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NBC News Russia deploys warships to Syria coast after Turkey loses 33 soldiers in attack Turkish President Recep Erdogan is looking West for support, and at his country's request NATO will be holding a meeting on the situation. By Matthew BodnerLONDON — Russia on Friday announced it had dispatched two state-of-the-art warships to the Middle East after an attack in Syria killed 33 Turkish soldiers.Videos posted on social media showed two of Russia’s newest guided missile frigates, the Admiral Grigorovich and Admiral Makarov, making their way through the Bosporus, a Turkish-controlled chokepoint that runs through Istanbul, on their way to the Syrian coast.Though Russia and Turkey have seen a rapprochement in recent years, much to the chagrin of the U.S. and its NATO allies, the two sides pursue opposing goals in Syria: Moscow backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, while Ankara backs rebel groups opposing him in northern Syria. Read more:...
A senior official brief on the situation said an employee recently fired from the facility returned to the scene and opened fire By AP, Staff An employee opened fire Wednesday at one of the nation's largest breweries in Milwaukee, killing five fellow workers before taking his own life, police said.Police said the gunman is a 51-year-old Milwaukee man who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.Authorities offered no immediate motive for the attack and did not release details about the shooter or how the shooting unfolded.The identities of those who passed away will be released at a later time, Police Chief Alfonso Morales said. No one was wounded beyond those who were killed, authorities said.Officers worked for hours to clear the more than 20 buildings in the complex where more than 1,000 people work. Police announced at a late evening news conference that the work was done and all employees had...
The Defense Post French actions ‘neutralize 50 terrorists’ near Mopti in central Mali Barkhane operations between February 9 and 17 targeted Islamic State and al-Qaeda affiliated militants by Fergus Kelly Around 50 militants were “neutralized” in actions carried out by the France-led Operation Barkhane targeting Islamic State and al-Qaeda affiliated fighters in Mali, according to an Armed Forces Ministry release.The operations, conducted in two phases between February 9 and 17 around the central town of Mopti, were the result of “preparatory work and intelligence gathering that made it possible to characterize with certainty the activity of armed terrorist groups,” the Thursday, February 20 release said.Around 30 motorcycles and two pickup trucks were destroyed, and weapons, telephones and electronic equipment were seized during the actions.In the first operation, carried out northwest of Mopti between February 9 and 10, airstrikes conducted by Reaper drones and Mirage 2000 jet fighter aircraft along with...

US Airstrikes Kill 4 Islamic State Terrorists In Afghanistan

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  Voice Of America US Airstrikes Kill 4 Islamic State Terrorists In Afghanistan  By Ayaz Gul ISLAMABAD - U.S. military officials in Afghanistan say airstrikes have killed at least four Islamic State terrorists in eastern Afghanistan as a weeklong reduced fighting truce between U.S.-backed Afghan security forces and the Taliban insurgency entered its fourth day without any significant breaches.The two counterterrorism airstrikes Tuesday focused on areas in the Afghan province of Kunar, which houses Islamic State bases and borders Pakistan, the U.S. military spokesman tweeted.“We continue to eliminate ISIS terrorists wherever they hide to protect Afghanistan while honoring U.S.-Afghan-Taliban agreement to reduce the violence,” stressed Col. Sonny Leggett in reference to the Middle Eastern terrorist group.    Read more: https://www.voanews.com/south-central-asia/us-airstrikes-kill-4-islamic-state-terrorists-afghanistan...
Military Times Taliban Attacks Significantly Down As Reduction In Violence Deal Appears To Hold by Shawn Snow The week-long reduction in violence deal hashed out between the Taliban and the U.S. appears to be holding up. Attacks have so far been significantly reduced, potentially leading to the signing of a long-term peace deal on Feb. 29 and the withdrawal of American troops.Reports emanating from the battlefield indicate only a handful of attacks over the last four days across Afghanistan since the reduction in violence deal went into effect on Feb. 22. Afghanistan-based Tolo News has reported a total of 17 attacks carried out by the Taliban between Feb. 22 and Feb. 25.New York Times journalist Mujib Mashal reported roughly nine major attacks and 15 dead over the first three days of the implementation of the violence reduction trial period.The Taliban claimed a couple of IED strikes against Afghan military and...