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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
Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemen hotel, killing at least 41

Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemen hotel, killing at least 41

More than 30 people, including civilians, were reported killed Wednesday in air raids on the outskirts of Yemen’s capital, where a Saudi-led coalition has been bombing Iran-backed Huthi rebels. The Huthis, who control Sanaa along with forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, blamed the pro-government Arab military alliance for the attack on the […]

August 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
US airstrike turned a home in Iraq’s Mosul into a death trap

US airstrike turned a home in Iraq’s Mosul into a death trap

Accounts from witnesses and survivors cast doubt on American suggestions that the Islamic State group was to blame for the deaths of more than 100 people taking refuge in a house hit by a U.S. airstrike earlier this year in Mosul, the deadliest single incident of the months-long campaign to retake the Iraqi city. U.S. […]

May 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
8 White Helmets Rescuers Killed in Syrian Airstrike

8 White Helmets Rescuers Killed in Syrian Airstrike

Eight Syrian rescuers, known as the White Helmets, were killed Saturday when an airstrike hit their office in rebel-held Hama province, according to the group and opposition activists. The group’s office in Kfar Zeita was hit in the strike, killing the eight volunteers. The group said five bodies had been found and rescuers were continuing […]

April 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Children among 58 killed after Syria’s Bashar al Assad launches chemical attack on Rebels

Children among 58 killed after Syria’s Bashar al Assad launches chemical attack on Rebels

Syrian jets pounded rebel held areas killing at least 58 people among them 11 children, airstrikes appears to be a chemical attack on rebel-held areas in north-western Syria on Tuesday, a monitoring group reported. Emerging reports from the monitoring group claimed that Tuesday attacks on Khan Sheikhoun area in Idlib province, used a toxic gas […]

April 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
ISIS new tactic, gather Mosul’s civilians then lure an airstrike

ISIS new tactic, gather Mosul’s civilians then lure an airstrike

Spokesman for United States military said Thursday that Islamic State fighters had been herding local Iraqi residents into buildings in western Mosul. The rising civilian casualties would restrain the United States and its allies from using airstrikes to help retake that half of the city. Col. Joseph E. Scrocca, a spokesman for the task force […]

March 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
We have lost everything- Syrians return to ravaged Aleppo

We have lost everything- Syrians return to ravaged Aleppo

Amina Hamawy burst into tears and then fainted when she returned to eastern Aleppo to find that looters had ransacked her home. “Where am I? What happened?” she asked after her husband and daughter revived her. “We have lost everything.” They were among a few hundred residents who fled fighting in the Hanano neighborhood last […]

December 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
At least 21 killed in Idlib province airstrikes

At least 21 killed in Idlib province airstrikes

Syrian activists say at least 3 children and 18 others have been killed in a series of airstrikes on the opposition-controlled town of Kafranbel in Syria. The activist-run Kafranbel Media Center published a list of 22 dead from the presumed Russian or Syrian government airstrikes. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group was […]

December 4, 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
Russian cruise missiles target Syria

Russian cruise missiles target Syria

Aug  20, – Russian air power had helped Syrian President Bashar al-Assad make steady advances against rebels seeking to oust him since Moscow’s intervention a year ago, but a recent insurgent advance in Aleppo has checked that momentum. Russian warships in the Mediterranean Sea fired cruise missiles at targets near Aleppo on Friday, a further […]

August 20, 2016 | By | Reply More