War casualties

This Thursday, May 25, 2017 photo provided by the government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media, shows Syrian government troops taking up positions during fighting with Islamic State group militants, in the Syrian province of Homs. Syrian government-controlled media and a war monitor said on Saturday, May 27, 2017 that the Syrian troops and allied militia have pushed back Islamic State group militants and rebel fighters in a wide offensive in the country's southern desert. (Syrian Central Military Media, via AP)
May 27, 2017 - 12:53 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops and allied militia have pushed back Islamic State militants and U.S-backed opposition fighters, gaining control of a large swath of territory in the country's strategic southern desert, the government-controlled media and a war monitor said Saturday. Also Saturday, the U...
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Sonja St. John applies varnish on a violin at her workshop in Neenah, Wis., on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Her brother, Jon St. John, died in Iraq in 2007 while serving in the military. Among other things, Sonja has found solace in her career, making and restoring violins. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
May 26, 2017 - 4:14 am
NEENAH, Wis. (AP) — She begins each time by sharpening her tools, with the sound of metal on metal echoing through the sunlit old house she calls both home and workshop. Making a violin is a methodical art. For Sonja St. John, that structure is a necessity — and the routine, in many ways, a saving...
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (Maxim Shemetov/Pool Photo via AP)
May 24, 2017 - 1:25 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned Wednesday that he'll be harsh in enforcing martial law in his country's south as he abruptly left Moscow to deal with a crisis at home sparked by a Muslim extremist siege on a city, where militants burned buildings overnight and...
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May 19, 2017 - 9:16 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A roadside bombing killed 11 people in eastern Afghanistan on Friday as they were traveling to a wedding in the country's east, a local official said. Also Friday, five Afghan policemen were killed in fighting with the Taliban in eastern Kapisa province. Earlier, a...
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May 19, 2017 - 5:29 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudanese pro-government forces killed 114 civilians in a single town last year amid growing ethnic violence in the country's civil war, a new United Nations report said Friday. The investigation released by the U.N. human rights office said those cases and other...
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May 19, 2017 - 5:12 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A new United Nations report says South Sudanese pro-government forces killed 114 civilians in recent months amid the country's civil war. The report released Friday by the U.N. human rights office says those cases and other abuses in the town of Yei between July and January...
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UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura informs the media one day before the resumption of the negotiations between the Syrian government and the opposition, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, May 15, 2017. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
May 15, 2017 - 4:58 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times local): 11:55 p.m. A Syrian monitoring group says twin explosions have gone off in a makeshift camp near Syria's the border with Jordan, killing at least 10 people and wounding seven, including rebel fighters. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for...
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UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura informs the media one day before the resumption of the negotiations between the Syrian government and the opposition, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, May 15, 2017. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
May 15, 2017 - 8:12 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Syrian activists say airstrikes on a town held by the Islamic State group near the Iraqi border have killed at least 20 civilians. It isn't clear who is behind the raid on Boukamal but various activist groups blame the U.S.-led...
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This frame grab from video provided by The Syrian Democratic Forces, A U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces outlet that is consistent with independent AP reporting, shows an SDF commander, identified only as Abdelqader, announces a statement after they captured Tabqa town from the Islamic State militants, in Tabqa town, north Syria, Friday May 12, 2017. (Syrian Democratic Forces, via AP)
May 15, 2017 - 7:56 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Several civilians were killed in an airstrike on an Islamic State held village in northern Syria, activists reported on Monday. It was not immediately clear who is behind the airstrike southeast of the extremist group's de facto capital of Raqqa, and various activists groups reported...
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May 07, 2017 - 9:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A military raid last month killed the head of the Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Sunday night. The death of Abdul Haseeb Logari had been suspected after the April 27 raid on a compound in Nangarhar, a province in eastern Afghanistan, but officials said...
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