Posts Tagged ‘ casualties ’

Syria: Islamic State presses offensive

July 25, 2014
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Miami Herald    

"A week after seizing a major oilfield in an offensive that left 270 Syrian government soldiers dead, the extremist Islamic State on Thursday targeted two more key government garrisons, posting photos on the Internet of headless bodies the group claims had been soldiers killed in the attacks. Among the dead, anti-government activists told McClatchy, were Gen. Samir Aslan, the head of military intelligence in Raqqa province, and Gen. Miziad Salameh, the commander of Regiment 121, a major military installation in Hasaka province. The Islamist forces also launched attacks on government garrisons in Hasaka city and in Deir el Zour, further south." (07/24/14)

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Afghanistan: Taliban kill 14 Shiites in road attack

July 25, 2014
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ABC News    

"Taliban insurgents halted minibuses in western Afghanistan, identified 14 Shiite passengers and shot them dead by the side of the road overnight Friday, an official said. The buses were traveling from Kabul and carrying around 30 passengers, many of whom had gone to the capital to shop ahead of the holiday marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, said Sayed Anwar Rahmati, the governor of the western Ghor province, where the attack took place." (07/25/14)

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Pakistan: Two regime troops killed by IED

July 25, 2014
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Zee News [India]    

"A bomb killed at least two Pakistani soldiers in the country's northwestern tribal district where the army is carrying out a major offensive against Taliban militants, officials said. The incident occurred on Thursday evening near the border with Afghanistan just northwest of Miranshah -- the main town of North Waziristan tribal region -- a statement from the military said." (07/25/14)

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Iraq: 60 killed in attack on prisoner convoy

July 24, 2014
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"Gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad on Thursday, setting off a gun battle with troops in which 52 prisoners and eight soldiers were killed, officials said. ... The dawn attack began with militants firing mortar rounds on Iraqi army bases in the town of Taji, where suspects were being held on terrorism charges, prompting officials to evacuate the facilities, fearing a jailbreak. As the convoy traveled through a remote area, roadside bombs went off and militants opened fire." (07/24/14)

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Afghanistan: Eight killed in attacks

July 24, 2014
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The Daily Star [Lebanon]    

"Two foreign aid workers with an international Christian organization were shot dead Thursday in Afghanistan's western city of Herat, a regional official said. ... In a separate incident, explosives attached to a motorbike went off in the northern province of Takhar, killing six civilians and wounding 28 people, the interior ministry said." (07/24/14)

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Iraq: At least 21 dead in checkpoint car bombing

July 23, 2014
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Iron Mountain Daily News    

"A suicide driver rammed his explosive-laden car into a police checkpoint in the Iraqi capital killing 21 people, including more than a dozen civilians en route to a Shiite shrine in the final days of the Islamic holy month. At least 13 people killed in the attack were civilians, according to police and hospital officials. At least 35 people were wounded -- more than half of them civilians." (07/22/14)

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Afghanistan: Six suicide bombers blown up by own explosives

July 23, 2014
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The Peninsula Online [Qatar]    

"At least six suicide bombers were killed in a premature explosion in eastern Logar province of Afghanistan. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said in a statement Wednesday that the incident took place in Pul-e-Alam, the provincial capital of Logar province. The MoI said the suicide bombers were looking to transport the suicide bombing vests in Pul-e-Alam city when the incident took place, according to the Afghavn (Khaama Press)." (07/23/14)

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Iraq: Ten killed in airstrike north of Baghdad

July 22, 2014
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The News International [Pakistan]    

"Ten people were killed, including a mother and three children, in a government air strike on a militant-controlled town north of Baghdad on Monday, hospital sources and witnesses said. The attack targeted the town of Hawija, 230-km from the capital, which is controlled by Muslim insurgents from the Islamic State and other groups opposed to Iraq’s government." (07/22/14)

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Afghanistan: Suicide blast kills four

July 22, 2014
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Deutsche Welle [Germany]    

