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Two Americans killed in attack at Kabul army base

2 Americans killed in AfghanistanA gunmen in an Afghan army uniform has opened fire on a group of US soldiers, killing at least two Americans including a civilian in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul.

The shooting took place at 11am local time (0630GMT) on Wednesday while international troops visited a military base in Kabul, according to Dawlat Waziri, a spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Defence.


Report finds British troops let Iraqi teenager drown

iraqi teen drowned by UK troopsA judge in the UK has condemned four British troops for the killing of an Iraqi teenager in 2003 in the city of Basra.

The soldiers had displayed "a manifest disregard of life" when they forced 15-year-old Ahmed Jabbar Kareem Ali into a canal in Basra where he drowned, judge George Newman said on Thursday in his report for the Iraq Fatalities Investigations.


Children of US World War II POWs on emotional Poland visit

POW children visit PolandA group of children and relatives of U.S. officers who were held in a Nazi German prisoner camp on Polish territory during World War II are on a visit that will take them to the camp's site.

The group includes George P. Waters, the grandson of Gen. George Smith Patton Jr. and son of Lt. Col. John K. Waters, and children of four other U.S. officers who were held at an officers' camp in central Poland, Oflag 64 in Szubin, from 1943 to 1945. They either managed to flee an evacuation march, survived the march and were freed, or were saved in a prisoner exchange.


Raytheon sued by former employee over Afghanistan fraud allegations

Raytheon employee sues companyA former Raytheon employee has filed a federal lawsuit against the defense giant, alleging the company fired him after he tried to report coworker misconduct in Afghanistan.

The lawsuit alleges that Steven Kalch, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, witnessed several instances of fraud, waste and abuse while working for Raytheon and training Afghan security forces from 2012 to 2014.


ISIS second-in-command Muhammad al-Adnani killed in Syria drone strike

ISIS second in command killed in SyriaIslamic State's second in command Abu Mohammad al-Adnani has been killed in Syria.  He was widely tipped to be the next leader of the terror group after repeatedly calling for attacks on the West.

Al-Adnani, who had a $5 million US government bounty on his head, was one of the last three alive of the 43 founders of ISIS, according to reports.


IED kills U.S. service member in Helmand province, Afghanistan

IED kills US servicemanAn improvised explosive device killed a U.S. service member on patrol Tuesday in Helmand province, Afghanistan, the U.S. military said.

Another U.S. service member and six Afghan soldiers were injured in the explosion in the city of Lashkar Gar. The U.S. Department of Defense will not reveal the identity of the deceased until next of kin have been notified.

U.S. forces in Afghanistan said an investigation is being conducted.


U.S. Ramps Up Airstrikes in Libya

US ramp up air strikes in LibyaThe United States ramped up its air campaign against the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Libya over the weekend, increasingly targeting jihadist snipers positioned in buildings around the city of Sirte, a U.S. defense official said.

Since the U.S. military opened a new front against ISIS by launching strikes in Libya, the terror group has adjusted its tactics, U.S. officials said. ISIS still depends on snipers to maintain its control of the Libyan city, but the group is no longer is as mobile because of U.S. airpower.


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