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Thousands flee as Iraq steps up airstrikes on IS-held town

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Thousands flee as Iraq steps up airstrikes on IS-held town

- BADOUSH, Iraq — Thousands of Iraqis have fled an Islamic State-held town west of Mosul as Iraqi and coalition warplanes step up strikes ahead of a ground offensive to drive out the militants. Tal Afar and the surrounding area is one of the last pockets of IS-held territory in Iraq after victory was declared in July in Mosul, the country's second-largest city
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Grand jury indicts veteran in Oklahoma recruiting office bombing

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Grand jury indicts veteran in Oklahoma recruiting office bombing

- TULSA, Okla. – A grand jury has indicted a former Air Force senior airman accused of setting off a pipe bomb outside an Air Force recruiting office in Oklahoma. The Tulsa World reports that 28-year-old Benjamin Roden now faces a seven-count federal indictment in the July 10 bombing in suburban Tulsa. The charges against Roden include malicious damage to federal property by use of an explosive and possession of unregistered destructive devices
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Minnesota governor calls mosque bombing 'act of terrorism'

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Minnesota governor calls mosque bombing 'act of terrorism'

- (Reuters) - Minnesota's governor called the bombing of a mosque outside Minneapolis the previous day "an act of terrorism" during a visit to the site on Sunday. Police in Bloomington, Minnesota, were called on Saturday at 5:05 a.m. local time about an explosion at the Dar Al Farooq mosque, after a bomb was thrown through the window of the imam's office while worshipers were gathered for morning prayers
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'There is too much anger out there.' Bombing of a Minnesota mosque leaves Muslims concerned

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'There is too much anger out there.' Bombing of a Minnesota mosque leaves Muslims concerned

- Terror tore through a suburban Minneapolis community on Saturday after the bombing of a mosque, amplifying growing concerns among some Muslims who have felt targeted nationwide in recent months. Law enforcement officials said the explosion occurred around 5 a.m. at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minn., a suburb of Minneapolis. Fire and smoke engulfed much of the red-brick structure, but there were no injuries
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Basketball tourney held in honor of Boston Marathon bombing victims

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Basketball tourney held in honor of Boston Marathon bombing victims

- Tournament held in memory of 2 officers. . Basketball tourney held in honor of Boston Marathon bombing victims Tournament held in memory of 2 officers BOSTON — Youth and adult basketball teams are gathering at MIT this weekend to honor two police officers who died in the wake of the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. The fourth annual Boston Strong Invitational Basketball Tournament is scheduled to take place Saturday and Sunday at MIT's Rockwell Gym
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Airstrikes kill ISIS plotters in Syria

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Airstrikes kill ISIS plotters in Syria

- Lavdrim Muhaxheri, the "self-proclaimed leader of ISIS foreign fighters from Kosovo," was killed, according to the coalition The strikes mainly took place in Abu Kamal and Mayadin, Syria (CNN)The US-led coalition fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria said it killed 12 members of the terror group operating inside Syria in recent days, many of whom were involved in planning attacks against Western targets
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Fort Bragg soldier killed in Afghan suicide bombing - | WBTV Charlotte

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Fort Bragg soldier killed in Afghan suicide bombing - | WBTV Charlotte

- COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) – An Indiana man says his 23-year-old son was one of two American service members killed in a suicide bombing attack in Afghanistan. Mark Hunter says the Indiana National Guard informed him Wednesday night that his son, U.S. Army Sgt. Jonathon Michael Hunter, died in Wednesday’s attack on a NATO convoy in southern Afghanistan. Hunter said Thursday that his son, who was married, was 32 days into his first deployment and was providing security for the convoy that was attacked
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2 American service members killed in suicide bombing in Afghanistan

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2 American service members killed in suicide bombing in Afghanistan

- A suicide bombing attack on a NATO convoy near Kandahar in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday left two U.S. service members dead, a Pentagon spokesman said. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis confirmed the deaths. There was no information on the number of troops wounded. When he came to, he saw a military vehicle on fire on the road. He stepped out of his shop but a sudden burst of gunfire drove him back inside, he said
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Pentagon says 2 U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan suicide bombing attack

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Pentagon says 2 U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan suicide bombing attack

- A suicide bombing attack on a NATO convoy near Kandahar in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday left two U.S. service members dead, a Pentagon spokesman said. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis confirmed the deaths. There was no information on the number of troops wounded. The Taliban quickly took responsibility for the attack, and a spokesman for the insurgents said the bombing allegedly killed 15 soldiers but the Taliban routinely exaggerate their claim and casualty figures
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14 dead after suicide bombing in northeastern Nigeria

