Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Islamic state

Pakistani students pray for victims of Thursday's suicide bombing at the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 in Karachi, Pakistan. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

BY KATHY GANNON ISLAMABAD (AP) — A brutal attack on a beloved Sufi shrine that killed 88 people raised fears that the Islamic State group has become emboldened in Pakistan, aided by an army of homegrown militants benefiting from hideouts ...
Pakistani para-military soldiers stand alert after a deadly suicide attack at the shrine of famous Sufi Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan, Pakistan, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Pervez Masih)

BY MUHAMMAD FAROOQ and ADIL JAWAD SEHWAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani forces killed and arrested dozens of suspects in sweeping raids as the death toll from a massive suicide bombing by the Islamic State group that targeted a famed Sufi ...
Britain's Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, left, and U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter hold a press conference at the end of a summit with defence ministers from the coalition of countries fighting Islamic State forces, at the Foreign Office in London, Thursday Dec. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

BY ROBERT BURNS LONDON (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and his British counterpart expressed confidence Thursday that the Trump administration will continue America’s role as leader of the international military coalition against the Islamic State group. “I do ...
In this April 14, 2016 file photo, a Syrian man carries a carpet through a devastated part of the town of Palmyra as families load their belongings onto buses in the central Homs province in Syria. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

BY LOLITA C. BALDOR WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. general leading the fight against the Islamic State group says the militants got control of military equipment and weapons, possibly including air defense equipment, when they recaptured the Syrian town ...
In this photo taken Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, people watch as firefighters try to extinguish burning oil wells in Qayara, some 50 kilometers south of Mosul, Iraq. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

BY SUSANNAH GEORGE QAYARA, Iraq (AP) — On the main shopping street of the town of Qayara, murals put up by the Islamic State group that told people how to dress and behave have been hastily painted over. New signs ...
In this Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 frame grab from video, an Iraqi federal police officer holds his nose as he points towards a mass grave in Hamam al-Alil, Iraq. (AP Photo)

  BY BRIAN ROHAN BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi investigators were probing a mass grave on Tuesday that was discovered the previous day by troops advancing further into Islamic State-held territory near the city of Mosul, where soldiers have captured a ...
In this photo provided by the Defense Department, taken Oct. 23, 2016, Defense Secretary Ash Carter listens as U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, speaks during a news conference in Erbil, Iraq.

BY ROBERT BURNS WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence has detected signs of Islamic State plotting against the West from their Syrian stronghold at Raqqa, adding urgency to coalition plans to encircle and eventually assault the city, a senior American general ...
In this Saturday Oct. 8, 2016 photo released by Kuwait Ministry of Interiors, a damaged garbage truck after it rammed into another truck carrying five U.S. soldiers in Kuwait

BY HUSSAIN AL-QATARI and JON GAMBRELL KUWAIT CITY (AP) — An Egyptian driving a garbage truck loaded with explosives and Islamic State papers rammed into a truck carrying five U.S. soldiers in Kuwait on Saturday, injuring only himself in the ...
The sun sets as women visit a Yazidi shrine overlooking at Kankhe Camp for the internally displaced in Dahuk, northern Iraq, in this Wednesday, May 18, 2016 file photo.

BY DESMOND BUTLER and LORI HINNANT WASHINGTON (AP) — War crimes investigators collecting evidence of the Islamic State group’s elaborate operation to kidnap thousands of women as sex slaves say they have a case to try IS leaders with crimes ...
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BY SADIE GURMAN DENVER (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter presented flags Friday to the families of two men who never joined the U.S. military — but died fighting the Islamic State group in Syria — after their bodies returned ...
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