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Iraq troops battle IS in Mosul, UN says dozens executed

Iraq troops battle IS in Mosul, UN says dozens executed

Elite Iraqi troops battled the Islamic State group in the streets of Mosul Friday, as the UN reported jihadists had executed dozens of people inside the city for alleged “treason”. With ¬†Islamic States also on the defensive in neighbouring Syria, US-backed forces pressed an advance on jihadist bastion Raqa after a sandstorm eased. High winds […]

November 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Shelter lends helping paw to animal victims of Syria war

Shelter lends helping paw to animal victims of Syria war

In the sandy yard of a shelter near the Syrian capital Damascus, a three-legged dog bounds excitedly, her tongue swinging as she runs despite her amputated limb. Betty is one of 350 animals housed at a farm-turned-shelter run by the Syrian Team for Animal Rescue (STAR), whose volunteers describe their wards as “forgotten victims” of […]

November 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Sixty-four civilians killed in air strikes in Iraq, Syria- U.S. military

Sixty-four civilians killed in air strikes in Iraq, Syria- U.S. military

Sixty-four civilians were killed and eight injured in 24 U.S. air strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria between Nov. 20, 2015, and Sept. 10, 2016, the U.S. military said in a statement on Wednesday. “In each of the cases released today, the assessment determined that although all feasible precautions were taken and […]

November 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Yemeni govt troops kill 30 al Qaeda suspects in south Yemen

Yemeni govt troops kill 30 al Qaeda suspects in south Yemen

Yemeni troops loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s government killed at least 30 suspected al Qaeda militants in a raid backed by a Saudi-led military coalition, the Yemeni military said on Wednesday. Four soldiers were also killed in the operation on Tuesday at a farm west of Mukalla, the port city and capital of the […]

November 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Latest- Airstrikes in northwestern Syria kill 21 civilians

The Latest- Airstrikes in northwestern Syria kill 21 civilians

A Syrian search-and-rescue group says 21 civilians have been killed in two separate airstrikes on the northwestern rebel-held province of Idlib. The Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, says 10 members of the same family were killed in an air raid Tuesday on the village of Baarbo, while 11 others were killed […]

November 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Raid kills 7 children in Syria rebel bastion- monitor

Raid kills 7 children in Syria rebel bastion- monitor

At least seven children and two pregnant women were killed in an air strike on Syria’s rebel stronghold province of Idlib on Tuesday, a monitor said. The strike, which hit the town of Khan Sheikun, in the south of the province, appeared to have been carried out by Syrian government ally Russia, the Syrian Observatory […]

November 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Iraqi Kurdish forces advance as mass grave found near Mosul

Iraqi Kurdish forces advance as mass grave found near Mosul

Iraqi Kurdish fighters exchanged heavy fire with militants on Monday as they entered a town held by the Islamic State group east of Mosul. While troops advancing south of the city discovered a mass grave containing some 100 decapitated bodies. The offensive to reclaim the town of Bashiqa is part of the broader push to […]

November 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Israeli court jails 14-year-old Palestinian attacker for 12 years

Israeli court jails 14-year-old Palestinian attacker for 12 years

An Israeli court sentenced a 14-year-old Palestinian boy to 12 years in prison on Monday for his part in a stabbing attack that wounded two Israelis in October last year. The boy, named by Palestinian officials as Ahmed Manasra, carried out the attack in an Israeli settlement north of Jerusalem along with his 15-year-old cousin. […]

November 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Iraqi forces battle car bombs with commercial drones

Iraqi forces battle car bombs with commercial drones

On the Mosul front lines, Iraqi forces have found a new tool to counter the Islamic State group’s suicide car bombs: small commercial drones. “It’s a car bomb!” Mohammed Salih alerted his forces after checking the live feed from a drone his men were flying over the area, on the Mosul battle’s southern front. A […]

November 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Russia again denies any children killed in Syria school strike

Russia again denies any children killed in Syria school strike

The Russian army on Monday denied any children were present in a school in Syria’s Idlib province where 28 people were killed in an October airstrike blamed on Moscow. Russia has denied having any role in air strikes that the UN children’s agency UNICEF said killed 22 students and six teachers at the school in […]

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