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White House: Two hostages accidentally killed in drone strike

April 24, 2015
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"President Obama expressed 'grief and condolences' Thursday for a drone strike against suspected terrorists that accidentally killed two hostages. Obama said he took full responsibility for the operation and apologized to the families of the hostages. 'I profoundly regret what happened,' he said. The two Western hostages -- one American, one Italian -- were killed during a drone strike this year that targeted members of al-Qaeda, the White House said." [editor's note: By "taking full responsibility," I assume he doesn't mean turning himself in, confessing, and pleading guilty to multiple counts of terrorism and murder. He just means he's saying the words "I take full responsibility" - TLK] (04/23/15)

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Somalia: At least 10 killed in restaurant attack

April 21, 2015
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"A suicide bomber from the Somali militant group al Shabaab on Tuesday rammed a car laden with explosives into a busy restaurant in the capital Mogadishu, killing at least 10 people and wounding more than a dozen others. The lunch-hour explosion also wrecked a tea shop next door and set fire to nearby petrol drums, sending a huge plume of smoke above the Indian Ocean port city." (04/21/15)

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Yemen: Sanaa air strike kills at least 15

April 20, 2015
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"An air strike on a Scud missile base in the Houthi rebel [sic] controlled Yemeni capital Sanaa triggered a big explosion that blew out windows in homes, killing at least fifteen people and wounding dozens on Monday, medical sources said. Saudi Arabia has led an alliance of Sunni Arab countries in air strikes against the Iran-allied Shi'ite Houthi group and army units loyal to ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh. Yemen's state news agency Saba, run by the Houthi movement, said the bombing resulted in 'dozens of martyrs and hundreds of wounded,' citing a city official. The reference to 'dozens martyred' might suggest that a larger number of soldiers at the base had been killed." [editor's note: Here we go again. In the first sentence they're "rebels." Then in the third sentence, it notes that the people who were called rebels run the state news agency. Hint: If you run the state, you're not a "rebel" - TLK] (04/20/15)

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Colombia: Eleven regime troops killed in apparent rebel attack

April 16, 2015
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"Eleven soldiers were killed and 19 injured in an attack by leftist guerrillas in Colombia, likely a major violation of the rebels' pledge of a unilateral cease-fire that throws into doubt the future of peace talks. The attack occurred around midnight Tuesday in the volatile southwest department of Cauca when an army unit on a routine patrol was surprised by guerrillas firing homemade explosives and grenades. A corporal and 10 others were killed during the ambush by a unit of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, the army's third division said in a statement. ... The latest attack underscores one of the biggest obstacles in the way of a deal: the FARC leadership's lack of control over the estimated 7,000 troops still on the battlefield." (04/15/15)

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Mali: Suicide bomb attack kills three, wounds 16

April 16, 2015
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"The U.N. mission in Mali says a suicide bomber has attacked a peacekeeping base, killing at least three people. In a statement released Wednesday, the U.N. mission known as MINUSMA said that the attack had taken place around 11:30 a.m. in the town of Ansongo in Mali’s northern Gao region. At least nine peacekeepers were wounded along with seven civilians." (04/15/15)

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Somalia: Seventeen dead in attack on regime complex

April 14, 2015
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"Al-Shabab militants have attacked a government complex in a busy area of Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, leaving at least 17 people dead, including seven assailants. A car loaded with explosives was driven into the wall surrounding the compound, and gunmen then stormed the building. Officials say the attack is now over and the building has been secured. Al-Shabab opposes the UN-backed administration and wants African Union forces to leave Somalia." (04/14/15)

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Iraq: Car bombs kill at least 11 near Baghdad

April 14, 2015
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The Australian The Australian [Australia]    

"Seven people were killed when an explosives-laden car was detonated in a commercial area in the town of Mahmoudiyah, about 30km south of Baghdad, a police officer said. The car was parked in a mainly Shi'ite section of town near a bakery and went off as people were standing in line to buy bread. Another 13 civilians were wounded in Tuesday's attack. Hours later, another car bomb exploded in a parking lot outside Yarmouk hospital in western Baghdad, killing four civilians and wounding 10, an official said." (04/14/15)

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Four Blackwater guards sentenced in Iraq shootings of 31 unarmed civilians

