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U.S. airstrikes kill 6 Al-Shabaab members in Somalia

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U.S. airstrikes kill 6 Al-Shabaab members in Somalia


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IS convoy resumes journey after being blocked by US-led airstrikes

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IS convoy resumes journey after being blocked by US-led airstrikes


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Children among dead after airstrike in Yemen's capital

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Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemen hotel, killing at least 41

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Syria: US air strikes kills over 170 civilians in Raqqa

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Syria: US air strikes kills over 170 civilians in Raqqa


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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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British ISIS recruiter Sally Jones reported dead in airstrike
A British woman who became one of the world’s most wanted female terrorists after going to Syria to fight with the Islamic State has been killed by a U.S. drone strike, according to reports. Sally Jones, a 50-year-old former punk guitarist from the London suburb of Kent, moved to the war-torn country in 2013 with her husband and son. Her husband, Junaid Hussain, also from the U   Read More ...
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Yemeni doctors say airstrikes, fighting kill 13 civilians
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni medical and tribal officials say airstrikes and artillery have killed 13 civilians in fighting near the Saudi border, the latest episode of non-combatants paying the highest toll in the country's civil war. They say an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels killed nine civilians in the Shada area of Saada province, a rebel stronghold   Read More ...
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Yemeni doctors say airstrikes, fighting kill 13 civilians
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni medical and tribal officials say airstrikes and artillery have killed 13 civilians in fighting near the Saudi border, the latest episode of non-combatants paying the highest toll in the country's civil war. They say an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels killed nine civilians in the Shada area of Saada province, a rebel stronghold   Read More ...
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Bana al-Abed: From a Syrian War Zone to New York City
Photo As airstrikes rained down on Aleppo while the Syrian government wrested the city from rebel forces, Bana al-Abed and her mother, Fatemah, were about life under siege. “Good morning from Aleppo,” Bana said in halting English in one of the videos posted to her account in October. “We are still alive.” Less than a year later, their lives are no longer dictated by airstrikes and uncertainty, thanks in part to the international attention on the young girl and her Twitter account   Read More ...
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Syria fighting worst since Aleppo, air strikes deadly: aid agencies
GENEVA (Reuters) - Syria is in the throes of its worst fighting since the battle for eastern Aleppo last year, with heavy air strikes causing hundreds of civilian casualties, aid agencies said on Thursday. Hospitals, schools and people fleeing violence have been “targeted by direct air strikes” that may amount to war crimes, the United Nations said, without apportioning blame. Russia and a U   Read More ...
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Russia says its airstrikes wounded al-Qaida leader in Syria
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's military says it has carried out airstrikes in Syria that critically wounded the leader of an al-Qaida-linked group and killed 12 other militant commanders. Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, said in a statement on Wednesday that the airstrikes wounded Abu Mohammed al-Golani, leader of the al-Qaida-linked Levant Liberation Committee. He says the strikes took place on Tuesday at an undisclosed location in Syria   Read More ...
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U.S.-led airstrike kills 45 in Syria
At least 45 civilians were killed on Tuesday by a U.S.-led airstrike on Islamic State (IS)-controlled areas in the northern city of Raqqa, local media said, as the Kurdish-led fighters say they are advancing in that city. Children and women were among those killed in the airstrike by the U.S.-led anti-terror coalition, which targeted two residential buildings in the Tawasoiyeh area north of Raqqa, said pro-government al-Watan online daily   Read More ...
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Russia says its strikes killed hundreds of IS in east Syria
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's military says its airstrikes in eastern Syria this week killed more than 300 Islamic State militants. Russia has been a major backer of Syria's President Bashar Assad whose government troops have been advancing in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour against IS under the cover of Russian airstrikes. Meanwhile, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces are also marching against the Islamic State group, backed by the U   Read More ...
