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16 dead in heavy bombardment on Syria’s Idlib

16 dead in heavy bombardment on Syria’s Idlib

Oct 24, –In Khan Sheikhun, a town in the province’s south, air strikes killed seven people, including two women and a child, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Sixteen civilians, including three children, were killed on Monday in heavy bombardment across rebel-held Idlib province in northwest Syria, a monitoring group said. The Britain-based Observatory […]

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Syria truce brings ‘significant drop’ in fighting

Syria truce brings ‘significant drop’ in fighting

Sep 14, – The truce brokered by Russia and the United States began at sundown on Monday, in the latest bid to end a conflict that has killed more than 300,000 people since March 2011. The UN’s Syria envoy applauded a “significant drop” in violence through the first 24 hours of a fragile ceasefire but […]

September 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Israel launches ‘dozens’ of Gaza strikes, draws Turkish ire

Israel launches ‘dozens’ of Gaza strikes, draws Turkish ire

Aug 23, – “We conducted strikes against several dozen targets in the Gaza Strip” on Sunday, an army spokeswoman. Israel said Monday it staged dozens of strikes on Gaza in response to rocket fire from the strip, causing limited casualties but sparking a war of words with Turkey. Palestinian medical officials said four people were […]

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Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after rocket fire

Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after rocket fire

Sep 19, – The early morning air strikes targeted two training camps belonging to the Islamist group Hamas, causing no injuries, officials and witnesses said. Israel carried out air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Saturday after Palestinian militants there fired rockets into southern Israel. Gaza militants fired at least two rockets into Israel late […]

September 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Toll from Syria regime strikes near Damascus rises to 34- monitor

Toll from Syria regime strikes near Damascus rises to 34- monitor

Aug 23, – The increased toll came as nine people, including civilians, were killed in rocket attacks on a regime-held neighbourhood northeast of Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The toll from heavy government bombardment of a rebel stronghold outside the Syrian capital rose on Sunday to 34 civilians, including 12 children, a […]

August 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ukraine soldiers killed, wounded in continued skirmishes

Ukraine soldiers killed, wounded in continued skirmishes

Jun 13, – Six Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and 14 others wounded in clashes across rebel-controlled regions in Donetsk and Luhansk provinces over the past day, Ukraine’s chief military spokesman, Andriy Lysenko, said on Saturday. Ukraine’s army has reported the death of six soldiers in the past 24 hours amid a pro-Russian insurgency in […]

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Rebuilding Gaza will take 20 years, group says

Rebuilding Gaza will take 20 years, group says

Aug 30, – Most of the new building would be to make up for the current housing deficit, rather than to address damage from fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants. An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years under current levels of restrictions to rebuild the Gaza Strip’s battered […]

August 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Palestinian leader says Hamas caused prolonged war

Palestinian leader says Hamas caused prolonged war

Aug 29, – Benjamin Netanyahu stressed that it is still early to tell “if the new reality” would allow a political process to resume but said he is examining the possibility. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Hamas on Friday for extending fighting with Israel in the Gaza Strip, casting doubt on the future of the […]

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Israel bombs Gaza tunnel, 4 Hamas militants killed

Israel bombs Gaza tunnel, 4 Hamas militants killed

Nov 01, – The military said it carried out the strike after five of its soldiers were wounded as they tried to demolish another tunnel used by the Palestinian Islamic militant group Hamas that rules Gaza. That incident drew Israeli fire that killed one Hamas militant. Israeli aircraft bombed what the military described as a […]

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