Tag: syria’s civil war

Air strike hits third Syrian hospital in 24 hours- monitor

Air strike hits third Syrian hospital in 24 hours- monitor

An air strike hit a hospital in the rebel-held Syrian village of Awaijel, west of Aleppo killing at least one person in the early hours of Tuesday, a day after attacks on two other hospitals in the region, a war monitor said. Jets hit Awaijel’s Baghdad hospital with rockets, injuring medical staff and patients, including […]

November 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Warplanes dropped chlorine bombs in Aleppo- Syria activists

Warplanes dropped chlorine bombs in Aleppo- Syria activists

Sep 06, – The report could not be independently verified and it was not clear how it was determined that chlorine gas was released. Syrian activists and rescue workers in the rebel-held part of the contested city of Aleppo said that government warplanes dropped suspected chlorine bombs Tuesday on a crowded neighborhood, injuring dozens. Accusations […]

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Raids on Syria market kill 21, hundreds flee IS bastion

Raids on Syria market kill 21, hundreds flee IS bastion

Jun 12, – Five children were among those killed in the air raids on Idlib, which is held by Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front and its allies, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Air strikes on a market in Syria’s Al-Qaeda-held city of Idlib killed at least 21 civilians Sunday, as hundreds fled a besieged […]

June 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Suicide bombers ‘kill 20’ outside Syria shrine

Suicide bombers ‘kill 20’ outside Syria shrine

Jun 11, – The official SANA news agency said two suicide bombers, one in a car, attacked the entrance to the Sayyida Zeinab shrine, which is revered by Shiites around the world. Suicide bombers struck outside a Shiite shrine near Syria’s capital Saturday, leaving at least 20 people dead, a monitor said, in an attack […]

June 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
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 […]

March 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Syrian family moves from war to new world – Uruguay

Syrian family moves from war to new world – Uruguay

Dec 11, – For 19-year-old Ahmad Aloun and his family, the country some 12,000 kilometers (7,400 miles) away soon will become home. The tree-lined boulevards of Montevideo might as well be on another planet. The Syrian teen, driven from his home by his country’s civil war, swipes across the world on a mobile phone map, […]

December 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Syrian refugees top 3 million, half of all Syrians displaced – UN

Syrian refugees top 3 million, half of all Syrians displaced – UN

Aug 29, – The record figure is one million refugees more than a year ago, while a further 6.5 million are displaced within Syria, meaning that “almost half of all Syrians have now been forced to abandon their homes and flee for their lives”, it said. Three million Syrian refugees will have registered in neighboring […]

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Hezbollah chief vows to continue fighting in Syria

Hezbollah chief vows to continue fighting in Syria

Nov 14, – The public appearance of Hassan Nasrallah — his second in as many days — came as tens of thousands of Shiites and Hezbollah supporters marched in their southern Beirut stronghold for the Ashoura, one of the Shiite sect’s most important religious occasions. The leader of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group showed up at […]

November 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Largest camp for Syrian refugees becoming a city

Largest camp for Syrian refugees becoming a city

Nov 01, – Zaatari, a desert camp near Jordan’s border with Syria, is far from that ideal. Life is tough here. The strong often take from the weak, women fear going to communal bathrooms after dark, sewage runs between pre-fab trailers and boys hustle for pennies carting goods in wheelbarrows instead of going to school. […]

November 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
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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