Posts Tagged ‘ casualties ’

West Bank: Israeli troops “mistakenly” kill Arab teen in car

June 21, 2016
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CBS News CBS News    

"Israeli troops shot and killed a 14-year-old Palestinian boy early on Tuesday and wounded four others, a Palestinian official said. Wajih Ahmad, head of the Beit Ur al-Tahta local council in the West Bank, said the teen, Mahmoud Badran, was killed when the car he was traveling in was fired upon by an Israeli military patrol. The hospital in the West Bank city of Ramallah said another person was moderately wounded and three others were lightly wounded. Israeli's military and media said the shooting was aimed at rioters at the scene of a rock-hurling incident toward Israeli vehicles on a busy road." (06/21/16)

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/israeli-troops-mistakenly-kill-palestinian-teen-car-west-bank/  

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Afghanistan: Kabul suicide bombing kills 14

June 20, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"A suicide bomber struck in the Afghan capital early Monday morning, targeting a bus full of foreign security contractors. At least 14 people were killed and eight others wounded, said Sediq Seddiqi, spokesman for Afghanistan's Interior Ministry. The majority of the victims were citizens of Nepal, he added. ... The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a text message sent to media organizations." (06/20/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/20/middleeast/afghanistan-suicide-bomb/  

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Syria: Russian soldier dies of wounds

June 19, 2016
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The Washington Post Washington Post    

"Russia's Defense Ministry says a Russian soldier has died of wounds he suffered in a militant suicide attack in Syria, the military's 11th casualty since the start of its campaign there. The ministry said Sunday that Sgt. Andrei Timoshenkov died at a hospital at the Russian base in Syria." (06/19/16)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/russian-soldier-dies-of-wounds-in-syria/2016/06/19/014bc9b2-362d-11e6-af02-1df55f0c77ff_story.html  

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Libya: Bomb kills ten west of Islamic State’s besieged stronghold

June 17, 2016
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Indian Express [India]    

"A suicide car bomber hit a Libyan police station west of the besieged Islamic State stronghold of Sirte on Thursday, killing 10 people and wounding seven, officials said. The attack at Abu Grain, on the coast road some 140 km (85 miles) west of Sirte and 100 km south of Misrata, showed the militants, although on the back foot in the battle for Sirte, can still strike outside the city. Brigades from Misrata are leading the campaign to recapture Sirte and have engaged in fire fights with Islamic State since pushing to the edge of the city centre last week." (06/16/16)

http://indianexpress.com/article/world/world-news/libya-islamic-state-suicide-bombing-abu-grain-2857182/  

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Somalia: Al-Shabab attackers kill African Union occupiers

June 9, 2016
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Deutsche Welle [Germany]    

"Somalia's al-Shabab militant group has killed 30 Ethiopian soldiers after ramming a suicide car bomb into an African Union military base in the war-torn east African country. It is its first attack on the AU there. The al Qaeda-linked militants attacked the base in Halgan in the Hiran region, al-Shabab said in a statement distributed on its Telegram messaging channel. The group claimed it had killed 43 in the attack, a figure Ethiopia has questioned. Mohamed Mohamud, a military officer in the town of Halgan told the news agency Associated Press that 30 Ethiopian troops had been killed in the attack. ... Ethiopian communications spokesperson Getachew Reda told DW that the attack was repelled and that 101 of the attackers had been killed." (06/09/16)

http://www.dw.com/en/somalias-al-shabab-militant-group-kills-ethiopian-soldiers/a-19317772  

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Israel: Regime sends more troops to West Bank, freezes Palestinian entry permits after attack

June 9, 2016
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The Washington Post Washington Post    

"Israel deployed more troops to the West Bank on Thursday and froze 83,000 permits allowing Palestinians to enter the country in response to a late-night shooting by Palestinian gunmen that left four Israelis dead. Overnight, the Israeli army entered the village of Yatta, near Hebron, just hours after two residents, cousins from the village, carried out the shooting attack at a Tel Aviv open market and declared the area a closed military zone. The army has also announced it is sending two more battalions to the West Bank because of the attack." (06/09/16)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/israel-revokes-palestinian-entry-permits-and-seals-off-village-after-attack/2016/06/09/51c8d28e-2e0f-11e6-9b37-42985f6a265c_story.html  

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Israel: Gunmen kill four in Tel Aviv market attack

June 9, 2016
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The Washington Post Washington Post    

"At least four people were killed and several seriously wounded in a mass shooting at a trendy Tel Aviv food market Wednesday night. The attacks occurred near Israel's version of the Pentagon. Police said two assailants were in custody. One of the gunmen was wounded. Israeli authorities described the shooting as a terror attack. The attackers' identities were not released. Police said the two gunmen were members of the same family from the Palestinian village of Yatta, near the city of Hebron in the West Bank." (06/08/16)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/gunmen-kill-three-at-trendy-tel-aviv-market-across-street-from-israels-pentagon/2016/06/08/b3cc7b00-ccfb-4657-8bd8-62126760a1e3_story.html  

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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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