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3 years 5 months ago

Libya air raids target Gadhafi hometown of Sirte

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - Libyan state television reports that international airstrikes are targeting Moammar Gadhafi's hometown and stronghold of Sirte for the first time. Foreign journalists in the city reported loud explosions and warplanes flying overheard. Sirte is strategically located about halfway between the rebel-held east and the...

4 years 6 months ago

U.S. commander apologizes on Afghan TV

The commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan went on national television Tuesday to apologize for a deadly air strike, an extraordinary attempt to regain Afghans' trust while a mass offensive continues against the Taliban in the south. Two U.S. Marine battalions, accompanied by Afghan troops, pushing from...

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