War casualties

July 05, 2017 - 11:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says that one U.S. Army soldier was killed and two others were injured in southern Afghanistan. The U.S. says Pfc. Hansen B. Kirkpatrick, 19, of Wasilla, Alaska, was killed Monday in an indirect fire attack in Helmand Province. He was assigned to the 1st Brigade...
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A woman screams while fleeing with her family through a destroyed alley, as Iraqi Special Forces continue their advance against Islamic State militants, in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, July 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
July 02, 2017 - 3:19 pm
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces say their recent territorial gains against the Islamic State group in Mosul's Old City have largely been propelled by airstrikes, despite a spike in allegations of civilian casualties and warnings from human rights groups of the dangers of using large munitions in...
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June 28, 2017 - 11:59 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 7 p.m. The U.N. human rights chief is urging world powers fighting the Islamic State group in Raqqa to review their operations after his office tallied at least 173 civilian deaths by air and ground strikes in the Syrian...
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June 24, 2017 - 9:12 am
PARIS (AP) — A Swiss journalist has died of injuries suffered from a mine blast in Iraq earlier this week while covering a military operation to root out Islamic State extremists from Mosul. State-owned France Televisions said in a statement Saturday that Veronique Robert, a reporter working with...
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Smoke from an explosion rises during fighting against Islamic State militants in the old city of Mosul, Iraq, Friday, June 23, 2017. Formally launched in October, the fight for Mosul has displaced more than 850,000 people. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
June 24, 2017 - 6:49 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — A Swiss journalist died Saturday from wounds sustained in a Mosul mine blast earlier this week while reporting on the fight against the Islamic State group. Veronique Robert died in a Paris hospital Saturday, Sophie Pommier, a French Embassy spokeswoman, told The Associated Press...
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June 22, 2017 - 6:01 am
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan following the suicide car bombing in Helmand province (all times local): 2 p.m. The governor of Afghanistan's southern Helmand province has raised the death toll in the suicide car bombing outside a bank there to 29, saying most...
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June 22, 2017 - 1:19 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper has ordered that all U.S. flags at state facilities be lowered to half-staff in remembrance of a North Carolina soldier killed in Afghanistan. Cooper has ordered that all flags be flown at half-staff beginning Thursday and continuing until sunset Friday in...
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June 18, 2017 - 12:02 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An uptick in attacks by Afghan National army soldiers against foreign troops would seem a worrisome trend ahead of the deployment of another 4,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan in the latest attempt by Washington to turn around the protracted war against insurgents. Two so-...
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FILE - This file image made from video posted on a militant website Saturday, July 5, 2014, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq during his first public appearance. The Russian military claims it has killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike. The ministry said Friday, June 16, 2017, that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian strike in late May along with other senior group commanders. (AP Photo/Militant video, File)
June 16, 2017 - 5:07 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Russia claimed Friday it killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike targeting a meeting of IS leaders just outside the group's de facto capital in Syria. The Russian Defense Ministry said Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian strike in late May along with...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2017, file photo, U.S. forces and Afghan security police are seen in Asad Khil near the site of a U.S. bombing in the Achin district of Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. The Pentagon will send almost 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan, a Trump administration official said June 15, hoping to break a stalemate in a war that has now passed to a third U.S. commander-in-chief. The deployment will be the largest of American manpower under Donald Trump’s young presidency. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
June 16, 2017 - 3:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will send almost 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan, a Trump administration official said Thursday, hoping to break a stalemate in a war that has now passed to a third U.S. commander in chief. The deployment will be the largest of American manpower under...
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