War casualties

In this photo released by the Turkish army, weaponry, including several rocket launchers, ammunition, hand grenades and an automatic rifle used according to the army by Kurdish militants, were seized during an operation near Semdinli, southeastern Turkey, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. Clashes between Turkish security force members and Kurdish militants in two mainly Kurdish provinces in southeastern Turkey on Thursday killed eight security force members and 22 militants, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. (Turkish Military via AP)
November 02, 2017 - 9:58 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Clashes between Turkish security force members and Kurdish militants in three mainly Kurdish provinces in southeastern Turkey on Thursday killed eight security force members and 31 militants, officials said. A skirmish erupted near the town of Semdinli, in the province of...
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October 29, 2017 - 3:00 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Relatives of a World War II veteran who died in a 1944 battle in the Netherlands that was part of an Allied campaign later depicted in the movie "A Bridge Too Far" have laid his remains to rest in central Illinois. Mourners gathered at Springfield's Camp Butler National...
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In this Oct. 25, 2017, photo, Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C. points at a photograph of Marine Sgt. Michael Edward Bits of Ventura, Calif., the first military funeral he and his wife attended, and one of the many pictures of soldiers killed this century based in Camp Lejeune along a hallway leading to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington. As President Trump argued about what he said to the family of a soldier killed in Niger, a North Carolina congressman was quietly doing what he's done more than 11,000 times: signing a condolence letter to that family and others. Republican Rep. Walter Jones began signing the letters to families in 2003 as penance for his 2002 vote supporting war in Iraq. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
October 29, 2017 - 12:06 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — On a Sunday morning more than two weeks after four U.S. soldiers were ambushed and killed in Niger, Rep. Walter Jones sat at the desk in his North Carolina office, doing what he's done more than 11,000 times in 14 years: signing letters to families of the dead troops. "My heart...
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October 28, 2017 - 7:48 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt launched a major shakeup of its security services on Saturday in an apparent reaction to an ambush by militants outside Cairo last week that killed at least 16 police troopers. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi replaced his armed forces chief of staff, while the Interior Ministry,...
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New members of the Afghan Special forces march during their graduation ceremony at the Afghan Corp, on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. Over 830 Afghan Special forces graduated after receiving a 4-month training program in Kabul. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
October 25, 2017 - 8:56 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban targeted two military posts in western Afghanistan, killing 11 soldiers and setting off gunbattles with the military, Afghan officials said Wednesday. In one attack, in western Farah province, the insurgents stormed a security post, killing nine troops and...
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This image from video released by ABC shows Myeshia Johnson, La David Johnson's widow, during an interview on "Good Morning America," Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, in New York. (ABC News via AP)
October 24, 2017 - 4:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's handling of service member deaths (all times local): 1 p.m. A North Carolina couple says President Donald Trump has sent a $25,000 check months after promising the gift during a June condolence call. Two North Carolina television stations...
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This image from video released by ABC shows Myeshia Johnson, La David Johnson's widow, during an interview on "Good Morning America," Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, in New York. (ABC News via AP)
October 24, 2017 - 6:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A fallen soldier's angry widow joined the stormy dispute with President Donald Trump over his response to her husband's death, declaring that his failure to remember the soldier's name in last week's condolence call "made me cry." He retorted Monday that the call was "very...
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President Donald Trump, right, salutes retired Army Capt. Gary M. Rose, left, before bestowing him with the nation's highest military honor, the Medal of Honor, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 24, 2017 - 4:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — For more than 50 years, every American president has been forced to grapple, in one way or another, with the quagmire of the Vietnam War. Now it's Donald Trump's turn. The ghosts of Vietnam are stirring anew, just as Trump prepares to visit the nation on his first presidential tour...
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Vice President Mike Pence salutes during a ceremony honoring 241 U.S. Service members killed 34 years ago in the 1983 bombing of the Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 at the Marine Barracks in Washington. (AP Photo/Ken Thomas)
October 23, 2017 - 2:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence on Monday honored the memory of 241 U.S. service members killed in the 1983 Marine barracks bombing in Beirut, calling the three-decade-old attack the "opening salvo" in the war against terrorism. Pence and White House National Security Adviser H.R...
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Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, left, together with Armed Forces Chief Gen. Eduardo Ano, right, reads a statement announcing the Philippine troops have captured a building where pro-Islamic State group militants made their final stand in southern Marawi city and found bodies of suspected gunmen inside Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 at the ongoing ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting in Clark, Pampanga province north of Manila, Philippines. The seizure of the building and the defeat of the militants would allowed the military to declare on Monday the end of the Marawi siege, which hundreds of black flag-waving gunmen launched exactly five months ago. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
October 23, 2017 - 11:25 am
CLARK, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government declared the end Monday to the militant siege of a southern city that lasted five months, left more than 1,100 people dead and sparked fears of the Islamic State group gaining a foothold in Southeast Asia. Speaking at an annual meeting of the...
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