Posts Tagged ‘ casualties ’

Syria: Mortar strikes Damascus school, killing at least 13

November 5, 2014
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CTV [Canada]    

"Mortar rounds slammed into a school Wednesday in a rebel-held suburb east of Damascus, killing at least 13 children whose limp, bloodied bodies were later laid out on the floor of a crowded field hospital awaiting burial, activists said. Syrian children often have been the victims of the country's civil war, now in its fourth year, but they rarely are specifically targeted. Still, Wednesday's attack in the town of Qaboun marked the most serious violence against Syrian minors since a twin suicide bombing killed at least 25 children in a government-controlled neighbourhood in the central city of Homs in October." (11/05/14)

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Libya: Heavy fighting near Benghazi seaport; navy ship hit

November 3, 2014
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"A Libyan navy ship was hit and 13 people killed during heavy fighting with aircraft and tanks on Monday between the army and Islamist militants near the port of Benghazi, residents of the Mediterranean city said. ... Army special forces, backed by troops of an ex-general, launched an offensive in the Benghazi area two weeks ago against Islamist militants blamed by Washington for a 2012 assault on the former U.S. consulate which killed the American ambassador." (11/03/14)

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Pakistan: Wagah suicide blast kills at least 60

November 2, 2014
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Daily Times [Pakistan]    

"At least 60 persons including women, children and paramilitary troops were killed and over 80 injured in deadly suicide attack in front of a roadside restaurant in Wagha [sic] Border market on Sunday evening. ... Banned organisation Jundullah has claimed the responsibility of attack. Punjab Police Inspector General Mushtaq Sukhera said that a suicide bomber aged between 18 to 20 years blew him when hundreds of people including women and children were dispersing after witnessing flag lowering ceremony at Wagah border." (11/02/14)

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ISIS executes dozens; 350 killed across Iraq

October 30, 2014
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"Across Iraq on Wednesday at least 350 people were killed. Most of them were Islamic State militants, but the militants also executed several dozen men in Anbar province. At least 67 were wounded in bombings and shelling." (10/29/14)

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Pakistan: Twelve killed in Baluchistan attacks

October 23, 2014
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Belfast Telegraph [occupied Ireland]    

"Attacks in Pakistan's troubled south-western province of Baluchistan, including an assault on the country's beleaguered minority Shiites Muslims and a suicide bombing targeting a pro-Taliban cleric, have killed 12 people on Thursday. ... The Taliban have been waging a war against the state there in a bid to topple the government and impose their harsh brand of Islamic law, and have killed thousands of Pakistanis over the last decade. Baluchistan is home to Baluch separatist and nationalist groups that have been fighting for autonomy and a greater share of revenues from the region's natural resources." (10/23/14)

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Syria: Rebel agitprop outfit says US airstrikes killed 521 fighters, only murdered 32 civilians in September

October 23, 2014
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Reuters    

"Air strikes by U.S.-led forces have killed 521 Islamist fighters and 32 civilians during a month-long campaign in Syria, a monitoring group which tracks the violence said on Thursday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the vast majority of the deaths, 464, were militants from Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot which has grabbed large areas of Syria and neighboring Iraq. The attacks also killed 57 members of the al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front, the Observatory said. Six of the civilians were children and five were women, it added." (10/23/14)

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Pakistan: Afghan shell kills Bajaur tribesman

October 22, 2014
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The Nation [Pakistan]    

"A tribesman was killed and two others injured when mortar shells fired from Kunar province of Afghanistan hit a border village of Pakistan’s Nawagi tehsil in Bajaur Agency on Tuesday morning. Officials of the political administration confirmed the incident that two mortar shells fired by unidentified militants from across the border landed in remote area of Babara Charmang, 43 kilometers north west of Khar, the headquarters of Bajaur Agency." (10/22/14)

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Iraq: At least 21 killed in Baghdad suicide bombing

