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January 3, 2019 6:18 PM US airstrike kills 10 al-Shabab extremists in Somalia, military says

FILE - The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab continues to control large parts of the country’s southern and central regions and carry out deadly bombings against high-profile targets in the capital, Mogadishu. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File) The U.S. military launched its first airstrikes of 2019 in Somalia, picking up where it left off at year’s end. The U.S. military's 132

December 25, 2018 9:35 PM Syrian state media report missile attack near Damascus

BEIRUT – Warplanes flying over Lebanon fired missiles toward areas near the Syrian capital of Damascus late Tuesday and some of the missiles were shot down by air defense units, Syrian state TV said. There was no immediate word on casualties. While Syrian television didn't identify the planes, Lebanon's the state-run National News Agency reported that Israeli 122

December 22, 2018 9:17 AM Somalia blast kills at least 6 near presidential palace

NAIROBI, Kenya – An explosives-packed vehicle detonated at a military checkpoint near Somalia's presidential palace, killing at least six people and wounding several others, police said. The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group, which often targets Mogadishu, claimed responsibility for the attack. Those killed include three staffers from the London-based 152

December 20, 2018 5:54 PM US self-defense airstrikes in Somalia kill 11 al-Shabab

JOHANNESBURG – The U.S. military says it has killed 11 al-Shabab extremists with a pair of airstrikes outside Somalia's capital. The U.S. Africa Command statement says Wednesday's airstrikes were in self-defense after al-Shabab fighters attacked forces with the Somali military and the African Union peacekeeping mission. The statement says U.S. personnel 129

December 17, 2018 11:19 AM US conducts 6 airstrikes against Somalia extremists, 62 dead

JOHANNESBURG – The U.S. military says it has carried out six airstrikes in the Gandarshe area of Somalia which killed a total of 62 al-Shabab extremist rebels. In a statement issued Monday, the U.S. military's Africa Command said it carried out four strikes on Dec. 15 in which 34 people were killed and two more on Dec. 16 which killed 28. All the air attacks 119

December 13, 2018 3:46 PM Serbia warns Kosovo army will substantially worsen tensions

A soldier of NATO-led peacekeeping force KFOR guards convoy of the road near the village of Leposavic, northern Kosovo, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. In Friday’s vote, Kosovo's 120-seat parliament is expected to approve three draft laws to turn an existing paramilitary force into a lightly armed army. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic) Soldiers of NATO-led peacekeeping 96

December 2, 2018 9:38 PM Senior ISIS leader involved in killing of former US Army Ranger killed in drone strike, coalition says

Former U.S. Army Ranger Peter Kassig, pictured here, was captured in Syria in 2013. The U.S.-led coalition said that Abu al Umarayn, a senior ISIS leader who was involved in Kassig's death, was killed in a drone strike on Sunday. (Ropi/ZUMA Wire) Abu al Umarayn, a senior ISIS leader who was involved in the brutal murder of former U.S. Army Ranger Peter 182

November 1, 2018 9:28 AM Turkey says 260,000 Syrians have returned to 'Euphrates Shield' operation area

ANKARA (Reuters) - A total of 260,000 Syrian nationals have returned to a swathe of land in northern Syria where Turkey carried out a cross-border operation dubbed “Euphrates Shield”, Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Thursday. Turkey launched Euphrates Shield in 2016 to drive away Islamic State militants and the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia from its border 116

October 27, 2018 9:08 AM The Latest: Group agrees to stop firing rockets at Israel

Smoke rises from an explosion caused by an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City, early Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Israeli aircraft struck several militant sites across the Gaza Strip early Saturday shortly after militants fired rockets into southern Israel, the Israeli military said. (AP Photo/Adel Hana) An explosion caused by Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City, early 75

September 11, 2018 2:33 PM Diplomats from Iran, Russia, Turkey meet UN envoy on Syria

UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, attends a meeting during the consultations on Syria, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Representatives of Russia, Turkey and Iran, meet with the UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria to discuss the situation 57