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Airstrikes hit near Turkish convoy in Syria, raising tension

Airstrikes targeted a Turkish army convoy inside a rebel-held part of northwestern Syria on Monday, killing three civilians and wounding 12 others, the Turkish Defense Ministry said. Syria, however, said …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 5:09 p.m.

Airstrike kills 44 migrants in Libyan detention center

An airstrike hit a detention center for migrants near the Libyan capital of Tripoli early Wednesday, killing at least 44 people and wounding dozens of others in an attack that …


Libyan official says airstrike kills 40 migrants in Tripoli

A Libyan health official says an airstrike hit a detention center for migrants, killing at least 40 people and wounding 80 more.


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 7:52 p.m.

Retired WSU prof: Canceled strikes against Iran may buy goodwill

President Donald Trump said Friday the U.S. was “cocked and loaded” to retaliate against Iran for downing an unmanned American surveillance drone, but he canceled the strikes 10 minutes before …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 5:15 p.m.

India strikes inside Pakistan after deadly Kashmir attack

A pre-dawn airstrike inside Pakistan that India said targeted a terrorist training camp and killed a “very large number” of militants ratcheted up tensions on Tuesday between the two nuclear-armed …


US airstrike in Somalia kills 35 al-Shabab extremists

The United States military says it has killed 35 fighters from the al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike in central Somalia, not far from the Ethiopian border.


US strikes IS-held mosque as Syria battle intensifies

The U.S. military said Tuesday it struck a mosque that had allegedly been used as an Islamic State control center, as American-allied Syrian forces battled the extremists in their last …


U.S. airstrike in Somalia kills 52 al-Shabab extremists

The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia that killed 52 al-Shabab extremists in response to an attack on Somali forces.


U.S. says airstrike targeted militant tied to USS Cole bombing

An American airstrike earlier this week targeted an al-Qaida operative accused of involvement in the attack nearly two decades ago on the USS Cole that killed 17 sailors, a U.S. …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 3:44 p.m.

Syria calls rare U.S. strike an effort ‘to support terrorism’

Syrian state-run media said Thursday a rare U.S. strike on government-backed troops in eastern Syria killed and wounded dozens of tribal fighters, calling it a new effort “to support terrorism.”


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 8:51 a.m.

Suspected Saudi-led airstrikes kill 15 in Yemen

Suspected Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen have killed at least 23 people, including prisoners, and wounded dozens in the rebel-held capital, Sanaa, rebel officials and eyewitnesses said Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 10:46 a.m.

U.S. attacks militants in Somalia and Libya

Reflecting stepped-up targeting of extremists in Africa, the U.S. military said airstrikes killed more than 100 militants in Somalia on Tuesday and hit Islamic State fighters in Libya days earlier.


U.S. says new airstrike in Somalia kills ‘several militants’

The U.S. military says “several militants” have been killed in an airstrike against the al-Shabab extremist group in Somalia.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 11:26 a.m.

U.S. carries out 1st airstrikes against ISIS in Somalia

A Somali security official says a suspected U.S. airstrike has targeted a base run by Islamic State group-affiliated fighters in Somalia’s northern state of Puntland.


Israel strikes deep inside Syria, said to hit military facility

Israeli warplanes struck a military position near the Mediterranean coast in western Syria Thursday, killing two soldiers, the Syrian army said, in a stronghold of President Bashar Assad that is …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 10:50 a.m.

U.S. says drone strike kills 3 al-Shabab extremists in Somalia

A U.S. military drone strike has killed three members of the al-Shabab extremist group in Somalia, the U.S. Africa Command said Wednesday.


10 civilians, including kids, dead in U.S.-backed Somalia raid

Ten civilians, including three children, were killed in a raid by foreign and Somali forces on a farm in southern Somalia, a deputy governor said Friday as officials displayed victims’ …


At least 20 people killed in mosque attack in Afghan capital

Militants stormed a packed Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital during Friday prayers, in an attack that lasted for hours and ended with at least 20 worshipers killed and another …


Saudi-led airstrikes kill 14 civilians in Yemen’s capital

Saudi-led coalition fighter jets rained bombs on the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, on Friday levelling houses packed with civilians and killing at least 14 people, including eight members of a single …


U.S. commander visits Yemen; earlier airstrike kills dozens

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – The top U.S. commander for the Middle East got a first-hand look on Wednesday at Saudi Arabia’s military fight against Yemen’s rebels, visiting the border area …


Airstrikes kill 12 civilians northern Yemen

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.


UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 10:46 p.m.

Errant US airstrike kills 16 Afghan police officers in Helmand province, officials say

A U.S. airstrike mistakenly hit an Afghan police unit in the southern province of Helmand, killing 16 police officers and wounding two others, the provincial governor’s office said Saturday.


Syrian activists: At least 7 civilians killed in Raqqa airstrike

Syrian activists say an airstrike in the contested de-facto capital of the Islamic State group has killed at least 7 civilians.


UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 10:32 p.m.

Philippine airstrike kills 11 soldiers in ‘friendly fire’

A Philippine air force plane dropping bombs on Islamic extremists killed 11 soldiers and wounded seven others in “friendly fire” as government forces were struggling to rout the militants who …


Pentagon says U.S. bomb ignited Islamic State explosives in deadly Mosul airstrike

A two-month investigation into a U.S. military airstrike in Iraq that caused some of the worst civilian casualties in decades found that the attack inadvertently set off explosives that gutted …


UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 9:45 p.m.

Syria says U.S. airstrike killed several soldiers near Jordan

A Syrian military official said Friday that an aerial “aggression” by the U.S.-led coalition on a government military position near the border with Jordan the day before killed several soldiers …


Suspected U.S. airstrike kills 4 al-Qaida operatives in Yemen

A suspected U.S. airstrike killed four al-Qaida operatives in Yemen’s eastern province of Marib on Sunday, Yemeni tribal and security officials said.


UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 5:59 p.m.

Misdirected U.S. airstrike kills 18 allied fighters in Syria

A misdirected airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition earlier this week killed 18 allied fighters battling the Islamic State group in northern Syria, the U.S. military said Thursday.


U.S. strike on Syria is widely praised, but angers Russia

World leaders rallied around the United States after it launched a missile strike early Friday on a Syrian air base in response to this week’s chemical attack, while Russia condemned …


U.S. coalition investigating reports of deadly Mosul airstrike

The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group is investigating reports of an airstrike in a western neighborhood in the Iraqi city of Mosul that allegedly left more than 100 …