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Syrian activists say at least 17 killed in bomb blast

Syrian activists say at least 17 killed in bomb blast

Oct 14, – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said it could confirm 14 militants were killed in the attack on the road connecting the rebel-held town of Azaz to the Bab al-Salameh border crossing. It is one of the more important junctions between Syria’s rebels and their Turkish backers. Syrian activists say […]

October 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
UN- Violence kills at least 1,119 Iraqis in March

UN- Violence kills at least 1,119 Iraqis in March

Apr 02, – Another 1,561 Iraqis were wounded last month, the U.N. mission to Iraq said in a statement Friday. The figures include 575 civilians killed and another 1,196 wounded. The other casualties were Iraqi security forces, including Kurdish forces known as the peshmerga and government-allied militiamen. The United Nations says violence killed at least […]

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27 dead in Turkey blast near Syria border- ministry

27 dead in Turkey blast near Syria border- ministry

Jul 20, – At least 27 people were killed on Monday in an explosion in a cultural centre in the Turkish town of Suruc near the border with Syria,the interior ministry said. The cause of the blast in the town — which lies opposite the Syrian flashpoint of Kobane — was not immediately clear, though […]

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Islamic State moves west to attack Syrian army in Homs- monitor

Islamic State moves west to attack Syrian army in Homs- monitor

Mar 23, – Skirmishes by Islamic State — which is strongest in the northeast and east — into the provinces of Homs, Hama and even Damascus pose a fresh challenge for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Islamic State fighters attacked a military airport in Syria’s Homs province on Monday as they pushed on with an offensive […]

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U.S. Iraq air raids help Kurds and Shi’ites at expense of Sunnis

U.S. Iraq air raids help Kurds and Shi’ites at expense of Sunnis

Sep 09, – A small group of people pick through putrefying human remains laid out on plastic sheets by the side of a road in northern Iraq, searching for any trace of missing friends and relatives. Some had brought spades to help dig up the mass grave near Suleiman Beg after the town was retaken […]

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U.S. planes strike militants near Iraq’s Amreli, airdrop aid

U.S. planes strike militants near Iraq’s Amreli, airdrop aid

Aug 31, – President Barack Obama authorized the new military action, broadening U.S. operations in Iraq amid an international outcry over the threat to Amerli’s mostly ethnic Turkmen population. The United States carried out air strikes on Saturday against Islamic State fighters near the besieged Shi’ite town of Amerli in northern Iraq and airdropped humanitarian […]

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UN accuses Islamic State of mass killings

UN accuses Islamic State of mass killings

Aug 25, – U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay condemned “grave, horrific human rights violations” being committed by Islamic State, a Sunni Muslim group which has seized large areas of Iraq and Syria to the alarm of the Baghdad government and its allies in the West. The United Nations condemned on Monday “appalling, widespread” crimes […]

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