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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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Sri Lanka
Chamila Karunarathne/AP, file
April 23, 2019 - 7:14 am
UPDATED: 2:40 p.m. ___ COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The purported leader of an Islamic extremist group blamed for an Easter attack in Sri Lanka that killed over 320 people began posting videos online three years ago calling for non-Muslims to be "eliminated," faith leaders said Tuesday. Much remains...
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President Donald Trump
Carolyn Kaster/AP
March 22, 2019 - 1:01 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Islamic State militants no longer control any territory in Syria, President Donald Trump proudly announced Friday, though the U.S. was still launching airstrikes and sporadic fighting continued on the ground against the group's holdouts. "It's about time," Trump...
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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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German minister of Defense Ursula von der Leyen, right, looks to United States Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan at a press conference during the International Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.
dpa via AP/Tobias Hase
February 15, 2019 - 10:46 am
By Robert Burns, AP National Security Writer MUNICH, Germany (AP) — The top Pentagon official said Friday he foresees a "bigger and stronger" American-led international coalition combatting the Islamic State group globally as the U.S. withdraws its troops from Syria. Pat Shanahan, on his first trip...
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The Worldwide Threat Assessment, released by Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats Tuesday, also states that with the recent loss of territory, "ISIS will seek to exploit Sunni grievances, societal instability, and stretched security forces."
Getty Images via CNN
January 29, 2019 - 11:07 am
By Zachary Cohen, CNN (CNN) -- Despite repeated claims by the Trump administration that ISIS has been defeated, US intelligence assesses that the terror group "very likely will continue to pursue external attacks from Iraq and Syria against regional and Western adversaries, including the United...
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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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Several casualities were reported after a bomb exploded in a Syrian city where US soldiers are deployed in the area, a militia controlling the city and a UK-based monitoring group said Wednesday.
AP via CNN
January 16, 2019 - 10:13 am
UPDATED: 2:30 p.m. ___ By Zachary Cohen, Veronica Stracqualursi and Kevin Liptak (CNN) — ISIS has claimed responsibility for a deadly explosion that killed U.S. service members in the Syrian city of Manbij on Wednesday. U.S. service members were killed in the attack, according to a tweet from the...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP
January 10, 2019 - 1:43 pm
CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a scathing rebuke of the Obama administration's Mideast policies on Thursday, accusing the former president of "misguided" and "wishful" thinking that diminished America's role in the region, harmed its longtime friends and emboldened its...
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