Posts Tagged ‘ casualties ’

Libya: Five killed in Islamic State attack

May 31, 2015
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Times of India [India]    

"A pre-dawn suicide attack in northwest Libya Sunday claimed by the Islamic State group killed five members of the Fajr Libya militia alliance that controls the capital, a militia spokesman said. 'A car suicide bomber blew himself up near a checkpoint at an entrance of Dafniya,' between the town of Zliten and Libya's third city Misrata, said the Fajr Libya spokesman." (05/31/15)

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Iraq: Baghdad car bombs kill 10

May 29, 2015
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Fox News Fox News    

"Authorities in Iraq say two separate car bombs inside parking lot of two hotels have killed 10 people in the capital Baghdad. Police officials say a car bomb exploded in the parking lot of Babil Hotel late Thursday, killing six people and wounding 14 others. About one minute later, a second car bomb blast inside the parking lot of Cristal Hotel, formerly Sheraton, killed four people and wounded 13 others." (05/28/15)

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Yemen: Saudi-led airstrikes on police HQ kill 45

May 28, 2015
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San Jose Mercury News    

"Saudi-led airstrikes struck a headquarters for police commandos in Yemen's capital Wednesday, killing at least 45 people gathered there to prepare to fight against forces loyal to the country's exiled president, Shiite rebels [sic] said. ... The attacks are part a military campaign launched March 26 to try and restore [former] President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, now living in exile in neighboring Saudi Arabia." (05/27/15)

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Afghanistan: Four Taliban gunmen killed after attack on Kabul guesthouse

May 27, 2015
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Reuters    

"Four Taliban insurgents armed with assault rifles and a grenade launcher stormed a guesthouse in the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital overnight and held out for hours until they were killed by government forces early on Wednesday, officials said. No casualties other than the attackers were reported, Afghanistan's deputy interior minister General Ayoub Salangi said. Kabul police chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi said the guesthouse was owned by a prominent Afghan political family that includes Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani." (05/27/15)

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Mali: Militants kill Bangladeshi UN peacekeeper

May 27, 2015
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The Daily Star [Bangladesh]    

"A Bangladeshi on UN peacekeeping mission was killed and another sustained bullet injuries in militant gunfire in Mali's capital Bamako yesterday evening. The deceased is Sainik Shree Nilkanto Hajong while the injured is Sainik Sirajul Islam, says a press statement floated by the Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR). Gunmen shot the two Bangladeshi peacekeepers, who were on board a jeep of Bangladesh Transport Contingent at Bamako, around 7:00pm on Monday local time." (05/26/15)

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NYT trumpets US restraint against ISIS, ignores hundreds of civilian deaths

May 26, 2015
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Glenn Greenwald The Intercept
by Glenn Greenwald  

"The New York Times this morning has an extraordinary front-page article claiming that the U.S. is being hampered in its war against ISIS because of its extreme -- even excessive -- concern for civilians. 'American officials say they are not striking significant -- and obvious -- Islamic State targets out of fear that the attacks will accidentally kill civilians,' reporter Eric Schmitt says. ... But there's one rather glaring omission in this article: the many hundreds of civilian deaths likely caused by the U.S.-led bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria." (05/26/15)

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Kenya: Al Shabab ambushes police, kills at least 10

May 26, 2015
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Deutsche Welle [Germany]    

"Several Kenyan police officers were killed overnight Monday in an al-Shabab ambush on a village near Garissa, the scene of last month's deadly attack on a university which claimed 148 lives. Locals said at least ten police officers had died, though Kenyan media said the number of casualties could be more than 20, in the attack on Yumbis village, 70 km (45 miles) north of Garissa. Some of the policemen were killed in a shootout with members of the al-Shabab terrorist group, while others were killed when their vehicle struck landmines planted by militants, their military spokesman said." (05/26/15)

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Yemen: Saudi invaders shell aid office, killing five refugees

May 22, 2015
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"Saudi shells hit an international humanitarian aid office in northern Yemen on Thursday, killing five Ethiopian refugees and wounding ten, a local official said. Artillery fire and air strikes hit the town of Maydee along Yemen's border with Saudi Arabia in Hajja province, a stronghold of the Houthi militia that a Saudi-led Arab alliance has been bombing for eight weeks." (05/21/15)

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Afghanistan: Four dead, 24 wounded in attack on Justice Ministry

