Posts Tagged ‘ casualties ’

Egypt: Militants kill four at elections judges’ hotel in Sinai

November 24, 2015
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Reuters Reuters    

"Islamist militants killed four people in an attack on a hotel in Egypt's North Sinai where election judges were staying, the military and Interior Ministry said on Tuesday. A militant tried to drive a car bomb into the hotel before security forces opened fire on him, causing the car to explode, the military said. A suicide bomber got inside the kitchen and blew himself up while a gunman got into a room before firing randomly and killing a judge, they said. Twelve people were wounded. Two policemen were killed and the military said a civilian was among the dead. It said three militants were killed." (11/24/15)

http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/11/24/egypt-bomb-idINKBN0TD0B920151124  

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Israel: Two killed, one wounded in Tel Aviv stabbing attack

November 19, 2015
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Haaretz [Israel]    

"Two were killed and one was wounded in a stabbing attack on Ben Tzvi Road in Tel Aviv on Thursday afternoon. The wounded is in moderate condition. The Palestinian [Arab] assailant was lightly wounded and is in custody. At least some of the victims were reportedly in prayer at the time they were assaulted. According to a Magen David Adom rescue services spokesperson, the stabbing occurred at the entrance to the Panarama Building in southern Tel Aviv. The assailant was apprehended by a traffic cop in the storeroom of a shoe store." (11/19/15)

http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.687133  

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Libya: Top Islamic State leader allegedly killed by US airstrike

November 16, 2015
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Epoch Times    

"The head of a Libyan Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate was killed during an airstrike on Friday, the Pentagon said. A U.S. airstrike targeted leader Wissam Najm Abd Zayd al-Zubaydi, also known asAbu Nabil, at a compound in Derna. He was 'longtime al-Qaeda operative and the senior Islamic State of Iraq,' the Department of Defense said in a statement. 'Reporting suggests Nabil may have been the spokesman in ISIL's [sic] February Coptic Christian execution video,' the news release said." (11/15/15)

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1900200-top-isis-leader-in-libya-killed-by-us-airstrike/  

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Turkey: Suicide bomber wounds five cops during raid near Syrian border

November 16, 2015
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Hindustan Times [India]    

"Five policemen were injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up during a raid on a suspected Islamic State terrorist's hideout in Turkey’s Gaziantep town near the border with Syria. A statement issued by the Gaziantep governor's office said that the raid was conducted on Saturday. The suicide bomber detonated his explosives when police broke down the fifth-floor apartment." (11/15/15)

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world/4-turkish-policemen-hurt-in-explosion-during-anti-is-raid/story-i9Epireztx1SuNpeCIvngP.html  

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West Bank: Israeli forces kill Arab man in raid on hospital

November 12, 2015
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The Guardian The Guardian [UK]    

"Israeli undercover forces have raided a hospital in the West Bank, shooting dead a Palestinian during an attempt to detain another man suspected of carrying out a stabbing, the Palestinian health ministry and doctors said. The Israeli army confirmed the raid and shooting but did not have details of the man's condition. It said the raid on Thursday was carried out to detain Azzam al-Shalalda, 27, who was suspected of stabbing an Israeli settler two weeks ago in the West Bank. ... Palestinian health minister Jawad Awad accused Israeli security forces of 'executing' Abdallah al-Shalalda, who he said was escorting a relative in the hospital." (11/12/15)

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/12/palestinian-shot-dead-in-israeli-undercover-raid-on-west-bank-hospital  

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Afghanistan: Kabul protest over Hazara killings turns violent

November 11, 2015
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NBC News NBC News    

"Thousands of angry protesters attempted to enter Afghanistan's presidential compound as a march over the brutal murders of seven minority Hazaras turned violent. Presidential palace guards fired in the air in an attempt to block protesters from entering the palace. There was no immediate confirmation of casualties, though Afghanistan's TOLO News reported eight people were injured. The protesters were demanding government action to halt sectarian violence following the beheadings of seven Hazaras by suspected ISIS-linked militants." (11/11/15)

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/isis-terror/kabul-protest-over-hazara-killings-afghanistan-turns-violent-n461276  

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Doctors Without Borders: US gunship shot victims fleeing hospital

November 6, 2015
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NBC News NBC News    

"A U.S. warplane shot people trying to flee a burning hospital destroyed in airstrikes last month, according to the charity that ran the facility. 'Thirty of our patients and medical staff died [in the bombing],' Doctors Without Borders General Director Christopher Stokes said during a speech in Kabul unveiling a report on the incident. 'Some of them lost their limbs and were decapitated in the explosions. Others were shot by the circling gunship while fleeing the burning building.' ... After the U.S. gave shifting explanations for the incident -- which Doctors Without Borders has called a war crime -- President Barack Obama apologized to the charity. The U.S. and Afghan governments have launched three separate investigations but the charity, which is also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), is calling for an international inquiry." (11/05/15)

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/u-s-plane-shot-victims-fleeing-doctors-without-borders-hospital-n457871  

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Libya: Helicopter shot down, killing senior Tripoli officers

