Posts Tagged ‘ casualties ’

Syria: Islamic State bomb kills rebels at Turkey border crossing

October 6, 2016
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BBC News BBC News [UK state media]    

"At least 29 people, most of them rebel fighters, have been killed in a bombing near Syria's border with Turkey, activists say. The attack reportedly occurred during a change of guard at the rebel-controlled Atmeh crossing, in Idlib province. It was not immediately clear whether the blast was caused by a suicide bomber or a remote-controlled device. A news agency linked to so-called Islamic State (IS) said a suicide car bombing had targeted a rebel convoy." (10/06/16)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-37572169  

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Syria: Nusra Front says senior leader killed in drone attack

October 4, 2016
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New York Times    

"A leading figure in Al Qaeda who became a prominent member of its Syrian offshoot, the Nusra Front, was killed in a drone attack on Monday, according to the group. Abu Faraj al-Masri, who spent years in prison in his native Egypt on charges of plotting with fundamentalist Islamist groups and later left for Afghanistan, reportedly died when the vehicle in which he was traveling was hit in rebel-held Idlib in Syria's northwest. The United States Defense Department said in a statement that Mr. Masri had been the target of an American airstrike near Idlib on Monday." (10/04/16)

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/04/world/middleeast/syria-nusra-front-masri.html  

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Amnesty says Sudan regime used deadly chemical weapons in Darfur conflict

September 29, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"The Sudanese government has been accused of using chemical weapons against the people of Darfur, according to a report released by Amnesty International on Thursday. The attacks targeted civilians and may constitute a war crime, the report said. The Sudanese government has denied the allegations, calling them 'rumors.' Amnesty says it has new evidence abuses persist in a war that has been described as one of the world's worst humanitarian conflicts by the United Nations." (09/29/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/29/africa/sudan-chemical-weapon-darfur/  

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Pakistan: Indian army claims “surgical strikes” on militants

September 29, 2016
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USA Today USA Today    

"The Indian military said it carried out 'surgical strikes' Thursday to stop planned attacks by suspected militants in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir. The Pakistani military said two of its soldiers were killed and nine were wounded. It denied there had been any 'surgical strikes.' ... 'There had been cross border fire initiated and conducted by India which is (an) existential phenomenon. Pakistani troops befittingly responded to Indian unprovoked firing,' the Pakistani military said in a statement. 'The notion of surgical strike linked to alleged terrorists' bases is an illusion being deliberately generated by India to create false effects,' it said. The incident comes after an attack on an Indian army base in Kashmir on Sept. 18 killed 18 soldiers. India blames Pakistan." (09/29/16)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/09/29/indian-army-claims-surgical-strikes-militants/91258062/  

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Iraq: Blasts kill at least 17 in Baghdad

September 27, 2016
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Reuters Reuters    

"Three blasts killed at least 17 people and wounded more than 50 in predominantly Shi'ite Muslim districts of Baghdad on Tuesday, police and medical sources said. A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest in a commercial street in the eastern Baghdad al-Jadida area of the Iraqi capital, killing nine people and wounding more than 30, they said. Another suicide attack hit a commercial street of Bayaa in western Baghdad, killing six and wounding 22, the sources added. A roadside bomb exploded near a gathering of cattle herders and merchants in al-Radhwaniya, also in western Baghdad, killing two people, they said." (09/27/16)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-blast-idUSKCN11X0PW  

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Yemen: Saudi raids kill nine

September 26, 2016
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Reuters Reuters    

"Arab coalition air strikes killed nine people in Houthi-controlled Ibb city in central Yemen late on Saturday, medical sources and residents in the area told Reuters. Nine people were also wounded in the attack on several areas of the city and its outskirts, they said, adding the nine dead included three children and their parents." (09/25/16)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-idUSKCN11V04U  

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Syria: Four killed in airstrike on aid group

September 21, 2016
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USA Today USA Today    

