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yemeni officials say us raid with troops kills 3 al-qaida


sanaa, yemen — yemeni security and tribal officials say the u.s. has launched a raid in central yemen, landing troops off of aircraft and killing three alleged senior al-qaida leaders in a battle on the ground.they say the sunday attack at dawn in bayda province killed abdul-raouf al-dhahab, sultan al-dhahab, and seif al-nims. the al-dhahab family is considered an ally of al-qaida, which security forces say is concentrated in bayda province. a third family member, tarek al-dhahab, was killed in a previous u.s. drone strike years ago.they say the fighting lasted around 45 minutes and that the u.s. troops killed or wounded some two dozen men, including some saudis present at the site.the officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief journalists.






the latest: us soldier killed in raid on al-qaida in yemen


sanaa, yemen — the latest on a u.s. raid targeting al-qaida militants in yemen (all times local):4 p.m.the u.s. military says a service member has been killed and three others wounded in raid in yemen targeting a local al-qaida affiliate.u.s. central command said in a statement sunday that another service member was injured in a "hard landing" in a nearby location.it says the aircraft was unable to fly afterward and "was then intentionally destroyed in place."it says 14 fighters from al-qaida in the arabian peninsula were killed in the ault and that u.s. service members captured "information that will likely provide insight into the planning of future terror plots."yemeni security and tribal officials say the ault in central bayda province killed three senior al-qaida leaders.___12:20 p.m.






u.s. service member killed in surprise raid in yemen targeting al-qaida


suspected u.s. drone strike kills 3 alleged al-qaida operatives in yementribune news servicessuspected u.s. drone strikes have killed three alleged al-qaida operatives in yemen's southwestern bayda province, security and tribal officials said, the first such killings reported in the country since donald trump umed the u.s. presidency friday. the two urday strikes killed abu anis...suspected u.s. drone strikes have killed three alleged al-qaida operatives in yemen's southwestern bayda province, security and tribal officials said, the first such killings reported in the country since donald trump umed the u.s. presidency friday. the two urday strikes killed abu anis... (tribune news services)






yemeni officials say us raid with troops kills 3 al-qaida


sanaa, yemen (ap) — yemeni security and tribal officials say the u.s. has launched a raid in central yemen, landing troops off of aircraft and killing three alleged senior al-qaida leaders in a battle on the ground.they say the sunday attack at dawn in bayda province killed abdul-raouf al-dhahab, sultan al-dhahab, and seif al-nims. the al-dhahab family is considered an ally of al-qaida, which security forces say is concentrated in bayda province. a third family member, tarek al-dhahab, was killed in a previous u.s. drone strike years ago.they say the fighting lasted around 45 minutes and that the u.s. troops killed or wounded some two dozen men, including some saudis present at the site.the officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief journalists.most






the latest: trump praises us service members in yemen raids


sanaa, yemen — the latest on a u.s. raid targeting al-qaida militants in yemen (all times local):9:20 p.m.president donald trump says americans are saddened by the news that a u.s. service member was killed and three others were wounded in a raid in yemen targeting an al-qaida affiliate.trump says in a statement that "brave u.s. forces were instrumental in killing" an estimated 14 militants and capturing "important intelligence that will ist the u.s. in preventing terrorism against its citizens and people around the world.___4 p.m.the u.s. military says a service member has been killed and three others wounded in raid in yemen targeting a local al-qaida affiliate.u.s. central command said in a statement sunday that another service member was injured in a "hard landing" in a nearby location






yemeni officials: us make surprise raid, killing 3


sanaa, yemen — u.s. forces launched a raid in central yemen on sunday, security and tribal officials said, landing troops off of aircraft and killing three alleged senior al-qaida leaders in a battle that was the third such u.s. ground enga ent against the extremist group in yemen.the surprise dawn attack in bayda province killed abdul-raouf al-dhahab, sultan al-dhahab, and seif al-nims, they said. the al-dhahab family is considered an ally of al-qaida, which security forces say is concentrated in bayda province. a third family member, tarek al-dhahab, was killed in a previous u.s. drone strike years ago.the fighting lasted around 45 minutes and the u.s. troops killed or wounded some two dozen men, including some saudis present at the site, according to the yemeni officials — who spoke on






