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The Latest: 2 arrested in connection with Somalia bombing

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First US airstrike targeting ISIS in Yemen kills dozens

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Juror in Woodburn bank bombing trial casts doubt on the verdict, sentence

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Federal jury in N.Y. convicts man for 'crimes of terror' in Chelsea bombing

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Federal jury in N.Y. convicts man for 'crimes of terror' in Chelsea bombing


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Bombing in Somalia’s capital leaves at least 231 dead, over 275 injured

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Las Vegas shooting probe examines possible bombing plan

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Airstrikes on IS-held areas in Syria kill and wound dozens

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The Latest: 2 arrested in connection with Somalia bombing
MOGADISHU, Somalia — The Latest on deadliest attack in Somalia's history (all times local): Officials in Somalia say two people have been arrested in connection with Saturday's massive truck bombing that killed more than 300. A Somali intelligence official investigating the attack tells The Associated Press that a well-known man who vouched for the truck and persuaded soldiers to allow it into Mogadishu is now in jail   Read More ...
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The Latest: 2 arrested in connection with Somalia bombing
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The Latest on deadliest attack in Somalia's history (all times local): Officials in Somalia say two people have been arrested in connection with Saturday's massive truck bombing that killed more than 300. A Somali intelligence official investigating the attack tells The Associated Press that a well-known man who vouched for the truck and persuaded soldiers to allow it into Mogadishu is now in jail   Read More ...
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The Latest: 2 arrested in connection with Somalia bombing
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The Latest on deadliest attack in Somalia's history (all times local): Officials in Somalia say two people have been arrested in connection with Saturday's massive truck bombing that killed more than 300. A Somali intelligence official investigating the attack tells The Associated Press that a well-known man who vouched for the truck and persuaded soldiers to allow it into Mogadishu is now in jail   Read More ...
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Somalia calls for blood donations after bombing, Turkey sends doctors
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Somalia is in desperate need for donated blood to treat survivors of a truck bombing in the capital Mogadishu on Saturday that killed more than 300 people and injured at least 400 others, a minister said. The bombing was one of the worst such attacks in Somalia. Officials said it bore the hallmarks of the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab group, but they have not claimed responsibility   Read More ...
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A U.S. airstrike took her mother and threatened her eyesight. For 4-year-old Hawra, the real struggle is to forget
She survived a U.S. airstrike in west Mosul in March, but at what cost? It killed her mother and sent shrapnel ripping into her eyes. Sitting on a hospital bed barely two weeks after the attack, 4-year-old Hawra Hasan had her hair shorn, her eyes sealed shut as she awaited multiple operations. It seemed certain she would be blind. The city of Mosul has been freed from the grip of the militant group Islamic State, but in the months since, many of its children have been paying the price of a long war   Read More ...
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First US airstrike targeting ISIS in Yemen kills dozens
Two camps containing an estimated 50 fighters were targeted Washington (CNN)US forces conducted airstrikes against two ISIS training camps in Yemen on Monday, killing dozens of ISIS fighters and "disrupting the organization's attempts to train new fighters," according to a statement released by the Pentagon. Gen. Joseph Votel approved the strike under existing counterterrorism authorities. The Pentagon said the ISIS camps -- located in Al Bayda Governorate, Yemen -- were used to "train militants to conduct terror attacks using AK-47s, machine guns, rocket-propelled grenade launchers and endurance training   Read More ...
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Juror in Woodburn bank bombing trial casts doubt on the verdict, sentence
A juror in the 2010 Woodburn bombing trial now says she abused prescription pain pills during the proceedings, may have improperly influenced other jurors and wouldn't reach the same verdict if presented with the evidence today. The juror sent a two-page letter to the court that could have implications for the guilty verdicts and death penalty convictions for Bruce and Joshua Turnidge, the Marion County father and son who spent three months on trial for the horrific explosion that blew apart a bank and killed two police officers and critically wounded a third   Read More ...
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US airstrikes killed 'dozens' of ISIS terrorists in Yemen, Pentagon says
The U.S. military said Monday it killed dozens of Islamic State fighters in airstrikes on two training camps in Yemen. In a statement, the Pentagon said the strikes disrupted the Islamic State group's attempts to train new fighters to conduct attacks using AK-47s, machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades. The statement was not specific about how the U.S. attacks were conducted, but a defense official said they were carried out by drones   Read More ...