"Four aid workers were killed and one was critically injured Wednesday after an airstrike hit a medical clinic in northern Syria. The aid workers were part of International Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations, a Paris-based humanitarian group that operates in territory held by rebels near the besieged city of Aleppo. There were no reports of who carried out the strike. The latest incident came as Washington blamed Moscow for an attack on an aid convoy near Aleppo on Monday that killed at least 20 people. Russia said it was not involved." (09/21/16)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/09/21/us-points-finger-russia-aid-convoy-attack/90771448/  

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Afghanistan: At least eight regime police killed in US air strikes

September 19, 2016
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Daily Mail [UK]    

"An Afghan official says at least eight Afghan police officers have been killed in two U.S. airstrikes in southern Uruzgan province in what was apparently a friendly-fire incident. Rahimullah Khan, a provincial operational commander, says the first airstrike killed one policeman at a security outpost outside the provincial capital of Tirin Kot, while the second, which struck the same area, killed seven others." (09/19/16)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-3796425/Afghan-official-US-airstrikes-kill-8-policemen-south.html  

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Syria: Air strikes hit rebel-held areas of Aleppo, monitors say

September 19, 2016
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BBC News BBC News [UK state media]    

"Four air strikes have hit rebel-held parts of the Syrian city of Aleppo, activists say, the first raids there since a ceasefire began last Monday. Several people were injured, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, but it did not say who carried out the strikes. Russia has said the future of the truce is in doubt after the US-led coalition struck the Syrian army in Deir al-Zour." (09/18/16)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-37401586  

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India: Seventeen regime troops killed in attack on Kashmir base

September 18, 2016
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Bloomberg    

"Seventeen Indian soldiers were killed Sunday morning in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir in the deadliest militant attack in the restive area in years. The Indian army said in a statement that a group of 'heavily armed terrorists' attacked a base in Uri in the early hours of the morning, and that four of them had been killed. It didn’t provide any more details on the attackers or the number of soldiers injured." (09/18/16)

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-18/seventeen-indian-soldiers-killed-in-attack-on-kashmir-army-base?cmpid=google  

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Pakistan: Three regime troops gunned down in Peshawar attack

September 18, 2016
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The Express Tribune [Pakistan]    

"Three army men were gunned down on Sunday in the outskirts of Peshawar in what appeared to be a targeted attack. 'Three soldiers have been shot dead in Landy Sarak in Khazana area,' SP Shaukat Khan told The Express Tribune. 'The men, believed to be working at a mess, were travelling in a white Suzuki Bolan when they were targeted by armed motorcyclists,' he said." (09/18/16)

http://tribune.com.pk/story/1183704/three-soldiers-gunned-peshawar-attack/  

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Niger: Five regime troops, 30 Boko Haram fighters killed in ambush fight

September 14, 2016
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San Francisco Chronicle San Francisco Chronicle    

"Niger's defense ministry says at least five soldiers and 30 Boko Haram militants have been killed after an ambush by the Nigeria-based Islamic extremists led to fighting. Col. Moustapha Michel Ledru said the attack on soldiers Monday near Toumour, about 65 kilometers (40 miles) northeast of the town of Diffa, also injured six soldiers. He spoke Tuesday night on national television, saying the army captured two extremists along with a large quantity of arms and ammunition." (09/14/16)

http://www.sfgate.com/news/world/article/Fighting-in-Niger-kills-5-soldiers-30-Boko-Haram-9221763.php  

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Syria: Deaths after alleged chlorine gas attack on civilians

September 7, 2016
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CBS News CBS News    

"An official in Syria's rebel-held Aleppo said Wednesday that at least two people died from a suspected chlorine attack reported a day earlier. Mohammed Abu Jaafar, head of the local forensic department in rebel-held Aleppo, said 29-year old Mohammed Afifa died overnight of heart failure and acute respiratory distress caused by inhalation of toxic gas. A 13-year-old girl also died from further complications Wednesday. ... Activists and rescuers said at least 70 people were treated for breathing difficulties after government helicopters dropped the suspected chlorine cylinders on al-Sukkari neighborhood. The report could not be independently verified and it was not clear how it was determined that chlorine gas was released." (09/07/16)

