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Stories with subject: War casualties
  • Egypt foiled extremist 'state' in Sinai, president says story has photos
    Updated: Jul-04-15 2:37 pm

    CAIRO - President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, wearing battle dress for the first time in over a year, said Saturday that Egypt had foiled an attempt by the Islamic State group to seize territory and set up an extremist state with its recent assault on the military in the troubled northeastern part of the Sinai Peninsula.

  • UN rights body backs call for accountability in Gaza war story has photos
    Updated: Jul-03-15 4:07 pm

    BERLIN - The U.N.'s top human rights body backed calls Friday for accountability in last year's conflict in Gaza, in which hundreds of Palestinian civilians and six Israeli civilians were killed.

  • Monument to be dedicated to Marine who died in Persian Gulf 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 11:16 am

    SELLERSBURG, Indiana - Relatives of a southern Indiana Marine who died while supporting military operations against the Islamic State group will unveil a monument honoring him this weekend.

  • A year after Gaza war, southern Israel slowly recovers 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 3:50 am

    NIRIM, Israel - On the last day of last summer's Israel-Hamas war, Gadi Yarkoni and two of his closest friends were fixing an electricity line next to the cowshed in their kibbutz in southern Israel that had been damaged by rocket fire from neighboring Gaza.

  • Marine killed in World War II is buried in Massachusetts 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 7:52 pm

    WESTFIELD, Massachusetts - A Marine killed in World War II in the Pacific battle of Tarawa has been buried in his Massachusetts hometown.

  • Judge awards $134M in suit over death, injury of soldiers 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 4:46 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - A federal judge in Utah has awarded $134.2 million to an American solider injured in Afghanistan and the widow of another soldier killed there in a lawsuit filed against a Canadian man who pleaded guilty in a grenade attack involving the two soldiers when he was 15.

  • The Latest: Israel PM offers condolences over Sinai attacks story has photos
    Updated: Jul-02-15 11:38 am

    CAIRO - The latest on the aftermath of a coordinated militant assault on Egyptian security forces in the restive northern Sinai that killed dozens of troops and set off the bloodiest fighting in the peninsula in decades (all times local).

  • Remains of Marines who died in WWII found in central Pacific 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 9:26 am

    SANTA FE, New Mexico - The remains of a former Santa Fe resident - long presumed to be lost at sea - have been found in the central Pacific and will soon be returned to his family.

  • The Latest: Attack on NATO convoy in Afghanistan kills 2 story has photos
    Updated: Jun-30-15 11:07 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - The latest news on a suicide attack in the Afghan capital targeting a NATO convoy on the Kabul airport road, near the U.S. Embassy.

  • Remains of Marines who died in WWII found in central Pacific 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 5:05 am

    BOULDER, Colorado - A Boulder County family that has waited almost 70 years to find the remains of a Marine killed in action in 1943 will soon be able to bury their patriarch at the family plot.

  • Man convicted of fatal shooting at Bozeman house party 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 9:50 pm

    BOZEMAN, Montana - A jury has convicted a 27-year-old Iraq war veteran of mitigated deliberate homicide for shooting a man to death during an argument outside a Bozeman house party.

  • Australian leader makes no promises on IS man's children 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 11:43 pm

    CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's prime minister said Wednesday he felt for the five children of an Australian convicted terrorist in the Islamic State movement who became notorious last year for posing for photographs while clutching the severed heads of Syrian victims.

  • Australia attempts to verify terrorist's death in Iraq 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 12:37 am

    CANBERRA, Australia - Reports that an Australian terrorist, notorious for holding up the severed heads of Syrian victims, has been killed fighting in Iraq have raised the potential for his young family to be repatriated from the Middle East, Australia's foreign minister said on Tuesday.

  • 4 Colombian soldiers die when helicopter lands in minefield 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 8:02 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - Four Colombian soldiers were killed Monday when their helicopter landed in a minefield, the latest attack attributed to leftist rebels as both sides in the country's long-running conflict harden their positions amid languishing peace talks.

  • Jury recommends no extra prison for Marine who killed Iraqi story has photos
    Updated: Jun-18-15 10:25 pm

    CAMP PENDLETON, California - A military jury ruled Thursday that a Marine sergeant twice convicted of murdering an Iraqi civilian get no additional prison time beyond the roughly seven years he has already served for the crime.

  • Va. marker to commemorate Civil War battle, senator's death 
    Updated: Jun-18-15 3:02 am

    LEESBURG, Virginia - A state historical marker will be dedicated this month in Leesburg to shine a light on an 1861 Civil War battle and a unique battlefield casualty: a U.S. senator.

  • Islamic State-claimed Yemen bombings kill at least 4 people 
    Updated: Jun-17-15 4:22 pm

    SANAA, Yemen - A series of Islamic State-claimed bombings in Yemen's rebel-controlled capital killed at least four people and wounded 60 Wednesday night amid the country's raging war.

  • Bangladesh upholds death sentence for 1971 war collaborator 
    Updated: Jun-16-15 8:14 am

    DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence of a top Islamist party leader for war crimes and crimes against humanity during the independence war against Pakistan in 1971.

  • Family shocked by UK suicide bomber's reported death in Iraq 
    Updated: Jun-15-15 7:46 am

    LONDON - Members of the family of a teenage British boy who reportedly killed himself in a suicide bombing in Iraq say they are devastated by his death.

  • Israelis go on offensive ahead of UN report story has photos
    Updated: Jun-14-15 3:37 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israel on Sunday launched a pre-emptive assault on an upcoming U.N. report into last year's war in the Gaza Strip, saying the report is unfairly biased and issuing its own report that blames Gaza's Hamas militant rulers for the heavy civilian casualties.

  • AP images of Vietnam War make homecoming in exhibit story has photos
    Updated: Jun-11-15 7:26 pm

    HANOI, Vietnam - They were the images that communicated the horrors of war in ways words could not.

  • Israel concludes probe of Gaza deaths of 4 children at beach 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 4:28 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israel's military has concluded its probe into one of the most harrowing incidents from the 2014 summer war with Hamas, saying the deaths of four Palestinian children killed on a Gaza beach were accidental.

  • Spain drops probe into journalist killed in Iraq by US tank 
    Updated: Jun-09-15 5:05 pm

    MADRID - Spain's Supreme Court has closed its criminal investigation into the 2003 killing of a journalist by tank fire in Iraq and canceled arrest warrants for three U.S. soldiers.

  • US civilian killed in rocket attack in Afghanistan 
    Updated: Jun-09-15 4:58 pm

    WASHINGTON - A Defense Department civilian was killed and another was injured when a rocket hit their car at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, a rare American death as U.S. troops withdraw from the country.

  • Family accepts Navy Cross after fight for Medal of Honor story has photos
    Updated: Jun-09-15 1:02 am

    CAMP PENDLETON, California - The family of one of the most celebrated Marine heroes of the Iraq War on Monday accepted the nation's second-highest award for valor on his behalf seven years after the Pentagon denied him the Medal of Honor.