Latest War casualties News

US military says service members killed in Syria blast

Jan. 16, 2019 2:16 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A number of U.S. troops were killed in an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria on Wednesday, the U.S. military said, an attack that came less than a month after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw troops from the war torn country. The Islamic State...

The Latest: Erdogan: Attack could be to deter US withdrawal

Jan. 16, 2019 12:30 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local) 7:25 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that an explosion that killed American service members in Syria may have been an act aimed to deter the United States from withdrawing troops. Erdogan said, however, that U.S. President...

In life and death, fight against India joins Kashmir teens

Jan. 16, 2019 6:12 AM EST

HAJIN, India (AP) — On a hot day in August, members of a Kashmiri youth soccer team watched their 16-year-old captain, Saqib Bilal Sheikh, and goalkeeper Mudassir Rashid Parray, two years his junior, walk off the field toward a man on a motorcycle. The two teenagers were not seen again until months later,...

Taliban suicide bomber kills 4, wounds over 100 in Kabul

Jan. 15, 2019 9:16 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban suicide bomber killed at least four people and wounded scores when he detonated an explosive-laden vehicle late in the evening in the Afghan capital, officials said Tuesday. It was the latest in a relentless wave of near daily attacks by the Taliban, who now hold sway...

Suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan kills 4, wounds 90

Jan. 14, 2019 12:31 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least four people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated an explosives laden vehicle in the capital Kabul on Monday, according to a security official. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said that around 90 others were wounded when the explosion took place near the...

Lawmakers try to fix legislation meant to honor Army captain

Jan. 11, 2019 5:41 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Lawmakers are working to correct legislation intended to honor a fallen U.S. Army captain whose Muslim father spoke out against candidate Donald Trump. The Daily Progress reports that former Rep. Tom Garrett meant to rename a Charlottesville post office in honor of Army Capt....

A timeline of the US involvement in Syria's conflict

Jan. 11, 2019 1:50 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — America's four-year involvement in Syria's civil war may soon be coming to an end, after U.S. officials announced Friday that the process of withdrawal from the country has begun. A defense official in Washington said some military cargo has been pulled out, part of what the military calls...

Military: Rebel killed in gunbattle with Indonesian troops

Jan. 9, 2019 4:19 AM EST

JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's military said a Papuan rebel was killed and a soldier injured in a gunbattle Wednesday, the latest spasm of violence to hit the country's troubled easternmost region. Papua province military spokesman Col. Muhammad Aidi said separatist fighters ambushed soldiers on a...

Afghan official: Bomb blast kills 2 in eastern province

Jan. 8, 2019 4:45 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least 2 civilians were killed when a bomb went off in eastern Khost province. Habib Shah Ansari, the provincial health director, also says that 23 people, mostly civilians, were wounded in the attack, which took place in the provincial capital, the city...

Roadside bombing kills 5 civilians in eastern Afghanistan

Jan. 7, 2019 4:59 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a roadside bombing has killed five civilians and wounded seven in the country's eastern Paktika province, while separate attacks in the country's west killed at least eight security force members. Nawroz Ishaq, the provincial governor's spokesman, gave the...