Latest Militant groups News

Libyan commander marching on Tripoli dismisses negotiations

Jun. 20, 2019 5:33 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A Libyan commander whose forces are fighting to take the country's capital of Tripoli from militias allied with a U.N.-backed government based there has dismissed an initiative by its prime minister for negotiations to end the crisis. Khalifa Hifter also vowed to press his campaign and rid...

Witness: Navy SEAL called dead prisoner an 'ISIS dirtbag'

Jun. 19, 2019 11:34 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Navy SEAL charged with killing a captive militant boy in his care had told fellow troops that if they encountered a wounded enemy, he wanted medics to know how "to nurse him to death," a former comrade testified Wednesday. When a radio call announced an Islamic State prisoner was wounded...

US Navy: Mine in tanker attack bears Iran hallmarks

Jun. 19, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

U.S. NAVY 5TH FLEET BASE NEAR FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The limpet mines used to attack a Japanese-owned oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz last week bore "a striking resemblance" to similar mines seen in Iran, a U.S. Navy explosives expert said Wednesday, stopping short of directly blaming...

3 guilty in Kenya Garissa University attack that killed 148

Jun. 19, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court Wednesday found three people guilty of conspiracy to commit a terror attack after phone records and handwriting linked them to the 2015 Garissa University assault that killed 148 people. Mohamed Abdi Abikar, Hassan Aden Hassan and Rashid Charles Mberesero will be...

38 dead in latest intercommunal violence in central Mali

Jun. 19, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A pair of attacks on ethnic Dogon villages in central Mali has left at least 38 people dead and many wounded in the latest intercommunal violence to destabilize the troubled area near Burkina Faso, authorities said Wednesday. It was the second time this month that Dogon villages have...

Israel holds large military drill amid US-Iran tensions

Jun. 19, 2019 8:19 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel wrapped up its largest military drill in years on Wednesday, with thousands of troops from the army, navy and air force simulating a future war with the militant Lebanese Hezbollah group amid fears that Iran would draw its Shiite proxy into the recent growing tensions in the Persian...

Car bomb targets Indian army vehicle in Kashmir, 2 killed

Jun. 18, 2019 7:42 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Two Indian soldiers were killed in a car bombing that targeted an armored vehicle in disputed Kashmir, officials said Tuesday. Two other Indian soldiers and three rebels died in separate clashes. The car bomb late Monday struck the army vehicle as it passed through the southern...

Watchdog says Filipino gangs seized 10 fishermen off Borneo

Jun. 18, 2019 1:59 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Filipino kidnap-for-ransom gangs raided two fishing boats and abducted 10 crew members Tuesday in waters off Borneo island, a Malaysian official and a maritime watchdog said. The kidnapping, which came after a 6-month lull of such activities, renewed concerns about security...

The Latest: Amnesty urges Egypt to investigate Morsi's death

Jun. 17, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's death during a court hearing (all times local): 9:50 p.m. A leading human right group is urging Egypt to investigate the death of former President Mohammed Morsi. Morsi, a Muslim Brotherhood leader who rose to office in the country's...

Judge declares mistrial on remaining counts in Benghazi case

Jun. 17, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. judge has declared a mistrial on 15 remaining charges against a Libyan militant who was found guilty last week of playing an instrumental role in the 2012 Benghazi attacks. The mistrial in the case of Mustafa al-Imam was declared Monday in Washington after a jury could not reach a...