Posts Tagged ‘ casualties ’

Gaza: Israeli tank shells strike UN school, killing 15

July 30, 2014
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New York Post    

"Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school Wednesday sheltering Gazans displaced by fighting, killing 15 and wounding 90 after tearing through the walls of two classrooms, a spokesman for a U.N. aid agency and a health official said. The relentless bombardment also killed 27 Palestinians elsewhere in the coastal territory Wednesday, further dimming hopes of a sustainable cease-fire." (07/30/14)

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Iraq: At least 147 killed

July 30, 2014
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"Civilian and security forces suffered little today, but the Iraqi government reported that 147 militants were killed in various locations. Only one policeman was killed and 10 others were wounded. Meanwhile, ISIS released a video displaying part of their grim occupation. The Islamic State released video footage of hundreds of dead bodies. The exact number is unclear as when the video was taken." (07/29/14)

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Afghanistan: Militants storm Pakistan check posts, six killed

July 30, 2014
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The Daily Star [Lebanon]    

"t least six militants were killed when Pakistan's military thwarted an attack on its check posts near the Afghan border, officials said Wednesday. 'About 70 to 80 terrorists physically attacked the posts, six terrorists were killed and nine injured due to an effective response by Pakistani troops,' a security official said." (07/30/14)

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Libya: Militants seize Benghazi special forces base

July 30, 2014
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Los Angeles Times    

"Islamist militants took control of the biggest special forces base in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday after a battle that killed 30 people. Soldiers abandoned their base after heavy shelling, according to Saiqa Special Forces officer Fadel Al-Hassi. ... Benghazi has become the epicenter of fighting between government special forces, who have teamed up with troops loyal to rogue former general Khalifa Haftar, and the coalition of Islamic groups Benghazi Shura Council and Islamist Ansar al Sharia." (07/30/14)

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Gaza: Hamas, Israel trade blame for playground murders

July 29, 2014
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Global News [Canada]    

"Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians -- including nine children playing on a swing -- in a horrific scene that underscored the heavy price civilians are paying in the conflict. Israel’s military said a rocket misfired by Gaza militants was responsible, and it later released aerial photos that it said showed the weapon’s path. Gaza officials blamed Israeli airstrikes." (07/28/14)

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DPR: At least 19 civilians killed in fierce fighting

July 29, 2014
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Reuters    

"Intense fighting between [invading] Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian [troops in Donetsk People's Republic] killed at least 19 civilians, local officials said on Tuesday, as Kiev pressed an offensive to close in on the separatists. ... Officials said 14 people, including five children, were killed in fighting on Monday evening in the town of Gorlovka/Horlivka, one of several spots that saw fierce battles between the rival forces in the last few days. In the city of Luhansk, officials said five civilians were killed when shelling hit a retirement home." (07/29/14)

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274 killed across Iraq as Mosul residents defy ISIS

July 29, 2014
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"At least 274 people were killed and 96 more were wounded in violence across the country. Over 200 of those reported killed were militants. Most of the wounded were civilians or security personnel. Residents of Mosul banded together to stop the destruction of an 840-year-old structure known as the Crooked Minaret. Residents of Mosul are also avoiding worshipping in ISIL-controlled mosques during the Eid holiday." (07/28/14)

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Afghanistan: Karzai cousin/ally killed in Kandahar suicide attack

July 29, 2014
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Guardian [UK]    

"A cousin and close ally of the outgoing Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, has been killed in a suicide attack in the volatile southern city of Kandahar on Tuesday, officials said, raising tensions during a struggle over the contested election result. Hashmat Karzai was a campaign manager in Kandahar for Ashraf Ghani, one of the two presidential candidates involved in a bitter dispute over fraud that threatens to pitch the country into worsening instability." (07/29/14)

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DPR: Fighting rages around Flight 17 crash site

July 28, 2014
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CBS News    

"At least eight civilians have been killed by fighting and shelling in two [Donetsk People's Republic] cities held by [DPR troops, officials in the rebellion-wracked east said Monday. Authorities in Luhansk that five people were killed and 15 injured by overnight artillery strikes. Three were killed in Donetsk as a result of clashes, the city's government said. Territory between the cities has seen intensified fighting as [invading Ukrainian] government troops try to gain control over the area where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed earlier this month." (07/28/14)

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Iraq: 20 killed

July 28, 2014
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IANS [India]    

"As many as 20 militants were killed in separate clashes in eastern Iraq, as the country continues to stave off a Sunni militant onslaught, security sources said on Sunday. The eastern province of Diyala witnessed security forces recapturing seven villages near Udheim city, north of provincial capital Baquba. The clashes there saw the death of nine militants, Xinhua quoted a provincial police source as saying." (07/28/14)

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Attacks across Afghanistan kill 15

July 28, 2014
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Prince George Citizen [Canada]    

"Attacks across Afghanistan, including hundreds of Taliban fighters swarming police checkpoints across the south, killed at least 15 people Saturday, officials said, as a recount in the country's presidential election halted before a major holiday. The Taliban attacks focused on Kandahar province, where Taliban fighters killed six police officers -- including a district police chief -- in assaults on some 15 checkpoints, said Dawa Khan Menapal, a spokesman for the provincial governor. Menapal said reinforcements later arrived to combat the Taliban fighters and the combat continued into Saturday night." (07/26/14)

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Syria: Gas field taken from hard-line Islamists

July 28, 2014
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Columbus Dispatch    

"The Syrian army said yesterday that it has recaptured a gas field east of the central city of Homs that was seized by hard-line Islamic State fighters this month. Syrian television showed footage of soldiers running and deploying in a vast desert area that it said was the Shaar gas field. The army said in a statement that it retook the field after a 'precise operation in which dozens of terrorists were killed.' However, a source from the Islamic State said the fighters pulled out after destroying the field’s equipment and capturing at least 15 tanks and dozens of rockets that were used to guard the field." (07/28/14)

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Pakistan: Seven killed in “tit for tat” attacks

July 28, 2014
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"Two personnel of the Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, and a minor girl were gunned down in a Quaidabad area hours after the killing of four suspected militants in two separate encounters with the paramilitary force on Sunday, officials said. The two Rangers personnel -- Saifullah, 38, and Sanaullah, 35 -- posted at a Rangers checkpoint were targeted by gunmen riding a motorcycle when they went to a bazaar near the Hospital Chowrangi in Muslimabad on a motorbike to purchase ice for Iftar." (07/28/14)

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Yemen: Two regime troops killed in car bombing

July 27, 2014
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Minneapolis Star Tribune    

"A car bomb targeting army posts in southern Yemen killed two soldiers Sunday, officials said, an attack authorities blamed on the country's local al-Qaida branch. Military officials said forces also foiled two other attacks by suspected al-Qaida militants, killing at least three of the assailants in the southern province of Abyan." (07/27/14)

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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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