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US air strikes against al-Shabaab in Somalia leave 7 dead

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US air strikes against al-Shabaab in Somalia leave 7 dead

- (ABC News) — The U.S. conducted three airstrikes against al-Shabaab in Somalia, killing seven fighters, U.S. Africa Command confirmed Thursday. The strikes, which took place over the past two days, occurred in Jilib, about 200 miles southwest of Mogadishu. “U.S. forces work closely with Somali military forces against al-Shabaab in Somalia to degrade the al-Qaeda affiliate’s ability to recruit, train, and plot external terror attacks throughout the region and in the United States,” U
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US troops call in airstrike after they come under fire in Somalia

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US troops call in airstrike after they come under fire in Somalia

- (CNN)The US military conducted a "self defense" airstrike against al Shabaab fighters in Somalia early Thursday morning after a joint Somali-US force came under direct attack by militants. US Africa Command, which oversees US troops in the region, announced in a statement Thursday that the US had conducted three "precision" airstrikes against al Shabaab militants in Somalia, killing seven fighters. The drone strikes took place in Jilib, Somalia, about 200 miles southwest of Mogadishu, Africa Command said in its statement
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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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US confirms airstrike killed Al Shabab commander in Somalia

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US confirms airstrike killed Al Shabab commander in Somalia

- MOGADISHU, Somalia — The US military on Friday confirmed it killed a high-level commander of the Al Shabab extremist group with an airstrike in Somalia over the weekend, targeting a man blamed for planning deadly attacks in the capital of the Horn of Africa nation. President Trump earlier this year approved expanded military operations against the Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabab, including more aggressive airstrikes and considering parts of southern Somalia areas of active hostilities
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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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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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Activists say airstrike on IS-run jail kills 42

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Activists say airstrike on IS-run jail kills 42

- BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian activists say an airstrike targeting an Islamic State-run jail in eastern Syria has killed at least 42 prisoners. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at least 15 IS jailers and fighters were also killed in the airstrike that happened on Monday in the Deir El-Zour province. The activist-run Deir Ezzor 24 media outlet says at least 60 civilians were killed
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Islamic State claims a historic mosque in Mosul was destroyed by a U.S. airstrike — but video evidence suggests otherwise

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Islamic State claims a historic mosque in Mosul was destroyed by a U.S. airstrike — but video evidence suggests otherwise

- The iconic leaning minaret of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri has stood over Mosul for 800 years. But on Wednesday, one of the most iconic religious sites in the country came crashing down as the Iraqi army fought to take the city back from Islamic State militants. What happened to al-Nuri mosque? The Islamic State’s Amaq News Agency quickly argued that the mosque was destroyed in a U
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Russia says it may have killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

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Russia says it may have killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

- U.S. defense officials said they were unable to confirm the reports. MOSCOW — Russia's Defense Ministry says it is investigating reports that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in one of its airstrikes in Syria last month. The airstrike on May 28 was carried out on the outskirts of the militant group's de facto capital Raqqa, on a command post where ISIS leaders were meeting, according to a ministry statement
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Russia verifying whether it killed ISIS leader in airstrike

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Russia verifying whether it killed ISIS leader in airstrike

- BEIRUT (AP) — Russia said Friday it was verifying whether it had killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike targeting a meeting of IS leaders just outside the group's de facto capital in Syria, dealing a potentially severe blow to the extremist group as it fights to hang on to its strongholds in Syria and Iraq. The Russian Defense Ministry claimed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian strike in late May along with other senior group commanders, adding that the information about his death was still "being verified through various channels
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Russia says it may have killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

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Russia says it may have killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

- Multiple reports claiming al-Baghdadi's death in the past have proven false Russia says it targeted ISIS leaders at a command post near Raqqa, Syria Moscow (CNN)Russia's Defense Ministry says it is investigating reports that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in one of its airstrikes in Syria last month. The airstrike on May 28 was carried out on the outskirts of the militant group's de facto capital Raqqa, on a command post where ISIS leaders were meeting, according to Russian state media reports
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Russia claims it killed Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi

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Russia claims it killed Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi

- The Russian military claims it has killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike. MOSCOW — The Russian military claims it has killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike. The ministry said Friday that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian strike in late May along with other senior group commanders. It said the air raid on May 28 that targeted an IS meeting held on the southern outskirts of Raqqa in Syria also killed about 30 mid-level militant leaders and about 300 other fighters
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Russia claims it killed Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi

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Russia claims it killed Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi

