Posts Tagged ‘ casualties ’

Afghanistan: Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour’s death

May 25, 2016
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US News & World Report US News & World Report    

"The Afghan Taliban confirmed on Wednesday that their leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week and that they have appointed a successor -- a scholar known for extremist views who is unlikely to back a peace process with Kabul. The announcement came as a suicide bomber struck a minibus carrying court employees in the Afghan capital, killing at least 11 people, an official said. The Taliban promptly claimed responsibility for the attack." (05/25/16)

http://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2016-05-25/afghan-taliban-appoint-new-leader-after-mansours-death  

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Yemen: Islamic state bomber kills Saudi quisling regime army recruits in Aden

May 23, 2016
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BBC News BBC News [UK state media]    

"At least 40 people, most of them army recruits, have been killed in two bomb attacks claimed by so-called Islamic State (IS) in the Yemeni city of Aden. In the first, a suicide bomber targeted young men queuing to enlist at the home of a senior army commander. Shortly afterwards there was a second blast at a nearby army base. Aden is serving as the temporary home of [a puppet regime set up by Saudi invaders] while it seeks to regain control of the capital, Sanaa, from the Houthi rebel [sic] movement." (05/23/16)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-36357133  

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Syria: Multiple blasts in regime stronghold kill 80

May 23, 2016
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US News & World Report US News & World Report    

"A series of explosions rocked two normally quiet coastal government strongholds in Syria Monday, killing more than 80 people and wounding 200 others, state media and opposition activists said. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks. The deadly blasts in the peaceful pro-government cities of Tartus and Jableh were the first of their kind targeting civilians in those areas during Syria's civil war, now in its sixth year. The targets included bus stations and a hospital, and marked an escalation in the conflict as world powers struggle to restart peace talks in Geneva." (05/23/16)

http://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2016-05-23/syria-tv-more-than-20-killed-in-explosions-in-coastal-city  

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Pakistan: Bomb blast near university in Balochistan kills two policemen

May 10, 2016
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Firstpost [India]    

"At least two policemen were killed and five others injured on Tuesday in a bomb blast targeting a traffic police post in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province. The explosion occurred near the Balochistan University in provincial capital Quetta. Baluchistan Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti said that a traffic police post was the target of the bombing." (05/10/16)

http://www.firstpost.com/world/bomb-blast-near-university-in-balochistan-kills-two-policemen-2774544.html?utm_source=FP_CAT_LATEST_NEWS  

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Activists: New airstrikes in northern Syria kill at least ten

May 10, 2016
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Fox News Fox News    

"Syrian activist groups say two airstrikes on a northwestern Syrian town have killed at least 10 people. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees said Tuesday's attack on the town of Binnish also wounded dozens. The LCC says the warplanes were Syrian while the Observatory says it wasn't clear if they were Syrian or Russian." (05/10/16)

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/05/10/activists-new-airstrikes-in-northern-syria-kill-at-least-10.html  

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Egypt: Islamic State claims slaughter of policemen near Cairo

May 9, 2016
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CBS News CBS News    

"Militants opened fire on a microbus filled with plainclothes police in a Cairo suburb early Sunday, killing eight of them, including an officer, in an attack claimed by a local Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) affiliate. The attack was the deadliest in the heavily policed capital since November, when gunmen attacked a security checkpoint, killing four policemen. That attack was also claimed by the local ISIS affiliate. Egypt's state-run MENA news agency said the policemen were inspecting security in the south Cairo suburb of Helwan early Sunday when four gunmen in a pickup opened fire on them." (05/08/16)

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/isis-claims-slaughter-egyptian-policemen-cairo/  

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Iraq: US Navy SEAL killed after Islamic State fighters break through Peshmerga lines

