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Mogadishu, Somalia (CNN) At least five people, including three military officials, were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up Saturday ... the bomb attack in a statement posted on pro-rebel websites, saying the bomber had managed to enter the restaurant and killed five Somali army commanders.
He said the Taliban took two Afghan soldiers captive in the Farah attack but there was no immediate confirmation from the Afghan military on that. Later Tuesday, two policemen were killed and six soldiers were captured in attacks on their checkpoints in western Badghis province, said Mohammad Naser ...

UFC badass Max Holloway doesn't get taken to the ground very often ... but he got BLOWN UP by a military attack dog in South Korea -- and the whole thing was caught on video. Max -- along with stars like Paige VanZant, Jon Stewart and Rip Hamilton -- are out in Asia visiting U.S. military personnel as ...
Taipei, April 23 (CNA) The majority of people in Taiwan think the country's military does not have the capability to prevent an invasion by China's armed ... The poll found that 65.4 percent of Taiwanese have no confidence in the country's defense against an attack by China, while 27.1 percent think Taiwan ...
Weapons inspectors on Saturday entered the Syrian city of Douma, where a suspected poison gas attack two weeks earlier killed at least 43 people and prompted U.S.-led airstrikes against Syrian military facilities. After a week of delays, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) ...
In addition, the aggressor fired from infantry fighting vehicles and small arms near the town of Krasnohorivka, Butivka coal mine and the village of Lebedynske, while the defenders of Pavlopil and Novotroyitske came under sniper fire," the press center of the headquarters of Ukraine's military operations said ...

The second-in-command of eastern Libyan military forces says he survived a car-bomb attack against his motorcade in the eastern capital of Benghazi. The attack comes amid uncertainty about the health of the top eastern Libya commander, General Khalifa Hafter. Saudi news channel al-Ikhbariya showed ...
As the dust settles following last weekend's U.S.-French-British attack on Syrian chemical weapons facilities, the countdown to the next round of military conflict between Israel and Iran has begun. Last week, Israel once again targeted the T-4 (Tiyas) base in Syria, which houses Iranian drone forces, killing 7 ...
Syrian state media on Tuesday retracted reports of overnight missile attacks, saying its air defences had been activated after a “false alarm”. State TV earlier reported that anti-aircraft defences had shot down missiles fired at two military airbases in what it branded as an “aggression”. The reports came just a ...
Syria state television has confirmed its air defences are repelling attacks in the country's Homs region. The military announced at around 1.10am local time (11.10pm GMT) that it had fired missiles towards the Shay'rat Airbase, to the south-east of Homs, and its surrounding area in the Homs Governorate.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates says it will end its military training mission to Somalia after an incident that saw its soldiers assaulted and $9.6 million seized at an airport in Mogadishu. The announcement by the UAE's Foreign Ministry marks the latest decision by a Gulf ...
This latest deadly incident follows a string of violent attacks linked to jihadists in Mali this year – including the killing of two French soldiers with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) on March 3, the killing of 14 Malian soldiers when jihadists overran a Malian army base on January 27, and the killing of four ...
The pre-dawn Saturday morning attack targeted a scientific research facility near Damascus, a chemical weapons storage facility west of the city of Homs, ... In an address to the nation at about 9 p.m. as the attacks were being carried out, President Donald Trump said: “A short time ago, I ordered the United ...
Eight Egyptian soldiers and 14 militants were killed in fighting in central Sinai on Saturday when gunmen tried to target a military checkpoint, the army said. ... This is the fourth time the state of emergency has been renewed since it was imposed for the first time on April 10, 2017 after terrorist attacks on two ...
Within 90 minutes, the Russian ambassador to the United States warned of “consequences” for the allied attacks. ..... Still, the response set Mr. Trump apart from President Barack Obama, who declined to respond with military force after a chemical weapons attack in August 2013 killed hundreds of people ...
British Prime Minister Theresa May has held an emergency cabinet meeting to decide whether the country should back the US in any missile attacks against the Syrian government, as a response to the chemical attack in Douma that killed at least 85 people and affected hundreds of others. Al Jazeera's ...
The US says "all options are on the table" in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, as Western leaders continue to weigh up military action. ... Senior US military sources say President Assad's forces have already moved some aircraft in an attempt to protect them from attacks. The New ...