yemeni officials: us makes surprise raid, killing 3


sanaa, yemen — u.s. forces launched a raid in central yemen on sunday, security and tribal officials said, landing troops off of aircraft and killing three alleged senior al-qaida leaders in a battle that was the third such u.s. ground enga ent against the extremist group in yemen.the surprise dawn attack in bayda province killed abdul-raouf al-dhahab, sultan al-dhahab, and seif al-nims, they said. the al-dhahab family is considered an ally of al-qaida, which security forces say is concentrated in bayda province. a third family member, tarek al-dhahab, was killed in a previous u.s. drone strike years ago. it was not immediately clear whether the family members were actual members of al-qaida.the fighting lasted around 45 minutes and the u.s. troops killed or wounded some two dozen men, inc






yemen officials: u.s. makes surprise raid, killing alleged al qaeda leaders


sanaa, yemen -- u.s. forces launched a raid in central yemen on sunday, security and tribal officials said, landing troops off of aircraft and killing three alleged senior al qaeda leaders in a battle that was the third such u.s. ground enga ent against the extremist group in yemen.cbs news national security correspondent david martin confirms the raid took place and there may be one american casualty.   the surprise dawn attack in bayda province killed abdul-raouf al-dhahab, sultan al-dhahab, and seif al-nims, they said. the al-dhahab family is considered an ally of al qaeda, which security forces say is concentrated in bayda province. a third family member, tarek al-dhahab, was killed in a previous u.s. drone strike years ago. it was not immediately clear whether the family members were






yemeni officials: us make surprise raid, killing 3


sanaa, yemen (ap) — u.s. forces launched a raid in central yemen on sunday, security and tribal officials said, landing troops off of aircraft and killing three alleged senior al-qaida leaders in a battle that was the third such u.s. ground enga ent against the extremist group in yemen.the surprise dawn attack in bayda province killed abdul-raouf al-dhahab, sultan al-dhahab, and seif al-nims, they said. the al-dhahab family is considered an ally of al-qaida, which security forces say is concentrated in bayda province. a third family member, tarek al-dhahab, was killed in a previous u.s. drone strike years ago.the fighting lasted around 45 minutes and the u.s. troops killed or wounded some two dozen men, including some saudis present at the site, according to the yemeni officials — who spok






yemeni officials: us makes surprise raid, killing 3


sanaa, yemen (ap) — u.s. forces launched a raid in central yemen on sunday, security and tribal officials said, landing troops off of aircraft and killing three alleged senior al-qaida leaders in a battle that was the third such u.s. ground enga ent against the extremist group in yemen.the surprise dawn attack in bayda province killed abdul-raouf al-dhahab, sultan al-dhahab, and seif al-nims, they said. the al-dhahab family is considered an ally of al-qaida, which security forces say is concentrated in bayda province. a third family member, tarek al-dhahab, was killed in a previous u.s. drone strike years ago. it was not immediately clear whether the family members were actual members of al-qaida.the fighting lasted around 45 minutes and the u.s. troops killed or wounded some two dozen men






yemeni officials say us makes surprise raid


sanaa, yemen — u.s. forces launched a raid in central yemen on sunday, security and tribal officials said, landing troops off of aircraft and killing three alleged senior al-qaida leaders in a battle that was the third such u.s. ground enga ent against the extremist group in yemen.the surprise dawn attack in bayda province killed abdul-raouf al-dhahab, sultan al-dhahab, and seif al-nims, they said. the al-dhahab family is considered an ally of al-qaida, which security forces say is concentrated in bayda province. a third family member, tarek al-dhahab, was killed in a previous u.s. drone strike years ago. it was not immediately clear whether the family members were actual members of al-qaida.the u.s. troops killed or wounded some two dozen men, including some saudis present at the site, ac