May 4, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"A U.S. Navy SEAL was killed in Iraq as a result of a 'coordinated and complex attack' by roughly 100 ISIS fighters nearly 30 kilometers north of Mosul, Pentagon officials confirmed Tuesday. ISIS used multiple vehicles, suicide car bombs and bulldozers to break through a checkpoint at the front line and drive 3 to 5 kilometers to the Peshmerga base where SEALs are temporarily visiting and were located as advisers, a U.S. defense official told CNN. The gun battle was around the town of Telskof in northern Iraq, the official added." [editor's note: I guess they think they can re-cycle the "advisers" fiction now that it's been half a century since it last fell apart - TLK] (05/03/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/03/politics/us-service-member-killed-iraq-mosul/  

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Iraq: Car bombing kills at least 18 pilgrims in Baghdad

May 2, 2016
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Seattle Times    

"An explosives-laden car detonated on Monday in the Iraqi capital, killing at least 18 Shiite pilgrims who were commemorating the anniversary of the death of a revered imam, officials said. Shortly after the explosion, the Sunni extremist Islamic State group, which sees Shiite Muslims as apostates, claimed responsibility for the attack in an online statement. It said the assault was carried out by a suicide bomber, but Iraqi officials denied that." (05/02/16)

http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/iraq-car-bombing-kills-at-least-13-pilgrims-in-baghdad/  

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Syria: At least 14 Doctors Without Borders staff, patients killed in Aleppo airstrikes

April 29, 2016
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Fox News Fox News    

"A wave of nighttime airstrikes hit a hospital in Syria supported by Doctors Without Borders and nearby buildings in the rebel-held part of the contested city of Aleppo, killing as many as 27 people, including 14 doctors and patients -- among them children and one of the last pediatricians in war-torn Syria, the international medical aid group reported. The strikes, blamed on the embattled government in Damascus, came shortly before midnight Wednesday and hit the well-known al-Quds field hospital in the rebel-held district of Sukkari in Aleppo, according to opposition activists and rescue workers." (04/28/16)

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/04/28/at-least-27-killed-as-wave-airstrikes-hit-near-hospital-in-contested-syrian-city.html  

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Afghanistan: Hundreds injured in Kabul suicide attack

April 19, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"At least seven people were killed and more than 300 people were injured after an explosion rocked Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday morning, according to the country's health ministry. A suicide car bomber caused the explosion, said Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqi. The attack targeted the office of a security team that works to protect the government's VIPs, an Afghan police official said. The Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, the group said in a statement." (04/19/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/19/asia/kabul-explosion/  

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Afghanistan: Rise in civilian casualties at hands of regime forces

April 18, 2016
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The Guardian The Guardian [UK]    

"An increasing number of Afghan civilians are killed and injured at the hands of government forces fighting extremist groups, according to the UN. A report released on Sunday, documenting the first three months of 2016, shows a 70% rise in civilian casualties caused by pro-government forces, with 127 killed and 242 wounded. A total of 600 civilians were killed and 1,343 injured during that period, a 2% increase in total casualties but a 13% drop in fatalities. A growing proportion of those civilians are women and children. This year, one-third of civilian casualties have been children, a 29% jump from last year." (04/17/16)

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/apr/17/rise-in-afghan-civilian-casualties-caused-by-pro-government-forces-taliban  

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Afghanistan: Eight killed in attack on police convoy

April 14, 2016
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Daily Pakistan [Pakistan]    

"As many as eight police official[s] were Thursday killed when a group of armed people attacked police convoy in Afghanistan’s Takhar province. ... None of the insurgent groups, including those associated with Taliban, have claimed responsibility for the attack." (04/14/16)

http://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/world/eight-killed-in-attack-on-convoy-of-afghan-police/  

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Turkey: Six regime troops killed, 56 wounded in PKK attacks

April 12, 2016
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Hurriyet Daily News [Turkey]    

"Six soldiers were killed and 56 others were wounded in individual attacks by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and in clashes between security forces and the militants in the southeastern provinces of Sirnak, Hakkari,Diyarbakır and Mardin on April 11 and 12." (04/12/16)

