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Iraqi families devastated as details of ISIS chemical attack emerge

Iraqi families devastated as details of ISIS chemical attack emerge

Erbil Hospital emergency cell was on alert as five small children lie in beds, along with their mother, all wrapped in bandages, with chemical burns from a mortar attack that hit their house. Eastern Mosul family is from a neighborhood called Giraj al-Shimal, they are among the 15 people who had been brought to Erbil […]

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Desperate thousands await evacuation from Aleppo

Desperate thousands await evacuation from Aleppo

Trapped Syrian civilians and fighters waited desperately Saturday for evacuations to resume from a rebel-held enclave in Aleppo as the Red Cross pleaded for a deal to “save thousands of lives”. A rebel representative told an agreement had been reached to allow more people to leave the city, which has been ravaged by some of […]

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Evacuation of rebel Aleppo continues through night

Evacuation of rebel Aleppo continues through night

Thousands of traumatised civilians and fighters poured out of rebel Aleppo through the night as a fragile evacuation operation entered a second day on Friday, the Red Cross said. “The evacuation continued throughout the night and it will continue all through today and for so long as there are people who want to leave,” International […]

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Haiti mourns as families bury loved ones killed by hurricane

Haiti mourns as families bury loved ones killed by hurricane

Oct 09, – Mourners beat their fists and screamed, their distress growing more intense as attendants opened the door of the morgue on Saturday to bring out the body of Roberto Laguerre, who was killed next to his 3-year-old daughter when the storm roared through this city in southwest Haiti as a Category 4 storm […]

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Air strikes hit aid trucks near Aleppo, kill 12- monitor

Air strikes hit aid trucks near Aleppo, kill 12- monitor

Sep 20, – The Syrian army could not immediately be reached for comment about the attack in a rebel-held area west of Aleppo near the town of Urm al-Kubra. Syrian or Russian warplanes bombed aid trucks near Aleppo late on Monday after a week-long ceasefire ended, killing 12 people, including Red Crescent workers, the Syrian […]

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Rescuers dig for victims after Ecuador quake kills 235

Rescuers dig for victims after Ecuador quake kills 235

Apr 17, – The quake reduced buildings to rubble, toppled power lines and sent terrified residents running from their homes when it struck the Pacific coast Saturday in a zone popular with tourists. Rescuers in Ecuador raced to dig out people trapped under the rubble of homes and hotels on Sunday, after a powerful 7.8-magnitude […]

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Syrian jets target Qusayr, rebels car bomb attack on Damascus kills nine

Syrian jets target Qusayr, rebels car bomb attack on Damascus kills nine

June 3, AP – The regime responded to a Red Cross appeal to let them help civilians trapped in Qusayr by saying they would only be admitted once its forces had defeated rebels there. Syria’s air force bombarded Qusayr on Sunday, two weeks into a Hezbollah-backed assault, as a car bomb in Damascus killed nine […]

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UN Aid agencies, Red cross start evacuation from Syrian town Qusair

UN Aid agencies, Red cross start evacuation from Syrian town Qusair

June 2, AP – The calls to evacuate al-Qusair came amid reports on Sunday that Russia had blocked a British-backed UN Security Council declaration that would have condemned the siege of the city by Syrian government troops. UN agencies and the International Red Cross have called for the evacuation of civilians trapped in the embattled […]

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Red Cross office attacked in Jalalabad, Afghan security rescued the staff

Red Cross office attacked in Jalalabad, Afghan security rescued the staff

May 29, AP – “A suicide attacker first detonated himself at the gate of the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) compound,” Sediq Sediqqi, a spokesman for the interior ministry, told the AFP news agency Wednesday. Militants have carried out a suicide bombing and gun attack at the Red Cross office in the Nangarhar […]

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