• Base: New Mexico licenses good for entry until Oct. 10, 2017

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Officials at a military base in New Mexico say the state’s driver’s licenses and IDs will continue to be accepted as identification good for entry into the base until Oct. 10, 2017.

  • In this photo taken Sept. 26, 2016 and provided by the local council of Aleppo city, Syrians workers clean damaged after airstrikes, in Aleppo, Syria. The opposition-held districts of the Syrian city have been surrounded and under siege for months. Russian and Syrian warplanes are bombing the streets into rubble and government forces are chipping away at the pocket of opposition control. (Local Council of Aleppo City via AP)

    In renewed Aleppo attacks, Syrian troops capture high ground

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces and their allies on Monday captured strategic high ground in embattled Aleppo as Russia — a key ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad — said it was not planning more “humanitarian pauses” in the fighting in the city’s eastern, rebel-held districts.

  • This undated photo provided by the Department of Defense shows Army Sgt. Douglas J. Riney, of Fairview, Ill. Riney died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, in Kabul, Afghanistan of wounds received from encountering hostile enemy forces, the Defense Department said. (Department of Defense via AP)

    Attack in Afghanistan killed Illinois solider, Oklahoma man

    FAIRVIEW, Ill. (AP) — A decorated U.S. soldier from Illinois and an Army civilian employee from Oklahoma who both had been deployed multiple times to support military operations in Afghanistan were killed in an attack this week in Kabul, the Defense Department said.

  • In this Aug. 10, 2016 file photo, Iraqi Army Cpl. Saif holds a phone displaying a screenshot from a video released by the Islamic State group that shows his brother, in Irbil, Iraq. He claims the video showed his brother's execution. Just over two years ago, Saif was holed up in a corner of Mosul’s Nineveh hotel as he first began hearing rumors that his senior officers were fleeing the militant group’s advance. Now, he’s among the Iraqi forces beginning a massive operation to retake the country’s second city from the militants.(AP Photo/Alice Martins, File)

    In Mosul fight, Iraqi forces eye redemption and revenge

    QAYARA AIR BASE, Iraq (AP) — For Saif, an Iraqi army corporal, the battle for Mosul is intensely personal. Over the course of two years of Islamic State rule, the extremists destroyed his home, arrested his father, killed his brother and forced his fiancee into a marriage with an IS fighter.