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IS-claimed bombing against Yemen recruits kills 60

IS-claimed bombing against Yemen recruits kills 60

Aug 29, – Aden is the temporary base of Yemen’s internationally recognised government, which has been battling Iran-backed rebels as well as jihadists across the country for more than a year. A suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 60 people Monday at an army recruitment centre in Aden, in […]

August 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
10,000th Syrian reaches US this week in resettlement program

10,000th Syrian reaches US this week in resettlement program

Aug 27, – The resettlement program has emerged as an issue in the U.S. presidential campaign, with Republican nominee Donald Trump alleging displaced Syrians pose a potential security threat. The U.S. will reach its target this week of taking in 10,000 Syrian war refugees in a year-old resettlement program, the U.S. ambassador to Jordan said […]

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Coalition strikes ‘kill seven Yemeni civilians’

Coalition strikes ‘kill seven Yemeni civilians’

Aug  28, – The air strikes hit three vehicles belonging to the Huthi rebels late Saturday near the Mafraq Sharab junction outside the southwestern city of Taez, a military official said. Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition struck a rebel convoy near a taxi stand in central Yemen, killing seven civilians and nine insurgents, officials said […]

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Barrel bombs kill at least 15 civilians in Syria’s Aleppo

Barrel bombs kill at least 15 civilians in Syria’s Aleppo

Aug  27, – The Britain-based group said regime aircraft had dropped two explosive-packed barrel bombs several minutes apart on the Maadi district of eastern Aleppo. At least 15 civilians were killed in a barrel bomb attack on a rebel-held district of Syria’s Aleppo city on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said. The […]

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Barrel bomb attack kills 11 children in Syria’s Aleppo

Barrel bomb attack kills 11 children in Syria’s Aleppo

Aug  25, – “Fifteen civilians, among them 11 children, were killed in a barrel bomb attack on the Bab al-Nayrab neighbourhood” in the south of Aleppo city, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said. Eleven children were killed on Thursday in a barrel bomb attack carried out by government forces on a rebel-held […]

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Israel launches ‘dozens’ of Gaza strikes, draws Turkish ire

Israel launches ‘dozens’ of Gaza strikes, draws Turkish ire

Aug 23, – “We conducted strikes against several dozen targets in the Gaza Strip” on Sunday, an army spokeswoman. Israel said Monday it staged dozens of strikes on Gaza in response to rocket fire from the strip, causing limited casualties but sparking a war of words with Turkey. Palestinian medical officials said four people were […]

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Gaza militant rocket hits Israel, Israel responds with air strikes

Gaza militant rocket hits Israel, Israel responds with air strikes

Aug 22, – The rocket caused no injuries or damage in Sderot, where it landed in a residential area, police said. Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip launched a rocket that landed in the Israeli border town of Sderot on Sunday and Israeli aircraft and tanks responded by shelling the Gaza town of Beit Hanoun, […]

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Iraq hangs 36 people sentenced to death for killing of troops in 2014

Iraq hangs 36 people sentenced to death for killing of troops in 2014

Aug  21, – It is the highest number of militants executed in one day by the Iraqi government since Islamic State fighters took control of parts of northern and western Iraq in 2014. Iraq said on Sunday it had hanged 36 militants sentenced to death over the mass killing of hundreds of mainly Shi’ite soldiers […]

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‘IS bomber’ kills at least 50 at Turkey wedding

‘IS bomber’ kills at least 50 at Turkey wedding

Aug  21, – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the IS extremist group was the “likely perpetrator” of the bomb attack, the deadliest in 2016, in Gaziantep late Saturday that targeted a celebration attended by many Kurds. At least 50 people were killed in a southeastern Turkish city close to Syria when a suspected suicide […]

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Media worker killed in western Iraq

Media worker killed in western Iraq

Aug  20, – Both worked for Al Ahad TV, a channel affiliated with Asaib Ahl al-Haq, one of the most powerful Shiite militias in Iraq’s Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary umbrella. A technician with an Iraqi satellite channel was killed on Saturday and a journalist wounded as they covered operations against the Islamic State group in western […]

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