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US strike targets leader of Somali extremist group

FILE – In this Dec. 8, 2008 file photo, armed al-shabab fighters on pickup trucks prepare to travel into the city, just outside Mogadishu, in Somalia. U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 in Somalia, the...
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US strike targets leader of Somali extremist group

FILE – In this Dec. 8, 2008 file photo, armed al-shabab fighters on pickup trucks prepare to travel into the city, just outside Mogadishu, in Somalia. U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 in Somalia, the...
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US strike targets leader of Somali extremist group

FILE – In this Dec. 8, 2008 file photo, armed al-shabab fighters on pickup trucks prepare to travel into the city, just outside Mogadishu, in Somalia. U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 in Somalia, the...
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Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

EDS NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT – This image made from video posted on the Internet by Islamic State militants and provided by the SITEÂ Intelligence Group, a U.S. terrorism watchdog, on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, purports to show journalist Steven Sotloff before he was beheaded....
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Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State extremists released a video posted Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, “our...
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Ukraine military routed as Russia talks tough

Part of a column of destroyed Ukrainian military vehicles are strewn near the village of Novokaterynivka, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Ukrainian troops have over the past week suffered a string of major military losses in their offensive against Russian-backed...
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A look at dangers posed by the Islamic State group

FILE – In this June 16, 2014 file photo, demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State group slogans as they carry the group’s flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad. The Islamic State group holds...
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Pentagon: Al-Shabab leader was target of airstrike

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leader of the Somalia-based al-Shabab extremist group was the target of U.S. military airstrikes that struck an encampment and a vehicle there on Monday night, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday. Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said the results of the...
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US family grieving over new beheading video

WASHINGTON (AP) — A family spokesman says relatives of freelance journalist Steven Sotloff are aware of a new video purporting to show his beheading by Islamic State militants. In a two-sentence statement Tuesday, family spokesman Barak Barfi said Sotloff’s family,...
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