militants that had been rigged with explosives, the government spokeswoman said. The officers had been chasing suspects in an explosion a day earlier in which a policeman was...
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Palestinians inspect the damaged building of Said al-Mis'hal cultural center after it was hit bombed by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. The Palestinian Health Ministry says several bystanders were wounded in Thursday evening's airstrike in the Shati refugee camp. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
August 10, 2018 - 4:04 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Gaza's militant Islamic Hamas rulers and Israel appeared to be honoring a cease-fire Friday that ended two days of an intense flare-up in violence amid efforts by neighboring Egypt to negotiate between the two sides. Israel's military said that no rockets were fired from Gaza at...
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Fire balls caused by Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City, early Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. Israel struck targets in the Gaza Strip after dozens of rockets were launched Wednesday from the coastal territory ruled by the Islamic militant Hamas group, the Israeli military said.(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
August 09, 2018 - 2:14 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on developments in Israel and the Palestinian territories (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Israel is urging Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the U.N. Security Council to condemn Hamas militants for what he called "the unprovoked terrorist attack" on southern Israel in...
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An explosion caused by Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City, early Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. Israel struck targets in the Gaza Strip after dozens of rockets were launched Wednesday from the coastal territory ruled by the Islamic militant Hamas group, the Israeli military said. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
August 09, 2018 - 6:21 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli warplanes struck dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip and three people were reported killed there, while Palestinian militants from the territory fired scores of rockets into Israel in a fierce burst of violence overnight and into Thursday morning. The flare-up comes as...
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Injured person is taken to ambulance after a missile from Gaza Strip hit in the town of Sderot, Israel, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Sirens wailed in southern Israel warning of incoming projectiles from Gaza and Israeli media reported two people were lightly injured from shrapnel in the border town of Sderot. (AP photo/Yehuda Peretz)
August 08, 2018 - 3:57 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel struck targets in the Gaza Strip after dozens of rockets were launched from the coastal territory ruled by the Islamic militant Hamas group Wednesday, the Israeli military said. The exchange came amid continued attempts by Egypt to broker a broad cease-fire deal between...
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Palestinian mourners carry the body of 23 year-old Hamas fighter, Ahmad Morjan, mourn at the family home during his funeral, in the Jabaliya refugee camp, Northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. The Israeli military said it targeted a Hamas military post in northern Gaza after militants opened fire, and Hamas said two of its fighters were killed. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
August 07, 2018 - 11:14 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Tuesday it struck a Hamas military post in the Gaza Strip in response to militant fire at Israeli troops, while Hamas said two of its fighters were killed after taking part in a gunfire parade inside a militant camp. The incident took place amid Egyptian...
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August 05, 2018 - 1:38 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — A research director at a military agency linked to Syria's chemical weapons program was assassinated, a newspaper close to the Syrian government reported Sunday. The pro-government al-Watan newspaper reported on its website that Aziz Esber, of the Scientific Studies and Research...
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This photo provided on Monday, July 22, 2018, by the al-Qaida-affiliated Ibaa News Network, purports to show militants of the al-Qaida-linked coalition known as Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham, Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham, Arabic for Levant Liberation Committee overlooking a battlefield in rural Lattakia, Syria. It's already being called the "mother of all battles," the last showdown between the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the opposition. Idlib province, in Syria's northwest, is the only significant opposition enclave still standing and Assad has vowed to retake it. The caption in Arabic reads: "A field visit by Sheik Abu Malik al-Shami (a leading member of the group) with field commanders to inspect an outpost for Mujahideen (holy fighters) in the coast area." (Ibaa News Network, via AP)
August 03, 2018 - 7:42 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — For nearly three years, green buses have filed into Syria's Idlib province, bringing those evacuated from other opposition enclaves that fell to government forces — thousands of defeated rebel fighters, wanted activists and civilians who refused to go back under President Bashar Assad...
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August 03, 2018 - 8:03 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia that killed four members of the al-Shabab extremist group. The U.S. Africa Command says this is the 19th such airstrike this year against the Somalia-based al-Shabab, the deadliest Islamic extremist group in...
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