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Date: Aug 11, 2020
An explosion near the Jraischan border crossing between Iraq and Kuwaiti on Monday evening targeted a convoy carrying equipment for U.S. forces, three Iraqi security forces told Reuters.
 
It was not immediately clear if there were any U.S. troops in the convoy or if anyone had been injured in the explosion, which went off just before 9 p.m. Baghdad time (1800 GMT).
The Iraqi military denied the incident took place.

Kuwait's Armed Forces on Twitter denied the attack on one of the outposts on its northern boarder with Iraq, affirming that boarders are stable and secure.
 
Vehicles are regularly loaded with military equipment at the crossing, the sources said, and the cargo is usually loaded or unloaded before entering or exiting Iraq.
 
A Brooklyn man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to attempting to provide material support to ISIS and distributing bomb-making instructions, according to federal prosecutors.
 
"As he admitted in court today, Zachary Clark pledged allegiance to ISIS and posted calls for attacks on the public and institutions in New York on encrypted pro-ISIS chatrooms. He also posted details instructions for carrying out those violent acts," Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said in a release.
 
According to the criminal complaint filed in November in Manhattan federal court, Zachary Clark, 40, pledged allegiance to ISIS twice in 2019.
 
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Iran is watching developments in Lebanon closely, wary of losing any of its hard-won influence after a deadly mega-blast in Beirut sparked angry demands for reforms to its delicately balanced system.
One week on from the chemical explosion that wreaked destruction across swathes of the Lebanese capital, the strategic eastern Mediterranean country is still reeling.
 
Lebanese have taken to the streets over the disaster that claimed at least 158 lives and injured 6,000, with many calling for heads to roll and for major changes.
 
A Georgia man is facing charges in Buncombe County after a weekend incident at a local school.
 
Buncombe County authorities said some people were walking their dogs on the campus of Christ School on Sunday when Eley Vann told them there was a bomb in the back of his truck.
 
Officers said, when they arrived, Vann tried to drive away.