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India Launches Airstrike Into Pakistani Territory in Response to Terror Attack

India Launches Airstrike Into Pakistani Territory in Response to Terror AttackIndia launched an airstrike against a terrorist training camp in Pakistani territory early Tuesday morning in response to a recent terrorist attack carried out in the disputed border region of Kashmir.Indian authorities claim the attack killed a “very large number” of fighters but Pakistani officials maintain that no one was killed in the strike.“Acting on intelligence, India early today stuck the biggest training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammad in Balakot,” India’s foreign secretary, Vijay Gokhale ,told reporters in New Dehli, according to the Associated Press. “In this operation a very large number of Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists, trainers, senior commanders and jihadis being trained were eliminated.”The attack was launched in response to a suicide bombing that killed 40 Indian soldiers on February 14 in Kashmir, a disputed territory that lies between Pakistan and Indian that both countries claim as their own.Pakistani terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed responsibility for the attack, which was carried out by a member who lived in a section of Kashmir that remains under Indian control. Pakistani officials have denied any involvement in the attack and vowed to respond to any provocation by India.Chinese officials urged the two nuclear powers to show restraint and maintain stability in the region.“We hope that both India and Pakistan can … take actions that will help stabilize the situation in the region and help to improve mutual relations, instead of the other way around,” China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told reporters.Tensions between the two nations continue to escalate as Indian officials routinely accuse Pakistan of providing safe haven and support to terrorist groups such as Jaish-e-Mohammad, a group that contests India's territorial claims in Kashmir through violent attacks. Pakistan has, however, officially outlawed the group and seized some of its property.



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US airstrike in Somalia kills 52 al-Shabab extremists

US airstrike in Somalia kills 52 al-Shabab extremistsJOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.S. military on Saturday said it had carried out its deadliest airstrike in Somalia in months, killing 52 al-Shabab extremists after a "large group" mounted an attack on Somali forces.



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US military confirms airstrike killed USS Cole bombing suspect Jamal al-Badawi in Yemen

US military confirms airstrike killed USS Cole bombing suspect Jamal al-Badawi in YemenOn Oct. 12, 2000, two suicide bombers drove a small boat loaded with explosives into the hull of the USS Cole, killing 17 sailors.



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US says airstrike targeted militant tied to USS Cole bombing

US says airstrike targeted militant tied to USS Cole bombingWASHINGTON (AP) — An American airstrike earlier this week targeted an al-Qaida operative accused of involvement in the attack nearly two decades ago on the USS Cole that killed 17 sailors, a U.S. military spokesman said Friday.



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Airstrike kills 10 civilians in eastern Afghanistan

Airstrike kills 10 civilians in eastern AfghanistanKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least ten civilians were killed following an airstrike in the eastern Paktia province bordering Pakistan, Afghan officials said Sunday.



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Coalition airstrike targets mosque used by Islamic State

Coalition airstrike targets mosque used by Islamic StateAL-UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar (AP) — An airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group targeted a mosque in Syria last week because it was determined to be an insurgent command-and-control center, the U.S. said Sunday.



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Rebels say airstrike hits radio station in Yemen, killing 4

Rebels say airstrike hits radio station in Yemen, killing 4SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A suspected airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Shiite rebels hit a local radio station in the Red Sea port province of Hodeida on Sunday, killing at least four people, a rebel official said.



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Israeli air force chief confirms first F-35 airstrike

Israeli air force chief confirms first F-35 airstrikeJERUSALEM (AP) — The head of Israel's air force on Tuesday revealed that it used the next-generation F-35 fighter jet for the first time during a recent mission.



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Turkish airstrike kills pro-government gunmen in north Syria

Turkish airstrike kills pro-government gunmen in north SyriaBEIRUT (AP) — Turkey's air force hit two positions of pro-government Syrian fighters deployed last week in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, killing and wounding a number of fighters in an escalation of violence in a region where Turkey has been on the offensive for more than a month, Syrian activists said Friday.



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ISIS 'White Widow' Sally Jones Killed in U.S. Airstrike

ISIS 'White Widow' Sally Jones Killed in U.S. AirstrikeJones, who was married to British Jihadi Junaid Hussain, was said to have been killed near the Syria-Iraq border.



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