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At least five dead, six officers injured as gunman opens fire at Aurora, Ill., plant

At least five dead, six officers injured as gunman opens fire at Aurora, Ill., plantHeavily armed police swarm to industrial valve company in southwest Chicago suburb of Aurora.



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5 Delta passengers injured in severe turbulence, flight made emergency landing in Reno

5 Delta passengers injured in severe turbulence, flight made emergency landing in RenoThree of the five injured passengers on a Delta Air Lines flight were taken to a local hospital.



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Chief: Injured Houston officer shot 3 times in line of duty

Chief: Injured Houston officer shot 3 times in line of dutyHOUSTON (AP) — One of four undercover narcotics officers shot while serving a search warrant at a suspected drug house in Houston was a "tough as nails" supervisor who has been struck by gunfire two other times in his career, the city's police chief said.



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Houston police shooting: Five officers injured attempting to serve warrant

Houston police shooting: Five officers injured attempting to serve warrantFive police officers were shot as they attempted to serve a warrant, according to officials in the Texan city of Houston said. As they were serving a warrant, gunfire erupted when they were at the door of the property, police chief Art Acevedo told a news conference. Two suspects were hit by return gunfire, he added.



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2 Suspects Killed and Five Officers Injured in a Houston Shootout, Police Say

2 Suspects Killed and Five Officers Injured in a Houston Shootout, Police SayTexas Governor Greg Abbott called the incident a "horrific attack"



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Woman fabricates attempted kidnapping story to Long Island police to cover up how baby was injured

Woman fabricates attempted kidnapping story to Long Island police to cover up how baby was injuredPolice on Long Island said a woman fabricated a story about an attempted kidnapping in order to cover up how her 1-year-old son was injured.



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Prince Philip unharmed after traffic accident, two injured

Prince Philip unharmed after traffic accident, two injuredQueen Elizabeth II’s 97-year-old husband Prince Philip emerged unscathed after a vehicle he was driving was involved in a traffic accident that injured two people on Thursday, according to Buckingham Palace and police. A palace spokeswoman told AFP that the duke was driving near the monarch’s Sandringham Estate when the crash occurred but declined to confirm that it overturned in the incident. “The Duke of Edinburgh was involved in a road traffic accident with another vehicle this afternoon,” the palace said in a statement.



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Phoenix shooting: At least one dead and five injured after shots fired at hotel

Phoenix shooting: At least one dead and five injured after shots fired at hotelAn 18-year-old woman has been killed and five others injured after shots were fired outside a hotel in downtown Phoenix, Arizona, according to authorities. Two adult males arrived at the hotel and got into an argument with a group on the second floor, Mr Carbajal said. Mr Carbajal described the victims as three males and three females ranging from 18 to 41 years old.



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Two British soldiers seriously injured in Isil missile attack in Syria

Two British soldiers seriously injured in Isil missile attack in SyriaTwo British special forces soldiers have been seriously injured in a missile attack by Isil fighters in Syria. The two soldiers were injured in a missile attack by ISIS fighters near Deir Ezzor, in the east of the country, British special forces have been operating in the area alongside US special forces to combat the militant group.  The Telegraph understands the incident occurred on Friday morning, and that the soldiers were airlifted from the scene by US forces for medical treatment. Rudaw news, a Kurdish outlet, reported that the soldiers were at a Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) base in the area when the attack took place. It was also reported that an SDF fighter was killed in the missile attack. An SDF official, said: "Due to a smart missile attack by ISIS, a fighter of the YPG was killed and another wounded, in addition to two British soldiers." A Ministry of Defence spokesperson said: "We do not comment on special forces operations". The attack comes a year after the death of an SAS solider in Syria. Sergeant Matt Tonroe was killed while embedded with US forces in Syria when they were caught by an explosion in March 2018.   US president Donald Trump said in December that he was withdrawing US troops from Syria, where he claimed Isis had been defeated.     Mr Trump said: "We have defeated Isis in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency." The move shocked US allies and American defence officials alike, with US defence secretary Jim Mattis and a top US official in the fight against IS, Brett McGurk, resigning soon after. Analysts and military experts, who disagree with Mr Trump, have said the threat posed by Isis still remains.



