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  • Boko Haram kills 7 Niger soldiers in Lake Chad attack

    A Niger military official says seven soldiers were killed in an overnight attack by Boko Haram on the island of Karamga in Lake Chad, the body of water touching the four countries that have been targeted by the Nigeria-based insurgency. Col. Salaou...
  • Official: Mission to retake Mosul to begin in April, May

    The operation to retake Iraq's second largest city from Islamic State militants will likely begin in April or May and will involve about 12 Iraqi brigades, or between 20,000 and 25,000 troops, a senior U.S. military official said Thursday. Laying out...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EST

    NJ's Chris Christie aims to right ship amid '16 jockeying at meeting of the nation's governors As the nation's governors convened in Washington, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his team worked quietly Friday to right a nascent presidential bid...
  • Feasibility of U.S. plan to retake Mosul from Islamic State uncertain

    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon plan for a major ground assault to retake the northern Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State is bold, ambitious — and perplexing. The Obama administration has set a goal of helping Iraq regain control of its...
  • Key Ukraine town under rebel control, separatists celebrate

    For the rebel fighters who seized control of this strategic town, Thursday was a day of jubilation and bragging of victory. The retreating Ukrainian soldiers were grim, stunned and relieved to have escaped with their lives as the scope of their losses...
  • Ukraine truce push teeters as artillery pounds Donetsk area

    KIEV, Ukraine A rebel offensive that pushed Ukrainian troops out of the strategic town Debaltseve showed few signs of relenting amid a diplomatic push to preserve last week's truce. Pro-Russian separatists attacked Ukrainian positions 49 times in 24...
  • UConn Football 2015 Schedule: A Look At The Opponents

    The Huskies' 2015 football schedule features games against eight teams that played in bowl and playoff games last season. Eight of the 12 opponents won at least eight games. Times and TV will be announced. The first American Athletic Conference...
  • Obama opens door to US ground troops in fight against Islamic State

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is asking Congress for authorization to fight Islamic State terrorists in Iraq, Syria and beyond without ruling out ground troops, opening a debate on Capitol Hill over the extent of U.S. military involvement in...
  • US said to plan Mosul offensive with 20,000 Iraqi troops

    WASHINGTON The U.S. and Iraq are planning a spring offensive to retake the city of Mosul that will require 20,000 to 25,000 Iraqi troops to defeat 1,000 to 2,000 Islamic State fighters, according to an official from U.S. Central Command. The main...
  • Pentagon discloses plans to retake Mosul from Islamic State

    Pentagon discloses plans to retake Mosul from Islamic State
    In an unusual move, Pentagon officials disclosed details Thursday of military planning aimed at recapturing Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, from Islamic State forces before the summer. A senior official with U.S. Central Command, who briefed...
  • Pentagon mission planned to retake Mosul from Islamic State: official

    Pentagon mission planned to retake Mosul from Islamic State: official
    The operation to retake Iraq's second largest city from Islamic State militants will likely begin in April or May and will involve about 12 Iraqi brigades, or between 20,000 and 25,000 troops, a senior U.S. military official said Thursday. Laying out...