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FILE—This file photo from Aug. 6, 2005, shows U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Brian Hamilton of Columbus, Ohio, from Lima Company of the 3rd Battalion, 25th Regiment as he exits after searching a school, in Parwana, near Haditha, Iraq. Days before, a nearby roadside bomb killed 14 Marines, many from this platoon, and a civilian interpreter on August 3, 2005. Some survivors and families of those killed had planned a 15-year reunion this weekend, but it had to be canceled amid restrictions for the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Jacob Silberberg, File)

Survivors of slain Ohio-based Marines mark grim anniversary

Aug. 2, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jason Dominguez remembers vividly his last conversation with David Kreuter, as they were doing an overnight security watch from a rooftop in western Iraq. Marine Cpl. Dominguez and Sgt. Kreuter usually joked around, but this night 15 years ago was different. Kreuter proudly showed him a...

Afghan troops kill senior Islamic State militant

Aug. 2, 2020 9:57 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's intelligence service said the country's special forces killed a high-ranking official with the local Islamic State group affiliate in an operation in eastern Afghanistan. A statement late Saturday by the National Directorate of Security said the slain militant was...

Two employees of the Ryugyong Health Complex disinfect the hands and check the fever of people coming to the complex to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

The Latest: SKorea holds leader of church with virus cluster

Jul. 31, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean prosecutors have arrested the elderly leader of a secretive religious sect as part of an investigation into allegations the church hampered the government’s anti-corfonavirus response after thousands of worshipers were infected in February and March. Prosecutors are...

FILE - U.S. Marines from the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade ride on their Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) during the joint US-Philippines amphibious landing exercise Friday Oct.7, 2016 at Naval Education Training Command in San Antonio northwest of Manila, Philippines. A training accident off the coast of Southern California in an AAV similar to this one has taken the life of one Marine, injured two others and left eight missing Thursday, July 30, 2020. In a Friday morning tweet, the Marines say the accident happened Thursday and search and rescue efforts are underway with support from the Navy and Coast Guard. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

Marine vehicle deep under sea, complicating rescue search

Jul. 31, 2020 9:55 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A military seafaring assault vehicle that sank off the coast of Southern California is under hundreds of feet of water, putting it beyond the reach of divers and complicating rescue efforts for eight missing troops, officials said Friday. Still the Marine Corps commandant, Gen. David...

UN says over 100 civilians killed in 2nd quarter in Libya

Jul. 29, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — More than 100 civilians including women and children were killed by ground fighting, explosive remnants and airstrikes in Libya between April and June, an increase of 65% from the first three months of the year, the United Nations said Wednesday. The U.N. Support Mission in Libya said in a...

FILE - In this March 6, 2020, filer photo, an Afghan security personnel stand guard after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. he U.N. mission in Afghanistan report released on Monday, July 27, 2020, has noted a drop in the number of civilians killed in violence in the first six months of this year, compared to the same period last year. (AP Photo/Tamana Sarwary)

UN says Afghan civilian casualties down by 13% this year

Jul. 27, 2020 6:17 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan saw a 13% drop in the number of civilians killed and wounded in violence across the country in the first six months of this year, compared to the same period last year, according to a U.N. report released Monday. The report credited the drop in casualties in part to...

Witnesses: Afghan government airstrike kills at least 14

Jul. 23, 2020 8:06 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A government airstrike killed at least 14 people in Afghanistan’s western Herat province, many of them women and children, witnesses said Thursday. Hundreds of people had gathered in Herat’s Adraskan district to welcome home a former Taliban fighter freed from jail...

Fort Hood soldier's body found near base; 3rd death in month

Jul. 21, 2020 11:50 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Army officials on Tuesday said that the body of a Fort Hood solider was found near the Texas army base, marking the third time in a month that a Fort Hood soldier’s body has been discovered. Pvt. Mejhor Morta, 26, was found unresponsive July 17 in the vicinity of Stillhouse...

Armenian soldiers take their position on the front line in Tavush region, Armenia, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Skirmishes on the volatile Armenia-Azerbaijan border escalated Tuesday, marking the most serious outbreak of hostilities between the neighbors since the fighting in 2016. (Armenian Defense Ministry Press Service/PanPhoto via AP)

Armenia-Azerbaijan border fighting escalates; 16 killed

Jul. 17, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia and Azerbaijan forces fought Tuesday with heavy artillery and drones, leaving at least 16 people killed on both sides, including an Azerbaijani general, in the worst outbreak of hostilities in years. Skirmishes on the volatile border between the two South Caucasus nations...

Yemen’s rebels: Saudi-coalition airstrike kills 10 civilians

Jul. 15, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition Wednesday killed at least 10 civilians, including six children and two women, in the mountainous northern Yemeni province of Jawf, Houthi rebels and a rights activist said. The Houthi-run Health Ministry said the airstrike took place in Masafa village east...