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/syria-aleppo-chlorine-gas-attack-dead-bashar-assad-denies-chemical-weapons/  

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Afghanistan: Third blast follows fatal twin Kabul bombings

September 6, 2016
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Deutsche Welle Deutsche Welle [Germany]    

"Kabul was hit by a third massive explosion late on Monday after an earlier attack in the Afghan capital killed at least 24 people. Witnesses reported hearing gunfire in a central area of the city near some embassies and the Interior Ministry, but there was no immediate claim of responsibility nor official word on possible casualties. ... Earlier on Monday, twin blasts near the Defense Ministry complex killed at least 24 people and wounded 91 others in Kabul's deadliest attack in months. The Afghan Taliban claimed the attack, which they said killed 58 officers and commanders." (09/05/16)

http://www.dw.com/en/third-blast-follows-fatal-twin-kabul-bombings/a-19528253  

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Syria: Dozens killed in explosions targeting government-held cities

September 6, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"Deadly explosions rocked Syria Monday, hours after the United States and Russia discussed an end to the violence during G20 talks. At least 40 people were killed and dozens more wounded in a series of coordinated explosions across the country, Syrian state media reported." (09/05/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/05/middleeast/explosions-syria-cities-dozens-killed/  

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Syria: Regime jets bomb rebels in Hama province

September 1, 2016
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Yahoo! News Yahoo! News    

"Areas of Syria's Hama province captured by Syrian insurgents came under heavy air attack on Thursday as government forces sought to counter a major rebel assault in an area of strategic importance to President Bashar al-Assad. The rebel thrust in Hama marks a new challenge to Assad and his allies in a part of Syria where he has tried to consolidate his grip on power against a more than five-year-old insurgency. ... Syrian state television said the air force had carried out 'concentrated strikes' against what it described as terrorists in the area, saying tens of them had been killed." (09/01/16)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/heavy-air-strikes-target-rebel-held-areas-western-073216764.html  

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Syria: Islamic State reports death of senior leader

August 31, 2016
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The Washington Post Washington Post    

"The Islamic State reported the death of its chief spokesman, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, on Tuesday, potentially signaling the loss of a senior militant who has steered the group’s campaign to bring violent operations to the West. If confirmed, Adnani's death would damage the Islamic State in two areas that have made the terrorist organization particularly dangerous: its sophisticated use of social media to reach a global audience and its willingness to employ the crudest forms of violence in scattered plots outside Iraq and Syria." (08/30/16)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2016/08/30/islamic-state-reports-death-of-spokesman-and-senior-leader-in-aleppo/  

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Somalia: Truck bomb explodes near presidential palace

August 30, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"A truck bomb exploded Tuesday outside the Somali presidential palace and the popular Somali Youth League Hotel in Mogadishu, police told CNN. Twelve people died in the blast, Dr. Mohamed Aden at Medina Hospital said. Police said at least 15 people were hurt and that the death toll is expected to rise, with many of the wounded in critical condition. Al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack via its Radio Andalus station." (08/30/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/30/africa/somalia-truck-bomb/  

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UN: 10,000 killed in Saudi invasion of Yemen, far more than other estimates

August 30, 2016
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Reuters Reuters    

"At least 10,000 people have been killed in Yemen's 18-month-old civil [sic] war, the United Nations on Tuesday, approaching double the estimates of more than 6,000 cited by officials and aid workers for much of 2016. The war pits the Iran-allied Houthi group and supporters of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh against President [sic] Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who is supported by an alliance of Arab states led by Saudi Arabia." [editor's note: Hadi isn't "supported by" the Saudi alliance, he's the quisling of that alliance; the war is a Saudi invasion, not a "civil war" - TLK] (08/30/16)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-toll-idUSKCN11516W?il=0  

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Yemen: Aden suicide attack kills “dozens”

August 29, 2016
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BBC News BBC News [UK state media]    

