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Pakistani Military Says Jets Kill 18 Militants

 In this March 7, 2011 file photo, Pakistan army soldiers patrol in the Pakistani tribal area of Ditta Kheil in North Waziristan.

PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Pakistan's army says its jets have killed at least 18 militants as part of an ongoing offensive to eliminate militants' hideouts and ammunition stockpiles in the Khyber tribal region. An army statement Sunday says the jets destroyed five such hideouts with "precise strikes" during the offensive late Saturday night. Beside... more

Officials: Clash in Yemen Town Kills 250 in 3 Days

Houthi Shiite rebels ride in a military truck while patrolling a street in Sanaa, Yemen. (AP photo)

SANAA, Yemen — Fighting in central Yemen between Shiite Houthi rebels and an influential tribe in the town of Radda killed at least 250 people over three days of clashes, security officials said Monday. The violence in Yemen's central Bayda province saw fighters from the strong Qifa tribe force the Houthis out of the Manasih area in Radda, said... more

Women on Front Lines in Syria, Iraq Against IS

Kurdish women Peshmerga fighters

SURUC, Turkey  — Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group. The 28-year-old Kurdish fighter, who uses a nom de guerre, said she decided to join the fight in her hometown... more

Navy's Top Officer Wants Sea Dragons Retired

MH-35E Sea Dragon

NORFOLK -- The Navy's top officer says he would like to retire the service's aging fleet of mine-sweeping helicopters "sooner than later," primarily because they are expensive to operate and not as efficient as the underwater robots that will someday replace them. Adm. Jonathan Greenert, the chief of naval operations, made the remarks Wednesday... more

Militant Pleads Not Guilty in Benghazi Attacks

Ahmed Abu Khattala

WASHINGTON — A Libyan militant on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges arising from the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. Ahmed Abu Khattala, 43, entered the plea through his lawyer in a 15-minute court proceeding before a federal judge. An 18-count grand jury indictment handed up last w... more

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