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AP News
October 29, 2019 - 10:50 am
Pivoting from the dramatic killing of the Islamic State group's leader, the Pentagon is increasing U.S. efforts to protect Syria's oil fields from the extremist group as well as from Syria itself and the country's Russian allies. It's a new high-stakes mission even as American troops are withdrawn...
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President Donald Trump
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AP News
October 28, 2019 - 11:41 am
Eliminating the Islamic State group's elusive leader gives President Donald Trump a new argument for leaving Syria, but the U.S. military campaign against the extremists is far from finished. Read more here.
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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
ISIS via CNN
Justin Udo
October 27, 2019 - 12:58 pm
A local terrorism expert said the killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi helped destabilize the Islamic State as an organization, and took away an important part of its territory. Read more here.
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Sr Lanka funeral service
Manish Swarup/AP
April 25, 2019 - 2:08 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka on Thursday lowered the death toll from the Easter suicide bombings by nearly one-third, to 253, as authorities hunted urgently for a least five more suspects and braced for the possibility of more attacks in the coming days. In rolling back the number of dead...
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A mass burial for victims in Sri Lanka.
Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP
April 24, 2019 - 12:48 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president has asked for the resignations of the defense secretary and national police chief, a dramatic internal shake-up after security forces shrugged off intelligence reports warning of possible attacks before Easter bombings that killed over 350 people, the...
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U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fire on Islamic State militant positions in Baghouz, Syria, Monday, March 11, 2019.
Maya Alleruzzo/AP Photo
March 12, 2019 - 7:47 am
By Philip Issa and Maamoun Youssef, Associated Press BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — Besieged by U.S.-backed forces in their last foothold in eastern Syria, Islamic State militants are calling on supporters across the world to stage attacks in their defense, according to a newly released audio recording. The...
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This undated photo issued by the Metropolitan Police shows Shamima Begum.
Metropolitan Police via AP
February 17, 2019 - 12:07 pm
LONDON (AP) — The family of a British teenager who ran away to join the Islamic State group and now wants to return to the U.K. said Sunday she has given birth to a baby boy. The family's lawyer said 19-year-old Shamima Begum and the baby are in good health. In a recent interview with The Times...
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This frame grab from video provided by Hawar News, ANHA, the news agency for the semi-autonomous Kurdish areas in Syria, shows Kurdish fighters standing guard at the site of a suicide attack near the town of Shaddadeh, Jan. 21, 2019.
ANHA via AP
January 21, 2019 - 1:49 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — An Islamic State suicide bomber targeted a joint convoy of U.S. and allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria on Monday, marking the second attack against U.S. troops in less than a week and further highlighting the dangers surrounding U.S. plans to withdraw forces after a declaration...
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President Donald Trump talks to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
atyana Zenkovich/pool photo via AP
December 21, 2018 - 10:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw American troops from Syria was made hastily, without consulting his national security team or allies, and over strong objections from virtually everyone involved in the fight against the Islamic State, according to U.S. and Turkish...
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Iraqi security forces parade on motorcycles national flags marking the year anniversary of the defeat of the Islamic State group in Iraq in Tahrir Square, in central Baghdad, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018.
AP Photo/Ali Abdul Hassan
December 10, 2018 - 8:53 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq on Monday celebrated the anniversary of its costly victory over the Islamic State group, which has lost virtually all the territory it once held but still carries out sporadic attacks to cling to its last enclave near the Syrian border. The government declared victory last...
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