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Suspected militants kill 2 Pakistani policemen in Islamabad

May. 27, 2020 1:26 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Two suspected militants riding on a motorcycle opened fire on two policemen manning a roadside checkpoint on the outskirts of the capital, Islamabad, killing both of them before fleeing the scene, the police said Wednesday. The attack took place on Tuesday night in the city’s area...

This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows the rubble of a house that according to the Syrian authorities was attacked by an Israeli airstrike, in the Damascus suburbs of Hajira, Syria, Monday, April 27, 2020. The Syrian military and state media said Monday that Israeli warplanes flying over Lebanon fired missiles toward areas near the Syrian capital of Damascus, killing three civilians. An opposition war monitor says four Iran-backed fighters were also killed. The military says Syrian air defenses shot some of the missiles down. The reports said the attack happened around dawn on Monday. (SANA via AP)

Israeli military says Iran is slowly pulling out of Syria

May. 21, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Iran is slowly pulling out of Syria in response to Israeli strikes, as well as growing domestic discontent linked to the economy and its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the Israeli military said Thursday. Israel and Iran have for years been engaged in a shadow war that has recently...

In this Aug. 31, 2019 photo, Layla Taloo reacts as she visits a room in the house where she was held along with her husband and children after Islamic State militants captured the family in 2014, in Tal Afar, Iraq. It was the last place she saw her husband. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Investigators build a case for IS crimes against Yazidis

May. 21, 2020 5:37 AM EDT

QASR AL-MIHRAB, Iraq (AP) — He was burly, with piercing blue eyes, and it was clear he was in charge when he entered the Galaxy, a wedding hall-turned-slave pen in the Iraqi city of Mosul. Dozens of Yazidi women and girls huddled on the floor, newly abducted by Islamic State group militants. He walked...

A wounded youth receives treatment at a hospital after gunmen stormed a mosque late on Tuesday, killing some worshipers and wounding several others, in Parwan province, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 20, 2020. In a second attack, also late Tuesday, a family returning from a mosque was attacked in Khost province and three brothers were killed. No one claimed responsibility for either attack but the Taliban immediately denied they were involved. (AP Photo)

Afghan officials: Attacks kill 14 civilians, 9 militiamen

May. 20, 2020 6:02 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen killed 14 people in two separate attacks in Afghanistan while the Taliban targeted pro-government checkpoints in the northeast, killing nine militiamen, officials said Wednesday, the latest in relentless violence that continues to plague the war-torn nation. The attacks...

A Kashmiri man douses a fire in a house which was damaged in a gun-battle in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Indian government forces killed two rebels in disputed Kashmir on Tuesday and shut down cellphone and mobile internet services during subsequent anti-India protests, officials and residents said. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)

Indian troops kill rebel commander in Kashmir's main city

May. 19, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A rebel commander and his aide were killed in a gunbattle with government forces in Kashmir's main city on Tuesday, officials said, triggering anti-India protests and clashes in the disputed region. Scores of counterinsurgency police and paramilitary soldiers cordoned off a...

UN: Civilian casualties by Taliban, Afghan forces rising

May. 19, 2020 7:15 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations on Tuesday called for an immediate reduction of violence in Afghanistan, warning that civilian casualties at the hands of both the Taliban and Afghan security forces are on the increase. The U.N. mission also expressed concern about stepped-up attacks and...

Officials: Roadside bombs, shootout kill 8 Pakistani troops

May. 19, 2020 3:14 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Separate attacks in Pakistan's restive southwestern Baluchistan province killed seven troops, officials said Tuesday. An eight soldier was killed in a roadside bombing in the country's northwest. In one of the Baluchistan attacks, gunmen used a remotely-detonated bomb to ambush a...

Official: Libya's Tripoli forces take key base from rivals

May. 18, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Forces allied with Libya's U.N.-supported government said Monday they have wrested control of a key military base on the outskirts of the country's capital from their rivals trying to capture Tripoli. The development is a heavy setback for the eastern-based forces under commander Khalifa...

Officials: Bombs kill 7 in shelter for displaced in Libya

May. 17, 2020 1:22 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Bombs hit a shelter for displaced people in Libya’s capital Tripoli, killing at least seven people including a 5-year-old child from Bangladesh, health authorities said Sunday. The shelling of the facility in the city's Furnaj district late Saturday also wounded at least 17 people,...

7 Islamic State militants escape jail in NE Syria; 4 caught

May. 17, 2020 9:39 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Seven members of the Islamic State group escaped from a small prison in northeast Syria on Sunday, with four recaptured and a search continuing for the remaining three, said Syrian state media and an official with the main Kurdish-led U.S.-backed force in the region. The militants fled from a...