Posts Tagged ‘ casualties ’

Nigeria: Regime claims its forces killed Boko Haram leader in airstrike

August 23, 2016
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"Nigeria's military said Tuesday it believes an airstrike has 'fatally wounded' Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, but there was no way to confirm yet another claim of the death of Nigeria's Islamic extremist leader. A statement does not say how the military got the information but identifies other commanders as 'confirmed dead' in an air raid on Friday. The statement comes as Secretary of State John Kerry is to meet in Abuja, Nigeria's capital, with President Muhammadu Buhari, on a visit to discuss Islamic extremism and regional security." (08/23/16)

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/08/23/nigeria-claims-it-killed-boko-haram-leader-in-raid.html  

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Afghanistan: IED targets occupation force, killing one

August 23, 2016
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NBC News NBC News    

"A U.S. service member was killed after their patrol triggered an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan Tuesday, officials said. Another American service member and six Afghan soldiers were wounded in the blast, near the city of Lashkar Gar, in Helmand Province, according to a U.S. military statement. The Department of Defense said it was withholding the identity of the dead person until their family had been informed." (08/23/16)

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/ied-kills-u-s-service-member-patrol-helmand-afghanistan-n636416  

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Somalia: Al-Shabab claims twin suicide bombings

August 22, 2016
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Al Jazeera Al Jazeera [Qatar]    

"At least 20 people have been killed and several others wounded in twin suicide blasts in the central Somali town of Galkayo, according to a Somali health official. The first vehicle explosion on Sunday targeted the local government headquarters; the second targeted emergency services at the scene of the first blast. ... Al-Shabab, the armed group fighting to overthrow the internationally-backed government in Mogadishu, claimed responsibility for the blasts." (08/21/16)

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/08/al-shabab-claims-responsibility-somalia-bombing-160821090836552.html  

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Ukraine: Poroshenko may introduce martial law if invasions of seceded republics keep ending in ass-whippings for regime troops

August 18, 2016
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WHTC 1450 News    

"Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday he did not rule out introducing martial law and a new wave of military mobilization if the conflict with pro-Russian separatists [sic] worsened. Poroshenko made his comments as fresh tension with Russia over Crimea reignited fears that a fragile ceasefire deal hammered out in the Belarussian capital Minsk in February 2015 could collapse following the deadliest month of fighting in a year. ... Since 2014, Ukraine's pro-Western leadership has announced several waves of mobilization, calling up Ukrainian men to join the military in its [invasions of the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics]. Earlier on Thursday, the Ukrainian military reported that three servicemen had been killed and six wounded in fighting over the past 24 hours." (08/18/16)

http://whtc.com/news/articles/2016/aug/18/ukraine-could-introduce-martial-law-if-eastern-fighting-worsens-poroshenko/  

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Palestine: Israeli occupation troops attack refugee camp, injure 25

August 17, 2016
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Deutsche Welle Deutsche Welle [Germany]    

"Palestinian medical officials say Israeli military fire wounded more than 25 people near the West Bank city of Hebron on Tuesday. The Red Crescent reports that potentially deadly fire had struck at least 10 of the people and the rest were shot with nominally nonlethal rubber bullets. A large convoy of Israeli military vehicles had entered al-Fawwar camp, near the flashpoint city of Hebron, witnesses said. A spokeswoman said the military fired to prevent a riot from escalating. The spokeswoman said the troops had conducted 'activity to uncover weaponry' in the camp when 'dozens of Palestinians hurled IEDs (improvised explosive devices), blocks and rocks' at them." (08/16/16)

http://www.dw.com/en/israeli-military-shoots-palestinians-in-west-bank-camp/a-19478015  

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Pakistan: Suicide bombing at hospital kills at least 63

August 8, 2016
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New York Post New York Post    

"A suicide bomber killed at least 63 people and wounded dozens in an attack that struck a gathering of Pakistani lawyers on the grounds of a government-run hospital in the southwestern city of Quetta on Monday, police and doctors said. Witnesses described horrifying scenes of bodies being scattered about and the wounded screaming out and crying for help. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the blast." (08/08/16)

http://nypost.com/2016/08/08/suicide-bombing-at-pakistani-hospital-kills-at-least-63/  

