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Saudi-led coalition airstrikes in Yemen’s capital kill 29

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes in Yemen’s capital kill 29

Sep 19, – The coalition’s airstrikes overnight hit an apartment building in the center of the capital, an area that is a UNESCO world heritage site, killing a family of nine, said the officials, who remain neutral in the conflict that has divided Yemen’s security forces. Airstrikes carried out by a Saudi-led coalition against Yemen’s […]

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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 […]

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IS has 20,000-31,500 fighters in Iraq and Syria – CIA

IS has 20,000-31,500 fighters in Iraq and Syria – CIA

Sep 12, – Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria now have about 20,000 to 31,500 fighters on the ground, the Central Intelligence Agency said, much higher than a previous estimate of 10,000. Among those in Syria are 15,000 foreign fighters including 2,000 Westerners, some of whom have joined IS, a US intelligence official told […]

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Attacks in Iraq around religious ritual kill 22

Attacks in Iraq around religious ritual kill 22

Nov 13, – The deadliest among Wednesday’s attacks was the one targeting a group of Shiites marking Ashoura in the eastern city of Baqouba, a former al-Qaida stronghold, 60 kilometers (35 miles) northeast of Baghdad. That attack killed eight people, including two children, and wounded 35, a police officer said. Attacks across Iraq targeting security […]

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UN says nearly 1,000 Iraqis killed in October

UN says nearly 1,000 Iraqis killed in October

Nov 01, – The bloodshed accelerated sharply after a deadly April 23 crackdown by security forces on a Sunni protest camp in a northern Iraqi town, which set off near-daily attacks, mostly by Sunni extremists and al-Qaida militants determined to undermine the country’s Shiite-led government. Attacks and other violence across Iraq killed 979 people in […]

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Suicide Bombers attack on Syrian capital, killed at least 14 people

Suicide Bombers attack on Syrian capital, killed at least 14 people

June 11, DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The blasts — which occurred in central Marjeh Square near the Interior Ministry — were the first such attacks to target President Bashar Assad’s seat of power since the regime chased rebels from the strategic town of Qusair nearly a week ago. Two suicide bombers targeted a police station […]

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Lebanese Hezbollah attacks in Syria draw response

Lebanese Hezbollah attacks in Syria draw response

May 31, HERMEL, Lebanon (AP) Shells fired by Syria’s overwhelmingly Sunni rebels regularly fall on the town, killing civilians, scaring off visitors and keeping schools and many shops shuttered. Many believe the shelling is a message from Sunni extremists that there would be a price to pay for supporting the Shiite Muslim group. In Shiite […]

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