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14 dead after suicide bombing in northeastern Nigeria

- MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA (AP) - Authorities in northeastern Nigeria say at least 14 people are dead after a suicide bombing blamed on the Boko Haram extremist group. Bello Dambatta, head of the rapid response team for the State Emergency Agency SEMA, said a female suicide bomber sneaked into a building late Friday in Dikwa, east of the city of Maiduguri, and detonated her explosives
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Duterte says only empty tribal schools would be bombed

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Duterte says only empty tribal schools would be bombed

- The Philippine president said his threat to launch airstrikes against tribal schools because they allegedly teach subversion would apply only when the buildings are empty, a clarification that still raised concern he was advocating a war crime. Still, Carlos Conde of the U.S.-based Human Rights Watch said Friday that bombing even unoccupied school buildings is still a violation of international humanitarian law and constitutes a war crime
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U.S.-led airstrike kills 30 civilians in Syria’s Raqqa

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U.S.-led airstrike kills 30 civilians in Syria’s Raqqa

- DAMASCUS, July 24 (Xinhua) — At least 30 civilians were killed on Monday when a U.S.-led airstrike hit a prison run by the Islamic State (IS) in Syria‘s northern city of Raqqa, local Sham FM radio reported. The strike by the U.S.-led coalition struck the prison, where the civilians were held captives by IS in the central part of Raqqa, said the report
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Friendly fire strike by US kills 16 Afghan police, officials say

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Friendly fire strike by US kills 16 Afghan police, officials say

- A US airstrike targeting Afghan militants Friday in restive Helmand province instead killed 16 Afghan police officers, US and Afghan officials said. The friendly fire incident, now under investigation, happened during a US-supported Afghan National Defense and Security Forces operation that aimed to go after militants in Gereshk district, US Forces-Afghanistan said. It was a US airstrike, a US official said
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Errant US bombing kills 12 Afghan security forces

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Errant US bombing kills 12 Afghan security forces

- KABUL, Afghanistan — An errant U.S. airstrike confirmed by the Pentagon killed 12 Afghan National Police officers and wounded two others, Helmand provincial police chief Abdul Ghafar Safi said Saturday. The death toll in Friday’s airstrike was determined after a site inspection of the compound in the Gereshk district, he said. The United States in a statement confirmed that the airstrike on the Security Forces compound happened during a U
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Person in custody in pipe bomb blast at Air Force recruiting station

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Person in custody in pipe bomb blast at Air Force recruiting station

- Federal authorities said Tuesday that they are no longer investigating an explosion at an Oklahoma Air Force recruiting station as a possible act of domestic terrorism. . Person in custody in pipe bomb blast at Air Force recruiting station Federal authorities said Tuesday that they are no longer investigating an explosion at an Oklahoma Air Force recruiting station as a possible act of domestic terrorism BIXBY, Okla
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Person in custody in pipe bomb blast at Air Force recruiting station

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Person in custody in pipe bomb blast at Air Force recruiting station

