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Yemen: Saudi invaders break ceasefire, kill 15 of their own collaborators

July 28, 2015
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The Daily Star [Lebanon]    

"The latest Yemeni cease-fire unraveled Monday as new Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit at least two provinces and clashes between Houthi rebels [sic] and loyalists [of the former government] broke out across the country. ... Two of Monday’s airstrikes killed 15 fighters allied with the coalition in the province of Lahj, security officials and field commanders said. More than 40 fighters were wounded in the apparently accidental strikes, they said, adding that the death toll was expected to rise." (07/28/15)

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Somalia: Suicide truck bomb hits hotel, kills nine

July 27, 2015
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Iron Mountain Daily News    

"A suicide bomber rammed a truck rigged with explosives into the blast walls around one of Mogadishu's most secure hotels, severely damaging the building and killing nine people including a Chinese diplomat, Somalia's foreign minister said Sunday. Abdisalam Omer told The Associated Press by phone from Djibouti that a Kenyan diplomat was also wounded in the attack." (07/26/15)

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India: Six dead in militant rampage

July 27, 2015
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Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times    

"Heavily armed militants rampaged through a town in northern India on Monday, opening fire on a restaurant, cars and a health center and killing at least six people before holing up inside a police station where they were exchanging gunfire with army soldiers, officials said. Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar said army commandos had responded to the attack in Gurudaspur, a district in Punjab state near the Pakistani border, the Press Trust of India reported." (07/27/15)

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Afghanistan: Suicide bomber on motorcycle kills 15

July 23, 2015
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"A suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed at least 15 people and wounded 38 near a busy marketplace in northwest Afghanistan on Wednesday, officials said. No one claimed responsibility, but Taliban militants have regularly use suicide bombers to attack Afghan government and foreign troops in the area. The main target was believed to be a nearby police checkpoint in Almar, a district of Faryab province which borders Turkmenistan, local officials added." (07/22/15)

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Turkey: Blast kills 30, wounds nearly 100 near Syrian border

July 21, 2015
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Austin American-Statesman    

"An explosion rocked the Turkish city of Suruc near the Syrian border on Monday, killing 30 people and wounding nearly 100 others in what Turkish authorities said appeared to be an Islamic State-inspired suicide bombing. The mid-day explosion took place at a cultural center in Suruc as a political group, the Federation of Socialist Youths, was wrapping up a news conference on plans to rebuild the Syrian city of Kobani, a witness said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but one senior government official told The Associated Press that Turkey suspected IS was behind the blast in its southeastern city." (07/20/15)

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Afghanistan: US airstrike kills eight regime troops

July 20, 2015
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Washington Post    

"A U.S. airstrike in eastern Afghanistan killed at least eight Afghan soldiers at a military outpost Monday morning, according to Afghan officials. The apparent 'friendly fire' incident unfolded at around 7 a.m. in Logar Province, south of the capital Kabul, targeting an Afghan national army outpost. The area, in the province's Baraki Barak district, is believed to be infested with Taliban insurgents, said Halim Fedayee, the provincial governor in a telephone interview, adding that a U.S. Apache helicopter had bombed the post." (07/20/15)

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Yemen: Shiite shelling near Aden kills at least 45

July 20, 2015
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"Shiite rebels [sic] and their allies in Yemen randomly shelled a town Sunday outside of Aden after losing control of some the port city's neighborhoods, killing at least 45 people and wounding 120, officials said. The violence highlighted the bloody chaos of the civil war [sic] gripping the Arab world's poorest country, which also has been the target of Saudi-led, U.S.-backed airstrikes since late March." (07/19/15)

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Afghanistan: Suicide attack on military base kills 25

July 13, 2015
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United Press International United Press International    

"A suicide car bomb attack on a checkpoint near Camp Chapman, adjacent to the city of Khost, Afghanistan, killed 25 people on Sunday, according to reports. Foreign soldiers, including U.S. troops, are based at Camp Chapman alongside Afghan security forces, but all of the dead are believed to be Afghan, according to Al Jazeera. No groups have claimed responsibility for the bombing. The incident comes after U.S. drone strikes in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, just north of Khost province, last week killed the commander of the region's Islamic State cell, Hafiz Saeed Khan, as well as two of the group's senior commanders." (07/12/15)

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Iraq: 29 killed in bombings across Baghdad, officials say

