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Syria says it has downed two Israeli missiles near Damascus

Syria says it has downed two Israeli missiles near Damascus

Syrian air defences downed two Israeli missiles near Damascus, state media reported, after explosions were heard at a military base south of the capital. The report arrived soon after US president Donald Trump’s announcement that he would break with the Iran nuclear agreement, a move that has put the region on edge. Israel has warned […]

May 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
UN suspends Syria aid convoys after ‘savage’ attack

UN suspends Syria aid convoys after ‘savage’ attack

Sep 21, – Confusion continued about who struck the convoy, but the White House insisted it was either Russia or Syria. White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said either way, the U.S. held Russia responsible, because it was Russia’s job under the week-old cease-fire to prevent Syria’s air force from striking in areas […]

September 21, 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
Israel fires missiles at drone from Syria- army

Israel fires missiles at drone from Syria- army

July  17, – The missiles missed the drone which “returned to Syria” after the incident in the central Golan Heights, where the demarcation line between the two countries is located, the military said. Israel’s military on Sunday fired two Patriot missiles at a drone that “infiltrated” from war-ravaged neighbouring Syria, it said. “Moments ago two […]

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Female suicide bomber hits Turkish city, wounds at least 13

Female suicide bomber hits Turkish city, wounds at least 13

Apr 27, – The assailant was “aged about 25” and only fragments were left of her body after the attack in the city of Bursa, said Turkey’s health minister, Mehmet Muezzinoglu. A female suicide bomber blew herself up in a historic district of Turkey’s fourth largest city on Wednesday, wounding 13 people, according to officials. […]

April 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
23 dead as missiles hit three hospitals, school in Syrian towns

23 dead as missiles hit three hospitals, school in Syrian towns

Feb 15, – Fourteen people were killed in the town of Azaz near the Turkish border when missiles slammed into a school sheltering families fleeing the offensive and the children’s hospital, two residents and a medic said. At least 23 civilians were killed when missiles hit three hospitals and a school in rebel-held Syrian towns […]

February 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Car bomb kills 10 in Syria regime bastion Latakia

Car bomb kills 10 in Syria regime bastion Latakia

Sep 02, –”Terrorists detonated a car laden with many explosives at noon (0900 GMT) in Hamam square in Latakia, killing 10 people,” the official SANA news agency reported. Ten people were killed and dozens wounded on Wednesday in a rare car bombing in the Syrian city of Latakia, in the coastal bastion of President Bashar […]

September 2, 2015 | 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
Yemen rebels quit Aden palace, Qaeda makes gains

Yemen rebels quit Aden palace, Qaeda makes gains

Apr 03, – The impoverished Arabian Peninsula state has sunk further into chaos since the coalition spearheaded by Riyadh launched Operation Decisive Storm on March 26 to try to halt the advance by Shiite Huthi rebels. Saudi-led air raids drove back rebels in the last stronghold of Yemen’s absent president Friday, while Al-Qaeda militants seized […]

April 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
U.N. agency to launch plan for warning airlines of risks in conflict zones

U.N. agency to launch plan for warning airlines of risks in conflict zones

Aug 27, – The plans were announced at the conclusion of a two-day meeting by the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) special task force on flights in conflict zones, which has been given the complex task of addressing risks to airliners in conflict zones. The United Nations’ civil aviation body will launch two pilot projects […]

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