Tag: civil war

Rockets hit south Beirut after Hezbollah promises Assad victory

Rockets hit south Beirut after Hezbollah promises Assad victory

May 26, AP – It was the first attack to apparently target Hezbollah’s stronghold in the south of the Lebanese capital since the outbreak of the two-year conflict in neighboring Syria, which has sharply heightened Lebanon’s own sectarian tensions. Two rockets hit a Shi’ite Muslim district of southern Beirut on Sunday and wounded several people, […]

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Hezbollah fighters join Syrian army to fight rebels in key town

Hezbollah fighters join Syrian army to fight rebels in key town

May 21, BEIRUT AP — Lebanese security officials said fighting between Syrian troops and rebels over the town of Qusair had spread to the village of Hit, on the Syrian side near the border with Lebanon. Two opposition fighters were killed and several others wounded, said the officials, speaking on condition of anonymity in line […]

May 21, 2013 | By More
Wave of car bomb attacks kills at least 57 in Iraq

Wave of car bomb attacks kills at least 57 in Iraq

May 20, AP- BAGHDAD, The attacks, some of which hit market places and crowded bus stops during the busy morning hours, are the latest in a recent spike in violence in Iraq that has targeted both Sunni and Shiite civilians and pushed the death toll over the past week to more than 200 people. The […]

May 20, 2013 | By More
Syrian activists: over 20 Hezbollah fighters killed in siege

Syrian activists: over 20 Hezbollah fighters killed in siege

May 20, AP – A military offensive on the town of Qusair in central Homs province claimed over 50 lives, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The activist group reported on Monday that at least 20 of those killed were Hezbollah members fighting alongside Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s troops as it encircled […]

May 20, 2013 | By More
Deadliest attacks on Sunnis kill at least 76 in Iraq

Deadliest attacks on Sunnis kill at least 76 in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — The attacks followed two days of bombings targeting Shiites, including bus stops and outdoor markets, with a total of 130 people killed since Wednesday. Scenes of bodies sprawled across a street outside a mosque and mourners killed during a funeral procession were reminiscent of some of the worst days of retaliatory warfare […]

May 18, 2013 | By More
US condemns Russian shipment of missiles to Syria

US condemns Russian shipment of missiles to Syria

May 18, AP – Top US military official General Martin Dempsey said on Friday that Moscow’s most recent delivery of anti-ship missiles was “ill-timed and very unfortunate.” Russia’s decision to allow the arms consignment, Dempsey added, risked protracting the civil war within Syria. The United States has expressed disapproval at Moscow for sending a missile […]

May 18, 2013 | By More
Syrian troops battle rebels in Aleppo prison

Syrian troops battle rebels in Aleppo prison

May 16, BEIRUT (AP) — The orchestrated assault began at dawn, but by nightfall, the rebels had not dislodged regime forces or freed some 4,000 prisoners held there, according to two pro-opposition monitoring groups. Across Syria, the Internet was restored after a blackout of more than eight hours, the second nationwide outage in a week. […]

May 16, 2013 | By More
Despite car bombing Turkey says it won’t be drawn into Syria conflict

Despite car bombing Turkey says it won’t be drawn into Syria conflict

May 13, ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The bombings left 46 people dead and marked the biggest incident of violence across the border since the start of Syria’s bloody civil war, raising fears of Turkey being pulled deeper into a conflict that threatens to destabilize the region. Turkey’s prime minister vowed Sunday his country won’t be […]

May 13, 2013 | By More
Syrian rebels release UN peacekeepers captured in Israeli-occupied Golan Heights

Syrian rebels release UN peacekeepers captured in Israeli-occupied Golan Heights

May 12, AP – Philippines Foreign Minister Albert del Rosario told the news agency Reuters that the four UN peacekeepers, all Filipinos, had been released. Rebels detained them May 7 as they patrolled close to an area where the same group held 21 observers, also Filipinos, for three days in March. Rebels have freed peacekeepers […]

May 12, 2013 | By More
40 dead, around 100 injured in Turkey car bombings near Syria

40 dead, around 100 injured in Turkey car bombings near Syria

May 11, ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s interior minister says the death toll in the explosions in a town across the border from Syria is around 40, according to private NTV television. Muammer Guler said Saturday around 100 other people were injured in the two car bomb explosions and that 29 of them are in […]

May 11, 2013 | By More