May 20, 2015
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NBC News NBC News    

"A suicide bomber struck the parking lot of Afghan's Ministry of Justice Tuesday, killing four and wounding at least 24, officials said. The bomber forced his way into the facility before detonating himself amid the vehicles of ministry workers, Ministry of Information spokesman Sediq Sediqqi told NBC News." (05/19/15)

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About those US troops who died in Ramadi

May 20, 2015
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Jacob G Hornberger Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger  

"My hunch is that at least some of the family members of all those dead Americans are thinking to themselves, 'Okay, ISIS now controls Ramadi. But at least my loved one died so that Americans can be free.' Of course, that's easier than thinking that they died for nothing. But the fact is that they did die for nothing." (05/19/15)

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Syria: US forces conduct raid, say they killed senior Islamic State leader

May 18, 2015
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"Delta Force commandos used UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft to punch deep into eastern Syria from Iraq. They engaged in a firefight and hand-to-hand combat with Islamic State fighters, killed a key figure in the group named as Abu Sayyaf and captured his wife, U.S. officials said. The officials described Sayyaf, a Tunisian, as an Islamic State commander who helped manage the group's black-market sales of oil and gas to raise funds." (05/16/15)

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Nigeria: Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri; army repels but hundreds flee

May 15, 2015
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U-T San Diego    

"Hundreds of Boko Haram extremists tried to attack the biggest army base in northeast Nigeria overnight but met fierce resistance from soldiers who fired artillery throughout the night. Booming cannon and whooshing rockets woke up people living around Giwa Barracks in Maiduguri, the northeast's biggest city. The ground shook as people prostrated themselves for evening prayers. Hundreds fled, though some were returning home on Thursday morning." (05/14/15)

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Afghanistan: Death toll in Kabul hotel attack rises to 14; Taliban claim responsibility

May 14, 2015
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CNN CNN    

"The death toll from an attack on a hotel in Kabul where guests were trapped amid gunfire has risen to 14, a senior Afghan police official said Thursday. Foreigners are among the casualties from the deadly assault Wednesday night on the Park Palace Guest House, for which the Taliban have claimed responsibility. An American citizen was killed, U.S. authorities have said. Four of the victims were Indian citizens, CNN affiliate IBN reported, citing Indian Foreign Ministry officials." (05/15/15)

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Afghan police: Guesthouse siege ends with five dead, six wounded

May 14, 2015
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Danville Register & Bee    

"Gunmen stormed a guesthouse in the Afghan capital as it hosted a party for foreigners, and authorities said five people, including an American, were killed during an hourslong siege that ended early Thursday morning. Six people were wounded and 54 hostages rescued. Kabul Chief of Police Abdul Rahman said the attack began at 8:30 p.m. local time Wednesday, when gunmen opened fire at the restaurant of the Park Palace Hotel." (05/13/15)

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Iraq: Regime claims Islamic State’s second in command killed in air strike

May 13, 2015
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San Francisco Chronicle San Francisco Chronicle    

"The Iraqi government Wednesday said that the second in command of the Islamic State had been killed in an air strike carried out by the U.S.-led coalition in northern Iraq, a claim that U.S. officials said they could not confirm. Iraq's Ministry of Defense said that the militant leader, known as Abu Alaa al-Afari, was killed in a strike near the northern city Tal Afar. The U.S. Central Command acknowledged that air strikes were conducted against the Islamic State near Tal Afar on Tuesday and Wednesday but could not verify the government's claim." (05/13/15)

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Pakistan: At least 45 killed in Karachi bus attack

May 13, 2015
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The News International [Pakistan]    

"At least 45 people were killed and several injured after gunmen opened fire on a bus of the Ismaili community in Safoora Chowrangi area of Karachi. Between 60 and 65 people were riding in the overloaded bus, which belonged to the Ismaili community. The bus was traveling towards Aisha Manzil when it was attacked, police said." (05/13/15)

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Iraq: Prison break leaves 50 inmates and 12 police officers dead

May 10, 2015
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The Mirror [UK]    

"A terrifying prison break by Islamic State militants left fifty inmates and 12 police officers dead. ISIS militants used explosives to break into the Al-Khalis facility near Baghdad, Iraq, before freeing 30 inmates and plundering the jail's weapons stores. After a riot erupted, dozens of prisoners escaped from the jail, which is about 50 miles northeast of Baghdad. Shi'ite militiamen are then reported to have stormed the prison and killed about 60 militants in clashes." (05/10/15)

