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Stories with subject: War casualties
  • Ireland slams threats to reporters covering Dublin gang war story has photos
    Updated: Feb-11-16 4:23 pm

    DUBLIN - Two reporters covering the Dublin gang war have received death threats from criminals because of their work, but they won't be deterred from exposing Ireland's underworld, the country's largest newspaper group said Thursday.

  • Pakistan army confirms death sentences for 12 militants 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 6:04 am

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's powerful army chief, Gen. Raheel Sharif, on Thursday confirmed death sentences awarded by military courts to 12 "hardcore terrorists" over their involvement in a series of attacks against security forces, the military said.

  • UN panel documents 'extermination' of detainees in Syria 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 10:11 am

    GENEVA - International investigators say several thousands of detainees have been executed, beaten to death or otherwise left to die during Syria's civil war, in policies that appear to amount to extermination under international law.

  • Return of Purple Heart from WWII turns up missing family 
    Updated: Feb-07-16 9:32 am

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - A Purple Heart awarded to a soldier from New Hampshire killed in World War II's Battle of the Bulge that turned up recently after a woman's death has brought together two branches of a family that never knew of the other's existence.

  • Bangladesh sentences 2 more to death in 1971 war crimes 
    Updated: Feb-02-16 6:03 am

    NEW DELHI - A special war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh on Tuesday sentenced two more men to death after finding them guilty of killing, kidnapping and looting during the country's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.

  • South Dakota base holds service for airman killed overseas 
    Updated: Jan-28-16 8:14 am

    RAPID CITY, South Dakota - Soldiers, family and friends gathered at Ellsworth Air Force Base this week to remember an airman killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan.

  • Holocaust victims honored 71 years after Auschwitz liberated story has photos
    Updated: Jan-27-16 12:20 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - Dozens of elderly Holocaust survivors lit candles at Auschwitz on Wednesday, exactly 71 years after the Soviet army liberated the death camp that has become the most powerful symbol of the human suffering inflicted by Nazi Germany during World War II.

  • Kenyan troops pull out of Somali towns after deadly attack story has photos
    Updated: Jan-26-16 12:54 pm

    MOGADISHU, Somalia - Kenyan forces pulled out of two towns in southern Somalia on Tuesday and Islamic extremists quickly moved into one of them, residents said.

  • US confirms additional civilian casualties from airstrikes 
    Updated: Jan-22-16 12:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. military says American airstrikes likely killed two civilians near the Islamic State group's defacto capital of Raqqa, Syria, last July. That's on top of eight other civilian deaths the military acknowledged last week.

  • Remains of Vietnam War soldier buried in southern Illinois 
    Updated: Jan-21-16 10:06 pm

    ALBION, Illinois - A staff sergeant from Illinois who served in the U.S. Army and was killed during a mission in Vietnam has been laid to rest next to his parents 46 years after his death.

  • Road to be named after Illinois man killed in Afghanistan 
    Updated: Jan-21-16 4:56 am

    NEW WINDSOR, Illinois - A stretch of Illinois Route 17 in western Illinois will be named after a man who was killed in Afghanistan while serving in the Army in 2012.

  • N. Carolina Persian Gulf War exhibit to be created 
    Updated: Jan-15-16 2:32 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina is going to use $100,000 donated by the Kuwaiti government two decades ago to create a traveling exhibit honoring the state's Persian Gulf War veterans and those who died in the conflict, Gov. Pat McCrory announced Friday.

  • US military confirms 8 civilian deaths in 2015 airstrikes 
    Updated: Jan-15-16 12:26 pm

    WASHINGTON - Eight civilians were killed and three others injured in five U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against Islamic State militants last year in Iraq and Syria, according to investigations by the U.S. military's Central Command.

  • Arizona Capitol Museum exhibit honors military casualties 
    Updated: Jan-14-16 9:07 am

    PHOENIX - The Arizona Capitol Museum has opened a three-week exhibit honoring Arizonans who died while serving in the military since 9/11.