Civil wars

This photo provided by the Ibaa News Agency, the media arm of al-Qaida's branch in Syria, purports to show part of a Syrian warplane that was shot down by rebel fighters over Idlib province in Syria, Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitor, said the warplane was shot down on the southern edge of Idlib province, while activist Taher al-Omar who has close links with militants said it was a Russian-made SU-22. The caption in Arabic reads: "The remains of the warplane that was shot down by holy warriors of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham as part of the Great Conquest operations." (Ibaa News Agency via AP)
August 15, 2019 - 5:15 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian forces gained more ground from insurgents in the country's northwest on Thursday, edging closer to a major rebel-held town a day after militants shot down a government warplane in the area. The government offensive, which intensified last week, has displaced nearly 100,000...
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Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa, left, and former Defense Secretary and his brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa wave to supporters during a party convention held to announce the presidential candidacy in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019. Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who was a livewire in Sri Lanka's military campaign to end a long civil war but faces allegations of human rights violations, has been nominated as the opposition's candidate for the presidential election scheduled for later this year. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
August 11, 2019 - 7:31 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who was a livewire in Sri Lanka's military campaign to end a long civil war but faces allegations of human rights violations, was nominated Sunday as the opposition's candidate for the presidential election scheduled for later this year...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2012, file photo, an al-Qaida logo is seen on a street sign in the town of Jaar in southern Abyan province, Yemen. Yemeni officials and tribal leaders say al-Qaida militants targeted a military camp in southern Abyan province with rocket propelled grenades and automatic rifles around midnight, setting off clashes that lasted until early morning on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. Arabic on the logo reads: "There is no god but God," and "Muhammad is the messenger of God." (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
August 02, 2019 - 5:47 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida militants targeted a military camp in Yemen's southern Abyan province, killing at least 20 troops and setting off hours-long clashes that lasted into early morning Friday, Yemeni officials and tribal leaders said. The attack began around midnight, with militants firing...
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This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, shows Syrian White Helmet civil defense workers and civilians carry an injured man on a stretcher after an airstrike hit the northern town of Ariha, in Idlib province, Syria, Sunday, July 28, 2019. Syrian opposition activists and a war monitor say five people have been killed in airstrikes on a town in the country's northwest as the government keeps up its deadly air campaign on the rebel-controlled region. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
July 28, 2019 - 12:43 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government airstrikes on a town in the country's northwest killed five people, two of whom were from the same family, opposition activists said Sunday. The airstrikes on the town of Ariha came as the government continued its deadly air campaign against the last rebel-held...
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July 28, 2019 - 4:40 am
LONDON (AP) — Officials say a British special forces soldier who died fighting the Islamic State group in Syria was killed by friendly fire, rather than in a roadside bomb as previously believed. Sgt. Matt Tonroe died in March 2018 alongside U.S. commando Master Sergeant Jonathan J. Dunbar while on...
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This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian White Helmet civil defense workers search for victims from under the rubble of a destroyed building that hit by Syrian government and Russian airstrikes, in the northern town of Maaret al-Numan, in Idlib province, Syria, Monday, July 22, 2019. Syrian opposition activists say an airstrike on a busy market in a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria has killed at least 16 people. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
July 22, 2019 - 7:12 am
BEIRUT (AP) — An airstrike hit a busy market in a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria on Monday, killing at least 23 people, according to opposition activists and a war monitoring group. The airstrike took place in the town of Maaret al-Numan and also wounded more than 30 people, according to the...
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Debris covers the ground and an emergency vehicle after an airstrike at a detention center in Tajoura, east of Tripoli in Libya, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. An airstrike hit the detention center for migrants early Wednesday, killing several. (AP Photo/Hazem Ahmed)
July 16, 2019 - 10:59 am
PARIS (AP) — A Libyan detention center where an airstrike killed more than 50 people two weeks ago is filling with migrants again, and work has resumed at a nearby weapons workshop, despite calls from the United Nations to empty the compound and others like it near the front-lines of the country's...
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This photo provided by Mona Nalayeh shows Canadian-Somalian journalist Hodan Nalayeh in northern Somalian city of Las Anod. On Friday, July 12, 2019, the journalist dedicated to telling positive stories from a country suffering through decades of civil war, extremist attacks and famine was killed along with her husband, Farid Jama Suleiman, entrepreneur Mahad Nur and at least 23 others after a bomb exploded outside the Asasey Hotel in the Somalian city of Kismayo and gunmen stormed inside. Fifty-six other people were wounded in the attack, according to the Jubbaland regional president. (Mona Nalayeh via AP)
July 13, 2019 - 4:18 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — As bombings and attacks rocked the African nation of Somalia in recent years, Canadian-Somali journalist Hodan Nalayeh found what she believed was a higher calling: Showcasing the hidden beauty of her homeland and its people. On Twitter, she shared posts featuring marine life...
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July 13, 2019 - 2:10 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — As bombings and attacks rocked the African nation of Somalia in recent years, Canadian-Somalian journalist Hodan Nalayeh found what she believed was a higher calling: Showcasing the hidden beauty of her homeland and its people. On Twitter, she shared posts featuring marine...
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FILE -- In this Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 file photo, fighters with the Free Syrian army patrol the outskirts of the northern town of Jisr al-Shughur, Syria, west of the city of Idlib. n two months of intensive airstrikes and bombardments on the rebel-controlled province of Idlib, Syrian government forces and their Russian allies have failed to make progress against battle-hardened insurgents. (Ugur Can/DHA via AP, File)
July 13, 2019 - 4:44 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Two months of intensive airstrikes by Syrian government forces and their Russian allies, coupled with a fierce ground assault on rebel-controlled Idlib province, have killed hundreds of people and caused massive displacement while achieving little to no gain for President Bashar Assad...
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