"An explosion near Kabul International Airport has killed four people, including three foreign advisers. Police said a counter-narcotics department was the target. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Police said the explosion in central Kabul on Tuesday killed at least four people close to the capital's civilian and military airport." (07/22/14)

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Iraq: Overnight attacks kill 16

July 21, 2014
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The Daily Star [Lebanon]    

"Attacks overnight in two Iraqi cities killed at least 16 people, officials said Monday .... mortar rounds rained down on Shiite neighborhoods in the town of Mahmoudiya on Sunday night, killing 11 civilians and wounding 31, a police official said. ... in Baghdad's western suburb of Abu Ghraib, a roadside bomb struck an army patrol, killing two soldiers and three volunteers who took up arms following the Sunni militant push across Iraq in recent weeks." (07/21/14)

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Afghanistan: Suicide bombing kills two

July 21, 2014
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NDTV [India]    

"A suicide bomber targeted a police convoy in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Monday, killing two people, a policeman and a civilian, a local official said. The attack took place in the Helmand provincial capital of Lashkar Gah, said Omar Zwak, the spokesman for the provincial governor. He said the explosion also wounded 15 people -- eight policemen and seven civilians." (07/21/14)

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Libya: 47 killed in airport clashes

July 21, 2014
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Times of India [India]    

"Clashes between rival Libyan militias fighting for control of the international airport in the capital, Tripoli, have killed 47 people over the past 24 hours, Libya's health ministry said. ... The weeklong battle over the airport is being waged by a powerful militia from the western city of Zintan, which controls the facility, and Islamist-led militias, including fighters from Misrata, east of Tripoli." (07/21/14)

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DPR: Ukraine, Russia point fingers over downed Malaysian airliner

July 18, 2014
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Fox News    

"As pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian government traded charges about who was behind the surface-to-air missile that downed a Malaysia Airlines jet with 298 aboard Thursday, [Donetsk People's Republic personnel] on Friday said they have found 'most' of the plane's recording devices. ... [DPR spokesperson]Alexander Borodai told Reuters that Ukrainian military forces shot the jet down, but Kiev denied involvement and labeled the incident a 'terrorist act.' Russian President Vladimir Putin said Ukraine bore responsibility for the crash, but he did not address the question of who might have shot it down and didn't accuse Ukraine of doing so." (07/18/14)

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Afghanistan: Two killed, 14 injured in “accidental” bomb explosion

July 18, 2014
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Daily Sabah [Turkey]    

"Two people, including a Taliban militant, were killed Friday and 14 others injured after an apparently accidental explosion in eastern Afghanistan, an official said. 'An enemy of the people was carrying a bomb on his motorbike, but it exploded on the way in Mehtarlam city,' said Sarhadi Zwak, spokesman for the governor of Laghman province. The bomber and one civilian nearby were killed, Zwak said." (07/18/14)

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Pakistan: Nine killed in shootout, blast

July 18, 2014
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Al Jazeera [Qatar]    

"Two Pakistani policemen and a Taliban fighter have been killed in a shootout in the city of Lahore a short distance from the prime minister's family home, police have said. In a separate incident, six people were killed by a roadside bomb on the outskirts of the northwestern town of Hangu. The Lahore gun battle lasted several hours and took place just over two kilometres from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's private family residence, police said." (07/18/14)

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Iraq: Regime forces repel militant attack, kill 15

July 17, 2014
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The Daily Star [Lebanon]    

"raqi security forces repelled an insurgent attack on a northern Shiite Turkmen town, killing 15 militants, an official said Thursday. The attack by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) insurgents and allied Sunni Islamist extremists on the town of Amirli took place Wednesday, said Talib al-Bayati, an official from the nearby town of Suleiman Bek." (07/17/14)

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Afghanistan: Four killed in Kabul airport attack

July 17, 2014
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Washington Times    

"Gunmen carried out a predawn rocket attack on Kabul International Airport on Thursday, temporarily shutting down the facility and setting off a gunbattle with security forces .... Kabul Police Chief Mohammed Zahir Zahir later said four of the attackers were killed and that the attack was halted without any civilian or police casualties." (07/17/14)

