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In Syria, at least 100 killed in attacks as more people flee

In Syria, at least 100 killed in attacks as more people flee

Airstrikes in Syria killed more than 100 people on Friday as civilians, weary and many wounded, fled besieged areas for the second straight day. Syrian government forces stepped up their offensive in the rebel-held eastern suburbs of the capital, Damascus, capturing a major town and closing in on another under the cover of Russia’s air […]

March 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Thousands flee Eastern Ghouta in largest single-day exodus

Thousands flee Eastern Ghouta in largest single-day exodus

Thousands of civilians have fled the besieged Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta, in what is believed to be the largest exodus in one day in the country’s seven-year war, as deadly air strikes continue. Faced with the prospect of more deadly government bombardments, thousands of civilians abandoned the town of Hamouriyah, which has been at […]

March 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Suicide bombing claimed by IS kills six in Yemen’s Aden

Suicide bombing claimed by IS kills six in Yemen’s Aden

A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group hit UAE-trained Yemeni troops in the government bastion of Aden on Tuesday, killing six people — including a child — and wounding dozens. The attack in the north of the port city hit an army mess hall serving the so-called Security Belt brigade, which is supported […]

March 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Hundreds killed in Syria’s eastern Ghouta since February, UN says

Hundreds killed in Syria’s eastern Ghouta since February, UN says

Thousands of civilians have fled advances by Syrian government forces in eastern Ghouta over the last two days, a war monitor and a resident said, as Damascus makes rapid gains in a fierce assault against the last major rebel enclave near the capital. Government forces need to advance just a few more kilometres further to split […]

March 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Russia orders five-hour daily truce in Syria’s eastern Ghouta

Russia orders five-hour daily truce in Syria’s eastern Ghouta

Russia will establish a humanitarian corridor and implement a five-hour daily truce in Syria’s eastern Ghouta, it said on Monday, after a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire across the entire country. Over the past week Syria’s army and its allies have subjected the rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta near Damascus to one […]

February 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
Five-day assault on Syria enclave kills more than 400

Five-day assault on Syria enclave kills more than 400

Fresh bombardment on Eastern Ghouta killed dozens Thursday, bringing the number of dead civilians in a five-day assault by the Syrian government to more than 400. Mounting calls for a humanitarian truce in one of the bloodiest episodes of Syria’s seven-year conflict failed to stop 46 more people being killed by air strikes and rocket […]

February 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
Hospitals overwhelmed by bombing blitz of Damascus suburbs

Hospitals overwhelmed by bombing blitz of Damascus suburbs

Doctors in Syria’s rebel-controlled suburbs of Damascus said Wednesday they were unable to keep up with the staggering number of casualties, amid a ferocious bombing campaign by government forces that has targeted hospitals, apartment blocks and other civilian sites, killing and wounding hundreds of people in recent days. The bombardment has forced many among the […]

February 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
New strikes kill 10 in rebel-held suburbs of Syrian capital

New strikes kill 10 in rebel-held suburbs of Syrian capital

New airstrikes and shelling on the besieged, rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital killed at least 10 people on Wednesday, a rescue organization and a monitoring group said. Syrian government forces and Russian aircraft have shown no signs of letting up their indiscriminate aerial and artillery assault on eastern Ghouta since they stepped up strikes […]

February 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
UNICEF issues blank statement slamming war ON children in Syria

UNICEF issues blank statement slamming war ON children in Syria

The UN children’s fund on Tuesday expressed “outrage” over the killings of children in Syria by issuing a blank statement, adding in a footnote that “no words will do (them) justice”. The statement came after a ferocious Syrian regime bombing campaign pounded the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta on Monday, killing 127 civilians, 39 of […]

February 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
All 65 passengers, crew feared dead in Iranian plane crash

All 65 passengers, crew feared dead in Iranian plane crash

All 65 passengers and crew were feared dead in a plane crash in central Iran on Sunday after the domestic flight came down in bad weather in a mountainous region. A spokesman for Iranian carrier Aseman Airlines had told state television everyone was killed, but the airline then issued a statement saying it could not […]

February 18, 2018 | By | Reply More