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Air strike kills seven Hezbollah fighters in Syria: sources
BEIRUT (Reuters) - An air strike carried out by an unidentified warplane killed seven Hezbollah fighters in eastern Syria, three sources familiar with the incident told Reuters on Monday. The identity of the warplane was not confirmed, but the sources did not rule out the possibility that it was Russian “friendly fire”. Reporting by Laila Bassam; Editing by Robin Pomeroy.   Read More ...
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Afghan Forces, in Deadly Week, Killed by Allied Airstrike
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Culminating a deadly week for Afghan forces in the south of the country, an allied airstrike mistakenly struck an Afghan unit in Helmand Province on Sunday, killing at least 10 security personnel, officials said. The latest losses to the Afghan forces in Helmand comes on the back of heavy fighting and attacks in neighboring provinces of Uruzgan, Kandahar, and Farah, which left dozens of soldiers and police officers dead   Read More ...
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Afghan security forces killed in 'friendly fire' incident
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - An airstrike by the Afghan Air Force on a checkpoint in Gereshk district in the southern province of Helmand on Sunday killed around 10 members of the security forces and wounded nine others, officials said. The strike hit members of a special militia unit known as Sangoryan, who wear local clothes to blend into areas where the Taliban are active   Read More ...
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10 Afghan forces mistakenly killed in airstrike
KABUL, Afghanistan — At least 10 Afghan security forces were killed after the Afghan Air Force mistakenly dropped bombs on their checkpoint in southern Helmand province, officials confirmed. Gul Agha Muslim, a member of the Gareshk district's local council, said another 11 were wounded in the incident Sunday. The victims were from both the Afghan police and intelligence agency, added Muslim   Read More ...
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10 Afghan forces mistakenly killed in airstrike
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say at least 10 security forces have been killed after the Afghan Air Force mistakenly dropped bombs on their checkpoint in southern Helmand province. Gul Agha Muslim, a member of the Gareshk district's local council, says another 11 were wounded in the incident Sunday. The victims were from both the Afghan police and intelligence agency, added Muslim   Read More ...
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Airstrikes on Islamic State-held areas in Syria kill and wound dozens
Airstrikes on villages and towns held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria have killed and wounded dozens a day after an attack by the extremists killed more than 120 pro-government fighters and briefly cut off the highway linking the capital Damascus with eastern Syria, opposition activists said Saturday. It was not immediately clear if the airstrikes on areas including Mayadeen, Boukamal, Bouleil, Bouomar and Mushassan were carried out by the Russians or the U   Read More ...
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Airstrikes on IS-held areas in Syria kill and wound dozens
Related Coverage (AP) — Airstrikes on villages and towns held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria have killed and wounded dozens a day after an attack by the extremists killed more than 120 pro-government fighters and briefly cut off the highway linking the capital Damascus with eastern Syria, opposition activists said Saturday. It was not immediately clear if the airstrikes on areas including Mayadeen, Boukamal, Bouleil, Bouomar and Mushassan were carried out by the Russians or the U   Read More ...
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Airstrikes on IS-held areas in Syria kill and wound dozens
BEIRUT – Syrian opposition activists say airstrikes on villages and towns held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria have killed and wounded dozens. It was not immediately clear if the Saturday airstrikes on areas including Mayadeen, Boukamal, Bouleil, Bouomar and Mushassan were carried out by the Russians or the U.S.-led coalition. The airstrikes came after two days of clashes between Syrian government forces and their allies against IS fighters in central and eastern Syria that left nearly 200 dead on both sides   Read More ...
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Airstrikes on IS-held areas in Syria kill and wound dozens
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activists say airstrikes on villages and towns held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria have killed and wounded dozens. It was not immediately clear if the Saturday airstrikes on areas including Mayadeen, Boukamal, Bouleil, Bouomar and Mushassan were carried out by the Russians or the U.S.-led coalition. The airstrikes came after two days of clashes between Syrian government forces and their allies against IS fighters in central and eastern Syria that left nearly 200 dead on both sides   Read More ...
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Airstrikes on IS-held areas in Syria kill and wound dozens