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Libya: Car bomb targets regime forces in Benghazi, kills 22

August 3, 2016
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Reuters Reuters    

"A car bomb targeting security forces in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killed at least 22 people and wounded 20 on Tuesday, a commander of the forces and medical officials said. The blast occurred in a residential area in the Guwarsha district, the scene of fighting between security forces loyal to Libya's eastern government and an alliance of Islamists and other opponents. The alliance, the Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries, said it had carried out the attack, according to a statement posted on media sites linked to the group. It claimed that 28 people were killed and as many as 70 wounded." (08/02/16)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-benghazi-idUSKCN10D273  

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Syria: Five dead as Russian helicopter shot down

August 2, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"A Russian helicopter was shot down Monday after delivering aid to the Syrian city of Aleppo, killing all five crew members on board, Russian state media reported. The Russian Defense Ministry said the Mi-8 helicopter was shot down by ground fire in Idlib province as it returned to base, state TV reported." (08/01/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/01/middleeast/syria-aleppo/  

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Afghanistan: Taliban attack Kabul guesthouse for foreigners

August 1, 2016
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CBS News CBS News    

"Afghan authorities say an overnight attack on a Kabul guesthouse for foreign contractors that was claimed by the Taliban left one policeman dead and four wounded. The Interior Ministry says 'terrorists' used a truck full of explosives to breach the guesthouse wall of the Northgate Hotel around 1:30 a.m. on Monday. Three gunmen then entered the premises and started shooting. ... The Taliban issued a statement claiming responsibility, saying they had sent heavily armed operatives as part of the attack. Abdul Rahman Rahimi, the Kabul chief of police, says the attackers were killed and none of the hotel's residents were harmed." (08/01/16)

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/afghan-official-strong-explosion-shakes-city-possible-attack/  

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Syria: Suicide bombing kills dozens

July 27, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"A suicide bombing killed 48 people, among them women and children, Wednesday in northern Syria, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. A truck bomb exploded near buildings belonging to a Kurdish security agency and other governmental departments in the city of Qamishli near the border with Turkey, CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reported." (07/27/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/27/middleeast/syria-isis-suicide-bombing/  

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Somalia: Al-Shabab bombs target African Union occupation troops

July 26, 2016
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Al Jazeera [Qatar]    

"At least 13 people were killed when two vehicles packed with explosives went off as they were driven towards a base for African Union troops in the Somali capital, according to officials and witnesses. The first blast happened near an entrance to the base, which is beside Mogadishu's main airport, and the second at a nearby checkpoint manned by Somali government forces. ... The al-Shabab armed group told Al Jazeera it was responsible for the attack." (07/26/16)

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/07/huge-blasts-heard-airport-somalia-mogadishu-160726035504889.html  

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Iraq: Suicide bomber kills at least 14, including police officers, in Baghdad

July 24, 2016
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Allentown Morning Call    

"A suicide bomber attacked a security check point in northern Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 14 people, Iraqi officials said. The bomber, who was on foot, detonated his device at one of the busy entrances of the Shiite district of Kadhimiyah, killing at least 10 civilians and four police officers, a police officer said. At least 31 other people were wounded, he added." (07/24/16)

http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/ct-iraq-suicide-bombing-20160724-story.html  

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Afghanistan: Powerful blasts kill at least 80 in Kabul protest

July 24, 2016
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Al Jazeera Al Jazeera [Qatar]    

"Twin explosions targeting a large demonstration by members of Afghanistan's ethnic Hazara minority in Kabul have killed at least 80 people and wounded more than 230, officials have said. The attack on Saturday, near one of the most heavily fortified areas of the Afghan capital, was quickly claimed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS), who have previously targeted the Hazara people. 'Two fighters from Islamic State detonated explosive belts at a gathering of Shi'ites in... the city of Kabul in Afghanistan,' Amaq, an ISIL-linked website, said." (07/23/16)

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/07/deadly-blast-kills-10-kabul-protest-160723105351090.html  

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Libya: Three French troops killed in helicopter crash