u.s. service member killed, 3 wounded in surprise yemen raid


sanaa, yemen -- the u.s. military said sunday that one service member was killed and three others wounded in a raid in yemen targeting its local al qaeda branch, marking the first-known combat death of a u.s. soldier under president donald trump’s new administration.a u.s. military officer told cbs news the raid was approved by mr. trump.    u.s. central command said in a statement that a fourth service member was injured in a “hard landing” in a nearby location. the aircraft - an mv-22 osprey, cbs news correspondent david martin confirms - was unable to fly afterward and was “intentionally destroyed.”the central command statement said 14 militants from al qaeda’s branch in yemen, formally known as “al qaeda in the arabian peninsula,” were killed in the ault and that u.s. service members t






u.s. forces launch raid in yemen, killing 3, officials say


3 connectlinkedinemailmoresanaa, yemen - u.s. forces launched a raid in central yemen on sunday, security and tribal officials said, landing troops off of aircraft and killing three alleged senior al-qaeda leaders in a battle that was the third such u.s. ground enga ent against the extremist group in yemen.the surprise dawn attack in bayda province killed abdul-raouf al-dhahab, sultan al-dhahab, and seif al-nims, they said. the al-dhahab family is considered an ally of al-qaeda, which security forces say is concentrated in bayda province. a third family member, tarek al-dhahab, was killed in a previous u.s. drone strike years ago. it was not immediately clear whether the family members were actual members of al-qaeda.the fighting lasted around 45 minutes and the u.s. troops killed or woun






1 us service member killed, 3 wounded in yemen raid


sanaa, yemen (ap) — the u.s. military said sunday that one service member was killed and three others wounded in a raid in yemen targeting its local al-qaida branch, marking the first-known combat death of a u.s. soldier under president donald trump’s new administration.u.s. central command said in a statement that a fourth service member was injured in a “hard landing” in a nearby location. the aircraft — presumably a helicopter — was unable to fly afterward and was “intentionally destroyed.”the central command statement said 14 militants from al-qaida’s branch in yemen, formally known as “al-qaida in the arabian peninsula,” were killed in the ault and that u.s. service members taking part in the raid captured “information that will likely provide insight into the planning of future terro






'us air raids' kill civilians, al-qaeda chiefs in bayda | yemen news


dawn raids by us drones and helicopters have killed at least 20 people in yemen, including civilians and three tribal chiefs linked to al-qaeda, local sources say.a source told al jazeera that at least six homes were destroyed and a number civilians were t ped under the rubble in yakla district, in the southern province of al-bayda.eight women and eight children were among those killed, a provincial official, who did not want to be named, and tribal sources told the afp news agency.the killed al-qaeda figures were identified as brothers abdulraouf and sultan al-zahab and saif alawi al-jawfi.three us helicopters were reportedly involved in the attacks, firing missiles and helicopter machine guns.there was no comment from washington on the raids.the operation was the first in yemen attribute






'us air raids' kill civilians, al-qaeda chiefs in bayda | yemen news


dawn raids by us drones and helicopters have killed at least 20 people in yemen, including civilians and three tribal chiefs reported to have links to al-qaeda, local sources say.a source told al jazeera that at least six homes were destroyed and a number civilians were t ped under the rubble in yakla district, in the southern province of al-bayda.eight women and eight children were among those killed, a provincial official, who did not want to be named, and tribal sources told the afp news agency.the killed al-qaeda figures were identified as brothers abdulraouf and sultan al-zahab and saif alawi al-jawfi.three us helicopters were reportedly involved in the attacks, firing missiles and helicopter machine guns.there was no comment from washington on the raids.the operation was the first in






'us air raids' kill civilians, al-qaeda chiefs in bayda | yemen news


dawn raids by us drones and helicopters have killed at least 20 people in yemen, including civilians and three tribal chiefs reported to have links to al-qaeda, local sources say.a source told al jazeera that at least six homes were destroyed and a number civilians were t ped under the rubble in yakla district, in the southern province of al-bayda.eight women and eight children were among those killed, a provincial official, who did not want to be named, and tribal sources told the afp news agency.the killed al-qaeda figures were identified as brothers abdulraouf and sultan al-zahab and saif alawi al-jawfi.three us helicopters were reportedly involved in the attacks, firing missiles and helicopter machine-guns.there was no comment from washington on the raids.the operation was the first in






u.s. troops kill suspected al qaeda leaders in yemen, local officials say


san’a, yemen—u.s. forces launched a raid in central yemen on sunday, security and tribal officials said, landing troops off aircraft and killing three alleged senior al qaeda leaders in a battle that was the third such u.s. ground enga ent against the extremist group in yemen.the surprise dawn attack in bayda province killed abdul-raouf al-dhahab, sultan al-dhahab and seif al-nims, they said. the fighting lasted around 45...






