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The Latest: War monitor says IS attack on Syria base kills 7

Aug. 16, 2018 12:12 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 7:10 p.m. A Syrian war monitoring group says at least seven soldiers were killed when the Islamic State group attacked an army position near the eastern city of Deir el-Zour. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it was the closest...

Afghan IS branch claims deadly attack on Shiites in Kabul

Aug. 16, 2018 11:10 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — As Afghanistan's Shiites mourned their dead and held funeral services Thursday, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the horrific suicide bombing in Kabul that targeted a Shiite neighborhood the previous day, killing 34 students. Grieving families gathered to bury...

4 soldiers killed in Turkey; 3 of them in friendly fire

Aug. 16, 2018 8:57 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish officials say four soldiers have been killed in violence in southeastern Turkey where troops are battling Kurdish rebels — three of them as a result of a friendly fire. Several soldiers were injured. The governor's office for Adiyaman province says one of the soldiers...

Suicide bomber targets Shiite students in Kabul, killing 48

Aug. 15, 2018 7:06 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck a private education center in a Shiite neighborhood of Kabul on Wednesday where high school graduates were preparing for university entrance exams, killing 48 young men and women and leaving behind a scene of devastation and tragedy. The bombing, blamed on...

Israel: No criminal action in deadly Gaza 2014 war incident

Aug. 15, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said on Wednesday its investigation into one of the bloodiest incidents of the 2014 war in the Gaza Strip found no criminal wrongdoing by Israeli forces and there were no grounds to prosecute any troops. The announcement drew condemnations from Palestinians and human...

The Latest: UNICEF: Kabul attack on children 'deplorable'

Aug. 15, 2018 3:21 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the war in Afghanistan (all times local): 11:45 p.m. The head of the U.N. children's agency says children continue to be hardest hit in the growing violence across Afghanistan and is calling the latest attack on a Shiite class in Kabul which killed or critically...

Roadside bombing kills 4 people in Baghdad's Shiite district

Aug. 14, 2018 6:31 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security and medical officials say four people have been killed when a roadside bomb went off at an outdoor food market in Baghdad's Shiite district of Sadr City. The officials say two women were among the killed in Tuesday's attack, which also wounded 13 people. They officials spoke...

US commando dies after explosion in southern Afghanistan

Aug. 13, 2018 6:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Army special forces soldier has died from wounds he received earlier this month in Afghanistan's southern Helmand Province, the Defense Department said Monday. Sgt. 1st Class Reymund Rarogal Transfiguracion, 36, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, died Sunday at a hospital in Germany. He was wounded...

WWII remains come home, brothers get to pay last respects

Aug. 13, 2018 3:43 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For nearly 70 years, Dominic Ragucci believed his brother Emil's body had been swept out to sea during a World War II battle on a Pacific atoll. But on Monday, Dominic, 86, and his brother Victor, 91, stood on a tarmac in Philadelphia to greet Emil's remains as he finally made it home,...

Key Afghan city turned into 'ghost town' by deadly battles

Aug. 13, 2018 1:25 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Hundreds of people have fled four days of fierce fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban over the key provincial capital of Ghazni that has killed about 120 security forces and civilians, the defense minister and witnesses said Monday. Nearly 200 insurgents, many of them...