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/four-soldiers-killed-54-wounded-in-pkk-attacks-in-turkeys-southeast.aspx?pageID=238&nid=97706&NewsCatID=341  

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Syria: Two pilots killed when Russian helicopter crashes

April 12, 2016
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United Press International United Press International    

"Two pilots were killed in the crash of a Russian helicopter in Homs, Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry announced Tuesday. The Mil Mi-28N strike helicopter 'did not come under fire,' a ministry statement said, adding that the bodies of the two crew members were taken to Russia's Khmeimim air base near the Syrian port city of Latakia, and a team of investigators was sent to the site of the crash. An unidentified military source said the pilots were flying at night and wearing night-vision goggles over unfamiliar terrain and may have struck an obstacle, the German news agency DW.com said, citing Russia's Interfax news agency." (04/12/16)

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2016/04/12/Russian-helicopter-crashes-in-Syria-two-pilots-killed/8571460467666/  

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Philippines: Abu Sayyaf kills at least 18 regime troops

April 11, 2016
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Al Jazeera Al Jazeera    

"At least 18 soldiers were killed and more than 50 others wounded on Saturday in fierce fighting with the armed group Abu Sayyaf and allied fighters on a southern island in the Philippines. It was the largest single-day combat loss by government forces this year in the restive south, where the military has long battled Muslim separatist rebels and Communist fighters." (04/09/16)

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/04/18-soldiers-killed-abu-sayyaf-philippines-160409152756284.html  

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Official: Kerry won’t offer US apology for deadliest terror attack in history

April 10, 2016
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Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune    

"U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry won't say sorry for America's atomic bombing of Hiroshima when he visits a revered memorial. A U.S. official traveling with Kerry ruled out an apology ahead of Monday's tour with other foreign ministers of the Peace Memorial Park and Museum in the city where 140,000 Japanese died from the first of two atomic bombs dropped by the U.S. in the closing days of World War II more than 70 years ago." (04/10/16)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-john-kerry-hiroshima-20160410-story.html  

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Yemen: Saudi coalition used US bombs in obliterating market

April 7, 2016
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ABC News ABC News    

"A Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels and their allies in Yemen used U.S.-supplied bombs in an airstrike last month on a market that killed at least 119 people, a human rights group said Thursday, further highlighting American involvement in the conflict. The March 15 bombing targeting the northwestern town of Mastaba marked the second-deadliest airstrike of the year-long Saudi-helmed campaign -- and the results were horrific." (04/07/16)

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/report-saudi-coalition-us-bomb-yemen-market-strike-38213615  

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Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills at least six

April 6, 2016
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Indian Express [India]    

"A suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed at least six civilians and wounded 22 on  today when he detonated near a clinic and a school during a police chase in eastern Afghanistan, officials said. The incident occurred in Parwan province, northwest of capital Kabul, provincial police chief for Parwan Mohammad Zaman Mamozai told AFP. 'We had been tipped off he was coming, he intended to target a police base, but when he found himself being chased by police, he detonated himself in an area close to a school and clinic,' Mamozai said." (04/05/16)

http://indianexpress.com/article/world/world-news/suicide-bomber-kills-at-least-6-in-eastern-afghanistan/  

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Nagorno-Karabakh: Azerbaijan declares cease-fire, but fighting continues

April 4, 2016
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    

"Even as Azerbaijan announced a unilateral cease-fire Sunday, reports of sporadic fighting between Azerbaijani and ethnic Armenian forces over the separatist enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh continued. Regional and world leaders called for an end to the worst violence in the region since a cease-fire halted a war over the territory in 1994. ... This weekend's violence has been on a previously unseen scale, analysts said, with reports of the use of helicopters, drones, tanks and artillery along the 'line of conflict' that separates the two sides. Thirty soldiers and a boy were killed in fighting Saturday, as Azerbaijan claimed to have seized several strategic heights and several villages from the Nagorno-Karabakh government. Both sides blamed the other for the violence." (04/03/16)

