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Pentagon successfully tests hypersonic flying bomb

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Thursday held a successful test flight of a flying bomb that travels faster than the speed of sound and will give military planners the ability to strike targets anywhere in the world in less than a hour. Launched by rocket from Hawaii at 1130 GMT,…

U.S. hands massive base over to Iraq

U.S. forces have handed Joint Base Balad, which was once one of the world’s busiest airports and housed some 36,000 personnel, over to Iraqi control, a US military spokesman said on Wednesday. “We handed over Joint Base Balad (JBB) yesterday,” the spokesman said, adding that at its peak, the base to the north…

Preparations for U.S. Iraq withdrawal in full swing

COS KALSU, Iraq — At a US base south of Baghdad, trucks plod in either direction amid a hive of activity: with the clock ticking on a year-end withdrawal from Iraq, preparations are in full swing. Located in the centre of Iraq, just 50 kilometres (30 miles) south of the…

Twelve killed in series of Iraq attacks

BAGHDAD — Twelve people, among them six policemen, were killed and 14 others wounded in a series of attacks across Iraq on Wednesday, security and hospital officials said. Six policemen were killed when a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives Wednesday night at a police checkpoint in Ramadi,…

Three police killed in Baghdad liquor store blasts

Successive bombings targeting an alcohol shop on Baghdad’s western outskirts killed three policemen at the beginning of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, a security official said on Wednesday. An Iraqi policeman was also killed by an improvised explosive device (IED) on Wednesday, while an army officer and two…

Three Afghan civilians killed by French soldier

KABUL — Three Afghan civilians were shot dead and three wounded when a French soldier opened fire on their vehicle in Kapisa province, north of the capital, the French military and the Afghan presidency said. The incident happened late Tuesday night when the driver of the car approached a French…

Yemeni officer ‘hurt’ in suspected Al-Qaeda attack

Suspected Al-Qaeda militants on Saturday opened fire on a Yemeni army officer, seriously wounding him in a drive-by shooting attack, military and medical sources said. “Two Al-Qaeda gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on the car of Lieutenant Colonel Saeed al-Maliki, wounding him,” a military spokesman for the army’s 111 battalion in…

US soldier pleads guilty over Afghan killings

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Washington (AFP) – A US soldier pleaded guilty to targeting Afghan civilians for execution, under a plea bargain for his part in a rogue US Army unit in southern Afghanistan. Corporal Jeremy Morlock, who is set to testify against four co-accused, admitted murdering or helping to kill…

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