Militant groups

Afghan army soldiers arrive at the site of a car bomb blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. A large car bomb rocked the Afghan capital on Thursday and smoke rose from a part of eastern Kabul near a neighborhood housing the U.S. Embassy, the NATO Resolute Support mission and other diplomatic missions. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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September 05, 2019 - 2:51 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the Taliban attack in Kabul (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Officials close to the U.S.-Taliban negotiations on Afghanistan say U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has returned to Qatar, where he has been holding talks with the militant group on ending America's...
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Security forces stand next to a crater caused by Monday's suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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September 03, 2019 - 11:49 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban on Tuesday defended their suicide bombing against an international compound in the Afghan capital that killed at least 16 people and wounded 119, almost all local civilians, just hours after a U.S. envoy said he and the militant group had reached a deal "in...
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People inspect an oil tanker truck set ablaze during recent clashes between Yemeni southern separatists and government forces near Aden, Yemen, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Wail al-Qubaty)
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September 03, 2019 - 7:34 am
GENEVA (AP) — Experts backed by the U.N.'s top human rights body on Tuesday flagged allegations of rape, sexual assault and gender-based violence committed by all sides in Yemen's civil war, now in its fifth year. The offenses also include those by militias backed by the United Arab Emirates. The...
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Smoke rises from Israeli army shells that landed in the southern Lebanese border village of Maroun Al-Ras, Lebanon, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. The Lebanese army says Israeli forces have fired some 40 shells on the outskirts of several border villages following an attack by the militant Hezbollah group on Israeli troops. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)
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September 01, 2019 - 3:07 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Hezbollah militants on Sunday fired a barrage of anti-tank missiles into Israel, prompting a reprisal of heavy Israeli artillery fire in a rare burst of fighting between the bitter enemies. Although the shooting quickly subsided without casualties on either side, the situation...
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Protesters chant slogans as they hold a giant Syrian revolutionary flag during a demonstration at the Bab al-Hawa border crossing with Turkey, Syria, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, demanding that Ankara either open the border or end attacks by the government. Opposition activists said Turkish borders guards fired tear gas at the protesters. (AP Photo)
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August 31, 2019 - 12:42 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Government airstrikes and artillery attacks ceased Saturday following a unilateral cease-fire in the northwestern province of Idlib, a Syrian war monitor said. The U.S. military, meanwhile, said it struck an al-Qaida leadership facility north of Idlib, marking the first American...
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CORRECTS DATE - FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2017 file photo, leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), sit before former guerrillas as they lead the FARC's National Congress where they launched their political party in Bogota, Colombia. The top peace negotiator for the FARC announced Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, that he and a cadre of hardline supporters are taking up arms again, accusing President Ivan Duque of failing to uphold the accord that sought to end a half century of bloody fighting. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)
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August 30, 2019 - 2:41 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A call to arms by former rebel negotiators in Colombia is a blow to the country's fragile peace, but it also provides a tempting target for hawks looking to bring down the person the U.S. accuses of sheltering terrorist groups: Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. On...
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In this photo released by the Colombia's Presidential Press Office, President Ivan Duque gives a statement at Palacio de Narino in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. Duque is lashing out against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for allegedly providing safe haven to a cadre of demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia rebel leaders who announced they are rearming. (Efrain Herrera/Colombia's Presidential Press Office via AP)
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August 29, 2019 - 3:59 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian President Ivan Duque offered a nearly $1 million reward for the arrest of the top peace negotiator for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia on Thursday after the rebel and a small cadre of hardliners vowed to resume their insurgency in a major reversal for...
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In this frame grab from video provided by Yemen Today, Yemeni army vehicles enter Zinjibar, Yemen, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Yemeni officials and local residents say forces loyal to the country's internationally recognized government have wrested control of the capital of southern Abyan province from separatists backed by the United Arab Emirates. They say government forces on Wednesday pushed the UAE-backed militia, known as the Security Belt, out of Zinjibar after clasher that left at least one dead and 30 wounded fighters. (Yemen Today via AP)
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August 28, 2019 - 6:39 pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Forces loyal to Yemen's internationally recognized government pushed Wednesday into the key port city of Aden after wresting control of another southern provincial capital from separatists backed by the United Arab Emirates, officials and local residents said. Government troops...
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This photo provided by the Ibaa News Agency, the media arm of al-Qaida-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham militant group in Syria, purports to show a missile fired by the militant group against Syrian government forces position in Idlib province, Syria, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. Ibaa said Hayat Tahrir al-Sham militant group fighters are attacking Syrian positions east of Khan Sheikhoun, a major town that was held by rebels until they lost it last week. (Ibaa News Agency via AP)
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August 27, 2019 - 9:39 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The main U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish militia has begun withdrawing its fighters from two towns near Turkey's border, part of a deal for a so-called safe zone in northeastern Syria involving the U.S. and Turkey, the Kurdish-led regional administration in northern Syria said Tuesday...
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Spanish U.N peacekeepers patrol the Lebanese side of the Lebanese-Israeli border in the southern village of Kfar Kila, Lebanon, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. Lebanon's state-run National News Agency said Monday that Israel's air force attacked a Palestinian base in the country's east near the border with Syria. Lebanese President Michel Aoun told the U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Jan Kubis, that the attacks violate a U.N. Security Council resolution that ended the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)
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August 26, 2019 - 7:04 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Israeli drones bombed a Palestinian base in eastern Lebanon near the border with Syria early Monday, the Lebanese state-run National News Agency and a Palestinian official said, further raising tensions in the Middle East. The strike came a day after an alleged Israeli drone crashed...
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