Tag: U.S.-led coalition

Aleppo province airstrikes kill 36 people

Aleppo province airstrikes kill 36 people

Oct 17, – Most of the deaths were in the village of Oweijel just west of the city of Aleppo, where at least 23 people were killed in an airstrike that also wounded dozens, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Another monitoring group, the Local Coordination Committees, said the air raid was […]

October 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Attacks in Iraqi capital kill at least 16 civilians

Attacks in Iraqi capital kill at least 16 civilians

Oct 03, – The deadliest attack took place in the southwestern neighborhood of al-Amil when a bomber set off his explosives-laden vest in a busy outdoor market, killing seven shoppers and wounding up to 25 others, a police officer said. Militants on Monday unleashed a series of attacks in Shiite-majority neighborhoods in the Iraqi capital, […]

October 3, 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 […]

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Suicide car bomb attack kills 5 in Turkish town, PKK blamed

Suicide car bomb attack kills 5 in Turkish town, PKK blamed

Jun 09, – The state-run Anadolu Agency said the attack killed two female police officers, one of them pregnant, as well as three civilians. A total of 51 people, among them 23 civilians, were wounded in the attack in the town of Midyat, it reported. A Kurdish rebel suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle outside […]

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U.S. strikes Islamic State in Libya, killing 40 people

U.S. strikes Islamic State in Libya, killing 40 people

Feb 19, – It was the second U.S. air strike in three months against Islamic State in Libya, where the hardline Islamist militants have exploited years of chaos following Muammar Gaddafi’s 2011 overthrow to build up a presence on the southern shores of the Mediterranean Sea. U.S. warplanes carried out air strikes against Islamic State-linked […]

February 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Iraqis running out of food and medicine in besieged Falluja

Iraqis running out of food and medicine in besieged Falluja

Feb 02, – The Iraqi army, police and Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias – backed by air strikes from a U.S.-led coalition – imposed a near total siege late last year on Falluja, located 50 km (30 miles) west of Baghdad in the Euphrates river valley. Tens of thousands of trapped Iraqi civilians are running out of […]

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Islamic State faces battle in Iraq, bombs in Syria

Islamic State faces battle in Iraq, bombs in Syria

May 25, –In Palmyra, the Syrian air force launched strikes at buildings captured by Islamic State, whose occupation of the city has raised fears that the insurgents will destroy its famed Roman ruins. Islamic State poured more fighters into Ramadi on Monday as security forces and Shi’ite paramilitaries renewed efforts to retake the western Iraqi […]

May 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Car bomb kills three outside U.S. consulate in Iraq’s Kurdish capital

Car bomb kills three outside U.S. consulate in Iraq’s Kurdish capital

Apr 17, – No U.S. personnel were hurt in the blast, according to the U.S. State Department, which said a “vehicle-borne improvised explosive device” exploded right outside the entrance to the heavily fortified compound. A car bomb killed three people on Friday outside the U.S. consulate in Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s Kurdistan region, a […]

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