Tag: air strikes

Britain ‘to take 15,000 Syrian refugees’- report

Britain ‘to take 15,000 Syrian refugees’- report

Sep 06, – Prime Minister David Cameron has been under pressure internationally and domestically to address the refugee crisis. The British government is poised to accept 15,000 Syrian refugees and hopes next month to get backing for air strikes against Islamic State jihadists, the Sunday Times reported. On Thursday, he said he was “deeply moved” […]

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Syrian planes strike hospitals in rebel northwest, killing 11- MSF

Syrian planes strike hospitals in rebel northwest, killing 11- MSF

Aug 14, – “These attacks … indicate an increasing pattern of healthcare structures and civilians being affected as a result of the ongoing war,” MSF said in a statement. Syrian warplanes have killed 11 people in strikes against hospitals in rebel-held Idlib province in the past week, the international charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said on […]

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Syria regime raids ‘kill 31 civilians’ near Damascus

Syria regime raids ‘kill 31 civilians’ near Damascus

Aug 12, – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 120 people were injured in the raids, several of them seriously, and that the death toll was likely to rise. At least 31 civilians were killed in Syrian government air strikes on Eastern Ghouta near Damascus on Wednesday, as a barrage of deadly […]

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Air strikes kill nearly 100 in Yemen, cast shadow on truce talks

Air strikes kill nearly 100 in Yemen, cast shadow on truce talks

Nearly 100 people were killed on Monday in air strikes across Yemen, the Houthi-run state news agency reported, as a Saudi-led coalition stepped up attacks that are likely to weigh on efforts to broker a humanitarian truce. The United Nations has been pushing for a halt to the air strikes and fighting that have killed […]

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Iran ships ‘turn back’ from Yemen as fighting rages

Iran ships ‘turn back’ from Yemen as fighting rages

Apr 24, – The conflict has sent tensions soaring between Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran, which backs the Huthi rebels, raising fears Yemen could become a new front in a proxy war between Middle East powers. An Iranian ship convoy suspected of carrying weapons for Shiite rebels in Yemen has turned back, US officials […]

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UN Yemen envoy quits as Saudi-led air war enters fourth week

UN Yemen envoy quits as Saudi-led air war enters fourth week

Apr 16, – The announcement from the United Nations came as a Saudi-led coalition pressed its air war against the Iran-backed rebels into a fourth week, promising “no half measures” in its campaign to restore President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi. The UN envoy to Yemen has resigned after failing to avert large-scale violence, dealing a blow […]

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Saudi warplanes hit Yemen’s Sanaa overnight, clashes in Mukalla- residents

Saudi warplanes hit Yemen’s Sanaa overnight, clashes in Mukalla- residents

Apr 05, – The raids came despite calls by Russia and the Red Cross on Saturday for a pause to allow urgent humanitarian aid deliveries and evacuation of civilians. Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition bombed Yemen’s capital Sanaa overnight, residents said, on the eleventh day of a campaign against Iran-allied Houthi forces opposed to President […]

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New video from ISIS showing the beheading of British hostage David Haines

New video from ISIS showing the beheading of British hostage David Haines

Sep 14, – Reuters could not immediately verify the footage. But the images were consistent with that of the filmed executions of two American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff, in the past month. Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video on Saturday that purported to show the beheading of British […]

September 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Amnesty accuses IS of ‘systematic ethnic cleansing’ in Iraq

Amnesty accuses IS of ‘systematic ethnic cleansing’ in Iraq

Sep 02, – The military gains came as a senior UN rights official said IS jihadists had carried out “acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale” in Iraq, and caretaker premier Nuri al-Maliki vowed the country would be the group’s “graveyard”. Amnesty International on Tuesday accused Islamic State fighters of “systematic ethnic cleansing” in northern […]

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