July 13, 2015
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"A series of bombings Sunday across the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killed at least 29 people and wounded 81, police officials said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks. However, the Islamic State militant group is often behind assaults on checkpoints and other locations across the capital as it seeks to challenge Iraqi security forces and Iraq's Shiite-led government amid intensifying battles in northern and western Iraq." (07/12/15)

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Egypt: Regime troops hit militant positions in Sinai, killing 23

July 2, 2015
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Westfield Republican    

"The Egyptian military pounded Islamic militant positions and killed 23 extremists in dawn raids in Sinai on Thursday, a day after an unprecedented assault by Islamic State-linked extremists in the restive peninsula that undermined government efforts to stem an insurgency in the area despite a two-year crackdown. The fighting -- the bloodiest in the Sinai Peninsula in decades -- heightened tensions across Egypt following the assassination this week of the country's chief prosecutor in a car bombing in Cairo." (07/02/15)

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UN declares emergency as 31 die in Yemen fighting

July 2, 2015
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"Rebel [sic] fire on a residential district of Yemen's second city Aden killed more than 30 civilians Wednesday, as the United Nations (UN) declared its highest level humanitarian emergency in the war-torn country. Meanwhile in the central city of Taez, pro-government [sic] forces launched a manhunt for 1,200 escaped prisoners, including Al Qaeda members, allegedly freed by retreating rebel forces." [editor's note: The Houthi "rebels" have been in charge in Yemen for some time; the "pro-government" forces are loyal to a government that has been overthrown and operates in exile. So keep in mind that most media coverage reverses the meanings of those terms in order to conform to the US/Saudi propaganda line - TLK] (07/01/15)

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Egypt: Militants kill 30 in attacks on regime forces’ checkpoints

July 1, 2015
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ABC News ABC News    

"Islamic militants on Wednesday unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including a suicide car bombing, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive north of the Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 30 soldiers, security and military officials said. The attacks took place just south of the town of Sheikh Zuweid and targeted at least six military checkpoints, the officials said. The militants also took soldiers captive and seized several armored vehicles, they added, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with regulations." (07/01/15)

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Have millions of deaths from America’s “war on terror” been concealed?

July 1, 2015
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CounterPunch CounterPunch
by Jack Balkwill  

"The mass media in the US have covered up the most important fact in America's ongoing wars: the number of people slaughtered. Even before the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, the mainstream media served as cheerleaders for the bloodshed, spreading the major lies that led us to war. As a combat vet still shocked by what I saw almost 50 years ago in Vietnam, where we earlier slaughtered millions in another war based on lies, I decided to look into what is happening in the current wars. I discovered that as many as seven million innocents may have been slaughtered in Afghanistan and Iraq." (06/30/15)

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Afghanistan: One killed, 19 wounded in attack on occupation convoy

June 30, 2015
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New York Times    

"The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing that targeted a NATO convoy in Kabul on Tuesday. The claim came in a text message sent to The Associated Press. Interior Ministry spokesman Seddiq Sediqqi says one civilian was killed in the attack, which also wounded 19 people. The attack took place less than a kilometer (half mile) from the US Embassy." (06/30/15)

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Nigeria: About 40 killed in suspected Boko Haram attacks

June 24, 2015
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Thompson Reuters Foundation    

"About 40 people have been killed by suspected Boko Haram militants who torched houses and shot people as they fled in two villages in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, witnesses told Reuters on Wednesday. The attackers, who arrived on motorcycles and vehicles mounted with guns, shot residents and looted shops in the villages of Debiro Biu and Debiro Hawul late on Monday night and into Tuesday morning, the witnesses said." (06/24/15)

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Afghanistan: Suicide bomber, gunmen attack parliament

June 22, 2015
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The Guardian The Guardian [UK]    

"More than 30 people were injured in a brazen bomb and gun attack on the Afghan parliament in Kabul. A suicide car bomber and six gunmen were killed in the attack which sent a plume of smoke over the city. MPs were evacuated to safety amid chaotic scenes. The speaker of the Parliament, Abdul Rauf Ibrahim, managed to continue talking during the blast in moment of calm under fire captured live on TV." (06/22/15)

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Saudi Arabia: Two soldiers die in cross-border attack from Yemen

June 9, 2015
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The Daily Star [Lebanon]    

"A cross-border missile strike from Yemen on Monday killed two more Saudi soldiers, the Riyadh-led coalition said, days after four died in battle and a Scud missile was fired. ... At least 37 people, most of them armed forces members but also civilians, have been killed in border skirmishes and shelling since March 26 when a Saudi-led coalition began bombing rebels [sic] in Yemen." (06/08/15)

