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U.S. uses air power to support beleaguered Syrian allies

Washington - The United States said it has used air power in Syria in defense of allied rebel groups, signaling deeper involvement in the country's brutal four-year civil war.

Colombia rebels want meeting with pope during Cuba visit

Havana - Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels, now negotiating a peace deal in Havana, said Sunday they hope to meet with Pope Francis on his upcoming Cuba visit.

Syria Qaeda branch posts video of U.S.-trained rebels' 'capture'

Birut - Al-Qaeda's Syria branch has posted a video purportedly showing its capture last week of members of a US-trained rebel force it accuses of aiding US-led air strikes against its fighters.

Peru rescues 15 people, including children, held by rebels

- Peruvian troops rescued seven children and eight adults that were kidnapped by Shining Path rebels, an official said Saturday.The children, aged four to 13, were malnourished and had skin diseases, said Deputy Defense Minister Ivan Vega.

Al-Qaeda in Syria attacks U.S.-trained rebel base

Birut - Al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate launched a fierce assault on the headquarters of a US-trained rebel group Friday, while claiming responsibility for capturing members of the "moderate" force earlier this week.

FARC praises Colombia's Santos for halting air strikes

Havana - Colombia's FARC guerrillas on Tuesday praised President Juan Manuel Santos' decision to suspend air strikes against rebel forces, but urged further steps to de-escalate the half-century-old conflict.

Peru frees 39 people held by Shining Path rebels

- Authorities in Peru rescued 39 people, including 26 children, whom Maoist Shining Path rebels were raising in bondage as future rebel troops, the government said Monday.

Colombia suspends bombing raids on FARC

Estanzuela - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Saturday ordered a halt to air strikes against the Marxist-inspired FARC rebels, giving a major boost to stop-start peace talks.

Colombia's FARC denies seeking impunity for suspected war criminals

Havana - Colombia's FARC guerrillas on Friday said they were not seeking impunity for members accused of war crimes in the decades-long conflict, Latin America's longest running insurgency.

Colombian soldier killed in fresh FARC clash: Army

Estanzuela - A Colombian soldier died during a clash with FARC guerillas, the army said Thursday, as peace talks aimed at ending the decades-long conflict resumed in Cuba.

Colombia and FARC rebels resume peace talks

Estanzuela - Colombia and FARC rebels resumed peace talks Thursday with a new commitment to make progress after months of stagnation at the negotiating table and fighting on the battlefield.

Colombia celebrates FARC rebel ceasefire

Estanzuela - War-weary Colombia celebrated the start of a FARC rebel ceasefire after a half-century of hostilities, with hopes still high that its fragile peace process can hold.

Colombia rebels free soldier ahead of ceasefire

Estanzuela - Colombia's FARC guerrillas freed a captive soldier Sunday in an apparent good will gesture hours before they start observing a unilateral ceasefire.

Colombia, FARC rebels reach major de-escalation deal

Havana - The Colombian government reached a major de-escalation agreement with leftist FARC guerrillas, agreeing for the first time to reduce anti-rebel operations in the decades-long armed conflict, diplomats in Havana said.

Two Colombian soldiers dead in latest FARC clashes

Estanzuela - Fighting between Colombian troops and leftist FARC guerrillas left two soldiers dead and three wounded, the latest casualties in an uptick in violence, officials said Friday.

Colombia's FARC rebels announce one-month ceasefire

Estanzuela - Colombia's leftist FARC rebels announced Wednesday they will observe a one-month unilateral ceasefire in response to an international appeal for an urgent de-escalation in the country's decades-old conflict.

Mediators want 'urgent de-escalation' in Colombia

Havana - Four countries supporting peace talks between the Colombian government and FARC rebels called Tuesday for an "urgent de-escalation" of armed conflict, as 1,200 terrified indigenous people fled more heavy fighting.

Colombia president replaces top military leaders

Estanzuela - President Juan Manuel Santos has replaced Colombia's top military leaders, days after the release of a Human Rights Watch report alleging complicity by the country's top brass in extrajudicial killings of civilians.

FARC negotiator demands strong gestures from Colombia president

Havana - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos must make strong gestures to avoid another half-century of conflict in the South American nation, a commander for the FARC rebel group told AFP.

Colombian president blames ELN rebels for Bogota blasts

Estanzuela - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Friday blamed leftist ELN guerrillas for two explosions that rocked Bogota and left 10 people slightly injured a day earlier.