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2016/04/04/Azerbaijan-declares-cease-fire-but-fighting-continues-in-breakaway-enclave/stories/201604040074  

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Dagestan: Islamic State claims bomb attack on Russian police

March 30, 2016
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CBS News CBS News    

"Police in Russia's volatile North Caucasus said Wednesday that one person was killed and two more injured in a bomb attack targeting on a police convoy. Fatina Ubaydatova, police spokeswoman in the restive region of Dagestan, said Wednesday that the convoy hit a bomb on the road outside the regional capital of Makhachkala on Tuesday evening. The convoy was ferrying federal police forces to the region. Police are sent to Dagestan on a regular basis." (03/30/16)

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/isis-claims-bomb-attack-on-russia-police-in-dagestan/  

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Report: Top Islamic State leader dies from airstrike wounds

March 15, 2016
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Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times    

"Top Islamic State commander and feared Chechen jihadi fighter Omar Shishani has died of wounds suffered in a U.S. airstrike in Syria last week, a senior Iraqi intelligence official and the head of a Syrian activist group said Tuesday. Shishani died Monday outside the Islamic State group's main stronghold of Raqqa in Syria, the two told the Associated Press. The red-bearded ethnic Chechen was one of the most prominent Islamic State commanders, serving as the group's military commander for the territory it controls in Syria." (03/15/16)

http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-omar-alshishani-islamic-state-leader-dies-20160315-story.html  

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Yemen: Invaders claim UAE plane crashed due to technical fault, pilots killed

March 14, 2016
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Reuters Reuters    

"Two pilots died when a United Arab Emirates Mirage plane crashed in Yemen on Monday due to a technical fault while conducting military operations for the Saudi-led alliance, the coalition said in a statement carried by Saudi state media. Local Yemeni officials said the plane was flying low when it crashed into a mountain after it conducted bombing raids in Buraiqa district in northwestern Aden where Islamist militants are based." (03/14/16)

http://in.reuters.com/article/yemen-security-emirates-pilots-idINKCN0WG12V  

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Pakistan: Suicide bombing kills 17

March 7, 2016
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Business Standard [India]    

"At least 17 people were killed on Monday when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vest in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, police said. A Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) factional group Jamatul Ahrar, in an emailed statement, claimed responsibility for the attack, terming it as a 'revenge of the hanging of Mumtaz Qadri,' killer of former Punjab governor Salman Taseer. The blast in Charsadda district of the province left over 30 people injured. Two policemen and a woman were among the 17 dead." (03/07/16)

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/17-killed-in-pakistan-suicide-bombing-116030700530_1.html  

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Tunisia: At least 26 dead as regime forces repel border attack

March 7, 2016
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Deutsche Welle [Germany]    

"Tunisian security forces killed at least 21 militants in a series of failed attacks on multiple border posts Monday morning. As many as three security forces and least four civilians were also killed -- and several militants were captured during the failed raid. ... A 12-year-old was among the civilians killed, and two security agents were also among the dead, according to a hospital official." (03/07/16)

http://www.dw.com/en/at-least-26-dead-including-21-militants-as-tunisian-forces-repel-border-attack/a-19099090  

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Iraq: At least 47 killed in Baghdad suicide attack

March 6, 2016
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Fox News Fox News    

"An ISIS terrorist on Sunday detonated an explosive-laden fuel truck in bumper-to-bumper traffic at a security checkpoint south of Baghdad, killing at least 47 people, officials said, in the most deadly car bomb attack in Iraq this year. More than 70 people were wounded in the blast, according to Reuters and AFP. At least 39 of the dead were civilians, and the remainder were police, BBC reported." (03/06/16)

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/03/06/at-least-11-killed-in-baghdad-suicide-attack.html  

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