Militant groups

Two Palestinians women walk past the rubble of buildings destroyed by Israeli airstrikes early morning in Gaza City, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Israeli aircraft have struck dozens of militant sites across the Gaza Strip as militants fired some 30 rockets into Israel. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
October 27, 2018 - 4:28 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military on Saturday struck dozens of targets across the Gaza Strip in response to heavy rocket fire and threatened to expand its air campaign to Syria after accusing Iranian forces in Damascus of orchestrating the rocket attacks. The threats toward Iranian...
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October 26, 2018 - 9:17 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's state-run National News Agency says sporadic clashes have resumed in a Palestinian refugee camp in the country's south shortly after rival groups reached a truce brokered by the militant Hezbollah group. Palestinian officials said the clashes at the Miyeh ou Miyeh camp broke...
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Guards of honor carry a photo of Gen. Abdul Raziq, Kandahar police chief, who was killed by a guard, during his burial ceremony in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. Afghanistan's election commission on Friday postponed elections in Kandahar for a week, following a brazen attack on a high-profile security meeting there with a U.S. delegation that killed at least two senior provincial officials, including the province's police chief. (AP Photo)
October 19, 2018 - 4:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A brazen attack that the Taliban says targeted the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is a stark reminder of the formidable task the Trump administration faces as it tries to extricate America from its longest war. The commander, Army Gen. Scott Miller, escaped unharmed from...
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A man watches a house that was hit by a missile fired from Gaza Strip, in the city of Beersheba, southern Israel, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. A medical service said a woman and her three children, whose home was struck, were being treated for shock after they fled to their shelter upon being awoken by warning sirens. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
October 17, 2018 - 6:10 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — A rocket fired from Gaza struck a residential home in southern Israel early Wednesday and the Israeli military began attacking militant sites in Gaza in response after days of rising tensions. The Magen David Adom medical service said a woman and her three children, whose home in...
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Kashmiri Muslim protesters clash with Indian government forces during the fourth phase of local elections in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. India says the polls are a vital grass roots exercise to boost development and address civic issues. Political separatist leaders and armed rebel groups who challenge India's sovereignty over Kashmir have called for a boycott, saying the polls are an illegitimate exercise under military occupation. Authorities have deployed more than 40,000 additional soldiers in what is already one of world's most heavily militarised regions to guard the voting for urban and village councils. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
October 17, 2018 - 4:18 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Anti-India protests and clashes erupted in the main city of disputed Kashmir on Wednesday after a gunbattle between militants and government forces killed at least two suspected rebels, a civilian and a counterinsurgency police official, residents and police said. The...
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October 16, 2018 - 11:18 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Militants in Iran abducted 14 members of a border security force near the Pakistan border on Tuesday in the latest blow to the powerful Revolutionary Guard. Media reports quoted an unnamed but informed source as saying two of those abducted are members of the Guard's...
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October 16, 2018 - 10:24 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.S. military on Tuesday announced its deadliest airstrike against the al-Shabab extremist group in Somalia in nearly a year, killing about 60 fighters. The U.S. Africa Command said Friday's airstrike occurred near the community of Harardere in Mudug province in the central...
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An Israeli soldier opens the border gates as an UN vehicle enters Syria in Quneitra crossing in the Israeli controlled Golan, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. The crossing between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights reopened for U.N. observers who had left the area four years ago because of the fighting there. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
October 15, 2018 - 6:01 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Syria's foreign minister says it's "impossible" for his government to give up on the "vital" oil-rich eastern Syria, controlled by U.S-backed Kurdish-led forces. Walid al-Moallem says the eastern banks of the Euphrates...
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October 14, 2018 - 12:05 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Jordan and Syria agreed Sunday to reopen a vital border crossing between the two countries, three years after the commercial lifeline fell to rebel groups and traffic was halted. Israel also said Sunday the Quneitra crossing with Syria will reopen Monday to U.N. observers,...
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October 14, 2018 - 8:42 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross made an urgent appeal on Sunday to an affiliate of the Islamic State organization in Nigeria to spare the lives of two abducted health workers. The women risk the fate of a colleague who was killed by the extremists last month, the...
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