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New suspected Islamic States mass grave found near Mosul

New suspected Islamic States mass grave found near Mosul

Iraqi forces have found another suspected mass grave containing the remains of victims of the Islamic State group in territory recaptured from the jihadists near Mosul. An AFP team visited the isolated site that was recaptured recently by elite interior ministry forces down a dirt track outside the village of Tall Adh-Dhahab, some 10 kilometres […]

November 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Syria army steps up bombardment of rebel east Aleppo

Syria army steps up bombardment of rebel east Aleppo

Syrian aircraft and artillery pounded rebel-held areas of Aleppo early Friday as Damascus and its ally Moscow intensified a renewed offensive against the rebels. It was the fourth straight day of bombing since Russia declared an end to a month-long humanitarian pause on Tuesday. The more than 250,000 civilians living under siege in the rebel-held […]

November 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Airstrikes in Syria’s besieged Aleppo kill more than 20

Airstrikes in Syria’s besieged Aleppo kill more than 20

Airstrikes pounded rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Thursday, killing more than 20 people and hitting a water pumping station on the third day of a renewed air campaign on the besieged territory, Syrian activists and rescue workers said. The Russian military meanwhile said airstrikes in the rebel-held province of Idlib earlier this week killed at least […]

November 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Islamic State killed 300 former policemen south of Mosul, HRW says

Islamic State killed 300 former policemen south of Mosul, HRW says

Islamic State militants probably killed more than 300 Iraqi former police three weeks ago and buried them in a mass grave near the town of Hammam al-Alil south of Mosul, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. A reporter visited the site of the mass grave, where residents said the ultra-hardline militants buried victims who had […]

November 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Russia strikes kill at least 30 jihadists in Syria- ministry

Russia strikes kill at least 30 jihadists in Syria- ministry

Russian air strikes have killed at least 30 jihadists in rebel-held Idlib province in northwestern Syria, the defence ministry said in a statement on Thursday. The strikes, which began on Tuesday, were part of a major operation against jihadists in Idlib and Homs which saw the first missions carried out by Russian warplanes taking off […]

November 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Our depots are empty- food aid runs out in Syria’s Aleppo

Our depots are empty- food aid runs out in Syria’s Aleppo

In two districts of the besieged eastern side of Syria’s battleground city of Aleppo, local volunteers distributed meagre bags containing the last food aid left in their depots. “Our depots are empty, we have nothing else to distribute,” said Ammar Qadah, director of Al-Sham Humanitarian Foundation, a Syrian charity in the rebel-held side of the […]

November 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Death toll at 32 in renewed air strikes on rebel-held east of Aleppo

Death toll at 32 in renewed air strikes on rebel-held east of Aleppo

Air strikes pounded neighborhoods around a children’s hospital and a blood bank in rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Wednesday in a second day of renewed bombing that has killed at least 32 people, a war monitor, medics and emergency workers said. The air raids formed part of a wider military escalation by the Syrian government and […]

November 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Suicide bomber attacks vehicle in Kabul, killing four

Suicide bomber attacks vehicle in Kabul, killing four

A suicide bomber on a motorbike killed at least four people and wounded several in an attack on a vehicle carrying national security officials in Kabul on Wednesday, a security official at the scene in the Afghan capital told. An interior ministry official confirmed the attack but could not say immediately how many people had […]

November 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Air strike hits third Syrian hospital in 24 hours- monitor

Air strike hits third Syrian hospital in 24 hours- monitor

An air strike hit a hospital in the rebel-held Syrian village of Awaijel, west of Aleppo killing at least one person in the early hours of Tuesday, a day after attacks on two other hospitals in the region, a war monitor said. Jets hit Awaijel’s Baghdad hospital with rockets, injuring medical staff and patients, including […]

November 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Iraq troops vow to tighten noose on Islamic State in Mosul

Iraq troops vow to tighten noose on Islamic State in Mosul

Iraqi soldiers fighting just north of Mosul, within sight of city neighborhoods, said on Sunday they were ready to tighten the noose around Islamic State militants waging a brutal defense of their Iraqi stronghold. Four weeks into the campaign to crush Islamic State in Mosul, the city is almost surrounded but the jihadists’ defenses have […]

November 13, 2016 | By | Reply More