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Civilian death toll in ISIS fight underreported by US-led coalition: watchdog

Civilian death toll in ISIS fight underreported by US-led coalition: watchdog

Insurgents in Falluja, the first Iraqi city to fall to Islamic State in January 2014, put up only limited resistance in June, military officials said at the time, in contrast to the fierce defense the jihadists have put up in Mosul . In Bahrain on Saturday, Carter announced he is sending another 200 troops to Syria to train and advise local fighters combatting IS. Carter told an global security conference in Bahrain that the battle for Mosul and for the Syrian city of Raqqa, the de facto ...



Afghan bag shirt boy meets his idol Messi

Murtaza Ahmadi has finally met Lionel Messi! Despite the upheaval, he added at the time: "Murtaza hopes that one day he would be able to meet his hero, Messi". The six-year-old then received a signed shirt from the Barcelona superstar. "Life became a misery for us", said the father at the time, speaking to The Associated Press over the telephone from the Pakistani city of Quetta, where the family had settled.


British man gets prison time in Trump attack case in Vegas

British man gets prison time in Trump attack case in Vegas

Sandford told federal agents he drove to Las Vegas from California with a plan to kill Trump. It came after he admitted in September charges of being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm and disrupting an official function. "I don't want to hurt anyone. I feel awful... I'm really sorry to you and the court for taking up so much time". The sentence was about six months less than prosecutors sought, but the judge said Sandford will be deported when he's released.


Sailor laid to rest 75 years after his death at Pearl Harbor

Sailor laid to rest 75 years after his death at Pearl Harbor

Obama said "we can never repay the profound debt of gratitude we owe to those who served on our behalf". A total of 2,403 Americans died during the surprise attack. A day later, we declared war against Japan, and four days later against Germany. Gardner says he was impressed by the day's event, which included patriotic music, recognition of the 41 Virginians killed during the Pearl Harbor attack, and speeches by service members.


Group of Senators Calls for Bipartisan Probe of Russian Hacking

Group of Senators Calls for Bipartisan Probe of Russian Hacking

Trump said Tillerson's relationship with Moscow was a selling point. The investigation of Russia's interference in the election could complicate Senate confirmation for ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson, Trump's likely pick as the country's secretary of state.



Syrian activists say IS has recaptured Palmyra

Russia, an important backer of the Syrian government, reportedly launched a series of airstrikes on Saturday night that killed 300 militants near the city and forced the group to retreat. Palmyra opposition activists said the militants were going door to door in the city, looking for remnants of government forces. However, the sudden recapture by the Islamic State of the ancient desert city of Palmyra on Sunday after a much-trumpeted army victory there in March has shown how hard Assad ...