October 20, 2014
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CNN    

"A suicide bombing in a predominately Shia area of Baghdad has left 21 people dead and 25 people injured, according to a police source with knowledge of the incident speaking to CNN by phone. The source asked not to be identified for security reasons. The bomber targeted a Shia mosque in the city's northeast al Harithyia neighborhood, the source said. As of Sunday, there has been no claim of responsibility." (10/19/14)

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Afghanistan: Four regime troops killed

October 20, 2014
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Minneapolis Star Tribune    

"Officials say insurgents have attacked several army checkpoints in eastern and southern Afghanistan, killing at least four troops and wounding several people. No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks, which happened Sunday, but the Taliban have stepped up assaults on Afghan and NATO forces ahead of the pullout of most foreign combat troops by the end of the year." (10/20/14)

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Iraq: Baghdad attacks kill at least 47

October 17, 2014
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Washington Post    

"Militants unleashed a wave of attacks in Iraq on Thursday, mainly targeting Shiite areas in and around the capital of Baghdad, killing at least 47 people and wounding dozens, authorities said. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the day’s deadliest attack." (10/16/14)

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Pakistan: Five killed in Khyber explosion

October 15, 2014
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"At least five people were killed and seven others were injured on Wednesday in a bomb blast in the Khyber tribal region's Tirah valley. Official sources said the blast which may have been a suicide attack occurred in the Pir Mela area of Tirah valley. Moreover, sources said it was suspected that a suicide bomber may have targeted volunteers from the Zalakhel peace committee. However, the identity of the victims is yet to be ascertained." (10/15/14)

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Iraq: Militants take army camp as bombs hit Baghdad

October 14, 2014
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Houston Chronicle    

"Militants with the Islamic State group on Monday captured a military training camp in western Iraq, inching closer to full control of the restive Anbar province, as a spate of deadly bombings shook Baghdad, hitting mostly Shiite neighborhoods and leaving at least 30 dead. The attacks, which came as Iraqi Shiites marked a major holiday for their sect with families crowding the streets in celebration, raised new concerns that the Sunni militant group is making gains despite U.S.-led coalition airstrikes." (10/13/14)

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Afghanistan: Car bomb, other blasts kill two, wound 22

October 13, 2014
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Reuters    

"A suicide car bomber rammed a NATO military convoy along a major road out of Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, early on Monday, killing one Afghan civilian, authorities said. Hours later, another suicide bomber killed a woman outside a clinic in a province east of Kabul and a third bomb exploded in a market on the capital's northern outskirts, wounding 22 people including three children, officials said." (10/13/14)

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Iraq: 112 killed

October 10, 2014
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"Fighting against the militants continued today, but it does not appear to be working in Anbar province where leaders said the region would soon fall to the militants. Across the country, 112 people were killed and 37 were wounded. Anbar province’s tribal leaders warned that Anbar is close to falling to Islamic State militants." (10/09/14)

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Kashmiris flee India-Pakistan violence; nine dead

October 6, 2014
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San Francisco Chronicle    

"Tens of thousands of villagers were fleeing their homes in Kashmir on Monday, as Indian and Pakistani troops bombarded each other with gunfire and mortar shells over the border separating Pakistan from India's portion of the disputed region. At least nine civilians were killed." (10/06/14)

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Pakistan: Ten killed in bomb explosions inside Peshawar, Gilgit buses

October 3, 2014
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Daily Times [Pakistan]    

"At least ten people were killed and over a dozen injured in bomb blasts in passenger coaches in Peshawar and Gilgit on Thursday. ... Thursday’s attacks follows a suicide blast targeting Frontier Corps deputy chief Brigadier Khalid Bajwa in Peshawar. Javed narrowly escaped the explosion. Meanwhile, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police spokesman said five bombs were defused by the Bomb Disposal Squad." (10/03/14)

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Afghanistan: Suicide bombers kill seven in Kabul

October 1, 2014
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NBC News    

"Two Taliban suicide bombers attacked the Afghan capital on Wednesday, killing at least seven people and wounding more than 15, government officials said, a day after the new government and the United States signed a long-delayed security agreement. The Taliban, fighting to oust foreign forces and the U.S-backed government, claimed responsibility for the attacks in the east and west of Kabul." (10/01/14)

