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People visit a mass grave for the victims of the Islamic State group in Mosul, Iraq on Thursday, July 1, 2020. A human skull, a pair of worn trousers and a shoe were among the remains unearthed from a mass grave discovered this week in northern Iraq, a remnant of the brutal rule of the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Farid Abdulwahed)

New mass grave unearthed in Iraq's north from brutal IS rule

Jul. 2, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — A human skull, a pair of worn trousers and a shoe were among the remains unearthed from a mass grave discovered this week in northern Iraq, a remnant of the brutal rule of the Islamic State group, Iraqi officials said Thursday. The new mass grave was discovered on Monday in the village...

This image taken from a video shows amphetamines pills that were seized at the Salerno harbor, southern Italy, Wednesday, July 1, 2020.Italian police have seized 14 tons of amphetamines, allegedly produced in Syria by Islamic State group to fund terrorist activities and destined for the European illegal drug market. Customs Police Col. Domenico Napolitano on Wednesday called the discovery of three shipping containers crammed with some 85 million pills, in the southern port of Salerno, the biggest amphetamine seizure ever made worldwide. (Guardia di Finanza via AP)

Italy seizes 14 tons of amphetamines, said to be IS-made

Jul. 1, 2020 6:47 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian police have seized 14 tons of amphetamines, allegedly produced in Syria by the Islamic State group to fund extremist activities and destined for the European illegal drug market. Customs Police Col. Domenico Napolitano on Wednesday called the discovery of three shipping containers...

FILE - In this May 2, 2020, file photo, people, including those with the boogaloo movement, demonstrate against business closures due to concern about COVID-19, at the State House in Concord, N.H. Facebook says it is banning a “U.S.-based anti-government network

Facebook bans violent 'boogaloo' groups, not the term itself

Jun. 30, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Facebook has banned an extremist anti-government network loosely associated with the broader “boogaloo” movement, a slang term supporters use to refer to a second Civil War or a collapse of civilization. But the platform didn't try to name the group, underscoring the...

Roadside bomb kills 6 Afghan civilians in Helmand province

Jun. 28, 2020 10:43 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A roadside bomb killed at least six Afghan civilians Sunday in the southern Helmand province, including a woman and two children, an official said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Another woman in the vehicle was wounded in the explosion, which took place...

Bomb blast kills 2 Afghan human rights commission staffers

Jun. 27, 2020 2:15 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bomb exploded in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday killing two employees of the country's human rights commission, the organization said in a statement. The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission said the employees' car was targeted for attack. No one immediately...

In this photo provided by the Philippine National Police (NCRPO), police inspect a hideout where four suspected Islamic State group-linked militants were killed during a gunbattle in metropolitan Manila, Philippines, Friday June 26, 2020. Police and intelligence agents were to serve a search a warrant at a house in a village in suburban Paranaque city after months of surveillance when the suspected militants opened fire, metropolitan Manila police chief Debold Sinas said. (Philippine National Police NCRPO via AP)

Philippine police kill 4 suspected militants in Manila raid

Jun. 26, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police killed four suspected Islamic State group-linked militants during a raid on a hideout in metropolitan Manila early Friday, security officials said. Metropolitan Manila Police Chief Debold Sinas said police and intelligence agents planned to serve a search...

IS militant jailed in UK for inciting violence in Germany

Jun. 26, 2020 6:45 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An Islamic State militant who encouraged mass murder in Germany has been sentenced to at least nine years in prison in Britain. Fatah Abdullah, 35, had been charged under Britain’s terrorism laws with encouraging another person to plow a car into crowds, attack people with a meat...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a press conference at the State Department, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 in Washington. (Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP)

US cites rise in Iran-backed and white supremacist attacks

Jun. 24, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is claiming significant victories against global terrorism but says Iran continues to increase its support for extremists and that white supremacist attacks are on the rise. The State Department said Wednesday in its annual report on terrorism that...

Roadside bombing kills 6 civilians in northern Afghanistan

Jun. 24, 2020 3:57 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A roadside bombing killed at least six Afghan civilians traveling in a rickshaw in a northern province, an official said Wednesday. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. According to the interior ministry spokesman, Tariq Arian, the bombing in Jawzjan province...

Gunmen kill 5, including 2 prosecutors, in Afghan capital

Jun. 22, 2020 11:04 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen opened fire at a car belonging to the Afghan attorney general’s office on Monday, killing all five people inside, including two prosecutors, an official said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in the capital, Kabul, but the country has seen a...