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Syria attack victims include daughter of US police official

Jan. 18, 2019 3:49 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — One of the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria this week was a Navy sailor and married mother of two whose father is a high-ranking officer in the New York State Police, officials said Friday. The Pentagon identified three of the four Americans killed in Wednesday's...

Airstrike on IS-held area in Eastern Syria kills 20

Jan. 18, 2019 3:46 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — An airstrike hit militants and civilians trying to flee the last area controlled by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria on Friday, killing at least 20, the country's state media and opposition activists reported. The airstrike on the IS-held village of Baghouz comes as the offensive...

The Latest: Airstrike in IS-held area in Syria kills 20

Jan. 18, 2019 2:55 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 9:55 p.m. The Syrian opposition says the new U.N. special envoy for Syria has met with officials from the High Negotiations Committee. HNC said Geir Pedersen and opposition officials discussed "all points that could lead to a political...

Police: Arizona man carried out lone wolf attack on officer

Jan. 17, 2019 11:53 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man facing a terrorism charge for brandishing a knife in an encounter with a sheriff's sergeant was carrying out a "lone wolf" attack, authorities said Thursday. Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone said at a news conference that 18-year-old Ismail Hamed of Fountain Hills told a...

The Latest: Sheriff says Arizona man faces terrorism charge

Jan. 17, 2019 7:22 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on an 18-year-old Arizona man facing a terrorism charge (all times local): 5 p.m. Authorities say an Arizona man who faces a terrorism charge for brandishing a knife in an encounter with a sheriff's sergeant was carrying out a "lone wolf" attack. At a news conference Thursday,...

Macron: The French military will remain involved in Syria

Jan. 17, 2019 1:09 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron says France will remain militarily involved in Syria this year regardless of the U.S. intention to withdraw its troops from the country. In his New Year speech to the armed forces in Toulouse, in southern France, Macron said Thursday President Donald Trump's...

US-led coalition airstrikes pound IS areas in eastern Syria

Jan. 17, 2019 10:22 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists are reporting intense airstrikes on the last area held by the Islamic State group in the country's east where the extremists' control has been shrinking over the past weeks. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday the airstrikes hit the 15 square...

After Americans killed, Trump's Syria plan prompts questions

Jan. 17, 2019 12:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State militants killed at least 16 people, including two U.S. service members and two American civilians, in northern Syria on Wednesday, just a month after President Donald Trump declared that IS had been defeated and he was pulling out U.S. forces....

2 US service members, 2 US civilians killed in Syria blast

Jan. 16, 2019 4:02 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Two U.S. service members and two American civilians were among those killed in an explosion while conducting a 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...

The Latest: 2 US troops, 2 US civilians dead in Syria blast

Jan. 16, 2019 3:48 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Two U.S. soldiers and two American citizens were among those killed Wednesday in a suicide bombing in northern Syria. U.S. Central Command says one of the civilians was employed by the Defense Department and the other was a...