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Reports: Dozens killed or wounded in east Syria airstrikes

Oct. 19, 2018 3:44 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state media and a war monitor say airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition on a town held by the Islamic State group have killed and wounded dozens. State news agency SANA said the airstrikes on Sousa Thursday and Friday left several people dead or wounded. The Britain-based Syrian...

Taliban attack kills top Afghan officials, US general unhurt

Oct. 19, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A high-level meeting on security plans for Afghanistan's parliamentary elections had just concluded when an elite Afghan guard turned his gun on the departing delegation Thursday, killing the powerful Kandahar police chief but missing the top U.S. commander in the country, Gen....

Bomb kills Afghan candidate as Taliban vow to attack polls

Oct. 17, 2018 10:46 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban bombing in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province killed a candidate running in the parliamentary elections this weekend, a provincial official said, as attacks elsewhere in the country killed six policemen and two soldiers. The attacks came as the Taliban warned...

Afghan official: 14 killed in bombing at candidate rally

Oct. 13, 2018 9:22 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A motorcycle rigged with explosives detonated at an election rally in northeastern Afghanistan on Saturday killing at least 14 people, including civilians and security forces, officials said. Khalil Aser, spokesman for the provincial police chief in Takhar province, said 32 others...

The Latest: Afghan official says 13 killed in rally bombing

Oct. 13, 2018 6:05 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 2:30 p.m. An Afghan official says at least 13 people including civilians and security forces have been killed in a bombing at an election rally in northeastern Afghanistan. Khalil Aser, spokesman for the provincial...

Rights group criticizes US-led coalition for Raqqa deaths

Oct. 12, 2018 1:21 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition's failure to adequately acknowledge and investigate civilian deaths in the Syrian city of Raqqa is "a slap in the face for survivors" trying to rebuild their lives a year after the offensive to oust the Islamic State group, a prominent rights group said Friday. At a...

UN bemoans Afghan civilian killings, most by insurgents

Oct. 10, 2018 9:36 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations in a new report bemoaned the "extreme" number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan's protracted war, saying 2,798 Afghan civilians died in the first nine months of this year, while another 5,252 were wounded. The report released Wednesday by the U.N. Assistance...

Long after they died, military sees surge in identifications

Oct. 10, 2018 1:10 AM EDT

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Nearly 77 years after repeated torpedo strikes tore into the USS Oklahoma, killing hundreds of sailors and Marines, Carrie Brown leaned over the remains of a serviceman laid out on a table in her lab and was surprised the bones still smelled of burning oil from that horrific day at...

A look at limo crash victims: Veteran died on 34th birthday

Oct. 9, 2018 3:36 PM EDT

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — A professor of geology. A pair of newlyweds. A former Marine who served in Iraq. Four sisters celebrating the birthday of one of their own. They are among the 20 people who died in Saturday's limousine crash in upstate New York. The group included four sisters, two brothers and...

Flags to be lowered in fallen North Carolina soldier's honor

Oct. 8, 2018 3:09 PM EDT

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's governor has ordered flags lowered to half-staff in honor of a soldier killed in Afghanistan. Gov. Roy Cooper ordered United States and North Carolina flags to be lowered Tuesday in honor of 23-year-old Sgt. James Allen Slape of Morehead City. Slape died Thursday...