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Pakistan: US drone terrorists murder 15

July 17, 2014
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Columbus Dispatch    

"A suspected U.S. drone strike killed at least 15 people in northwestern Pakistan yesterday, the deadliest such attack in at least a year. The strike hit a house in North Waziristan -- where the Pakistani military is engaged in a month-old battle against the Pakistani Taliban and other militant groups -- as well as a vehicle that was passing nearby, local intelligence officials said." (07/17/14)

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Gaza: Israel intensifies air strikes

July 16, 2014
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CTV [Canada]    

"Israel on Wednesday intensified air attacks on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip following a failed Egyptian cease-fire effort, targeting the homes of four senior leaders of the Islamic militant movement. It also told tens of thousands of residents to leave Gaza's border areas ahead of more strikes. The Palestinian death toll in nine days of fighting rose to 204, with some 1,450 wounded, Palestinian health officials said. On the Israeli side, one man was killed and several people were wounded since the fighting erupted on July 8." (07/16/14)

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Pakistan: Regime forces capture Taliban commander as US drone terrorists murder 15

July 16, 2014
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The Daily Star [Lebanon]    

"Pakistani security forces captured a key Taliban commander linked to a 2003 assassination attempt on former President Pervez Musharraf, officials said Wednesday as a U.S. drone strike killed 15 militants near the country's border with Afghanistan. Adnan Rashid, a former air force officer-turned-militant, was arrested during a raid last Friday on a militant hideout in Pakistan's troubled northwestern tribal region, following a tip from local sources, two intelligence officials told the Associated Press." (07/16/14)

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Ukrainian solders killed in DPR, Kiev regime points at Moscow over air strike

July 15, 2014
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Reuters    

"At least six Ukrainian soldiers were killed in renewed attacks on government military posts and checkpoints by pro-Moscow separatists near the [Donetsk People's Republica's] border with Russia, the Ukrainian military said on Tuesday. There were also reports of an air strike killing four civilians in the small town of Snizhne, for which Kiev denied responsibility and appeared to point a finger at Russia -- two days after Moscow threatened retaliation for the death of man when a shell landed on the Russian side of the border." (07/15/14)

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Afghan official: Blast at market in east kills 38

July 15, 2014
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Houston Chronicle    

"A suicide bomber on Tuesday blew up his car packed with explosives near a busy market and a mosque in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 38 people and wounding scores, officials said. Mohammad Reza Kharoti, an administration chief, said the attack in the Urgun district of Paktika province also wounded more than 40 people. All the casualties were civilians, Kharoti said. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which also destroyed several shops." (07/15/14)

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Pakistan: Regime jets, artillery kill 18

July 14, 2014
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NDTV [India]    

"Pakistani jets and artillery pounded militant hideouts in a lawless tribal district, killing 18 foreign and local insurgents in a massive ongoing offensive against the Taliban, officials said on Sunday. Air strikes were carried out in Mosaki area, 25 kilometres (15 miles) east of Miranshah, the main town of North Waziristan on Sunday while artillery shelled militant hideouts in Kharkamar area, 30 kilometres west of Miranshah on Saturday night." (07/13/14)

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DPR: Three Ukrainian troops killed

July 10, 2014
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The Globe and Mail [Canada]    

"Three Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and 27 wounded in clashes with pro-Russian separatist rebels in the [Donetsk People's Republic], the military said on Thursday. ... though government forces pushed the rebels out of a stronghold in Slaviansk at the weekend, the heavily armed separatists have dug in in Donetsk, a city of 900,000 people, and remain active in and around Luhansk on the Russian border." (07/10/14)

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Afghanistan: Militants kill six deminers in Herat province

July 10, 2014
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Khaama Press [Afghanistan]    

"The anti-government armed militants killed at least six deminers in western Herat province of Afghanistan. The incident took place in Kohsan district of Herat province early Thursday morning. Provincial police spokesman, Abdul Rauf Ahmadi confirmed that six deminers of Halo Trust demining organization were killed following the attack." (07/10/14)

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