U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria hit sites linked to Iran

U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria hit sites linked to IranThe United States carried out airstrikes in Iraq and Syria on Sunday, targeting weapons and munitions depots used by Kataib Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed militia.Over the last two months, there have been 11 rocket attacks against bases used by the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State. U.S. officials said Sunday's airstrikes were in response to an attack that took place in Kirkuk, Iraq, on Friday, which left one U.S. contractor dead and four U.S. troops injured.Kataib Hezbollah is connected to Iran's paramilitary Quds Forces, U.S. officials told The Wall Street Journal, and the Pentagon said the airstrikes are meant to serve as a warning to stop attacking the coalition's bases. A Kataib Hezbollah official said 25 members of the militia were killed in the airstrikes.More stories from theweek.com U.S. airstrikes on Iran-backed militia have sparked anti-America blowback in Iraq Kansas police officer resigns after faking coffee cup slur from McDonald's employee How to turn a solo New Year's Eve into a party for one

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British teenager found guilty of lying about 'gang rape' in Cyprus holiday resort

Mon Dec 30 , 2019
A British teenager has been found guilty of lying about being gang-raped while on holiday in the Cypriot resort of Ayia Napa, in a case that has raised questions about the island's treatment of victims of sexual assault. The 19-year-old Derbyshire woman, whom The Telegraph has chosen not to identify, says she was raped by up to 12 Israeli men in her hotel room in July. She later retracted the accusation after hours of questioning by police. The teenager was convicted on Monday of the charge of “public mischief” by Famagusta district court in the nearby town of Paralimni. In his ruling, Judge […]