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activists say airstrikes on villages and towns held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria have killed and wounded dozens. It was not immediately clear if the Saturday airstrikes on areas including Mayadeen, Boukamal, Bouleil, Bouomar and Mushassan were carried out by the Russians or the U.S.-led coalition. The airstrikes came after two days of clashes between Syrian government forces and their allies against IS fighters in central and eastern Syria that left nearly 200 dead on both sides   Read More ...
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Air strikes in Syria's rebel-held Idlib kill 28: Observatory
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said air strikes killed 28 people in a village in rebel-held Idlib province overnight, including four children. There was no immediate comment from the Syrian military on the report of the attack on Armanaz, which is located a few kilometers (miles) from the Turkish border. The Syrian Civil Defence, a rescue service operating in rebel-held areas, put the preliminary death toll at 26 in a report on its Twitter feed   Read More ...
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Airstrikes hit dozens of towns in northern Syria
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activists say airstrikes have hit towns and villages in northern Syria killing and wounding dozens. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the airstrikes are concentrating on Idlib, Hama and Aleppo provinces north of the country. Rami Abdurrahman, the Observatory's chief, said 42 towns and villages were aerially bombarded on Friday alone, killing at least 12 and wounded 31   Read More ...
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U.S. airstrikes in Libya kill several ISIS fighters
U.S. airstrikes killed an estimated five Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) fighters in Libya, CBS News' David Martin reports. The fighters were apparently retrieving weapons from a weapons cache. A truck was also destroyed. The two strikes on Tuesday targeted ISIS fighters about 100 miles southeast of the coastal city of Sirte, the U.S. Africa Command said Thursday. The U   Read More ...
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US strikes ISIS targets in Libya for a second time in less than a week
Tuesday's strike was carried out by unmanned aircraft and killed fewer than 10 ISIS fighters The operation follows a series of six precision airstrikes that were carried out against an ISIS desert camp on Friday (CNN)The US military conducted airstrikes against ISIS fighters in Libya Tuesday, for a second time in less than a week and only the second time the US has struck targets in the North African country since Donald Trump became President   Read More ...
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US airstrike causes civilian casualties as Mattis visits Afghan capital
A U.S. air strike called in to suppress an attack in Kabul on Wednesday as Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was visiting the Afghan capital caused a number of civilian casualties, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said.The airstrike was called in to support an Afghan Special Forces unit battling attackers who hit Kabul airport, but it suffered a missile malfunction, "causing several casualties", the statement said   Read More ...
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U.S. airstrike after Taliban attack on Pentagon chief’s plane in Kabul causes civilian casualties
KABUL – The Taliban unleashed a barrage of rockets at the Kabul international airport on Wednesday in a brazen attack that the insurgents said targeted the plane of visiting U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis. In response, the U.S. said it launched an airstrike that mistakenly caused an undisclosed number of civilian casualties. An Afghan woman was killed and 11 civilians were wounded in the Taliban attack   Read More ...
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Civilians hurt by US airstrike responding to Taliban attack
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban unleashed a barrage of rockets at the Kabul international airport on Wednesday in a brazen attack that the insurgents said targeted the plane of visiting U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis. In response, the U.S. said it launched an airstrike that mistakenly caused an undisclosed number of civilian casualties. An Afghan woman was killed and 11 civilians were wounded in the Taliban attack   Read More ...
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The Latest: US airstrike caused civilian casualties
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): The U.S. military says it conducted an airstrike in Afghanistan that mistakenly caused an undisclosed number of civilian casualties. The airstrike was launched in response to a Taliban attack at or near the international airport in Kabul on Wednesday. The insurgents said they were aiming for the aircraft of U   Read More ...
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The Latest: US airstrike caused civilian casualties
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): The U.S. military says it conducted an airstrike in Afghanistan that mistakenly caused an undisclosed number of civilian casualties. The airstrike was launched in response to a Taliban attack at or near the international airport in Kabul on Wednesday. The insurgents said they were aiming for the aircraft of U   Read More ...
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