- The Russian military claims it has killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike. MOSCOW — The Russian military claims it has killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike. The ministry said Friday that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian strike in late May along with other senior group commanders. It said the air raid on May 28 that targeted an IS meeting held on the southern outskirts of Raqqa in Syria also killed about 30 mid-level militant leaders and about 300 other fighters
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US conducts 'precision airstrikes' in Somalia under expanded authority

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US conducts 'precision airstrikes' in Somalia under expanded authority

- The strike comes after President Donald Trump gave authorities permission earlier this year. ATLANTA (CNN) — The Pentagon said it conducted an air strike against the Al-Shabaab group in Somalia early Sunday morning. "The US conducted this operation in coordination with its regional partners as a direct response to Al-Shabaab actions, including recent attacks on Somali forces," Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement
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US conducts 'precision airstrikes' in Somalia under expanded authority

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US conducts 'precision airstrikes' in Somalia under expanded authority

- The strike comes after President Donald Trump gave authorities permission earlier this year. ATLANTA (CNN) — The Pentagon said it conducted an air strike against the Al-Shabaab group in Somalia early Sunday morning. "The US conducted this operation in coordination with its regional partners as a direct response to Al-Shabaab actions, including recent attacks on Somali forces," Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement
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US air strikes against al-Shabaab in Somalia leave 7 dead
US air strikes against al-Shabaab in Somalia leave 7 dead (ABC News) — The U.S. conducted three airstrikes against al-Shabaab in Somalia, killing seven fighters, U.S. Africa Command confirmed Thursday. The strikes, which took place over the past two days, occurred in Jilib, about 200 miles southwest of Mogadishu. “U.S. forces work closely with Somali military forces against al-Shabaab in Somalia to degrade the al-Qaeda affiliate’s ability to recruit, train, and plot external terror attacks throughout the region and in the United States,” U   Read More ...
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US troops call in airstrike after they come under fire in Somalia
US troops call in airstrike after they come under fire in Somalia (CNN)The US military conducted a "self defense" airstrike against al Shabaab fighters in Somalia early Thursday morning after a joint Somali-US force came under direct attack by militants. US Africa Command, which oversees US troops in the region, announced in a statement Thursday that the US had conducted three "precision" airstrikes against al Shabaab militants in Somalia, killing seven fighters. The drone strikes took place in Jilib, Somalia, about 200 miles southwest of Mogadishu, Africa Command said in its statement   Read More ...
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US says airstrikes kill 7 al-Shabab fighters in Somalia
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The U.S. military said Thursday it has killed seven al-Shabab fighters in a series of airstrikes in Somalia as the Trump administration steps up efforts against the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa. A statement from the U.S. African Command said the three airstrikes were carried out Wednesday and Thursday in Jilib, about 200 miles (320 kilometers) southwest of Somalia's capital, Mogadishu   Read More ...
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US says airstrikes kill 7 al-Shabab fighters in Somalia
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The U.S. military said Thursday it has killed seven al-Shabab fighters in a series of airstrikes in Somalia as the Trump administration steps up efforts against the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa. A statement from the U.S. African Command said the three airstrikes were carried out Wednesday and Thursday in Jilib, about 200 miles (320 kilometers) southwest of Somalia's capital, Mogadishu   Read More ...
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US says airstrikes kill 7 al-Shabab fighters in Somalia
MOGADISHU, Somalia – The U.S. military said Thursday it has killed seven al-Shabab fighters in a series of airstrikes in Somalia as the Trump administration steps up efforts against the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa. A statement from the U.S. African Command said the three airstrikes were carried out Wednesday and Thursday in Jilib, about 200 miles (320 kilometers) southwest of Somalia's capital, Mogadishu   Read More ...
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U.S. air strikes kill 7 al Shabaab fighters in Somalia -U.S. military
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Thousands flee as Iraq steps up airstrikes on IS-held town
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   Read More ...
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Thousands flee as Iraq steps up airstrikes on IS-held town
Thousands flee as Iraq steps up airstrikes on IS-held town BADOUSH, Iraq (AP) — 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   Read More ...
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Iraqi, coalition aircraft step up airstrikes on IS-held town
BAGHDAD (AP) — The commander of Iraq's air force says Iraqi and coalition planes have stepped up airstrikes on Islamic State targets in the town of Tal Afar, ahead of a planned offensive there. Lt. Gen. Anwar Hama says the planes attacked the IS group headquarters, tunnels and weapons' stores on Tuesday. This comes as Iraqi forces are building up around the IS-held town west of Mosul, one of the last pockets of militant-held territory in Iraq after victory was declared against the militants in Mosul in July   Read More ...
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Senior Islamic State commanders killed in Afghanistan air strike: U.S. military
