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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 […]

January 24, 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
Airstrikes in Syria’s Aleppo hit hospital, market, kill 18

Airstrikes in Syria’s Aleppo hit hospital, market, kill 18

Aug  12, – The air raids hit the only hospital for women and children in the town of Kafr Hamra before dawn, killing two staffers, including a nurse. The Syrian Civil Defense, a group of first responders, said it pulled 10 people alive from under the rubble. Airstrikes in opposition areas of Syria’s northern Aleppo […]

August 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Russia raids on IS Syria bastion Raqa ‘kill 30’

Russia raids on IS Syria bastion Raqa ‘kill 30’

Aug 11, – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said they were killed and dozens of people wounded when 10 Russian raids hit the city and its outskirts. Russian air strikes on the Islamic State group bastion of Raqa in northern Syria on Thursday killed at least 30 people, including 24 civilians, a monitoring group […]

August 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
33 killed in renewed clashes across Yemen

33 killed in renewed clashes across Yemen

Jun 24, – Fierce battles erupted in the northern Jawf province when Huthi rebels attacked loyalists in al-Motoon district, triggering a counter attack by government forces backed by warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition, a military official said. Clashes in several areas across Yemen on Friday killed 22 Shiite rebels and 11 members of pro-government forces, […]

June 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
South Yemen clashes kill 48- military

South Yemen clashes kill 48- military

May 29, – “A total of 28 Huthis (Shiite rebels) and 20 of our men were killed in the fighting, which continued into the evening,” General Misfer al-Harithi, who commands the army’s 19th Infantry Battalion, told AFP. Fierce fighting between government forces and Shiite rebels in south Yemen on Sunday claimed the lives of 48 […]

May 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
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 […]

August 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
New drone strike kills 7 Qaeda suspects in Yemen

New drone strike kills 7 Qaeda suspects in Yemen

Apr 22, – The overnight strike hit a vehicle parked near the presidential palace in Mukalla, capital of Hadramawt province, witnesses said. Seven suspected Al-Qaeda militants were killed in an apparent US drone strike on the Yemeni port city of Mukalla which the jihadists overran earlier this month, a local official said Wednesday. The United […]

April 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ukraine, rebels trade 67 prisoners in peace deal

Ukraine, rebels trade 67 prisoners in peace deal

Sep 12, – The transfer took place in the dark outside of the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk under the watch of international observers. In the dead of night, Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed rebel forces on Friday exchanged 67 prisoners who had been captured during fighting in eastern Ukraine, part of a cease-fire deal that […]

September 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Syrian troops storm central village, killing 15

Syrian troops storm central village, killing 15

Sep 21, – Government troops backed by allied militiamen have stormed a predominantly Sunni village in central Syria killing at least 15 people, while opposition forces began an offensive near Aleppo to try to cut the army’s supply route to the northern city, activists said Saturday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the […]

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