April 13, 2015
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"A federal judge Monday sentenced a former Blackwater Worldwide security guard to life in prison and three others to 30-year terms for killing 14 unarmed civilians in a Baghdad traffic circle in 2007, an incident that fomented deep resentments about the accountability of American security forces during one of the bloodiest periods of the Iraq war. U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth of the District rejected a claim of innocence by Nicholas A. Slatten, 31, of Sparta, Tenn., who received the life sentence after being convicted of murder in October for firing what prosecutors said were the first shots in the civilian massacre. The three others -- Paul A. Slough, 35, of Keller, Tex.; Evan S. Liberty, 32, of Rochester, N.H.; and Dustin L. Heard, 33, of Maryville, Tenn. -- were sentenced to 30 years plus one day after being convicted of multiple counts of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter." (04/13/15)

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Egypt: Six regime troops killed in Sinai attack

April 12, 2015
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"Egypt's military said a bomb detonated by militants killed six soldiers and wounded two others in Egypt's North Sinai on Sunday, a region beset by Islamist insurgents. The army said in a statement that 'terrorist and extremist elements' were behind the roadside attack on an armored military vehicle in the town of Sheikh Zuweid. Two of those killed were officers, it said. A Twitter feed that describes itself as the official account for Sinai Province, a militant group that has pledged allegiance to Islamic State, claimed responsibility for the attack." (04/12/15)

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Afghanistan: One Afghan soldier, one occupation troop killed in firefight

April 9, 2015
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"An American soldier and an Afghan soldier were killed when a firefight broke out between Afghan and NATO coalition forces at a compound where a senior U.S. diplomat met a provincial governor in eastern Afghanistan, police and U.S. sources said. A handful of others from both sides were wounded in the shooting, which erupted shortly after the diplomat left the compound aboard a helicopter, according to U.S. and Afghan sources. The NATO soldiers involved in the incident were American, according to Afghan police, and had been leaving the venue to return to Camp Gamberi in east Afghanistan where they were stationed." (04/08/15)

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West Bank: Palestinian Arab killed after stabbing two Israeli troops

April 8, 2015
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Belfast Telegraph [Ireland]    

"A Palestinian stabbed two Israeli soldiers outside a West Bank [squat] before one of them fatally shot the assailant, the Israeli military said. One of the soldiers was critically wounded by a stab wound to the neck while the other was lightly hurt before he opened fire and killed the attacker. Both soldiers were taken to hospital." (04/08/15)

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Somalia: Kenyan forces launch air strikes

April 6, 2015
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Maclean's [Canada]    

"Kenya launched air strikes against Islamic militants in Somalia following an extremist attack on a Kenyan college that killed 148 people, a military spokesman said Monday. Warplanes attacked positions of the al-Shabab militant group on Sunday afternoon and early Monday morning, said Col. David Obonyo of the Kenyan military." (04/06/15)

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Nine Ukrainian troops killed in three incidents

April 6, 2015
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United Press International United Press International    

"Nine Ukrainian soldiers were killed in three separate incidents over the weekend ... the latest breach of a fragile ceasefire organized by international powers earlier this year. Two soldiers were killed in the government-controlled port city of Mariupol when their vehicle struck a mine, and four others died in Schastye [in neighboring Luhansk People's Republic]. Ukraine's interior ministry released a statement saying the four were killed by an anti-tank rocket fired by [LPR troops] as their vehicle crossed a bridge. On Saturday three other government soldiers were killed in a mine blast [in Donetsk People's Republic]." (04/05/15)

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Egypt: Bomb blast on central Cairo bridge kills at least one

April 6, 2015
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Tacoma News Tribune    

"A bomb blast on a bridge leading to an upscale neighborhood in central Cairo killed a policeman and wounded at least two passers-by on Sunday, police said. ... Police spoke on condition of anonymity as they weren't authorized to brief journalists. Attacks mainly targeting Egyptian security forces have spiked since the 2013 military overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi following massive protests against his divisive rule. The bombings in Cairo have mainly consisted of small, homemade explosives that cause few casualties." (04/05/15)

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Egypt: Eighteen dead in Sinai attack

April 2, 2015
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Daily Mail [UK]    

"Islamic militants unleashed a wave of attacks in Egypt's northern Sinai on Thursday, hitting a military checkpoint and killing 15 soldiers there while near-simultaneous attacks elsewhere in the volatile stretch of the peninsula left three civilians dead, officials said. The attacks were the latest in a series of complex assaults and ambushes in recent months despite a large-scale military campaign that has tried to suppress the growing insurgency in northern Sinai, which borders Israel and the Gaza Strip." (04/02/15)

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Kenya: Al-Shabab gunmen kill 15 in attack on university

