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  • Iraq: IS launches chlorine gas attacks in western Mosul

    April 15, 2017 11:54 AM

    BAGHDAD - An Iraqi military officer says Islamic State militants have launched a gas attack in a newly-liberated area in western Mosul. The officer with the anti-terrorism forces said Saturday that the attack occurred the night before in the al-Abar neighborhood, when IS fired a rocked loaded with chlorine. He... more »
  • IS mortars kill 16 Iraqi civilians in Mosul

    November 26, 2016 11:22 AM

    MOSUL, Iraq - Iraqi military and hospital officials say mortar rounds fired by Islamic State militants have killed 16 civilians in neighborhoods already retaken by troops. They said the bodies of the 16, killed overnight and early on Saturday, have been brought to military hospitals in eastern Mosul. The officials... more »
  • Militants abduct more Christians in Syria

    February 26, 2015 5:26 PM

    BEIRUT - Islamic State militants have seized more Christians from their homes in northeastern Syria. Fears are mounting over the fate of the abducted Christians, with hundreds taken captive, according to human rights activists. The abductions began Monday, when militants attacked a cluster of villages, sending thousands of people fleeing... more »
  • Boko Haram said to kill about 45 people in Nigeria

    November 20, 2014 4:36 PM

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - The leader of a vigilante fighter group in Nigeria says Boko Haram militants have killed about 45 people in an attack on a village. Muhammed Gava of the Nigeria Vigilante Group said the assault occurred Wednesday in Azaya Kura village in northeastern Nigeria's Borno state. He told... more »
  • Pentagon: Iraq says troops will go on offensive

    October 23, 2014 1:25 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says Iraq's new defense minister says his troops will go on the offensive against Islamic State militants who have taken over large sections of the country. Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, says Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi spoke with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel by... more »
  • Colorado girls make possible bid to join militants

    October 22, 2014 11:00 AM

    DENVER - Three teenage girls from suburban Denver flew to Europe in a possible bid to join Islamic State militants in Syria, and now authorities are looking at their friends to see if any have similar intentions. A U.S. official said the evidence gathered so far made it clear that... more »
  • Syria: US dual policy is recipe for more violence

    September 29, 2014 12:33 PM

    UNITED NATIONS - Syria's foreign minister says the United States' dual policy of striking at militants in Syria while providing money, weapons and training to others is a recipe for more violence and terrorism. Walid al-Moallem says such behavior creates a "fertile ground" for the continued growth of extremism.... more »
  • On Syria, Obama faces questions on Congress' role Play Video

    August 28, 2014 4:50 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama faces a familiar question as he contemplates airstrikes in Syria: Should Congress have a say in his decision? Just last summer Obama was barreling toward strikes in Syria when he abruptly announced that he first wanted approval from congressional lawmakers. But Congress balked at... more »
  • US sending arms to Kurds in Iraq

    August 11, 2014 3:35 AM

    SYDNEY, Australia - Senior U.S. officials say the Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces who have started to make gains against Islamic militants in Iraq. The U.S. previously had insisted on only selling arms to the Iraqi government. The officials wouldn't say which U.S. agency is... more »
  • After truce, rockets fired at Israel from Gaza Play Video

    August 8, 2014 1:56 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - The Israeli military says Gaza militants have fired a barrage of at least five rockets at southern Israel shortly after a three-day truce between Israel and Hamas expired. The military says one rocket was intercepted over the city of Ashkelon, and the other rockets hit open areas.... more »
  • Israeli PM speaks of 'prolonged' campaign in Gaza

    July 28, 2014 12:19 PM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel's prime minister says Israelis must be "ready for a prolonged campaign" against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Benjamin Netanyahu also said in a televised speech Monday that a demilitarization of Gaza must be part of any future solution in the territory. Meanwhile, a strike... more »
  • Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire bid Play Video

    July 24, 2014 1:59 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israeli tanks and warplanes are pummeling the Gaza Strip as U.S. and other diplomats push for a cease-fire with Hamas militants. Gaza police say an infant boy was among those killed when Israeli fighter jets struck the Jabaliya refugee camp early Thursday. Palestinian health officials... more »

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