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Aleppo battered as Russia slams ‘unacceptable’ rhetoric

Aleppo battered as Russia slams ‘unacceptable’ rhetoric

Sep 27, – A fresh wave of intense air strikes battered Aleppo’s opposition-controlled east, said an correspondent in the city facing its worst violence in years. Syria’s Aleppo faced worsening food and medical shortages and warplanes again pounded the city as Russia condemned what it called “unacceptable” Western rhetoric after allegations of war crimes. During […]

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Syria’s Aleppo reels from air strikes, UN chief ‘appalled’

Syria’s Aleppo reels from air strikes, UN chief ‘appalled’

Sep 25, – Nearly two million civilians were left without water in the devastated northern city after regime bombardment damaged a pumping station and rebels shut down another in retaliation, the United Nations said. Residents in Syria’s battleground city of Aleppo cowered indoors Saturday as fierce air strikes toppled buildings and killed at least 45 […]

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Bangladesh hangs top financier of largest Islamist party

Bangladesh hangs top financier of largest Islamist party

Sep 04, – Mir Quasem Ali, a key leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was executed after being convicted by a controversial war crimes tribunal for offences committed during the 1971 independence conflict with Pakistan. Bangladesh hanged a wealthy tycoon and top financial backer of its largest Islamist party late Saturday for war crimes, dealing a […]

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Syria regime raids ‘kill 31 civilians’ near Damascus

Syria regime raids ‘kill 31 civilians’ near Damascus

Aug 12, – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 120 people were injured in the raids, several of them seriously, and that the death toll was likely to rise. At least 31 civilians were killed in Syrian government air strikes on Eastern Ghouta near Damascus on Wednesday, as a barrage of deadly […]

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South Sudan rebels free 250 child soldiers- UN

South Sudan rebels free 250 child soldiers- UN

Mar 22, – The rebel Cobra Faction is also set to release another 400 child soldiers in the next two days under a deal with the government, out of total of 3,000 it holds, UNICEF said. A South Sudanese rebel group has freed 250 child soldiers — including a girl as young as nine, the […]

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Islamic State commits war crimes, Syrian govt using poison gas – UN

Islamic State commits war crimes, Syrian govt using poison gas – UN

Aug 27, – The Sunni militants, who are bringing weapons from Iraq, have changed the power balance in Syria, consolidating control over large areas and establishing order by imposing harsh sharia law, the U.N. said in its latest report. The United Nations accused Islamic State insurgents on Wednesday of committing war crimes including amputations and […]

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Syrian rebels shoot down military helicopter killing 8 government troops

Syrian rebels shoot down military helicopter killing 8 government troops

May 7, AP – The downing of the helicopter was a welcome victory for rebels fighting to oust Assad as the two sides remain locked in stalemate in the more than 2-year-old conflict. In Geneva, a U.N. commission probing alleged war crimes and other abuses in Syria on Monday distanced itself from claims by one […]

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