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Saudi Arabia: Yemeni Houthi forces kill two, capture five

May 6, 2015
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The Daily Star [Lebanon]    

"Yemen's rebels [sic] fired rockets and mortars into Saudi Arabia Tuesday, killing at least two civilians and reportedly capturing five soldiers, prompting a Saudi-led military coalition to warn it would strike back. Saudi Arabia's state airline canceled flights into the border area of Najran as schools closed early amid the attack, the first by Houthi rebels [sic], to target a civilian area in the kingdom since the start of the airstrikes." [editor's note: Apparently the Saudis forgot to send the Houthis a memo letting them know that the invasion of Yemen was supposed to be a one-way street kind of thing ... - TLK] (05/05/15)

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Mali: 11 killed in suspected separatist attack

May 6, 2015
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Reuters Reuters    

"Suspected northern rebels attacked a town in central Mali on Tuesday, leading to clashes with government troops in which 10 assailants and one soldier died, the government said in a statement. A rising wave of violence in the West African country and regular violations of a ceasefire between the government and the rebels are threatening to sink a U.N.-backed peace deal due to receive preliminary approval this month. The gunmen attacked Tenenkou, around 400 km (250 miles) northeast of the capital Bamako, before dawn, according to the defence ministry and Mali's U.N. mission, MINUSMA." (05/05/15)

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Syria: Two UN troops wounded by mortar fire in Golan Heights

May 5, 2015
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Minneapolis Star Tribune    

"he Israeli military says two U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights have been wounded by mortar fire from neighboring [sic] Syria. The military says the peacekeepers were hit at a U.N. base in the Israeli-controlled part of the Golan. It says they were taken to an Israeli hospital, but gives no details on their condition or nationality." (05/04/15)

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Syria: Suicide bombing hits capital in possible assassination attempt

May 4, 2015
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Fox News    

"An activist group and a state-owned Syrian TV station say a suicide bomber has blown himself up in Damascus. Al-Ikhbariya TV says authorities stopped an armed group in the Rokn al-Deen neighborhood of the capital on Monday. It says that one member of the group blew himself up. It offered no further details. The director of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdurrahman, says the bombing appeared to target a general who is responsible for army logistics and supplies." (05/04/15)

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Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills one, injures 15

May 4, 2015
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The Daily Mail [UK]    

"A Taliban suicide bomber attacked a bus carrying staff working for Afghanistan's attorney general killing one person and injuring 15. The Afghan interior ministry confirmed that the lone attacker detonated a suicide vest in downtown Kabul. Officials 'strongly condemned' they attack, which forms part of a wider spring offensive by the terrorist organisation against the Afghan state." (05/04/15)

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Syria: Regime strikes kill more than 20, rebel sources say

April 30, 2015
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ABC News ABC News    

"Syrian government forces have carried out a series of air raids and shelled several areas in the country's northwest in an apparent attempt to halt a rebel advance, killing at least 20 civilians, activists said Thursday. State-owned news agency SANA said troops were targeting 'terrorists,' a term the government uses to refer to all of its armed opponents. ... The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday at least 23 civilians, including five children, were killed in those airstrikes." [editor's note: As I occasionally remember to mention, the "Observatory" is an anti-regime propaganda center located in London; grain of salt warranted - TLK] (04/30/15)

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Syria: Regime forces bomb disputed town

April 27, 2015
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Independent [Ireland]    

"Syrian military aircraft have bombed the north-western town of Jisr al-Shughour today, a day after insurgents seized control of it as part of a broader offensive that has left government forces in the area reeling. The opposition campaign, spearheaded by the al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front and Islamic rebel factions, has captured the two largest urban centres in Idlib province in the space of a month." (04/26/15)

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Israeli forces kill four in Golan strike

April 27, 2015
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Bloomberg    

"Israeli aircraft killed four armed militants who crossed from Syria into the Israeli-held section of the Golan Heights to attack Israeli troops, the military said. The militants were carrying an explosive device, an army spokeswoman said by phone, speaking on condition of anonymity according to military rules. The military didn't say whether the armed men were Syrians or members of the Lebanese Hezbollah militant group backed by Iran." (04/27/15)

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