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A Somalia bombing killed hundreds; officials figure it must have been Shabab extremists — again
A push by security forces in Somalia to stop Al Qaeda-linked Shabab has cost the extremist group some territory and leaders. But the group has proved resilient. So although as of Monday the Shabab had not claimed responsibility for the weekend truck bombing in Mogadishu that killed more than 300 people, the attack resembled others by the group, and Somali authorities were sure the Shabab was responsible   Read More ...
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US says airstrikes killed "dozens" of militants in Yemen
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says it killed dozens of Islamic State fighters in airstrikes on two training camps in Yemen. In a statement, the Pentagon said the airstrikes on Monday disrupted the Islamic State group's attempts to train new fighters to conduct attacks using AK-47s, machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades. The statement was not specific about how the U   Read More ...
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NYC 'remains a target,' FBI says after bombing conviction
NEW YORK (AP) — The swift conviction Monday of a New Jersey man in a mostly botched bombing mission in Manhattan last summer was labeled a victory against terrorism by law enforcement officials, but they urged continued vigilance. "It's very obvious that this city remains a target," said William F. Sweeney Jr., head of the city's FBI office, at a news conference outside Manhattan federal court after a jury that deliberated about four hours over parts of two days convicted Ahmad Khan Rahimi of all eight charges against him   Read More ...
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US says airstrikes killed "dozens" of militants in Yemen
WASHINGTON – The U.S. military says it killed dozens of Islamic State fighters in airstrikes on two training camps in Yemen. In a statement, the Pentagon said the airstrikes on Monday disrupted the Islamic State group's attempts to train new fighters to conduct attacks using AK-47s, machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades. The statement was not specific about how the U.S. attacks were conducted, but a defense official said they were carried out by drones   Read More ...
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NYC 'remains a target,' FBI says after bombing conviction
NEW YORK (AP) - The swift conviction Monday of a New Jersey man in a mostly botched bombing mission in Manhattan last summer was labeled a victory against terrorism by law enforcement officials, but they urged continued vigilance. "It's very obvious that this city remains a target," said William F. Sweeney Jr., head of the city's FBI office, at a news conference outside Manhattan federal court after a jury that deliberated about four hours over parts of two days convicted Ahmad Khan Rahimi of all eight charges against him   Read More ...
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NYC 'remains a target,' FBI says after bombing conviction
NEW YORK (AP) — The swift conviction Monday of a New Jersey man in a mostly botched bombing mission in Manhattan last summer was labeled a victory against terrorism by law enforcement officials, but they urged continued vigilance. "It's very obvious that this city remains a target," said William F. Sweeney Jr., head of the city's FBI office, at a news conference outside Manhattan federal court after a jury that deliberated about four hours over parts of two days convicted Ahmad Khan Rahimi of all eight charges against him   Read More ...
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Federal jury in N.Y. convicts man for 'crimes of terror' in Chelsea bombing
A federal jury has convicted Ahmad Khan Rahimi on all counts related to last fall's bombing in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood and two related plots. One device injured 30 people in Chelsea; another failed to explode in Manhattan — but a third went off at a Marine Corps charity race at the Jersey Shore. Rahimi "now faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison," says acting U   Read More ...
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Israel says attacks Syrian unit that fired at its planes over Lebanon
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli air force attacked a Syrian anti-aircraft battery on Monday that Israel said had fired a missile at its planes while they were on a reconnaissance mission over neighboring Lebanon. No Israeli planes were hit, Israeli military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Conricus said. The counter-strike took place two hours later and “incapacitated” the anti-aircraft unit located 50 km (30 miles) east of Damascus, he said   Read More ...
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Ahmad Khan Rahami found guilty in Chelsea bombing trial
A jury found Ahmad Rahimi guilty of eight federal charges Monday in connection with a September 2016 bombing that wounded 30 people in New York. After a two-week trial and roughly four hours of jury deliberation, Rahimi was convicted of charges including the use and attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, bombing a public place, destroying property by means of fire or explosives, and using a destructive device in furtherance of a crime of violence — namely, the use and attempted use of weapons of mass destruction   Read More ...
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N.J. man convicted in New York bombing that injured 30
A series of videos released as evidence in the trial of Ahmad Khan Rahimi shows moments before and after the 2016 bombing in Manhattan. One video shows Rahimi apparently testing an explosive device in a backyard in New Jersey. (Oct. 10) NEW YORK — A New Jersey man was convicted Monday of planting two pressure-cooker bombs on New York City streets, including one that injured 30 people when it detonated in a bustling neighborhood on a weekend night last summer   Read More ...