1 us service member killed, 3 wounded in yemen raid


sanaa, yemen — the u.s. military said sunday that one service member was killed and three others wounded in a raid in yemen targeting its local al-qaida branch, marking the first-known combat death of a member of the u.s. military under president donald trump's new administration.u.s. central command said in a statement that a fourth service member was injured in a "hard landing" in a nearby location. the aircraft was unable to fly afterward and was "intentionally destroyed."the central command statement said 14 militants from al-qaida's branch in yemen, formally known as "al-qaida in the arabian peninsula," were killed in the ault and that u.s. service members taking part in the raid captured "information that will likely provide insight into the planning of future terror plots."yemeni se






u.s. service member's death in yemen is the first under president trump


the u.s. military said sunday that one service member was killed and three others wounded in a raid in yemen targeting its local al-qaida branch, marking the first-known combat death of a member of the u.s. military under president donald trump. the raid left about 30 people dead, including women and children, according to an al-qaida official and a news service linked to the terror group. one of the children killed was nora, the 8-year-old daughter of anwar al-awlaki, a radical yemeni-american cleric killed in a u.s. airstrike in yemen in 2011, according to the 's grandfather. n er al-awlaki told the ociated press that nora was visiting her mother when the surprise pre-dawn raid took place sunday. u.s. central command said in a statement that a fourth service member was injured in a "hard






one u.s. commando dead, four wounded in raid on al qaeda in yemen


a u.s. special operations commando was killed and three others injured in a firefight during a predawn raid on al qaeda fighters in central yemen, according to the u.s. military. the raid marked the first known counterterrorism operation and first confirmed combat fatality under president trump. “we are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our elite service members,” gen. joseph votel, the head of the u.s. central command, said in a statement. “the sacrifices are very profound in our fight against terrorists who threaten innocent peoples across the globe.” as the u.s. forces began their ault on the al qaeda compound in bayda province, they engaged in an intense firefight left at least 14 militants dead, said a u.s. official, who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly on the secret missio






military: first-known combat death since trump in office


sanaa, yemen — the u.s. military said sunday that one service member was killed and three others wounded in a raid in yemen targeting its local al-qaida branch, marking the first-known combat death of a member of the u.s. military under president donald trump.the raid left about 30 people dead, including women and children, according to an al-qaida official and a news service linked to the terror group. one of the children killed was nora, the 8-year-old daughter of anwar al-awlaki, a radical yemeni-american cleric killed in a u.s. airstrike in yemen in 2011, according to the 's grandfather.n er al-awlaki told the ociated press that nora was visiting her mother when the surprise pre-dawn raid took place on sunday.u.s. central command said in a statement that a fourth service member was inj






russian police kill 3 suspected militants in north caucasus


makhachkala, russia — russian security forces have killed three suspected militants during a firefight in a volatile province of russia's north caucasus.a spokesman for the russian interior ministry's branch in the province of dagestan says that its forces surrounded a house in the town of khasavyurt where the suspects were hiding on sunday. ruslan ibragimgadzhiev says that they refused to surrender and died in an armed confrontation.mainly muslim dagestan is the principal breeding ground for islamic militants in russia and there are regular attacks on police and officials. russia fought two bloody separatist wars in the neighboring province of chechnya after the fall of the soviet union.some militants in dagestan and other parts of the north caucasus have sworn allegiance to the islamic s






u.s. service member killed, 3 wounded in surprise yemen raid


sanaa, yemen -- a u.s. military service member was killed sunday during a raid against al qaeda militants in central yemen that also left nearly 30 others dead, including women and children. the loss of the service member is the first-known combat death of a member of the u.s. military under president donald trump.“americans are saddened this morning with news that a life of a heroic service member has been taken in our fight against the evil of radical islamic terrorism,” trump said in a statement.cbs news correspondent david martin confirms the raid, carried out by navy seal team 6, was approved by mr. trump.           the u.s. has been striking al qaeda in yemen from the air for more than 15 years, mostly using drones, and sunday’s surprise pre-dawn raid could signal a new escalation ag






