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Syria attack victims include daughter of US police official

Jan. 18, 2019 9:00 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...

Lebanon calls for readmitting Syria to Arab League

Jan. 18, 2019 11:48 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon used an Arab economic meeting Friday to urge the Arab League to restore Syria's membership, calling it a "historic shame" to keep the Arab country out of the forum. The Lebanese Foreign Minister, Gebran Bassil, spoke before Arab ministers meeting in Beirut ahead of a regional summit...

EU cool on Arab League summit over Syria, Saudi concerns

Jan. 18, 2019 7:52 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — A month after European Union leaders prepared for a summit with Arab League nations, enthusiasm for the Feb. 24-25 meeting in Egypt is waning. EU diplomats expressed concern Friday that Syria could be invited back into the Arab League soon, and say that European leaders would be unwilling...

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....

A look at deaths of US troops in Syria

Jan. 16, 2019 4:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military said two service members and two American civilians were killed Wednesday in a suicide bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group in the U.S.-patrolled northern Syrian town of Manbij. Here's a look at previous deaths among U.S. service members in Syria: Nov. 24,...

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...