Militant groups

Medical workers help a man who was wounded in a bomb attack, at a hospital in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Saturday, June 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
June 15, 2019 - 12:01 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A pair of explosions rocked Somalia's capital and left 11 people dead, the country's police chief said Saturday, as the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility. Another 25 people were wounded, Gen. Bashir Abdi Mohamed told reporters in Mogadishu...
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This photo posted and provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a Civil Defense worker searching for victims under the rubble after an airstrike by Syrian government forces hit the town of Maaret al-Numan in Idlib province, Syria, Saturday, June. 15, 2019. Syrian opposition activists say government airstrikes on rebel-held areas in northwestern Syrian and intense fighting claimed the lives dozens of people. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
June 15, 2019 - 11:30 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Government airstrikes, intense shelling and fighting on the ground in rebel-held areas in northwest Syria claimed the lives of dozens of people Saturday, Syrian opposition activists said. Syrian state media reported later that an explosion was heard in a military area in Dummar, a...
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FILE - in this Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 file photo, an Iraqi army soldier stand guard near a U.S.- made Iraqi Air Force F-16 fighter jet at the Balad Air Base, Iraq. Militants fired early Saturday, June 15, 2019, three mortar shells on an air base just north of Baghdad where American trainers are present, causing a small fires but no casualties, the Iraqi military said. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File)
June 15, 2019 - 7:21 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants in Iraq fired three mortar shells early Saturday into an air base just north of Baghdad where American trainers are present, causing no casualties, the Iraqi military said. The military statement said the attack on Balad air base caused small fires in bushes on the base,...
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Aziz Zaghanane, right, and his wife Ana Marilu Reyna attend their trial at the National Court in Madrid, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. The Moroccan-born Spaniard and his Mexican wife are denying charges in their re-trial that they helped recruit militants for the Islamic State in Madrid. (Paco Campos/Pool Photo via AP)
June 11, 2019 - 6:11 am
MADRID (AP) — A Moroccan-born Spaniard and his Mexican wife are denying charges in their retrial that they helped recruit militants for the Islamic State group in Madrid. Aziz Zaghanane initially received a six-year prison sentence at last year's trial and his wife Ana Marilú Reyna was sent to...
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Unknown assailants killed at least 95 people in an ethnic Dogon village overnight.;
June 10, 2019 - 11:33 am
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Unknown assailants killed at least 95 people in a central Mali village overnight, government officials said Monday, the latest massacre in a growing ethnic conflict driven by fear and suspicion over alleged ties to extremist groups once limited to the West African country's...
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FILE - in this Thursday, April 26, 2018 file photo, relatives wait outside Nineveh Criminal Court, one of two counterterrorism courts in Iraq where suspected Islamic State militants and their associates are tried, in Tel Keif, Iraq. A Baghdad court sentenced to death three French citizens Sunday for being members of the Islamic State group, an Iraqi judicial official said. The official said the three were among 12 French citizens handed over to Iraq in January by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces. Then SDF has handed over to Iraq hundreds of suspected IS members in recent months. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)
May 28, 2019 - 6:22 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi court on Tuesday sentenced two high-profile French members of the Islamic State group to death, bringing the total number of French former jihadis condemned to death this week to six. France, meanwhile, said it would do all it can to spare the group from execution in Iraq...
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Map locates the Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq.;
May 20, 2019 - 10:43 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Leading Iraqi Shiite figures warned Monday against attempts to pull their country into a war between the U.S. and Iran, saying it would turn Iraq into a battlefield yet again, just as it is on the path to recovery. The warning came hours after a rocket slammed into Baghdad's heavily...
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CORRECTS DATE - In this Friday, May 17, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Navy, the USS Abraham Lincoln sails in the Arabian Sea near the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge. Commercial airliners flying over the Persian Gulf risk being targeted by "miscalculation or misidentification" from the Iranian military amid heightened tensions between the Islamic Republic and the U.S., American diplomats warned Saturday, May 18, 2019, even as both Washington and Tehran say they don't seek war. (Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian M. Wilbur, U.S. Navy via AP)
May 19, 2019 - 8:55 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia does not want war but will not hesitate to defend itself against Iran, a top Saudi diplomat said Sunday after the kingdom's energy sector was targeted this past week amid heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf. U.S. President Donald Trump, meanwhile...
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Map locates the Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq.;
May 19, 2019 - 6:13 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — A rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital's heavily fortified Green Zone Sunday night, landing less than a mile from the sprawling U.S. Embassy, an Iraqi military spokesman said. The apparent attack, which Iraq's state-run news agency said did not cause any casualties, came amid...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2016 file photo, Iraqi security forces and allied Popular Mobilization forces fire artillery during fight against Islamic State militants in Fallujah, Iraq. When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with Iraqi officials in Baghdad earlier this month as tensions were mounting between the U.S. and Iran, he delivered a nuanced message: If you're not going to stand with us, stand aside. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil, File)
May 18, 2019 - 9:28 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with Iraqi officials in Baghdad last week as tensions mounted between America and Iran, he delivered a nuanced message: If you're not going to stand with us, stand aside. The message, relayed to The Associated Press by two Iraqi...
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