military: first-known combat death since trump in office


sanaa, yemen — a u.s. military service member was killed sunday during a raid against al-qaida militants in central yemen that also left nearly 30 others dead, including women and children. the loss of the service member is the first-known combat death of a member of the u.s. military under president donald trump.the u.s. has been striking al-qaida in yemen from the air for more than 15 years, mostly using drones, and sunday's surprise pre-dawn raid could signal a new escalation against extremist groups in the arab world's poorest but strategically located country.an al-qaida official and an online news service linked to the terror group said the raid left about 30 people dead. among the children killed was anwar, the 8-year-old daughter of anwar al-awlaki, a radical yemeni-american cleric






military: first-known combat death since trump in office


sanaa, yemen — a u.s. military service member was killed sunday during a raid against al-qaida militants in central yemen that also left nearly 30 others dead, including women and children. the loss of the service member is the first-known combat death of a member of the u.s. military under president donald trump."americans are saddened this morning with news that a life of a heroic service member has been taken in our fight against the evil of radical islamic terrorism," trump said in a statement.the u.s. has been striking al-qaida in yemen from the air for more than 15 years, mostly using drones, and sunday's surprise pre-dawn raid could signal a new escalation against extremist groups in the arab world's poorest but strategically located country.an al-qaida official and an online news s






military: first-known combat death since trump in office


sanaa, yemen — a u.s. military service member was killed sunday during a raid against al-qaida militants in central yemen that also left nearly 30 others dead, including women and children. the loss of the service member is the first-known combat death of a member of the u.s. military under president donald trump."americans are saddened this morning with news that a life of a heroic service member has been taken in our fight against the evil of radical islamic terrorism," trump said in a statement.the u.s. has been striking al-qaida in yemen from the air for more than 15 years, mostly using drones, and sunday's surprise pre-dawn raid could signal a new escalation against extremist groups in the arab world's poorest but strategically located country.an al-qaida official and an online news s






white house seems to back away from part of new refugee plan amid gop backlash


a u.s. special operations commando was killed and three others injured in a firefight during a predawn raid on al qaeda fighters in central yemen, according to the u.s. military. the raid marked the first known counterterrorism operation and first confirmed combat fatality under president trump. “we are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our elite service members,” gen. joseph votel, the head of the u.s. central command, said in a statement. “the sacrifices are very profound in our fight against terrorists who threaten innocent peoples across the globe.” as the u.s. forces began their ault on the al qaeda compound in shabwa province, they engaged in an intense firefight left at least 14 militants dead, said a u.s. official, who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly on the secret missi






military: first-known combat death since trump in office


sanaa, yemen — a u.s. military service member was killed sunday during a raid against al-qaida militants in central yemen that also left nearly 30 others dead, including women and children. the loss of the service member is the first-known combat death of a member of the u.s. military under president donald trump.the u.s. has been striking al-qaida in yemen from the air for more than 15 years, mostly using drones, but has rarely put boots on the ground, and sunday's surprise pre-dawn raid could signal a new escalation against extremist groups in the arab world's poorest but strategically located country.an al-qaida official and an online news service linked to the terror group said the raid left about 30 people dead. among the children killed was nora, the 8-year-old daughter of anwar al-a






first-known combat death since trump in office – the mercury news


by ahmed al-haj and maggie michaelsanaa, yemen (ap) — a u.s. military service member was killed sunday during a raid against al-qaida militants in central yemen that also left nearly 30 others dead, including women and children. the loss of the service member is the first-known combat death of a member of the u.s. military under president donald trump.“americans are saddened this morning with news that a life of a heroic service member has been taken in our fight against the evil of radical islamic terrorism,” trump said in a statement.the u.s. has been striking al-qaida in yemen from the air for more than 15 years, mostly using drones, and sunday’s surprise pre-dawn raid could signal a new escalation against extremist groups in the arab world’s poorest but strategically located country.an






