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Secretary of defense orders review of US airstrike that killed civilians in Syria in 2019

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has ordered a review of a US airstrike conducted in Syria in 2019 that the Pentagon only recently admitted had killed civilians after the publication of a New York Times report, Pen...

US kills senior al Qaeda leader in Syria airstrike

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An airstrike in northwest Syria Friday killed senior al Qaeda leader Abdul Hamid al-Matar, according to the US Central Command. The military said it has "no indications of civilian casualties as a result of the str...

Blinken admits US doesn’t know who was killed in Kabul airstrike, review ongoing

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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., grilled Blinken on the matter during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the Afghanistan withdrawal. BLINKEN FACES CONGRESS ON AFGHANISTAN WITHDRAWAL AMID GOP CRITICISM: LIVE UPDATE...

Pentagon spokesman declines to name ISIS terrorists killed in airstrike, says ‘no question’ target was ‘valid’

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"I don't believe we've refused to say who they are. We haven't given you any names but we absolutely had solid intelligence that this was ISIS individuals who were in the act of imminently carrying out a direct threa...

US airstrike on Iran-backed facilities along Iraq-Syria border killed several militiamen: report

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President Joe Biden directed attacks against three militia facilities used by several Iran-backed groups engaged in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attacks against U.S. personnel and facilities in Iraq.  The strikes to...

Condemnation builds over deadly government airstrike in Tigray

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia International condemnation is growing over an airstrike that killed dozens of people in Ethiopia's war-torn northern Tigray region earlier this week, as Africa's second-most populous nation tall...

Airstrike kills up to 30 people at market in war-torn Ethiopian region of Tigray

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An airstrike in Ethiopia's war-torn northern region of Tigray killed as many as 30 people when it hit a market on Tuesday, eyewitnesses have told CNN. Two injured survivors of the attack in the small town of Togoga...

Netanyahu calls out the AP after claiming they weren’t warned about Israeli airstrike: ‘You weren’t lucky’

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AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt claimed in a statement that he was "shocked and horrified that the Israeli military would target and destroy the building housing AP’s bureau and other news organizations in Gaza." He...

Israeli airstrike kills top Hamas commander as Netanyahu vows ‘iron fist if needed’

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Bassem Issa is the highest-ranking military figure in Hamas to be killed by Israel since 2014, according to The Associated Press. Hamas confirmed his death in a statement.  The armed wing of Hamas said Issa was kille...

Thousands mourn Chad’s president, rebels say their command hit by airstrike

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N'Djamena, Chad Thousands of people gathered in Chad's capital N'Djamena on Friday for the state funeral of President Idriss Deby, whose death while leading his troops against a rebel offensive has thrown the country...