"At least 40 people have been killed in a suicide bombing at a military facility in the southern Yemen city of Aden, officials say. A training camp, or compound used by the pro-government Popular Resistance militia, was hit, reports say. ... It is unclear who was behind Monday's attack, though bombings in the southern port city are often carried out by militants from al-Qaeda or so-called Islamic State (IS)." (08/29/16)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-37212473  

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Nigeria: Regime claims its forces killed Boko Haram leader in airstrike

August 23, 2016
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Fox News Fox News    

"Nigeria's military said Tuesday it believes an airstrike has 'fatally wounded' Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, but there was no way to confirm yet another claim of the death of Nigeria's Islamic extremist leader. A statement does not say how the military got the information but identifies other commanders as 'confirmed dead' in an air raid on Friday. The statement comes as Secretary of State John Kerry is to meet in Abuja, Nigeria's capital, with President Muhammadu Buhari, on a visit to discuss Islamic extremism and regional security." (08/23/16)

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/08/23/nigeria-claims-it-killed-boko-haram-leader-in-raid.html  

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Afghanistan: IED targets occupation force, killing one

August 23, 2016
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NBC News NBC News    

"A U.S. service member was killed after their patrol triggered an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan Tuesday, officials said. Another American service member and six Afghan soldiers were wounded in the blast, near the city of Lashkar Gar, in Helmand Province, according to a U.S. military statement. The Department of Defense said it was withholding the identity of the dead person until their family had been informed." (08/23/16)

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/ied-kills-u-s-service-member-patrol-helmand-afghanistan-n636416  

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Somalia: Al-Shabab claims twin suicide bombings

August 22, 2016
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Al Jazeera Al Jazeera [Qatar]    

"At least 20 people have been killed and several others wounded in twin suicide blasts in the central Somali town of Galkayo, according to a Somali health official. The first vehicle explosion on Sunday targeted the local government headquarters; the second targeted emergency services at the scene of the first blast. ... Al-Shabab, the armed group fighting to overthrow the internationally-backed government in Mogadishu, claimed responsibility for the blasts." (08/21/16)

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/08/al-shabab-claims-responsibility-somalia-bombing-160821090836552.html  

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Ukraine: Poroshenko may introduce martial law if invasions of seceded republics keep ending in ass-whippings for regime troops

August 18, 2016
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WHTC 1450 News    

"Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday he did not rule out introducing martial law and a new wave of military mobilization if the conflict with pro-Russian separatists [sic] worsened. Poroshenko made his comments as fresh tension with Russia over Crimea reignited fears that a fragile ceasefire deal hammered out in the Belarussian capital Minsk in February 2015 could collapse following the deadliest month of fighting in a year. ... Since 2014, Ukraine's pro-Western leadership has announced several waves of mobilization, calling up Ukrainian men to join the military in its [invasions of the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics]. Earlier on Thursday, the Ukrainian military reported that three servicemen had been killed and six wounded in fighting over the past 24 hours." (08/18/16)

http://whtc.com/news/articles/2016/aug/18/ukraine-could-introduce-martial-law-if-eastern-fighting-worsens-poroshenko/  

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Palestine: Israeli occupation troops attack refugee camp, injure 25

August 17, 2016
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Deutsche Welle Deutsche Welle [Germany]    

"Palestinian medical officials say Israeli military fire wounded more than 25 people near the West Bank city of Hebron on Tuesday. The Red Crescent reports that potentially deadly fire had struck at least 10 of the people and the rest were shot with nominally nonlethal rubber bullets. A large convoy of Israeli military vehicles had entered al-Fawwar camp, near the flashpoint city of Hebron, witnesses said. A spokeswoman said the military fired to prevent a riot from escalating. The spokeswoman said the troops had conducted 'activity to uncover weaponry' in the camp when 'dozens of Palestinians hurled IEDs (improvised explosive devices), blocks and rocks' at them." (08/16/16)

http://www.dw.com/en/israeli-military-shoots-palestinians-in-west-bank-camp/a-19478015  

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