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Syria: Family with five children “killed in US-led airstrikes”

June 9, 2015
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Telegraph [UK]    

"A couple and their five children were killed overnight in Syria's northern Aleppo province in strikes by the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group, a monitor said on Monday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based group, said the deaths raised to 148 the number of civilians killed in US-led strikes in Syria since they began in September." [editor's note: As always, grain of salt on reports from the "Observatory," which is a pro-rebel propaganda mill in London, not a news reportage organization in Syria - TLK] (06/08/15)

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India: At least 20 soldiers killed in Manipur ambush

June 4, 2015
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Reuters Reuters    

"Tribal guerrillas firing rocket-propelled grenades and detonating improvised explosive devices killed 20 soldiers on Thursday in the mountainous Manipur state, an army spokesman said. Manipur, with a population of 2.5 million, has struggled for years with an armed insurgency in which several tribal militant groups are active. It was not immediately clear which group carried out Thursday's ambush. Another 11 soldiers were wounded in the most deadly attack in the region in recent years, which targeted a troop convoy heading for Imphal, the capital of the state bordering Myanmar." (06/04/15)

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DPR: At least 17 killed in battles

June 4, 2015
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The Washington Post Washington Post    

"[Donetsk People's Republic fighters] said 15 people in territory under their control were killed Wednesday during battles around the rebel [sic] stronghold of Donetsk that is threatening to tip the country back into full-blown war [to eject Ukrainian invaders]. Two other deaths were reported in a[n invader]-controlled area. Russian news agencies cited rebel [sic] armed forces chief Vladimir Kononov as saying the dead included fighters and civilians. The figure could not immediately be verified." (06/03/15)

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Yemen: Air strikes kill 20 Houthi fighters in Aden

June 4, 2015
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Reuters Reuters    

"Saudi-led air strikes killed a group of around 20 Houthi fighters outside the southern Yemeni port city of Aden on Wednesday and also shook the capital Sanaa in the north, militiamen opposed to the Houthis said. A coalition of Arab states began bombing Houthi forces, the dominant faction in Yemen's civil war, in March in a campaign to restore President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to power shortly after he fled to Saudi Arabia." (06/03/15)

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Egypt: Gunmen kill two cops in attack near pyramids

June 3, 2015
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Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times    

"Unidentified gunmen shot and killed two members of Egypt's tourism police Wednesday in a drive-by attack not far from the country's most iconic tourist attraction, the pyramids of Giza, official reports said. The state news agency MENA said the two motorcycle-borne assailants escaped and that security forces were scouring the Haram district, to the west of Cairo. The Reuters news agency cited a security source as saying the shooting took place about 30 yards from a security checkpoint leading to the Giza plateau, the site of the pyramids and the Sphinx." (06/03/15)

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Afghanistan: Militants kill nine aid workers in overnight attack

June 2, 2015
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Reuters Reuters    

"Unidentified militants shot and killed nine Afghan employees of a Czech-backed aid group, People in Need, in an attack early on Tuesday in Afghanistan's northern Balkh province, government officials said. ... Government officials blamed the Taliban for the attack, about 50 miles (80 km) south of the provincial capital." (06/02/15)

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Pakistan: US drone terrorists kill four

June 1, 2015
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New Kerala [India]    

"A US pilotless aircraft fired two missiles on a car believed to be carrying suspected militants in North Waziristan, a semi-autonomous region along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, Xinhua reported, citing Geo TV. Identities of the dead insurgents have not been determined yet. The drone kept on hovering over the area before and after the strike, causing panic among local residents." (06/01/15)

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Nigeria: Suicide bomber, rocket grenades kill 30

May 31, 2015
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Fox News Fox News    

"A suicide bomb blast outside a mosque and rocket-propelled grenades that exploded into homes as people slept killed at least 30 people in the Nigerian city Maiduguri on Saturday, residents and officials said. The explosion killed people who were prostrating themselves for afternoon prayers outside the mosque, including traders from the nearby crowded marketplace in the largest city in Nigeria's troubled northeast, survivors said. ... An intelligence officer said Boko Haram was firing the rocket-propelled grenades. Soldiers fired heavy assault rifles in response, said the officer, who insisted on anonymity because he is not supposed to give information to journalists. Civilian self-defense fighters patrolled until dawn to ensure the Islamic extremists did not get through barriers of sandbags and trenches, said one of the fighters, Abbas Gava." (05/31/15)

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