one u.s. commando dead, four wounded in raid on al qaeda in yemen


a u.s. special operations commando was killed and three others injured in a firefight during a predawn raid with al qaeda fighters in central yemen, according to the u.s. military. the raid marked the first known counterterrorism operation and first confirmed combat fatality under president trump. “we are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our elite service members,” gen. joseph votel, the head of the u.s. central command, said in a statement. “the sacrifices are very profound in our fight against terrorists who threaten innocent peoples across the globe.” during the operation, forces grabbed a cache of the militants' laptops, cell phones and other materials, which was what u.s. commanders were seeking in the rare on-the-ground siege against al qaeda in the arabian peninsula, known






rebels begin to leave syria's barada valley


beirut — syrian state-controlled tv says rebels have begun to evacuate barada valley as part of an agreement to surrender the capital region's primary water source to government control.al-ikhbariya tv says four buses carrying 160 rebels and family members departed the barada valley on sunday for the rebel-held idlib province, where they will join thousands of other rebels and dissidents from the damascus area.the evacuation marks the end of a nearly six-week-long standoff between rebels and pro-government forces that led to severe water cuts to some 5 million people around damascus.the governor of the greater damascus province told al-ikhbariya that water pressure would begin to return to damascus on monday as engineers repair facilities destroyed in the fighting.






philippine airstrikes kill suspected indonesian militant


manila, philippines — the philippine military chief says a suspected indonesian militant has been killed and one of southeast asia's top terror suspects is fighting for his life after they were hit in airstrikes in the country's south.military chief of staff gen. eduardo ano said sunday the body of the suspected indonesian, known by his nom de guerre mohisen, was recovered by troops along with three filipino followers of militant leader isnilon hapilon, who was seriously wounded in the hilly outskirts of butig town in lanao del sur province.ano tells the ociated press hapilon was wounded in the arm and was losing blood. air force warplanes, including south korean-made fa50 fighter jets deployed in a combat mission for the first time, unleashed 500-pound (225-kilogram) bombs on wednesday an






yemen al-qaeda: us commandos raid stronghold


image copyrightafpimage caption drone attacks on al-qaeda targets in yemen were stepped up under president obama the us has carried out a commando raid on an al-qaeda stronghold in central yemen, killing 14 militants, the military says. one us soldier died and three were injured. several apache helicopters were reported to have taken part in the operation in al-baida province. three al-qaeda leaders were among those killed in a battle lasting 45 minutes in a village in yakla district. earlier reports suggested a higher death toll.us drones have carried out periodic attacks on al-qaeda in yemen.local sources earlier said 41 militants and 16 civilians were killed. a provincial official said the helicopters targeted a hospital, school and mosque. leading al-qaeda figure abdul raouf al-dhahab






yemen al-qaeda: us commandos raid stronghold


image copyrightafpimage caption drone attacks on al-qaeda targets in yemen were stepped up under president obama the us has carried out a commando raid on an al-qaeda stronghold in central yemen, killing 14 militants, the military says. one us soldier died and three were injured. several apache helicopters were reported to have taken part in the operation in al-baida province. three al-qaeda leaders were among those killed in a battle lasting 45 minutes in a village in yakla district. earlier reports suggested a higher death toll.us drones have carried out periodic attacks on al-qaeda in yemen.local sources earlier said 41 militants and 16 civilians were killed. a provincial official said the helicopters targeted a hospital, school and mosque. leading al-qaeda figure abdul raouf al-dhahab






u.s. service member killed in yemen raid


a u.s. service member was killed and several were wounded during an operation urday against al qaeda militants in yemen that marked the first known commando mission authorized by president donald trump.in addition to the fatality, three u.s. special operations forces troops were wounded in the raid, which took place in a remote location in south-central yemen, according to u.s. military officials. two other american service...