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Pakistan: US drone strike kills four

September 29, 2014
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CTV [Canada]    

"A U.S. drone strike killed four suspected militants Sunday in a northwestern tribal region in Pakistan along the Afghan border, intelligence officials and Taliban fighters said. Those killed included two Arab militants and two of their local allies in a compound in the town of Wana in South Waziristan, the two officials and three Taliban fighters said." (09/28/14)

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Iraq: 178 killed, 95 wounded

September 18, 2014
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Antiwar.com Antiwar.com    

"In Falluja, shelling and airstrikes killed 12 people. A suicide car bomber killed eight security personnel and wounded 16 more in Tarmiya. Nine people were killed and 11 were wounded when a suicide bomber destroyed the Albu Farraj Bridge near Ramadi. The bodies of seven policemen were found in Tikrit." (09/17/14)

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Afghanistan: Four occupation troops killed

September 16, 2014
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Reuters    

"A suicide car bomber killed three foreign troops and wounded 13 Afghan civilians in an attack on a convoy near the U.S. embassy in Kabul on Tuesday, the NATO-led coalition said, one of the worst attacks on international forces in the Afghan capital in months. ... In western Herat province, one U.S. soldier was killed when an unidentified member of the Afghan security forces turned on his trainers late on Monday .... Also overnight, two suicide bombers set ablaze 26 fuel tankers in an attack on a customs post near a border crossing into Pakistan in Afghanistan's east, Afghanistan's TOLO media reported on Tuesday." (09/16/14)

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Iraq: At least 42 dead as regime bombs Falluja hospital again

September 15, 2014
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Antiwar.com Antiwar.com    

"Despite Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi‘s promise yesterday, that civilian locations would no longer suffer airstrikes, Falluja hospital has been bombed again. Still, he won an endorsement today from former P.M. Ayad al-Allawi. At least 42 people were killed and another 29 were wounded today. Although only one staff member was seriously wounded during an airstrike on Falluja Hospital, it is but one in a long string of bombings perpetrated by the Iraqi military on the civilian hospital." (09/14/14)

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Afghanistan: US drone kills seven

September 15, 2014
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The News International [Pakistan]    

"Seven suspected militants were killed following a US drone strike on the Pak-Afghan border area. The strike was reportedly carried out at the Pak-Afghan border on zero line with Paktika province along the South Waziristan Agency. Two top commanders of the Badr Mansoor group were also among those killed in the drone strike." (09/15/14)

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Iraq: 124 killed, 81 wounded

September 12, 2014
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Antiwar.com Antiwar.com    

"Bombers targeted Baghdad and several cities south of the capital. Airstrikes continued in the north and west. Overall at least 124 people were killed and 81 were wounded. In Baghdad, a bomb killed three people and wounded 14 more in the Bayaa district. Ten people were killed and 27 were wounded during two bomb attacks in New Baghdad. A civilian was killed in Saidiya." (09/11/14)

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Syria: Leader of IS rival organization killed in suicide attack

September 10, 2014
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BBC News [UK state media]    

"Hassan Abboud, the leader of the Syrian Islamist insurgents Ahrar al-Sham has been killed with other top commanders in a bomb blast at a meeting. Activists say a suicide bomber detonated a vest in the attack in the north-western town of Ram Hamdan. Ahrar al-Sham is part of the Islamic Front, a coalition of seven Islamist rebel groups. In February, Ahrar al-Sham blamed the rival Islamic State group for an attack which killed several of its members." (09/09/14)

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Iraq: US launches new airstrikes against ISIS

September 8, 2014
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Fox News    

"The U.S. has launched fresh airstrikes against the Islamic State militant group in an effort to keep the Haditha Dam in western Iraq in the hands of that country's army. U.S. Central Command confirmed the airstrikes in a statement issued early Sunday, saying that five Humvees, an armed vehicle, and a checkpoint were destroyed. The strikes also damaged a militant bunker. The U.S. carried out one additional airstrike that destroyed a humvee at the crucial Mosul Dam in northern Iraq." (09/07/14)

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