KABUL (Reuters) - Several senior members of Islamic State's central Asian affiliate were killed in a U.S. air strike in Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday. The attack on Thursday killed Abdul Rahman, identified by the U.S. military as the Kunar provincial emir for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan, according to a statement from the command in Kabul. "The death of Abdul Rahman deals yet another blow to the senior leadership of ISIS-K," said General John Nicholson, the senior U   Read More ...
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U.S. military denies air strike killed Afghan civilians
KABUL (Reuters) - The U.S. military denied reports on Friday that an air strike in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar had killed as many as 16 civilians, saying the operation had killed only militant fighters. "The militants were observed loading weapons into a vehicle and were under surveillance until the vehicle was destroyed by an air strike," said Bob Purtiman, a spokesman for the U   Read More ...
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U.S. confirms airstrikes in Somalia as senior Al-Shabaab leader killed
The U.S. military has confirmed it conducted two new airstrikes against Al-Shabaab militants in southern Somalia which Mogadishu authorities said killed a senior militant leader. The U.S. Africa Command (Africom) said in a statement that the airstrikes were carried out Thursday near the Banadir region in southern Somalia. "We will continue to assess the results of the operation and will provide additional information as appropriate   Read More ...
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U.S. Airstrikes in Afghanistan Are Said to Kill 16 Civilians
JALALABAD, Afghanistan — Afghan officials said on Friday that American warplanes had killed 16 civilians as they tried to flee an area in eastern Afghanistan controlled by Islamic State militants. Hajji Saz Wali, the governor of the Haska Meena District in the southern part of Nangarhar Province, said the victims included women and children; eight were from one family, and four others from a second family   Read More ...
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U.S. airstrikes in Somalia believed killed high-level al-Shabab chief
MOGADISHU – The U.S. military has announced two new airstrikes against al-Shabab extremists in Somalia, and Somalia’s president says the joint operation killed a high-level leader of the group. The U.S. statement says the airstrikes were carried out Thursday near the Banadiir region in southern Somalia. Somalia’s president in a separate statement says the al-Shabab leader had been part of a network responsible for planning and carrying out several bombings and assassinations in the capital, Mogadishu   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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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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U.N. condemns brutality of Yemen conflict after airstrikes on civilians
U.N. condemns brutality of Yemen conflict after airstrikes on civilians DUBAI (Reuters) - A top United Nations official in Yemen said reported airstrikes in which at least 12 civilians were killed, including children, were an example of the "disregard" for civilians' safety shown by all the combatants in Yemen's civil war. The civilians were killed and 10 others wounded in Sa'ada province after attacks on a house and a private vehicle, the U   Read More ...
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US confirms airstrike killed Al Shabab commander in Somalia
US confirms airstrike killed Al Shabab commander in Somalia MOGADISHU, Somalia — The US military on Friday confirmed it killed a high-level commander of the Al Shabab extremist group with an airstrike in Somalia over the weekend, targeting a man blamed for planning deadly attacks in the capital of the Horn of Africa nation. President Trump earlier this year approved expanded military operations against the Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabab, including more aggressive airstrikes and considering parts of southern Somalia areas of active hostilities   Read More ...
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US confirms senior Al-Shabaab commander killed in airstrikes
The United States on Friday confirmed that Al-Shabaab senior terrorist Ali Mohamed Hussein alias Ali Jabal was killed in drone strikes by American and Somalia security forces in southern region on July 31. The U.S. Africa Command (Africom) said the United States conducted this operation in coordination with its regional partners as a direct response to Al-Shabaab actions, including recent attacks on Somali forces   Read More ...
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Airstrikes kill 12 civilians northern Yemen
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An official news agency controlled by Yemen's Houthi rebels says 12 civilians have been killed in two airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition in a northern province. The SABA news agency reports that warplanes bombed a house in the town of al-Safra in Saada province Friday, killing nine residents including four children. A second airstrike bombed a car carrying civilians, killing three and wounding seven   Read More ...
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Airstrikes kill 12 civilians northern Yemen
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An official news agency controlled by Yemen's Houthi rebels says 12 civilians have been killed in two airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition in a northern province. The SABA news agency reports that warplanes bombed a house in the town of al-Safra in Saada province Friday, killing nine residents including four children. A second airstrike bombed a car carrying civilians, killing three and wounding seven   Read More ...
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U.S. confirms airstrike kills al-Shabab commander in Somalia
