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US military service member killed in Somalia attack

US military service member killed in Somalia attack

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An American service member was killed in Somalia Friday and four others were wounded in a firefight with Al Shabab fighters, according to U.S. Africa Command (Africom). "During an operation June 8, 2018, in Jubaland, Somalia, one U.S. Special Operations member was killed and four U.S. service members and one partner force was wounded as the result of an enemy attack," according to an Africom statement. "Names are being withheld pending next of kin notification. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the service members." The American forces were advising and assisting a large force of 800 Somali and Kenyan military forces that was part of a multi-day operation in an area of Jubaland located 217 miles southwest of the Somali capital of Mogadishu. President Donald ...
Daughter of poisoned Russian spy speaks out after horrific attack

Daughter of poisoned Russian spy speaks out after horrific attack

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The daughter of a former Russian double agent who was poisoned in the UK this year said in her first interview since the attack that her "life has been turned upside down." "After 20 days in a coma, I woke to the news that we may have been poisoned," Yulia Skripal told Reuters in an interview published today, more than two months since she and her father were attacked with a nerve agent in Salisbury, England. "I still find it difficult to come to terms with the fact that both of us were attacked in a such a way. The fact that a nerve agent was used to do this is shocking." British authorities have said Russia was responsible for the poisoning that left Skripal, 33, and her father Sergei, 66, in critical condition. "We are so lucky to have both survived this attempted assassination,"...
'Obscene masquerade' as Russia denies chemical attack

'Obscene masquerade' as Russia denies chemical attack

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Russian diplomats brought several Syrian "witnesses" - including an 11-year-old boy - to the global chemical weapons watchdog in a bid to prove chemical weapons were not used in Douma.At a joint press conference with Syrian officials at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the Russian diplomats accused the White Helmets humanitarian group of filming "staged videos" following the suspected attack in the Syrian city on 7 April.The Syrians claimed they did not see any evidence that a chemical attack had taken place.The briefing in the Netherlands was boycotted by the UK, France and the US and described as an "obscene masquerade".Several of the 17 Syrian eyewitnesses brought to The Hague by the Russians said they saw "no symptoms" of a chemical attack and that "ever...
Toronto van attack suspect declared 'Incel Rebellion' in chilling Facebook post

Toronto van attack suspect declared 'Incel Rebellion' in chilling Facebook post

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Alek Minassian apparently wrote a chilling post on Facebook about an "incel rebellion," an abbreviated term for "involuntary celibate," minutes before he allegedly mowed down mostly female pedestrians with a rented van in northern Toronto Monday, according to police. The 25-year-old Canadian appears to have a limited presence on social media, including the single post on his Facebook account, which was taken down soon after Monday's attack. In the post, he praises Elliot Rodger, a 22-year-old student at the University of California, Santa Barbra, who killed six people and wounded others before killing himself in his car four years ago. In several YouTube videos, a blog and a 137-page manifesto created before the 2014 rampage, Rodger lamented about his "loneliness" and he appeared baffle...