Ukraine rebels announce disputed elections in October

Kiev - A top pro-Russian rebel announced plans Thursday to hold local elections in October that would cement the separatists' semi-autonomous status within a united Ukraine.

Video shows Syria rebel group executing 18 IS fighters

Birut - A Syrian rebel group operating around Damascus has executed 18 alleged members of the Islamic State group in a video mimicking the extremist organisation's own productions.

Colombia's ELN rebels claim to down army helicopter

Estanzuela - Leftist rebels with the National Liberation Army (ELN) claimed responsibility Saturday for this week's attack on a Colombian army helicopter in which eight troops were killed.

FARC rebels kill four and rupture Colombian pipeline

Estanzuela - Colombia's FARC rebels killed four soldiers and wounded six by setting a landmine that exploded when an army helicopter landed on it, officials said.

FARC attack major Colombian oil pipeline

Estanzuela - Experts were battling Wednesday to prevent environmental damage after suspected FARC rebels blew up a stretch of Colombia's second-biggest oil pipeline, authorities said.

Colombian army kills two FARC rebels

Estanzuela - Colombian troops have killed the commander of a FARC guerrilla unit and another rebel in an operation near the Venezuelan border, the army said Tuesday.

Rebel front leader killed in Colombia

Estanzuela - A National Liberation Army (ELN) front leader, also wanted in the 1999 hijacking of an Avianca passenger jet, has been killed in northern Colombia, authorities said.

Maimed in war, Ukraine rebels recover in Russia

Rostov-on-don - Former Ukrainian rebel fighter Valery glances down at where his right leg should be as he confronts life's new reality across the border in Russia.

Ukraine rebels pay pensioners in dollars

Donetsk - Ukraine's pro-Russian rebels in battle-scarred Donetsk said Friday they had started paying dollars to pensioners who have been cut off from Kiev's social benefits despite serving valiantly in Soviet-era wars.

FARC kill three police, cut power to 500,000 in Colombia

Estanzuela - Colombia's FARC rebels killed three police officers Thursday and left nearly half a million people without electricity in two separate attacks, authorities said, in the latest blow to peace talks.
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A silent memorial. This rebel fighter was shot by a sniper. They were able to recover his body but his boots got left behind. Now they sit in the middle of a very dangerous road as a silent reminder of a life lost.
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Seleka presidential guard soldiers drive on pickups in Miskine district in Bangui
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Residents inspect a huge hole in the ground at a site hit by what activists say was a Scud missile from forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Raqqa, eastern Syria
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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (right) speaks informally with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at Casa de Narino in Bogota in 2013.
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Al-Qaida-fighter Abdul Hakim Belhadj is now Military Commander of Tripoli.
Al-Qaida-fighter Abdul Hakim Belhadj is now Military Commander of Tripoli.
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A protester raising Libya's Independence flag above the Libyan Embassy in Zamalek,Cairo
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NERVE CENTER: U.S. President Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meet in the Oval Office in 2009.
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A Syrian national flag flutters at a government-controlled district as seen from a rebel-held area in Aleppo's Karm al-Jabal district
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Hundreds of Ukrainians rally in August at defense ministry offices in Kiev to protest the government's handling of the war with pro-Russia rebels in the eastern half of the country.
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A group of Syrian rebel fighters. They are shopkeepers, construction workers and students
Al-Qaida-fighter Abdul Hakim Belhadj is now Military Commander of Tripoli.
Al-Qaida-fighter Abdul Hakim Belhadj is now Military Commander of Tripoli.
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Pro-Russia separatists control the streets of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine in photo from June.
Pro-Russia separatists control the streets of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine in photo from June.
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M23 rebels withdraw from Goma.
M23 rebels withdraw from Goma.
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Thousands of Ukrainians opposed to the Russian Federation's seizure of Crimea protest in the streets of Kiev in March.
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RUINS: The ancient city of Palmyra, Syria, is believed to be threatened by Islamic militants who have seized the area from the government and appear to be destroying relics that predate Islam, which dates back to the 7th century.
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A Free Syrian Army fighter holds his weapon as he peeks out from a balcony in the Harasta area in ea...
A Free Syrian Army fighter holds his weapon as he peeks out from a balcony in the Harasta area in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus
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A Libyan rebel soldier
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Slovyansk residents block Ukrainian soldiers from entering the city at the height of the insurgency in April.
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A rebel soldier in the northern part of Central African republic.
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