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18 killed in Islamic State attack north of Iraq’s Tikrit

18 killed in Islamic State attack north of Iraq’s Tikrit

Sep 25, – It was the first such assault since Tikrit, 150 km (95 miles) north of Baghdad, was retaken from the ultra-hardline jihadist group. Eighteen people, including two children, were killed on Saturday when militants shot at a checkpoint north of Tikrit and then set off two bombs at the entrance to the Iraqi […]

September 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Syrian troops advance in Aleppo amid war’s heaviest bombing

Syrian troops advance in Aleppo amid war’s heaviest bombing

Sep 25, – The U.N. meanwhile said that nearly 2 million people in Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and onetime commercial center, are without running water following the escalation in fighting over the past few days. Syrian troops captured a rebel-held area on the edge of Aleppo on Saturday, tightening their siege on opposition-held neighborhoods in […]

September 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
11 dead, 34 injured in triple suicide bombing in Baghdad

11 dead, 34 injured in triple suicide bombing in Baghdad

Sep 24, – Colonel Mohammed al-Jabouri, the spokesman for the Salahuddin province police force, said that three militants rammed their vehicles into a check point when the local police chief and head of the provincial security committee were visiting the site. The vehicles were heavily laden with explosives. At least 11 security personnel were killed and […]

September 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Missiles blast Aleppo as Syria army readies ground assault

Missiles blast Aleppo as Syria army readies ground assault

Sep 24, – Forty-five civilians including several children were killed and dozens wounded in the raids on eastern Aleppo by Russian warplanes and regime aircraft, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitoring group. Missiles rained down on rebel-held areas of Syria’s Aleppo on Friday, causing widespread destruction that overwhelmed rescue teams, as […]

September 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Opposition ‘minister’ among 12 dead in Syria bombing- rebels

Opposition ‘minister’ among 12 dead in Syria bombing- rebels

Sep 23, – The Islamic State group (IS) claimed the attack in a statement on Telegram, saying one of its jihadists had detonated an explosive vest at an opposition meeting. A “minister” in Syria’s opposition government was among at least 12 people killed in a car bomb attack in the south of the country on […]

September 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Syria’s Aleppo set ablaze ahead of fresh diplomatic efforts

Syria’s Aleppo set ablaze ahead of fresh diplomatic efforts

Sep 22, – Key players in the Syrian peace process were to meet in New York later Thursday, with the clock ticking down as the UN warned undelivered aid for desperate civilians in Aleppo would expire in four days. Huge blazes erupted in Syria’s Aleppo as the city was rocked by fighting and air strikes […]

September 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Saudi-led coalition air strike kills at least 19 in Yemen

Saudi-led coalition air strike kills at least 19 in Yemen

Sep 22, – Fighter jets of an Arab alliance launched missiles on Wednesday at a presidential palace in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah occupied by leaders of the Iran-allied Houthi militia, a resident told Reuters. At least 19 civilians were killed on Wednesday when a Saudi-led coalition air strike hit a house in […]

September 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Israel- Forces shoot and lightly wound Palestinian girl

Israel- Forces shoot and lightly wound Palestinian girl

Sep 21, – The Palestinian’s intentions were not immediately clear and details were still emerging of the incident. Israeli guards fearful of an attack shot and wounded a Palestinian on Wednesday after she did not stop at a crossing, officials said, the latest incident in an upsurge of violence. The incident occurred at a checkpoint […]

September 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
UN suspends Syria aid convoys after ‘savage’ attack

UN suspends Syria aid convoys after ‘savage’ attack

Sep 21, – Confusion continued about who struck the convoy, but the White House insisted it was either Russia or Syria. White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said either way, the U.S. held Russia responsible, because it was Russia’s job under the week-old cease-fire to prevent Syria’s air force from striking in areas […]

September 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Brutal Assad troops destroy Red Cross aid convoys in Aleppo

Brutal Assad troops destroy Red Cross aid convoys in Aleppo

Sep 20, – Aid convoys for four Syrian towns will be postponed as staff reassess security after a deadly attack on relief trucks and intensified violence, a senior official from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Tuesday. Syrian aircraft struck an aid convoy near Aleppo, killing 12 people on Monday, a […]

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