October 28, 2015
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Reuters Reuters    

"Several military commanders from Libya's self-styled government in Tripoli were killed on Tuesday when their helicopter was shot down by another of the country's armed factions, triggering clashes west of the capital. Libya is caught up in a conflict between that government and a second, internationally recognised one in the east, and the shooting comes as the United Nations pursues fragile negotiations between them to form a unity administration." (10/27/15)

http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/10/27/libya-security-helicopter-idINKCN0SL2NB20151027  

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Iraq: First US soldier killed since 2011

October 23, 2015
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The Washington Post Washington Post    

"Elite American and Kurdish forces raided an Islamic State prison in northern Iraq on Thursday, freeing about 70 captives and leaving one U.S. service member dead, U.S. and Iraqi officials said. The raid marked the first time a member of the U.S. military had been killed in a combat situation in Iraq since the United States launched its campaign against the Islamic State last year." (10/22/15)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/reports-us-iraqi-commandos-raid-islamic-state-outpost-hostages-freed/2015/10/22/f0586b60-78bd-11e5-bc80-9091021aeb69_story.html  

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Pakistan: Suicide bomber kills at least ten at Shiite mosque

October 22, 2015
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Yahoo! News Yahoo! News    

"A suicide bomber blew himself up in a mosque killing at least 10 Shiite minority Muslims, including six children, and wounded 12 others in a remote southwestern Pakistani town on Thursday, officials said. The attack took place as Shiites gathered at the mosque to observe the holy month of Moharram in the town of Chalgari in restive Baluchistan, some 170 kilometres (105 miles) southeast of the provincial capital, Quetta." (10/22/15)

http://news.yahoo.com/pakistan-suicide-bomber-kills-least-10-shiite-mosque-152937147.html  

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Nigeria: Double suicide bombing at mosque kills at least a dozen

October 16, 2015
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Time    

"A double suicide bombing at a mosque in the Nigerian city that is the birthplace of Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram killed at least a dozen people and possibly more than three times that number on Thursday. ... The attack took place at around 6:30 p.m. local time Thursday, when the bombers entered the mosque disguised as worshippers. The first assailant detonated his device as soon as he was inside the building, while the other followed suit after many had rushed to help victims of the initial explosion." (10/15/15)

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Donetsk People’s Republic: Ukrainian soldier killed

October 14, 2015
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ABC News ABC News    

"The Ukrainian defense ministry says one soldier was killed and two were injured on Tuesday in [Donetsk People's Republic] in violation of a month-long ceasefire between government and rebel forces. The defense ministry said Wednesday the [DPR troops] used grenade launchers against their positions in Avdiivka, near the [DPR city] of Donetsk. [DPR forces] reported one man killed and two injured on Saturday in an attack on their positions around Donetsk." (10/14/15)

http://abcn.ws/1LtNZLV  

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Dutch safety board: Buk missile downed MH17 in Donetsk People’s Republic

October 14, 2015
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Carlisle Sentinel    

"The missile that downed Malaysia Airlines flight 17 exploded less than a meter from the cockpit, killing the crew inside instantly and breaking off the front of the plane, the Dutch Safety Board said Tuesday as it presented the results of an official probe into the crash in [Donetsk People's Republic]. It added that the tragedy that killed all 298 people aboard the plane on July 17, 2014, wouldn't have happened if anyone had thought to close the airspace of [Donetsk People's Republic] to passenger planes as fighting raged below. The report did not consider who launched the missile. However, it identified an area of 320 square kilometers from which the launch must have taken place. All the territory within the area was in [DPR forces'] hands at the time of the crash." (10/13/15)

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Jerusalem: Three dead, others injured in latest attacks

October 13, 2015
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USA Today USA Today    

"Three people were killed by Palestinian [Arab] attackers Tuesday and more than a dozen others were wounded in two separate incidents in Jerusalem, Israeli authorities said. Two assailants stabbed and shot people on a bus in a city neighborhood, killing a man thought to be around 60, the Jerusalem Post reported. Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld later said a second Israeli died in the bus attack. ... Almost simultaneously, a driver rammed his car into people waiting at a bus stop in Jerusalem, exited the vehicle and began stabbing the injured and others, killing a person, the Jerusalem Post reported. The attacker was shot dead." (10/13/15)

http://usat.ly/1hC57my  

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Iraq: Islamic State figures killed in air strike; Baghdadi not believed among them

October 12, 2015
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Reuters Reuters    

"Eight senior figures from Islamic State were killed in an air strike while meeting in a town in western Iraq, but the group's reclusive leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi did not appear to be among them, residents of the town and hospital sources said. Iraq said on Sunday its air force had hit the meeting and had also struck a convoy that was carrying Baghdadi to attend it. It said Baghdadi had been driven away from the convoy in an unknown condition." (10/11/15)

http://reut.rs/1K2omwr  

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Afghanistan: Taliban car bomb targets British military convoy, wounds three civilians

October 12, 2015
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Telegraph [UK]    

