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At least 40 dead mostly Shiite rebels in battle for Yemen port

At least 40 dead mostly Shiite rebels in battle for Yemen port

Fighting for a key port city on Yemen’s Red Sea coast has left at least 40 rebel and pro-government fighters dead, military officials said Tuesday. Loyalist forces said Monday they had captured the port of Mokha, almost three weeks into an offensive to oust Shiite Huthi insurgents and their allies from Yemen’s southwestern coast. But […]

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IS launches wave of suicide attacks on Libya forces

IS launches wave of suicide attacks on Libya forces

Aug  17, – The attacks on Tuesday in the coastal city left nine pro-government fighters dead and 82 wounded, said Reda Issa, a spokesman for forces allied with the unity government. Islamic State group jihadists in Libya have carried out nine suicide bombings in one day in a failed bid to hold a central district […]

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Coalition denies targeting Yemen school as 10 children killed

Coalition denies targeting Yemen school as 10 children killed

Aug  14, – Doctors Without Borders, a Paris-based relief agency also known as MSF, said the children were killed Saturday in coalition raids on a school in Haydan, a town in rebel-held Saada province. The Saudi-led coalition Sunday denied targeting a Yemeni school in air strikes that killed 10 children, instead saying it bombed a […]

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Escalating Syria violence threatens ceasefire

Escalating Syria violence threatens ceasefire

Apr 14, – In the Swiss city, UN envoy Staffan de Mistura criticised President Bashar al-Assad’s government for hindering efforts to deliver life-saving assistance to Syrians in need. Fighting escalated on several fronts Thursday around Syria’s second city Aleppo as a Russian-backed government offensive strained a landmark ceasefire and a new round of peace talks […]

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Clashes north of Aleppo kill 120 Syrian regime, rebel fighters- monitor

Clashes north of Aleppo kill 120 Syrian regime, rebel fighters- monitor

Feb 05, – The Britain-based monitor said rebels had regained control of more than half of the town of Ratyan in the fierce clashes, leaving about 60 opposition fighters and 60 regime forces dead. More than 120 members of Syrian regime forces and rebels were killed Friday in heavy fighting for a town north of […]

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IS in major assault on Syria border town

IS in major assault on Syria border town

Mar 11, – “Fighters from the Islamic State group started a huge assault towards Ras al-Ain and were able to take over a village nearby,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The Islamic State jihadist group launched a major offensive Wednesday to try to capture a strategic town on the Syrian-Turkish border, leaving dozens […]

March 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
UN asks for record $5.2 bn in aid to Syria

UN asks for record $5.2 bn in aid to Syria

In a response plan released on Friday, the United Nations outlined a proposal to distribute assistance to Syrians in dire need of aid, as the country’s civil war enters its 27th month. Citing skyrocketing figures for internally displaced persons and refugees, the report indicated that at least $5.2 billion (3.92 billion euros) would be needed […]

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