Burial set for American killed fighting Islamic State
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Burial set for American killed fighting Islamic State

BOSTON (AP) — Funeral arrangements for an American killed in Syria while fighting the Islamic State group have been set for later this week. Keith Broomfield, who had no military training, is believed to be the first U.S. citizen to die fighting alongside Kurdish forces against ISIS. Broomfield, 36, of Westminster, will be buried Wednesday … Continue reading

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Iraqi troops, militias repel IS attacks in Anbar province
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Iraqi troops, militias repel IS attacks in Anbar province

BAGHDAD (AP) — Government forces and Shiite militiamen repelled two Islamic State group attacks in Anbar province on Saturday, officials said. In one attack, they used anti-tank missiles to stop four would-be suicide car bombers, officials said, as violence continues to roil the war-torn country. Police and military officials said IS fighters attacked the government-held … Continue reading

Jordan military unveils border surveillance with Iraq, Syria
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Jordan military unveils border surveillance with Iraq, Syria

BORDER GUARD FORCES COMMAND, Jordan (AP) — Jordan’s military on Monday unveiled a new phase of a border surveillance system that U.S. officials say provides an effective defense against infiltration attempts, including by Islamic State militants. The kingdom plays a high-profile role in the U.S.-led military coalition against the extremists, who control large parts of neighboring … Continue reading

Launching ’16 bid, Chafee refuses to rule out talks with IS
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Launching ’16 bid, Chafee refuses to rule out talks with IS

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee entered the race for president Wednesday by calling for the U.S. to switch to the metric system, take an “open-minded approach” to drug trafficking and consider negotiating with Islamic State militants. With his announcement, Chafee became the biggest longshot among Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Democratic rivals, … Continue reading

Turkey: 1 killed in attack on Kurdish party campaign vehicle
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Turkey: 1 killed in attack on Kurdish party campaign vehicle

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Assailants fired on a campaign vehicle belonging to Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party and killed its driver, officials said Thursday, in the latest violence against politicians or political parties ahead of Sunday’s general election. The governor’s office for Bingol province said the 35-year-old driver was found shot dead near the hired minibus of … Continue reading