"A Taliban suicide car bomber struck a British forces convoy in central Kabul on Sunday, triggering a powerful explosion in an attack that comes two weeks after the resurgent militant group overran a key northern city. The rush-hour bombing, which sent a plume of smoke into the sky, wounded at least three civilians including a child, as the Taliban ramp up attacks on government and foreign targets." (10/11/15)

http://bit.ly/1VMGvoK  

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Obama apologizes for Kunduz attack; MSF demands independent probe

October 8, 2015
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Reuters Reuters    

"U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday apologized to Medecins Sans Frontieres for the deadly bombing of its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, while the medical charity pressed its demand for an international commission to investigate what it calls a war crime. MSF said that an independent humanitarian commission created under the Geneva Conventions in 1991 should be activated for the first time to handle the inquiry. Three investigations have already begun into Saturday's air strike that killed 22 people, including 12 MSF staff." (10/07/15)

http://reut.rs/1Zdwl4Y  

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The US bombed a hospital, whoops

October 8, 2015
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Lucy Steigerwald Antiwar.com
by Lucy Steigerwald  

"It helps when defenders of US policy can act like the aggrieved party in these incidents. Rutgers political science professor Ross K. Baker demonstrates this sycophantic attitude in a recent USA Today piece about the deeply offensive, somehow vaguely anti-semitic audacity of MSF doctors in calling the attack on their hospital 'a war crime.' You can argue the accuracy of that term, and whether the attack is likely to constitute such a thing based on precedent and legal interpretation. But Baker has gone so far beyond that kind of pragmatic questioning. A war crime, he suggests, is something that Hitler or at least someone in the SS does. It is not something the US does." (10/08/15)

http://bit.ly/1Ze0nWi  

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Yemen: Saudi invaders bomb second wedding, killing 15

October 8, 2015
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The Guardian The Guardian [UK]    

"Two airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition killed at least 15 civilians and wounded 25 others in Yemen on Wednesday, witnesses and independent security officials said, as the UN announced Houthi rebels [sic] had accepted a resolution to stop fighting. With pressure increasing on the Houthis, the UN announced on Wednesday that the rebels [sic] had accepted a security council resolution calling for an end to the fighting. The UN special envoy was on his way to the region to see how [the former regime, now serving as Saudi puppets] would respond." (10/07/15)

http://bit.ly/1LiWrh1  

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We have committed a war crime: “Patients were burning in their beds”

October 8, 2015
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Salon
by Ben Norton  

"The U.S. story about the bombing of Doctors Without Borders is contradictory, ever-changing and possibly criminal." (10/07/15)

http://bit.ly/1OmZ1oI  

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Yemen: At least 15 dead after explosions rock port city of Aden

October 7, 2015
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Fox News Fox News    

"Rockets slammed into Yemen's port city of Aden on Tuesday, striking a hotel that is home to officials from the country's [former government, now a puppet regime for Saudi Arabia] and two compounds used by Saudi-led coalition troops, killing at least 15 people, authorities said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack on the Al Qasr Hotel & Resort, though blame immediately fell on the Shiite rebels [sic] known as Houthis that the Saudi-led coalition has been targeting since March." (10/06/15)

http://fxn.ws/1L4zqeb  

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Afghanistan: Attack on cricket match kills nine, wounds more than 50

September 28, 2015
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Reuters    

"A suicide car bombing killed at least nine people and wounded more than 50 at a cricket match in Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said. The attack took place in southeastern Paktika province, on the border with Pakistan, the officials said. Authorities initially said the game being played at the time of the blast was soccer, but an interior ministry statement later said it was a cricket match. The attack probably targeted members of the local government watching the game, officials said." (09/27/15)

http://tinyurl.com/nq2hbrv  

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Yemen: Suicide bomber kills 25 at mosque

September 24, 2015
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NBC News NBC News    

"A suicide bomber blew himself up during prayers at a mosque for the Eid al-Adha holiday on Thursday, killing 25 people in Yemen's capital Sanaa, security officials said. Dozens were wounded in the blast at the al-Bolayli mosque, said the officials, who remain neutral in the conflict that has splintered the country. It is located in an area where many people support the Shiite Houthi rebels [sic] who control Sanaa." (09/24/15)

http://tinyurl.com/q5yhssw  

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Afghanistan: Fifteen regime troops killed in attacks

September 23, 2015
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Seattle Times    

"Separate attacks in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday killed at least 15 Afghan troops, including 10 soldiers who died in an 'insider attack' when a fellow soldier smuggled insurgents inside a checkpoint to kill his colleagues, officials said. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the assaults." (09/22/15)

http://tinyurl.com/nohx63w  

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Egypt: Senior regime police official assassinated in Sinai

September 20, 2015
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The Washington Post Washington Post    

"Egypt's Ministry of Interior says gunmen have killed a senior police officer in the restive Sinai peninsula. The ministry says in a statement that Brig. Gen. Ahmed Mohammed Askar was killed late Saturday .... A claim of responsibility by the IS branch in Egypt, known as Sinai Province of the Islamic State, is circulating on social media accounts of supporters." (09/20/15)

http://tinyurl.com/oa5gu3h  

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