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  • A Syrian Democratic Forces soldier provides security in a newly liberated area near Abu Kamal, Syria, Aug. 22, 2018. The coalition advises and assists the Syrian Democratic Forces as they lead Operation Roundup, the military offensive to eliminate the remaining ISIS strongholds in Syria. (Spc. Christian Simmons/Army)
    ISIS gunmen kill 40 US-backed fighters in eastern Syria

    The Islamic State group killed at least 40 U.S.-backed Syrian fighters, captured several alive and regained areas they lost earlier this month in eastern Syria near the Iraqi border in some of the most intense fighting in weeks, a war monitor and an agency linked to ISIS said Saturday.

  • ISIS claims attack on Iraqi training camp north of Baghdad

    The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for an attack Monday on a military training center in Diyala north of Baghdad that killed at least four soldiers and wounded four others, including two officers, according to a statement released by the group and two Iraqi officers.

  • FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 file photo, A member from the Egyptian security forces walks by debris of a Russian airplane at the site a day after the passenger jet bound for St. Petersburg, Russia, crashed in Hassana, Egypt. Egypt's chief investigator says a preliminary investigation into the October crash of a Russian passenger plane in Sinai has found no indication yet of any
    Egypt: No sign yet of 'terrorist act' in Russian plane crash

    A preliminary investigation into the crash of a Russian passenger plane has found no indication yet of any "illegal or terrorist act," Egypt's chief investigator said in a statement released Monday.

  • Emergency personnel and security forces stand next to ambulances outside the Swiss Inn hotel in the Egyptian town of El-Arish, in the Sinai peninsula, following an attack on the hotel by two suicide bombers and a gunman on November 24, 2015. The attackers killed four people, including a judge, in the assault on the hotel hosting judges overseeing Egypt's parliamentary polls, the government said. AFP PHOTO / STR / AFP / -
    Islamic militants hit hotel in Egypt's Sinai, killing 7

    A brazen militant attack involving a suicide car bombing and claimed by the Islamic State group targeted a hotel in Egypt's restive northern Sinai region on Tuesday, killing seven people, including two judges, the state MENA news agency said.

  • Mourners attend the funeral of Army officer Mustafa el-Wetedi, one of the four Egyptian soldiers who were killed the day before by a roadside bomb in the Sinai Peninsula, on July 24, 2015 at his village of Beshla near Mansura city. The Islamic State group's affiliate in Egypt claimed responsibility for the bombing, in a statement posted on one of its Twitter accounts. AFP PHOTO / STR
    Roadside bomb in Sinai kills 2 Egyptian troops, wounds 5

    A roadside bomb struck an Egyptian military vehicle in the restive northern Sinai on Monday, killing an officer and a conscript and wounding five soldiers, security officials said.