Tag: UNESCO world heritage

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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Saudi-led warplanes in Yemen bomb Sanaa’s historic old city

Saudi-led warplanes in Yemen bomb Sanaa’s historic old city

Jun 12, – The pre-dawn strike Friday reduced at least four historic houses in Sanaa’s old city to rubble, drawing condemnation from the UN’s cultural agency. Rescue workers said at least six bodies had been pulled from the debris. Saudi-led airstrikes have killed at least six people and destroyed part of the heritage-listed old quarter […]

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IS rockets ‘kill five in Syria’s Palmyra’

IS rockets ‘kill five in Syria’s Palmyra’

May 18, – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported fierce clashes between the jihadists and government troops on the outskirts of the city’s 2,000-year-old UNESCO world heritage site. The Islamic State jihadist group fired a barrage of rockets on residential neighbourhoods in Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra, killing five civilians including two children, […]

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IS seizes Iraqi govt compound, kills dozens in Syria

IS seizes Iraqi govt compound, kills dozens in Syria

May 16, – Women and children were among 23 people executed in cold blood outside Palmyra, monitoring groups said, as fears grew that advancing IS troops would destroy the ancient city renowned as a world heritage site. Islamic State extremists made key gains, seizing a government compound in the strategic Iraqi city of Ramadi hours […]

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