yemen al-qaeda: us commandos raid stronghold


image copyrightafpimage caption drone attacks on al-qaeda targets in yemen were stepped up under president obama the us has carried out a commando raid on an al-qaeda stronghold in central yemen, killing 14 militants, the military says. one us soldier died and three were injured. several apache helicopters were reported to have taken part in the operation in al-baida province. three al-qaeda leaders were among those killed in a battle lasting 45 minutes in a village in yakla district. earlier reports suggested a higher death toll.us drones have carried out periodic attacks on al-qaeda in yemen.local sources earlier said 41 militants and 16 civilians were killed. a provincial official said the helicopters targeted a hospital, school and mosque. leading al-qaeda figure abdul raouf al-dhahab






palestinians: 17-year-old s dead in clashes with israel


ramallah, west bank — palestinian police says israeli troops have s and killed a 17-year-old boy and injured five others who clashed with them.the police say the palestinians hurled rocks at the israeli troops, who responded with fire. the israeli military confirmed the account, saying that its forces were attacked with pipe bombs in the northern west bank city of jenin before they responded.since 2015, palestinian attackers have carried out numerous stabbings, shootings and vehicular aults that killed 40 israelis and two visiting americans. israeli forces killed 235 palestinians in the same period, most identified by israel as attackers.rights groups have accused israel of using excessive force in some of the confrontations. israel blames the violence on palestinian incitement, while pale






u.s. service member killed in yemen raid


a u.s. service member was killed and three americans were wounded in a raid urday against al qaeda militants in yemen that marked the first commando operation authorized under president donald trump.three u.s. special operations forces troops were wounded in the raid, which also resulted in the deaths of as many as 14 members of al qaeda in the arabian peninsula, or aqap, the principal al qaeda franchise in yemen, defense...






u.s. service member killed in yemen raid


a u.s. service member was killed and several were wounded in a raid urday against al qaeda militants in yemen that marked the first commando operation authorized by president donald trump.three u.s. special operations forces were wounded in the raid, which took place in a remote location in south-central yemen, according to u.s. military officials. two other american service members were injured when an american v-22 osprey...






missing pakistani activists make contact with family


islamabad, pakistan - two out of five disappeared pakistani activists have made contact with their families uring them that they are safe, family members told al jazeera, three weeks after the men first went missing.salman haider and ahmed raza naseer made contact via a telephone call on urday, the family members said, without offering comment on their relatives' current whereabouts.the disappearances prompted a series of protests by rights groups across the country, calling for the government to locate the men, or for them to be produced in a court to face formal charges if they had been detained by the state's intelligence agencies.haider - a noted progressive activist, poet and university lecturer - was abducted while on his way home on the outskirts of the pakistani capital islamabad o






fatal crash on i-94 in st. paul is among at least three on minnesota roads


at least one person died urday afternoon in a crash on interstate 94 in st. paul, bringing the day’s death toll on minnesota roads to at least three, according to the state patrol.the 31-year-old minneapolis man killed in the crash was not wearing a seat belt and the car's air bag deployed, the state patrol said late urday. the man of the man, killed in the eastbound lanes of the freeway near prior avenue at 2:36 p.m., is to be released monday.the car, a 2017 hyundai elantra, left the road and rolled in the right shoulder of i-94, the patrol said.earlier urday, two people died in separate one-vehicle crashes on icy roads in southern minnesota.an iowa man was killed when a pickup in which he was a p enger lost control on westbound interstate 94 in jay township, in martin county, went into t






palestinians: 18-year-old s dead in clashes with israel


ramallah, west bank — israeli troops killed an 18-year-old palestinian and wounded five others after they e under attack in a refugee p in the northern west bank city of jenin, israeli and palestinian officials said.palestinian police say a group hurled rocks at the israeli troops, who responded with fire and fatally s mohammed khalefeh. the israeli military confirmed the account, saying that its forces were attacked with pipe bombs before they responded. israeli forces routinely carry out arrest raids in the west bank against wanted palestinian militants.since 2015, palestinian attackers have carried out numerous stabbings, shootings and vehicular aults that killed 40 israelis and two visiting americans. israeli forces killed 235 palestinians in the same period, most identified by israel






duterte asks us not to store weapons in philippine ps


manila, philippines — philippine president rodrigo duterte asked the united states on sunday not to store weapons in local ps under a defense pact, saying his country may get entangled if fighting erupts between china and the u.s.duterte said in a news conference that he would consider abrogating a 2014 defense pact that allows u.s. forces to temporarily station in designated philippine ps if the americans build weapon depots in those en pments."they're unloading arms in the philippines now," duterte said, identifying three areas where u.s. forces were supposedly bringing in their armaments, including the western philippine province of palawan, which faces the disputed south china sea."i'm serving notice to the armed forces of the united states, do not do it, i will not allow it," duterte






