Over 680 arrested in US immigration raids

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers detaina suspect during an enforcement operation on Feb., 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Charles Reed/ICE handout photo via AFP)
Updated 13 February 2017
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Over 680 arrested in US immigration raids

WASHINGTON: US immigration officers have arrested more than 680 people in recent operations, 75 percent of whom have been convicted of crimes, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said in a press release on Monday.
Kelly said the crimes committed by the undocumented immigrants ranged from homicide to driving under the influence of alcohol.


Two US service members killed in Afghanistan

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Two US service members killed in Afghanistan

  • The US military’s mission is focused on guiding and aiding Afghan forces battling the Taliban
  • Violence has been relentless in the country, despite ongoing talks between the Taliban and the US

KABUL: Two US service members were killed in Afghanistan on Friday while conducting an operation, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement.
It gave no further details and withheld the names of the service members until next of kin were informed.
The US military’s mission is focused on guiding and aiding Afghan forces battling the Taliban, who were ousted from power in 2001.
Violence has been relentless in Afghanistan even though Taliban militants have held several rounds of talks with US officials about a peace settlement.
The latest talks wrapped up this month with both sides citing progress, but no agreement to end the 17-year war.
The Resolute Support Mission consists of 17,000 troops, about half of them from the United States.