July 20, 2016
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BBC News BBC News [UK state media]    

"Three French soldiers have died in Libya after their helicopter was shot down, President Francois Hollande says. The soldiers were killed while carrying out 'dangerous intelligence operations,' Mr Hollande said. Earlier on Wednesday, French defence ministry spokesman Stephane Le Foll confirmed for the first time that its special forces were in Libya. On Tuesday, Associated Press quoted Libyan officials as saying an Islamist militia shot down a French helicopter." ()7/20/16)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-36843186  

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Mali: Ten soldiers killed, 38 wounded in attack on army base

July 19, 2016
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The Washington Post Washington Post    

"Authorities say gunmen have killed at least 10 soldiers and wounded 38 in an attack on an army camp in Mali. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack early Tuesday in the city of Nampala. An official with the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali said the attackers arrived on dozens of pickup trucks and motorcycles and took control of the city before leaving." (07/19/16)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/10-soldiers-killed-38-wounded-in-attack-on-mali-army-base/2016/07/19/a6d39102-4da8-11e6-bf27-405106836f96_story.html  

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Islamic State admits minister for war Omar the Chechen is dead

July 14, 2016
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The Guardian The Guardian [UK]    

"Isis has admitted a senior leader known as Omar the Chechen is dead, months after the Pentagon and a British-based monitoring group said he was killed in Syria. Abu Omar al-Shishani, regarded by the Pentagon as Islamic State's 'minister of war,' was said to have died in a US air strike in Syria. The account was confirmed at the time both by high-level officials in Washington and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. On Wednesday the Isis propaganda agency Amaq claimed Shishani had been killed in combat in the Iraqi city of Shirqat, south of Mosul." (07/13/16)

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/14/isis-admits-minister-for-war-omar-the-chechen-is-dead  

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Somalia: Al-Shabab attack on military base kills at least five

July 12, 2016
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United Press International United Press International    

"Al-Shabab militants killed at least five Somali soldiers at a military base 25 miles from Mogadishu, the Somali capital, local government officials said Monday. An overnight raid on the facility in the village of Lanta Buuro began with an explosive-laden vehicle driven through the front gates, Ibraahim Aadan Najah, governor of Lower Shabelle province, said. Members of the al-Shabab entered the camp on foot, stole weapons and vehicles and later told Radio Andulus, a local broadcaster supportive of the militant group, it killed 30 Somali soldiers." (07/11/16)

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2016/07/11/Al-Shabab-attack-on-Somalia-military-base-kills-at-least-five/1511468235963/  

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Saudi Arabia: Suicide attackers strike three times in 24 hours

July 5, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"A wave of suicide bombings hit three Saudi Arabian cities over a 24-hour period. The attacks came on the heels of massive jihadi assaults in the Muslim world last week that have been been tied to ISIS; analysts believe that this string of assaults in Saudi Arabia could be the work of the terror group. There has been no claim of responsibility. Two of the attacks failed but four people were killed in the third, all of which appear to be coordinated -- targeting both Saudi security forces and Western interests." (07/04/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/04/middleeast/saudi-arabia-jeddah-bomb/index.html  

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Bangladesh: 22 dead, including American, in terror attack

July 3, 2016
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"An American was one of the victims in the 10-hour hostage crisis at a Bangladesh café that left 22 dead. The State Department confirmed Saturday that a U.S. citizen was among those 'senselessly murdered' when Islamic terrorists stormed the restaurant in the diplomatic quater of the Bangladesh capita, Dhaka. The standoff ended Saturday morning when police stormed the restaurant, killed six attackers and rescued 13 hostages. Three of the hostage victims attended U.S. colleges. Abinta Kabir and Faraaz Hossain were students at Emory University in Georgia; and Tarushi Jain, a 19-year-old Indian national, was a student the University of California at Berkeley. Emory President James Wagner said in a message Saturday on the university's website that Kabir was from Miami and was in Dhaka visiting family and friends." (07/02/16)

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/07/02/at-least-6-islamist-militants-killed-13-hostages-rescued-after-commando-raid-on-bangladesh-restaurant.html  