But in remarks on Tuesday that caught some of his top advisers by surprise, he suggested the more drastic approach of sending in the military to do what immigration authorities could not. Speaking to reporters during a news conference with the presidents of three Baltic nations, Mr. Trump described ...
The drones – or unmanned aerial vehicles – are tailor-made to ascend and land vertically on destroyers and even aircraft carriers. Joint operations of manned military aircraft such as fighter jets and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are the way of the future, Shi Wen, chief engineer and designer of China's ...
The military accused Hamas of using the large crowds as cover to carry out attacks. In one instance, a pair of gunmen approached the ... Israel said Wednesday it has arrested 10 Palestinians suspected of planning an attack against a navy ship off the Gaza coast. The Shin Bet security service said the ...
Unlike her foreign secretary, the prime minister was precise when she explained eight days after the attack why the government believed it “highly likely” that Russia was responsible. May said the Skripals had been poisoned with a military-grade nerve agent “of a type developed by Russia”, and added: ...
The head of the Nigerian military's operation in the North-east, Nicholas Rogers, on Tuesday set up a four-man military panel to investigate the Easter Sunday attack by Boko Haram fighters in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The army general said the investigation become expedient given the large ...
Israel's defense minister said Tuesday that the military will not change its tough response to Hamas-led mass protests, warning that those who approach the border are putting their lives at risk. Eighteen Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire last Friday, the first day of what Hamas says will be six weeks of ...
The Theatre Commander who lamented that the casualty figures following the attacks in the outskirts of Maiduguri that Easter day might have been higher safe for the quick intervention of his troops who brought the situation under control, added that the committee had only three days to submit its report.
As ISIS lost land across northern Syria, both Russian and U.S troops set up positions in Manbij in March 2017, blocking a potential Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army attack. Turkey renewed and intensified its northern Syrian offensive in January, taking the northwestern Kurdish enclave of Afrin last month ...
"We were able to identify it as Novichok, to identify that it was military-grade nerve agent," Gary Aitkenhead, chief executive of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Down in England, told Sky News. Moscow has denied being behind the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the ...
KANO, NIGERIA (AFP) - Boko Haram killed at least 20 people and wounded scores of others in coordinated attacks on a military camp and villages around the flashpoint northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, which they also tried to infiltrate across a defensive trench, officials said on Monday (April 2).
A commander of rebels in Indonesia's easternmost Papua region said Tuesday that as many as 100 villagers have taken shelter with them in a mountainous jungle following an Indonesian military attack. The military and Papuan independence fighters have given starkly different accounts of the clashes that ...
Military police are investigating a charge of assault against the navy's head of maritime strategy‚ David Mkhonto‚ who allegedly attacked one of his subordinates in his Simon's Town office last year‚ it emerged last week. Mkhonto allegedly used his knobkerrie when confronting Lieutenant-Commander ...
When running for president in 2007, Barack Obama stated that the executive branch may “unilaterally authorize a military attack” to stop an “imminent threat to the nation.” Joe Biden, then also campaigning for the presidency, said the same thing: that the president may use force on his or her own authority in ...
The army general said the investigation become expedient given the large civilian casualties recorded in the attack. He told journalists in his office that at least 28 people died and about 80 others were injured as a result of attacks by Boko Haram on two suburbs of Maiduguri. He said over 10 suicide ...
KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan military helicopters bombed a religious gathering in the northern province of Kunduz on Monday, killing at least 70 people and wounding ... “The Taliban and other insurgent groups were planning to attack Afghan forces, but their plan was discovered by our forces,” he said.
The days of unchecked attacks on military locations may have ended going by the words of the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar. Speaking during the Easter Luncheon organised on Sunday for airmen and officers of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in the North-east theatre of operation, ...
Boko Haram attack on Nigerian army base, villages kills 18 ... The Islamic State-affiliated faction reportedly in talks with the government is led by Abu Mus'ab al-Barnawi and is known for attacks on military targets, while another faction led by Abubakar Shekau is notorious for suicide bombings killing ...