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British SAS soldiers injured and ally killed by Isil missile in Syria

British SAS soldiers injured and ally killed by Isil missile in SyriaTwo British Special Forces soldiers have been seriously hurt with one suffering a throat injury after a missile attack by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) in Syria. The attack was believed to have happened on Saturday morning near Deir Ezzor in the east of the country.   A Kurdish soldier fighting alongside the British forces was killed in the missile strike and five other British troops were injured. The most serious casualty, understood by the Telegraph to be from Britain’s elite 22 SAS Regiment based in Hereford, is thought to have been hit in the throat with shrapnel. British Special Forces are believed to be operating in the east of Syria alongside American troops and Kurdish fighters of the People’s Defence Unit (YPG), a mainly Kurdish militia fighting in Syria. US army vehicles supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces in Hajin, in the Deir Ezzor province, eastern Syria, December 15, 2018. Credit: DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP Kamiran Sadoun, a Syrian Kurdish journalist working for the Telegraph, spoke to injured fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) at a makeshift hospital at the al-Omar oil field in the evening of Saturday 5. "I was in the hospital when they brought three injured SDF fighters,” he said. “One was heavily injured and one of them was injured lightly and one of them was killed. "We asked them what happened. One said they were patrolling with the British, there were around 5-7 of them when the Isil thermal rocket – a guided missile – hit. Two or three of the British were heavily injured but all 5-7 of them were lightly injured." The attack occurred as allies and fighters in the region consider the impact of President Trump’s decision to withdraw US forces from the country. On December 19 Mr Trump stated that Isil had been defeated in Syria a and that troops would be coming home "now". Members of the Syrian Democratic Forces in Hajin, in the Deir Ezzor province, eastern Syria, on December 15, 2018. Credit: DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP However, on Sunday John Bolton, the US National Security Adviser, confirmed reports that the withdrawal would be slower than the President suggested. He said Mr Trump was committed to defeating the remnants of Isil and “wants the caliphate destroyed”.  He also stated that the US withdrawal is conditional on Turkey agreeing not to target America’s Kurdish allies. Turkey must “meet the President’s requirement that the Syrian opposition forces that have fought with us are not endangered,” he said during a visit to Israel and Turkey. Also speaking on Sunday, Mr Trump denied the apparent volte-face: "We're going to be removing our troops. I never said we were doing it that quickly," he said. Emile Hokayem, Senior Research Fellow for Middle East Security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, said Isil would be emboldened by news of an American withdrawal, describing President Trump’s new Syria policy as “messy”. “One can debate the merits and wisdom of the long-term US presence in north-east Syria," he said, "but certainly the way it was announced and the chaos that followed – with the resignation of [Defence Secretary James] Mattis and [Syria Special Envoy Brett] McGurk – really played to the advantage of the adversaries of the US and the West. “The US has become overly ambitious [in recent years]. The presence in eastern Syria was supposed to check and kick out Iran [and] it was supposed to ensure the enduring defeat of Isil. “The goals kept growing and there was a massive mismatch between the risk appetite of the Pentagon and the resources applied. “US policy has been bankrupt for many years, starting under Obama. The US was always going to face this kind of dilemma, this is not a purely Trump administration crisis. “The key problem was how this was announced, how it countered all the statements of senior US officials. “Trump makes things worse, but he didn’t create those dilemmas. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with White House National Security Adviser John Bolton as they meet on January 6, 2019 in Jerusalem, Israel. Credit: Getty Images Europe A security source told the Telegraph the attack on British and Kurdish forces shows that the war against Isil in Syria and Iraq is not over. “The enemy is still there and still active. Isil are not entirely defeated,” the source said. Although Britain operates in some parts of the world without US partners it is inconceivable British forces would continue to operate in Syria following a US withdrawal. The Telegraph understands that the tempo of operations has not diminished since Mr Trump’s decision and that US forces have not yet started disengaging from the region. The logistics of any withdrawal are likely to be hampered until the Spring by bad weather.   According to government statistics, RAF fighter jets and drones conducted 46 strikes against Isil targets in Syria in the first two weeks of December. The airstrikes helped expel Isil forces from the strategically important area of Hajin, near the Iraq border, described by the Ministry of Defence as “the terrorists last significant territory”. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, using an Arabic name for Isil, said: “The advance through Hajin is a huge milestone and shows that Daesh are being pushed further back into the shadows. “Make no mistake though, although this is another significant battle won, much hard work still lies ahead to ensure we win the war.”



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