U.S. confirms airstrike kills al-Shabab commander in Somalia MOGADISHU, Somalia -- The U.S. military on Friday confirmed it killed a high-level commander of the al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike in Somalia over the weekend, targeting a man blamed for planning deadly attacks in the capital of the Horn of Africa nation. President Donald Trump earlier this year approved against the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab, including more aggressive airstrikes and considering parts of southern Somalia areas of active hostilities   Read More ...
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US: airstrike killed al-Shabab commander in Somalia
Mogadishu, Somalia — The U.S. military on Friday confirmed it killed a high-level commander of the al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike in Somalia over the weekend, targeting a man blamed for planning deadly attacks in the capital of the Horn of Africa nation. President Donald Trump earlier this year approved expanded military operations against the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab, including more aggressive airstrikes and considering parts of southern Somalia areas of active hostilities   Read More ...
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US confirms airstrike killed al-Shabab commander in Somalia
MOGADISHU, Somalia – The U.S. military on Friday confirmed it killed a high-level commander of the al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike in Somalia over the weekend, targeting a man blamed for planning deadly attacks in the capital of the Horn of Africa nation. President Donald Trump earlier this year approved expanded military operations against the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab, including more aggressive airstrikes and considering parts of southern Somalia areas of active hostilities   Read More ...
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Imprisoned by Islamic State, then killed in airstrikes
Imprisoned by Islamic State, then killed in airstrikes The stench grew unbearable as Abdul Aziz Ali walked closer to the heap of shattered concrete and twisted metal beams that was once a prison. Pulling his scarf over his nose, he pointed out a decomposing leg protruding from the rubble. Perhaps an inmate, or a guard. “No one recognized him,” said Aziz, a 40-year-old unemployed driver who lives in the neighborhood   Read More ...
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US confirms airstrike killed al-Shabab commander in Somalia
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The U.S. military on Friday confirmed it killed a high-level commander of the al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike in Somalia over the weekend, targeting a man blamed for planning deadly attacks in the capital of the Horn of Africa nation. President Donald Trump earlier this year approved expanded military operations against the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab, including more aggressive airstrikes and considering parts of southern Somalia areas of active hostilities   Read More ...
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U.S.: Al-Shabab commander in Somalia killed in airstrike
U.S.: Al-Shabab commander in Somalia killed in airstrike MOGADISHU, Somalia - The U.S. military on Friday confirmed it killed a high-level commander of the al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike in Somalia over the weekend, targeting a man blamed for planning deadly attacks in the capital of the Horn of Africa nation. President Donald Trump earlier this year approved expanded military operations against the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab, including more aggressive airstrikes and considering parts of southern Somalia areas of active hostilities   Read More ...
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US confirms airstrike killed al-Shabab commander in Somalia
The U.S. military on Friday confirmed it killed a high-level commander of the al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike in Somalia over the weekend, targeting a man blamed for planning deadly attacks in the capital of the Horn of Africa nation. President Donald Trump earlier this year approved expanded military operations against the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab, including more aggressive airstrikes and considering parts of southern Somalia areas of active hostilities   Read More ...
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Airstrikes kill ISIS plotters in Syria
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   Read More ...
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Al-Shabab commander thought killed in Somalia airstrike
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The U.S. military said Monday it carried out a drone strike in Somalia that killed a member of the al-Shabab extremist group, while Somalia's government said it believes the strike killed a high-level al-Shabab commander responsible for several deadly bombings in the capital. A U.S. Africa Command statement said the airstrike occurred Saturday near Tortoroow, an al-Shabab stronghold in Lower Shabelle region in southern Somalia   Read More ...
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Al-Shabab commander thought killed in Somalia airstrike
MOGADISHU, Somalia – The U.S. military said Monday it carried out a drone strike in Somalia that killed a member of the al-Shabab extremist group, while Somalia's government said it believes the strike killed a high-level al-Shabab commander responsible for several deadly bombings in the capital. A U.S. Africa Command statement said the airstrike occurred Saturday near Tortoroow, an al-Shabab stronghold in Lower Shabelle region in southern Somalia   Read More ...
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U.S. coalition continue strikes against ISIS in Syria, Iraq
The destruction of ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria also further limits the group's ability to project terror and conduct external operations throughout the region and the rest of the world, Defence Department stated task force officials as saying. U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria conducting 27 strikes, consisting of 32 engagements, inflicting major damage to radical Islamic forces and tactical units   Read More ...
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