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New Jersey Man Found Guilty in Chelsea Bombing
Photo A federal jury convicted Ahmad Khan Rahimi, a loner from New Jersey drawn to online calls to jihad, of setting the explosives in the Chelsea neighborhood that blew out windows and sent shrapnel flying into buildings, cars and people during a two-day bombing campaign in and around New York City last year. The conviction of Mr. Rahimi, 29, on Monday marked the end of a prosecution of what was, arguably, the largest-scale terrorist act in New York since Sept   Read More ...
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United States-led air strikes continue in Islamic State-held Raqqa-coalition
Air strikes by the US – led coalition continued on Monday against Islamic State-held areas in Raqqa and will increase as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) advance into the jihadists’ remaining areas of the city, the coalition spokesman said. “We have conducted some strikes in the last 24 hours, but I suspect that that will pick up here very soon with the SDF advancing into the final remaining areas of the city,” said the spokesman, Colonel Ryan Dillon   Read More ...
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Israel attacks Syrian unit that fired at its planes over Lebanon: media
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel’s air force attacked a Syrian missile battery that fired on its warplanes as they were on a reconnaissance mission over neighboring Lebanon on Monday, the Israeli military said. Israeli forces were unscathed in the incident, the media reports said, adding that the Syrian battery that was struck was located 50 km (30 miles) east of Damascus. Writing by Dan Williams; Editing by Jeffrey Heller   Read More ...
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U.S.-led air strikes continue in Islamic State-held Raqqa - coalition
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U.S.-led air strikes continue in Islamic State-held Raqqa - coalition
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Air strikes by the U.S.-led coalition continued on Monday against Islamic State-held areas in Raqqa and will increase as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) advance into the jihadists' remaining areas of the city, the coalition spokesman said. "We have conducted some strikes in the last 24 hours, but I suspect that that will pick up here very soon with the SDF advancing into the final remaining areas of the city," said the spokesman, Colonel Ryan Dillon   Read More ...
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More than 500 killed or injured in Somalia truck bomb blast
MOGADISHU, Somalia — The death toll from the most powerful bomb blast witnessed in Somalia's capital rose to 231 with more than 275 injured, making it the deadliest single attack ever in this Horn of Africa nation, said a senator. Abshir Abdi Ahmed said the toll comes from doctors at hospitals he has visited in Mogadishu. Many of the bodies in hospital mortuaries have not yet been identified, he said   Read More ...
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More than 500 killed or injured in Somalia truck bomb blast
MOGADISHU, Somalia — The death toll from the most powerful bomb blast witnessed in Somalia's capital rose to 231 with more than 275 injured, making it the deadliest single attack ever in this Horn of Africa nation, said a senator. Abshir Abdi Ahmed said the toll comes from doctors at hospitals he has visited in Mogadishu. Many of the bodies in hospital mortuaries have not yet been identified, he said   Read More ...
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Bombing in Somalia’s capital leaves at least 231 dead, over 275 injured
Bombing in Somalia’s capital leaves at least 231 dead, over 275 injured MOGADISHU, Somalia — The death toll from the most powerful bomb blast witnessed in Somalia’s capital rose to 231 with more than 275 injured, making it the deadliest single attack ever in this Horn of Africa nation, said a senator. Abshir Abdi Ahmed said the toll comes from doctors at hospitals he has visited in Mogadishu   Read More ...
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Bombing in Somalia’s capital leaves at least 231 dead, over 275 injured
Bombing in Somalia’s capital leaves at least 231 dead, over 275 injured MOGADISHU, Somalia — The death toll from the most powerful bomb blast witnessed in Somalia’s capital rose to 231 with more than 275 injured, making it the deadliest single attack ever in this Horn of Africa nation, said a senator. Abshir Abdi Ahmed said the toll comes from doctors at hospitals he has visited in Mogadishu   Read More ...
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Bombing in Somalia’s capital leaves at least 231 dead, over 275 injured
Bombing in Somalia’s capital leaves at least 231 dead, over 275 injured MOGADISHU, Somalia — The death toll from the most powerful bomb blast witnessed in Somalia’s capital rose to 231 with more than 275 injured, making it the deadliest single attack ever in this Horn of Africa nation, said a senator. Abshir Abdi Ahmed said the toll comes from doctors at hospitals he has visited in Mogadishu   Read More ...
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Bombing in Somalia’s capital leaves at least 231 dead, over 275 injured
Bombing in Somalia’s capital leaves at least 231 dead, over 275 injured MOGADISHU, Somalia — The death toll from the most powerful bomb blast witnessed in Somalia’s capital rose to 231 with more than 275 injured, making it the deadliest single attack ever in this Horn of Africa nation, said a senator. Abshir Abdi Ahmed said the toll comes from doctors at hospitals he has visited in Mogadishu   Read More ...
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More than 500 killed or injured in Somalia truck bomb blast