April 2, 2015
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"Al Qaeda-linked terror group, Shabab claimed responsibility Thursday for a dawn attack on a university in northeastern Kenya that left at least 15 dead and 65 wounded. There were reports gunmen were holding students hostage but the number of captives wasn't known. The attack comes less than a week after a similar Shabab attack on a hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, which killed 24 people." (04/02/15)

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Yemen: Al Qaeda storms prison, frees 300

April 2, 2015
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ABC Online [Australia]    

"Al Qaeda militants have stormed a prison in south-eastern Yemen, freeing 300 inmates including one of their leaders, a security official has said. Khalid Batarfi, a senior Al Qaeda figure who had been held for more than four years, was among the prisoners who escaped from the jail in Hadramawt province, the official told media agency AFP. Two prison guards and five inmates were also killed in the clashes, the official said." (04/02/15)

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Yemen: 35 dead after airstrikes hit factory vicinity

April 2, 2015
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Akron Beacon Journal    

"Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Shiite rebel positions Wednesday across Yemen as a missile strike on a dairy factory killed 35 workers, authorities said, as both sides disputed who fired on it. Wednesday’s strikes marked a week of airstrikes by the Saudi-led campaign, which aims to weaken the Shiite rebels known as Houthis and forces allied with them, largely fighters loyal to Yemen’s deposed leader Ali Abdullah Saleh." (04/01/15)

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Afghanistan: Suicide bombing kills seven in Kabul

March 26, 2015
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"A suicide bomber killed seven people and wounded 36 during rush hour in the Afghan capital Wednesday, striking near the presidential palace and the Finance Ministry, officials said. The blast was the second attack in a week in Kabul, suggesting that Afghanistan’s insurgency is revving up as the traditional winter lull in the fighting approaches an end. Last week, the Taliban asserted responsibility for a suicide bombing in the capital that killed a powerful regional police commander." (03/25/15)

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Afghanistan: Indigenous terrorists kill 13, US terrorists kill nine

March 25, 2015
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Iron Mountain Daily News    

"Gunmen in eastern Afghanistan killed at least 13 people during a midnight assault Tuesday on a highway as a suspected U.S. drone strike near Pakistan killed at least nine militants, authorities said. ... gunmen opened fire on three separate vehicles in the attack, including a bus traveling from Kabul and heading to Ghazni province, said Attahullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor. ... Meanwhile, two intelligence officials in Pakistan said the suspected U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province killed at least nine [alleged] militants with the Pakistani terror group Lashkar-e-Islam." (03/24/15)

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Egypt: Three regime troops killed in Sinai attack

March 25, 2015
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Fairfield Citizen    

"Suspected Islamic militants killed two Egyptian soldiers and a police conscript in attacks in the restive northeastern Sinai Peninsula on Tuesday, security officials said. In the first attack, a roadside bomb struck a passing armored vehicle, killing the two troops. ... Separately, in the peninsula city of el-Arish, a young conscript was shot to death in a drive-by shooting by suspected militants Tuesday, the officials said." (03/24/15)

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Yemen: Shiite rebels fire on protesters killing six

March 25, 2015
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"Shiite rebels fired bullets and tear gas Tuesday to disperse thousands of protesters demanding they withdraw from a southwestern province, killing six demonstrators, wounding scores more and escalating tensions in a country on the verge of civil war. The rebels, known as Houthis, seized the capital Sanaa in September and have been advancing south alongside forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh." (03/24/15)

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Libya: Islamic State claims Benghazi suicide bombing

March 24, 2015
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euronews [EU]    

"Islamic State militants claimed a suicide bombing that killed seven people at an army checkpoint in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday and triggered retaliatory air strikes by army forces. In a separate incident in Libya’s second-largest city, where army forces are fighting Islamist militants, a rocket hit a residential building, killing a 17-year old girl and another person, medics said." (03/25/15)

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Nigeria: Boko Haram attacks town, killing 11

March 20, 2015
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KVVU TV    

"Boko Haram extremists have attacked on a Nigerian border town, killing 11 people who had recently come home after military forces ousted the insurgents, witnesses said. Resident Mohammed Umara said Cameroonian forces immediately crossed the border when gunfire erupted Wednesday evening and drove the militants from Gamboru-Ngala." (03/20/15)

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Kashmir: Five killed in attack on police station

March 20, 2015
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BBC News BBC News [UK state media]    

"Militants attacked a police station in Indian-administered Kashmir, killing three people in the first major attack since a new coalition government took over power in the state this month. The two attackers were killed after a gun battle that lasted four hours, officials said. Nine others, including a senior police official, were injured in the attack." (03/20/15)

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