missing activist salman haider reunited with family


islamabad, pakistan - one out of five disappeared pakistani activists has been released and is back with his family, and another one has made contact with his relatives, al jazeera has learned, three weeks after the men first went missing.salman haider and ahmed raza naseer made contact via a telephone call earlier on urday, family members told al jazeera, without offering comment on their relatives' current whereabouts.later on urday, zeeshan haider, salman's brother, confirmed his release."he's with the family, and we're happy that he's back," zeeshan haider told al jazeera. "he's in good condition [in terms of his health]."the disappearances prompted a series of protests by rights groups across the country, calling for the government to locate the men, or for them to be produced in a co






palestinians: 17-year-old s dead in clashes with israel


ramallah, west bank (ap) — palestinian police says israeli troops have s and killed a 17-year-old boy and injured five others who clashed with them.the police say the palestinians hurled rocks at the israeli troops, who responded with fire. the israeli military confirmed the account, saying that its forces were attacked with pipe bombs in the northern west bank city of jenin before they responded.since 2015, palestinian attackers have carried out numerous stabbings, shootings and vehicular aults that killed 40 israelis and two visiting americans. israeli forces killed 235 palestinians in the same period, most identified by israel as attackers.rights groups have accused israel of using excessive force in some of the confrontations. israel blames the violence on palestinian incitement, while






military: first-known combat death since trump in office


washington — it's been described as the greatest burden any commander in chief must bear.just days into his young presidency, a u.s. service member has died in military action authorized by donald trump. it's the first known combat death of a member of the u.s. military since trump took the oath of office on jan. 20 and underscores the gravity of the decisions he now makes.three service members were also wounded sunday during the firefight with militants from al-qaida in the arabian peninsula's branch in yemen. the raid left nearly 30 others dead, including an estimated 14 militants. a fourth u.s. service member was injured when a military aircraft isting in the mission had a "hard landing" nearby, according to u.s. central command."americans are saddened this morning with news that a life






bahrain police officer killed in attack claimed by militants


dubai, united arab emirates — a police officer in bahrain has been s dead in an attack claimed by a shiite militant group.bahrain's interior ministry said sunday that 1st lt. hisham h an mohammed al-hamadi was killed in what it described as a "terrorist act."the ashtar brigade, a shiite militant group that has claimed a number of bombings and attacks in the tiny gulf nation, claimed responsibility in a statement on social media. the ociated press could not immediately verify the post, though it e in a forum often used by the group.bahrain is the middle of a crackdown on dissent at a level unseen since its 2011 uprising, in which the island's shiite majority called for greater political rights from the sunni-ruled kingdom.






philippines: airstrikes killed 15 is group-linked militants


manila, philippines — philippine airstrikes have killed 15 muslim militants linked to the islamic state group, including a suspected indonesian militant, while one of southeast asia's top terror suspects was seriously wounded in the country's south, the military chief said sunday.military chief of staff gen. eduardo ano said the body of the suspected indonesian militant, known by his nom de guerre mohisen, was recovered by troops along with three dead filipino followers of militant leader isnilon hapilon, who was seriously wounded in the hilly outskirts of butig town in lanao del sur province.eleven other militants were reportedly killed, ano said, citing intelligence, but added their bodies have not been found.hapilon was wounded in the arm and was losing blood after air force aircraft, i






first-known combat death since trump in office – the mercury news


by jill colvin and ahmed al-hajwashington (ap) — it’s been described as the greatest burden any commander in chief must bear.just days into his young presidency, a u.s. service member has died in military action authorized by donald trump. it’s the first known combat death of a member of the u.s. military since trump took the oath of office on jan. 20 and underscores the gravity of the decisions he now makes.three service members were also wounded sunday during the firefight with militants from al-qaida in the arabian peninsula’s branch in yemen. the raid left nearly 30 others dead, including an estimated 14 militants. a fourth u.s. service member was injured when a military aircraft isting in the mission had a “hard landing” nearby, according to u.s. central command.“americans are saddene