MOGADISHU, Somalia — The death toll from the most powerful bomb blast witnessed in Somalia's capital rose to 231 with more than 275 injured, making it the deadliest single attack ever in this Horn of Africa nation, said a senator. Abshir Abdi Ahmed said the toll comes from doctors at hospitals he has visited in Mogadishu. Many of the bodies in hospital mortuaries have not yet been identified, he said   Read More ...
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Bombing in Somalia’s capital leaves at least 231 dead, over 275 injured
Bombing in Somalia’s capital leaves at least 231 dead, over 275 injured MOGADISHU, Somalia — The death toll from the most powerful bomb blast witnessed in Somalia’s capital rose to 231 with more than 275 injured, making it the deadliest single attack ever in this Horn of Africa nation, said a senator. Abshir Abdi Ahmed said the toll comes from doctors at hospitals he has visited in Mogadishu   Read More ...
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More than 500 killed or injured in Somalia truck bomb blast
MOGADISHU, Somalia — The death toll from the most powerful bomb blast witnessed in Somalia's capital rose to 231 with more than 275 injured, making it the deadliest single attack ever in this Horn of Africa nation, said a senator. Abshir Abdi Ahmed said the toll comes from doctors at hospitals he has visited in Mogadishu. Many of the bodies in hospital mortuaries have not yet been identified, he said   Read More ...
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Bombing in Somalia’s capital leaves at least 231 dead, over 275 injured
Bombing in Somalia’s capital leaves at least 231 dead, over 275 injured MOGADISHU, Somalia — The death toll from the most powerful bomb blast witnessed in Somalia’s capital rose to 231 with more than 275 injured, making it the deadliest single attack ever in this Horn of Africa nation, said a senator. Abshir Abdi Ahmed said the toll comes from doctors at hospitals he has visited in Mogadishu   Read More ...
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Bombing in Somalia’s capital leaves at least 231 dead, over 275 injured
Bombing in Somalia’s capital leaves at least 231 dead, over 275 injured MOGADISHU, Somalia — The death toll from the most powerful bomb blast witnessed in Somalia’s capital rose to 231 with more than 275 injured, making it the deadliest single attack ever in this Horn of Africa nation, said a senator. Abshir Abdi Ahmed said the toll comes from doctors at hospitals he has visited in Mogadishu   Read More ...
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'Really Horrendous.' Truck Bombing Is Now Deadliest Attack in Somalia
(MOGADISHU, Somalia) — The death toll from the most powerful bomb blast witnessed in Somalia's capital rose to 189 with more than 200 injured, making it the deadliest single attack ever in the Horn of Africa nation, police and hospital sources said Sunday. Doctors struggled to assist horrifically wounded victims, many burnt beyond recognition. Officials feared the toll would continue to climb from Saturday's truck bomb that targeted a busy street near key ministries   Read More ...
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Under the Trump administration, US airstrikes are killing more civilians
When President Donald Trump took office in January, it was unclear whether the bombast from his campaign would translate into an aggressive new strategy against terrorism. At campaign rallies he pledged to “bomb the hell” out of the Islamic State. He openly mused about killing the families of terrorists, a blatant violation of the Geneva Conventions, which prohibits violence against noncombatants   Read More ...
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The Latest: Indiana man charged with post office bombing
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on a post office bombing in northwestern Indiana (all times local): A northwestern Indiana man has been arrested on federal charges in connection with a pipe bomb that exploded last month at a post office. U.S. Attorney Thomas Kirsch II announced Thursday that 45-year-old that Eric P. Krieg of Munster, Indiana, was charged with knowing possession of a destructive device and transporting explosive materials   Read More ...
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U.S. coalition airstrikes seen taking heavy civilian toll as families flee Raqqa, Islamic State holdouts
RAQQA, SYRIA – Air raids by U.S. coalition warplanes have intensified in recent days as Kurdish and Arab militias seek to drive surrounded Islamic State militants from their last strongholds in Syria’s Raqqa — but the toll on civilians has been severe. Hundreds of civilians fled the city on Thursday, many wounded and malnourished after being trapped for months by fighting between Islamic State and the U   Read More ...
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Government presents tearful last witness at NY bombing trial
NEW YORK (AP) — The government used a tearful final witness and a closing argument to urge a jury to convict a New Jersey man in last year's New York bombing. Assistant U.S. Attorney Emil Bove began closings Thursday afternoon in the Manhattan trial of Ahmad Khan Rahimi. The September 2016 attack in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood injured 30 people. Prosecutors say it was part of a daylong bombing spree in New York and New Jersey, where a pipe bomb exploded at a charity race in Seaside Park   Read More ...
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Families fleeing Syria's Raqqa say air strikes bring heavy toll
RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - Air raids by U.S. coalition warplanes have intensified in recent days as Kurdish and Arab militias seek to drive surrounded Islamic State militants from their last strongholds in Syria’s Raqqa -- but the toll on civilians has been severe. Hundreds of civilians fled the city on Thursday, many wounded and malnourished after being trapped for months by fighting between Islamic State and the U   Read More ...
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