• In this photo taken Monday, June 23, 2014, fighters from the Islamic State group parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle down a main road at the northern city of Mosul, Iraq. An independent monitoring group says some bombings carried out by the U.S.-led coalition targeting the Islamic State group likely have killed hundreds of civilians. The coalition had no immediate comment on the report released Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. (AP Photo, File)

    Report: US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria killed many civilians

    BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have likely killed at least 459 civilians over the past year, a report by an independent monitoring group said Monday.

  • This photo provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ariha Today, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows the scene after a government  warplane crashed in the center of the town of Ariha, in the northwestern province of Idlib, Syria, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Air raids and the subsequent crash of a Syrian warplane in a residential area in the northwestern town of Ariha on Monday killed and wounded dozens of people, two activist groups said. (Ariha Today via AP)

    Activists: Syria warplane crashes, killing and wounding many

    BEIRUT (AP) — Government air raids in a northwestern town in Syria and a subsequent crash by a Syrian warplane that slammed into a residential area there killed at least 27 people on Monday, activists said.

  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Taliban leader Mullah Omar’s death is announced 2 years after his life in the shadows ended