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Iraq: Bombings in Baghdad kill at least 23

July 2, 2016
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New York Times    

"Bombs went off early Sunday in two crowded commercial areas in Baghdad, killing at least 23 people and wounding 61, according to hospital and police officials. The bombings came near the end of the holy month of Ramadan when the streets were filled with young people and families out after sundown. In the first attack, a car bomb exploded in the Karada district in central Baghdad, killing 18 people and wounding 45. Shortly afterward, an improvised explosive device went off in eastern Baghdad, killing 5 people and wounding 16." (07/02/16)

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/07/02/world/middleeast/ap-ml-iraq-bombing.html  

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Afghanistan: Suicide attack on police convoy kills 37

June 30, 2016
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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review    

"A twin suicide attack on a convoy of buses carrying police cadets killed 37 people and wounded 40 others on Thursday, an Afghan official said. The attack took place in Paghman district, some 20 kilometers west of the Afghan capital, Kabul, according to Mousa Rahmati, the district governor of Paghman. The first suicide attacker struck two buses carrying trainee policemen, and a second attacker targeted those who rushed to the scene to help and hit a third bus, Rahmati said. He said that four civilians were among those killed." (06/30/16)

http://triblive.com/usworld/world/10717970-74/attack-suicide-trainee  

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Iraq: US official claims airstrikes kill at least 250 Islamic State fighters

June 30, 2016
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"A series of American airstrikes killed at least 250 ISIS fighters driving in a convoy outside Fallujah on Wednesday, a senior U.S. defense official confirmed to Fox News. The strikes occurred on the outskirts of the Iraqi city in 'southern Fallujah,' a second U.S. defense official told Fox News. 'There was a strike on a convoy of ISIS fighters trying to leave a neighborhood on the outskirts of southern Fallujah that we struck,' the official said. At least 40 vehicles were destroyed in the airstrikes, a U.S. official told Reuters, which was first to report the air assault." (06/29/16)

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/06/29/us-airstrikes-kill-at-least-250-isis-fighters-in-convoy-outside-fallujah-official-says.html  

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Turkey: At least 36 killed, 140+ injured as blasts rock Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport

June 29, 2016
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Russia Today [Russian state media]    

"At least 36 people have been killed and over 140 injured in three blasts that rocked Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, according to Turkish officials. Foreigners could be among the dead. The blasts occurred in the airport’s international arrivals terminal. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim confirmed to the media that the death toll from the attacks has risen to 36, adding that foreigners could be among the victims. Five of those killed in the attacks were officers. Another 147 people were injured in the blasts, Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said." (06/28/16)

https://www.rt.com/news/348735-explosion-atatukr-reports-injured/  

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Lebanon: Army detains 100 Syrians after Qaa bombings

June 28, 2016
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BBC News BBC News [UK state media]    

"Lebanon's army has detained more than 100 Syrians for entering the country illegally following a series of suicide bombings in a border village. The raids took place at informal refugee camps in the Baalbek region. On Monday, at least eight bombers blew themselves up in the predominantly Christian village of Qaa, killing five people and injuring almost 30 others. No group has said it was behind the attacks, but suspicion has fallen on jihadist militants from Islamic State. IS has carried out previous suicide bombings that have killed scores of people in Lebanon." (06/28/16)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-36649779  

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Libya: Clashes, depot blast kill more than 60

June 22, 2016
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Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star    

"Fierce clashes in Libya between pro-government militiamen and Islamic State militants in the city of Sirte and an explosion at a depot near the capital, Tripoli, left more than 60 dead in just one day, a spokesman and a Libyan state news agency reported Wednesday. In Sirte, the last bastion of the Islamic State group in the North African country, Tuesday's clashes killed 36 militiamen aligned with the newly-UN brokered government. ... Meanwhile, the state LANA news agency said an explosion at a depot on Tuesday in the town of Garabuli, near Tripoli, followed clashes with militias and killed 29 civilians." (06/22/16)

http://www.fredericksburg.com/news/news-wire/libya-clashes-blast-at-a-depot-kill-more-than/article_8a6d3e8b-8b82-5846-bd71-3ea2eefdfbd0.html  

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