The Ukrainian side informed that the so-called leaders of the Russian occupation administrations had violated the Easter truce for the third consecutive day, actively using small arms to fire at Ukrainian army positions and OSCE SMM's drones. In particular, one OSCE SMM drone was downed near the town ...
FILE - In this March 7, 2018, file photo, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks at a news conference at the Washington Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington. Shulkin is making it clear he was fired from his job amid conflicting claims from the White House. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File).
No one has taken responsibility for the air attacks but they come days after the White House granted its military broader authority to carry out attacks in Somalia against al-Shabab fighters. "The additional support provided by this authority will help deny al-Shabab safe havens from which it could attack US ...
"That attack was repulsed but several soldiers have lost their lives to the bomb," said Hassan. ... is fighting to impose Shariah law across Somalia, was pushed out of the capital, Mogadishu, and other major urban cities more than two years ago, but the group still carries out suicide attacks across Somalia.
But, returning to the murky world of cyber-attacks, and defense, the newest U.S. military command is responsible not for a piece of land or air, but ... or what, if any involvement the U.S. had with the widely reported, but officially denied cyber-attack on an Iranian nuclear facility, using a software virus called ...
Dunbar's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (third award), the Army Commendation Medal (fourth award), the Army Achievement Medal (sixth award), the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars, the Iraq Campaign Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars, the Ranger Tab, ...
(KOBANI, Syria) — The American service member killed this week by a roadside bomb in northern Syria was a 36-year-old Army soldier from Texas, the Defense Department said Saturday. Master Sgt. Johnathan J. Dunbar, of Austin, died Friday as a result of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive ...
The Pakistan Taliban ruled the Swat Valley with an iron fist for almost two years until 2009, when the military launched an operation to remove them from the northern Pakistani region. While the operation was successful in reinforcing the writ of Pakistan's government over the valley, sporadic attacks against ...
According to reports, five other troops were wounded in the attack. Coalition deaths in Syria have been rare, despite ongoing operations over several years. Dunbar's death is the fourth of an American service member since the U.S. military began operations against Islamic State militants there in 2014.
“The Fulanis do come around November/December and leave around March, but this time, they came in February and March, the same period the army commenced their operation and their coming has led to more attacks on our villages. Despite the presence of the army, we have not heard of the arrest of ...
... on its first day with attacks on Ukrainian positions In the Donetsk sector, the enemy opened fire from grenade launchers and small arms three times at the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Vodiane, the press center of the headquarters of Ukraine's military operations said in an evening update ...
Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 32 times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as ... As UNIAN reported earlier, the Russian occupation forces mounted 57 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas in last day before the Easter ceasefire.
PKK militants staged an attack near a military base in southeast Turkey's Siirt province, killing six Turkish security force members and wounding seven, security sources said on Friday. They said the attack occurred in the area of a military base in the Eruh district of Siirt and that those killed were from a ...
Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants staged an attack near a military base in southeast Turkey's Siirt province, killing six Turkish security force members and wounding seven, security sources said on Friday. They said the attack occurred in the area of a military base in the Eruh district of Siirt and that ...
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has a broad presence around rural Yemen, but it's relatively rare recently for them to come near the cities to engage with the military forces therein. This did happen today, however, when AQAP attacked a military checkpoint near the Yemeni city of al-Mukallah.
Six Turkish soldiers were injured on Thursday when PKK terrorists attacked a military vehicle in southeastern Turkey, according to security sources. In the Diyarbakir province, PKK terrorists targeted a military vehicle near the village of Kocbaba, Hazro with long-barreled weapons and rocket launchers, said ...


 

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