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Airstrike hits Libyan migrant detention center

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/03/19, 12:19 pm

An airstrike on Wednesday that hit a detention center for migrants near the Libyan capital of Tripoli killed at least 44 people and wounded more than 130, according to the UN mission to the country. It wasn’t immediately clear who was responsible for the strike, but the Tripoli-based government blamed Gen. Khalifa Hifter’s so-called Libyan National Army and called for the UN to investigate. Hifter receives support from the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Russia.

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U.S. targets al-Qaeda fighters in Syria

by Kent Covington
Posted 7/02/19, 10:14 am

For the first time in two years, U.S. warplanes have killed al-Qaeda fighters in northwestern Syria. U.S. Central Command said Monday that it hit an al-Qaeda training facility near Aleppo. The airstrike killed eight fighters associated with al-Qaeda, including six commanders, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition-linked war monitoring group.

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‘We want the truth, wherever that leads’

Terrorism | U.S. officials never adequately confirmed the death of ISIS captive Kayla Mueller, and a post-ISIS tumult in Syria raises new questions about what happened to her
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/13/19, 01:47 pm

On Feb. 6, 2015, Marsha and Carl Mueller received news they long dreaded: Their 25-year-old daughter Kayla was dead in Syria. Word came in a tweet from the ISIS militants holding Mueller, an aid worker, for 18 months in Syria. The news ended in the worst way possible a high-stakes hostage saga that included an unsuccessful U.S. Delta Force rescue attempt and weeks of intense negotiations carried on via email.

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