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  • No US troops killed after US armored vehicle hits roadside bomb in Niger

    "There were four U.S. service members in the vehicle at the time of the IED detonation," Air Force Christopher Karns told Task & Purpose. "At this time, neither the U.S. nor partner force is reporting any casualties. As a precaution, U.S. service members have been recovered to a secure location and are being evaluated."

    Task & Purpose
  • 2 killed, 3 wounded Wednesday in Chicago shootings

    Wednesday’s shooting victims include a 20-year-old man killed in Marquette Park and a 27-year-old man killed In Fernwood. Five people were shot Wednesday, two fatally, in incidents of gun violence across Chicago. In Wednesday’s latest shooting, a man was killed in Marquette Park on the Southwest Side. The 20-year-old was shot in the upper chest about 2:50 p.m. in the 7100 block of South Fairfield Avenue, according to Chicago police. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in critical condition about...

    Chicago Sun-Times
  • US watchdog: Bad spending oversight hampers Afghan troops

    US watchdog: Lack of oversight of America's spending in Afghanistan leads to waste of funds, hampers security forces

    ABC News
  • Afghan interpreters who served with British troops are being forced into low-paid jobs

    The 10 year Nato security clearance for Afghan interpreters who severed alongside British troops is under review after defence minister Lord Howe called it and 'an absolute travesty'.

    Mail Online
  • 1 killed, 3 wounded in shooting on Lake Shore Drive: police

    The group was northbound in a Honda Odyssey in the 2500 block of North Lake Shore Drive when shots rang out from another vehicle. Four people were wounded — one fatally — in a shooting Thursday on Lake Shore Drive on the North Side near Lincoln Park, police said. Just before midnight, the four were northbound in a Honda Odyssey in the 2500 block of North Lake Shore Drive when a vehicle drove alongside and someone inside unleashed gunfire, Chicago police said. Tyler...

    Chicago Sun-Times
  • U.S. airstrikes, chaotic firefight between allies kill 6 Afghan troops

    The deadly incident followed several other accidental U.S. bombings. Combat has intensified as peace talks have faltered and the Taliban has launched a “spring offensive.”
  • Breaking: Mexico deploys massive troop force to stop migrants from crossing the US border

    Mexico has sent a massive deployment of troops to the U.S.-Mexico border in order to crack down on the crisis of migrants attempting to enter into the United States. Mexico's Secretary of Defense Luis Sandoval said that nearly 15,000 troops had been sent to the U.S.-Mexico border, and approximately another 2,000 National Guard troops to the Mexico-Guatemala border. "In the northern part of the country, we have deployed a total of almost 15,000 troops composed of National Guard elements and...