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Troops celebrate as US-backed force seizes IS camp in Syria

Mar. 19, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces on Tuesday seized control of an encampment held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, after hundreds of militants surrendered overnight, a spokesman said, signaling the group's collapse after months of stiff resistance. A group of suspects involved in...

A look at attacks on houses of worship over last decade

Mar. 15, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

Houses of worship around the world, a place of reflection and peace, have been targeted for attack by extremists. Here are some of the deadly assaults over the last decade: July 16, 2010: Jundallah group kills 27 and injures 270 after it carries out a double suicide bombing against another Shiite mosque in...

IS suicide attacks highlight perils of Syria campaign

Mar. 15, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — The three Islamic State fighters emerged from the group's last bastion in eastern Syria on Friday acting as though they wanted to surrender, but when they reached the U.S.-backed forces that have them surrounded they blew themselves up, killing six people. The attacks...

Pakistan standoff helps India's Modi shift focus from jobs

Mar. 15, 2019 1:40 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A standoff with nuclear rival Pakistan appears to have given Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, head of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, a boost ahead of national elections set to begin in April. After a suicide bombing killed 40 soldiers in Indian-controlled Kashmir,...

Trump to present Medal of Honor to late Army staff sergeant

Mar. 12, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Army staff sergeant killed in Iraq while trying to subdue a suicide bomber will receive the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award for battlefield valor. President Donald Trump will present the medal to Travis Atkins's son, Trevor, and other family members at a White House...

Across Baghdad, a moment of respite and guarded hope

Mar. 11, 2019 8:35 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Baghdad's main commercial district has seen more bombings than its residents can count. Death visited almost daily during times of war — most horrifically, a 2015 suicide bombing that ripped through two shopping malls, killing over 300 people. But over the past year or so, the...

US-backed fighters could soon resume offensive against IS

Mar. 9, 2019 12:34 PM EST

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed fighters could soon resume an offensive against the Islamic State group in the last area they control in Syria, an official said Saturday, adding that the battle against the extremists is expected to take three days. Aras Orkesh of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces...

Blasts in Kabul hit near ceremony attended by top officials

Mar. 7, 2019 11:09 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Mortar shells exploded Thursday outside a ceremony in the Afghan capital Kabul attended by the country's chief executive and a former president. Both men were unharmed, but three others were killed, a government official said. Nusrat Rahimi, deputy spokesman for the Interior...

India, Pakistan again target army posts, villages in Kashmir

Mar. 6, 2019 8:39 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian and Pakistani soldiers shelled military outposts and villages along their highly militarized frontier in disputed Kashmir on Wednesday, in an outbreak of new violence despite stepped-up diplomatic efforts by the rival countries to ease tensions. The two armies accused each...

Afghan official: Suicide blast near airport in east kills 17

Mar. 6, 2019 7:50 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Militants in Afghanistan set off a suicide blast on Wednesday morning and stormed a construction company near the airport in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, killing at least 17 people, officials said. The dawn assault triggered an hours-long gunbattle with...