- Federal authorities said Tuesday that they are no longer investigating an explosion at an Oklahoma Air Force recruiting station as a possible act of domestic terrorism. . Person in custody in pipe bomb blast at Air Force recruiting station Federal authorities said Tuesday that they are no longer investigating an explosion at an Oklahoma Air Force recruiting station as a possible act of domestic terrorism BIXBY, Okla
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Grand jury indicts veteran in Oklahoma recruiting office bombing TULSA, Okla. – A grand jury has indicted a former Air Force senior airman accused of setting off a pipe bomb outside an Air Force recruiting office in Oklahoma. The Tulsa World reports that 28-year-old Benjamin Roden now faces a seven-count federal indictment in the July 10 bombing in suburban Tulsa. The charges against Roden include malicious damage to federal property by use of an explosive and possession of unregistered destructive devices   Read More ...
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Intensified airstrikes on IS-held areas in Raqqa kill dozens
Intensified airstrikes on IS-held areas in Raqqa kill dozens (ABC News) — Syrian opposition activists are reporting that airstrikes on parts of the northern city of Raqqa that are controlled by the Islamic State group have intensified, killing at least 29 people in the past two days. The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have been trying to capture the city since launching an offensive on June 6 under, backed by airstrikes by the U   Read More ...
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Intensified airstrikes on IS-held areas in Raqqa kill dozens
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activists are reporting that airstrikes on parts of the northern city of Raqqa that are controlled by the Islamic State group have intensified, killing at least 29 people in the past two days. The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have been trying to capture the city since launching an offensive on June 6 under, backed by airstrikes by the U   Read More ...
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Intensified airstrikes on IS-held areas in Raqqa kill dozens
BEIRUT – Syrian opposition activists are reporting that airstrikes on parts of the northern city of Raqqa that are controlled by the Islamic State group have intensified, killing at least 29 people in the past two days. The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have been trying to capture the city since launching an offensive on June 6 under, backed by airstrikes by the U   Read More ...
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72 years after the bombing of Nagasaki, there are 15,000 nuclear weapons in the world
72 years after the bombing of Nagasaki, there are 15,000 nuclear weapons in the world Today is the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. At 11:02 a.m. Aug. 9, 1945, a five-ton plutonium bomb exploded a third of a mile above the city. Its blast winds tore through the city at two and a half times the speed of a Category 5 hurricane. Two-year-old Masao Tomonaga was asleep in his home while his mother worked in another room   Read More ...
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Nagasaki mayor urges nations to abandon nuclear weapons on 72nd anniversary of atomic bombing
Nagasaki mayor urges nations to abandon nuclear weapons on 72nd anniversary of atomic bombing TOKYO - Amid growing tension between Washington and North Korea, the mayor of Nagasaki said Wednesday that the fear of another nuclear bomb attack is growing at a ceremony marking the 72nd anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of his city. Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue urged nuclear states to abandon such weapons and criticized Japan’s government for not taking part in the global effort toward a nuclear ban   Read More ...
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29 civilians reported killed in U.S.-led coalition airstrikes on Raqqa
29 civilians reported killed in U.S.-led coalition airstrikes on Raqqa BEIRUT – Airstrikes by a U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State killed at least 29 civilians, including 14 children, in 24 hours in the jihadis’ Syrian capital of Raqqa, a war monitor said late on Tuesday. The dead included a family of 14 who had fled to Raqqa from the desert city of Palmyra, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said   Read More ...
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U.S.-led coalition strikes kill 29 civilians in Syria: monitor
Airstrikes by a U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State killed at least 29 civilians including 14 children in 24 hours in the jihadists' Syrian capital of Raqqa, a war monitor said late on Tuesday. The dead included a family of 14 who had fled to Raqqa from the desert city of Palmyra, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. A spokesman for the U   Read More ...
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U.S.-led coalition strikes kill 29 civilians in Syria - monitor
Airstrikes by a U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State killed at least 29 civilians including 14 children in 24 hours in the jihadists' Syrian capital of Raqqa, a war monitor said late on Tuesday. The dead included a family of 14 who had fled to Raqqa from the desert city of Palmyra, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. A spokesman for the U   Read More ...
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29 Syrian civilians dead following airstrikes by U.S.-led coalition
29 Syrian civilians dead following airstrikes by U.S.-led coalition Airstrikes by a U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State killed at least 29 civilians including 14 children in 24 hours in the jihadists’ Syrian capital of Raqqa, a war monitor said late on Tuesday.The dead included a family of 14 who had fled to Raqqa from the desert city of Palmyra, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. A spokesman for the U   Read More ...
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The US could be considering airstrikes against ISIS in the Philippines
The US could be considering airstrikes against ISIS in the Philippines The Pentagon is reportedly considering a plan that would give the U.S. the authority to strike ISIS-linked targets in the region. Video provided by Newsy.   Read More ...
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Syrian activists: Damascus suburbs under heavy bombardment
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say pro-government forces have intensified their bombardment of the capital's rebel-held Eastern Ghouta suburbs, one day after rebels frustrated a government attempt to advance. The opposition-affiliated Ghouta Media Center said one civilian was killed and several others injured under government shelling and air strikes. Air strikes on the Ein Terma and Zamalka towns in Ghouta scattered debris amid thick clouds of rising dust, as seen in footage posted by the group Tuesday on social media   Read More ...
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May Begin Airstrikes Against in Philippines
May Begin Airstrikes Against in Philippines The Pentagon is considering a plan that allows the U.S. military to conduct airstrikes on ISIS in the Philippines, two defense officials told NBC News. The authority to strike ISIS targets as part of collective self-defense could be granted as part of an official military operation that may be named as early as Tuesday, said the officials. The strikes would likely be conducted by armed drones   Read More ...
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At least 22 wounded in bomb blast in Pakistani city of Lahore
LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - A bomb blast on Monday wounded at least 22 people in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, a government official said, with no one immediately claiming responsibility. Attacks in the Punjab provincial capital have become less frequent over the past couple of years but Islamist militant groups are still active there and periodically carry out major attacks   Read More ...
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