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Thousands mourn Yemeni children killed by coalition air strike

Thousands of mourners gathered on Monday to bury dozens of children killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in northern Yemen. At least 40 children were killed in Thursday’s raid which hit the bus as it drove through a market of Dahyan, a town in Saada, the armed Houthi group which controls…

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August 13, 2018


UN calls for investigation of Yemen bus strike

The UN Security Council called for a “credible” investigation Friday after at least 29 children were killed in an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition in northern Yemen

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August 11, 2018


Israel attacks military site in Syria’s Hama province

BEIRUT/JERUSALEM: Israel attacked a military site in Syria’s Hama province early on Thursday, the Syrian army said, reported Reuters. The air strike killed two soldiers and caused damage near the town of Masyaf, an army statement said. It warned of the ‘dangerous repercussions of this aggressive action to the security and stability of the region’….

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September 8, 2017


US denies air strike killed civilians in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: The United States on Saturday vehemently denied claims by Afghan officials that it had killed several civilians in an air strike in volatile eastern Afghanistan. Afghan officials had said 11 civilians, including women and children, were killed when a private vehicle was struck in Haska Mina district of Nangarhar province, a hotbed of Islamic…

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August 12, 2017


Strike kills 18 civilians in Syria’s Idlib: monitor

BEIRUT: An air strike killed 18 civilians including five children in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.

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April 9, 2017


33 dead in US-led air strike in north Syria: monitor

AL-MANSOURA: At least 33 people were killed in a US-led coalition strike on a school used as a centre for displaced people near a jihadist-held Syrian town, a monitor said Wednesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strike south of Al-Mansoura, a town held by the Islamic State group in the northern province…

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March 22, 2017


US claims deadly north Syria strike, denies targeting mosque: Centcom

WASHINGTON: The US military said Thursday it carried out a deadly air strike on an Al-Qaeda meeting in northern Syria and would investigate reports that more than 40 civilians were killed when a mosque was struck in the raid. “We did not target a mosque, but the building that we did target — which was…

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March 17, 2017


Saudi-led coalition says it ‘wrongly targeted’ Yemen funeral

RIYADH: The Saudi-led coalition battling Yemeni rebels said Saturday that one of its warplanes had “wrongly targeted” a funeral in the capital Sanaa, killing more than 140 people, and announced disciplinary proceedings. The October 8 strike prompted an international outcry and strong criticism even from Saudi Arabia’s closest Western allies. “Because of non-compliance with coalition…

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October 15, 2016


Three dead, dozens missing in air strike on Kunduz hospital

KABUL: An air strike on a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz on Saturday left three Doctors Without Borders staff dead and dozens more unaccounted for, the medical charity said, with NATO conceding US forces may have been behind the bombing.

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October 3, 2015


Air strike kills 11 Afghan police in Helmand

KANDAHAR: An air attack has killed at least 11 Afghan police officers in the volatile and opium-rich southern province of Helmand, officials said Monday, in the latest apparent case of “friendly fire”. An interior ministry spokesman said the strike on Sunday was carried out by NATO forces but another ministry official could not confirm who…

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September 7, 2015


Israel air strike hits Gaza after rocket fire

JERUSALEM: An Israeli air strike hit a Hamas facility in Gaza overnight after Palestinians fired a rocket into southern Israel, the army said in a statement early Thursday.

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August 27, 2015


US air strike kills ‘IS number two’: White House

WASHINGTON: The second-in-command of the Islamic State group has been killed in a US air strike in northern Iraq, the White House said Friday. The National Security Council identified the slain militant as Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali, also known as Haji Mutaz, and said he was IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s senior deputy. This is not…

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August 22, 2015


Air strikes and clashes shatter Yemen truce

ADEN: A humanitarian truce in Yemen has failed to take hold after Saudi-led warplanes Tuesday resumed raids on rebels who clashed with loyalists, military sources said. Iran, which backs the Shiite Huthi rebels, accused its Sunni regional rival Riyadh of “playing with fire and with the ceasefire”. An international rights group, meanwhile, urged the United…

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July 29, 2015


Top Al-Qaeda commander killed in US Afghan air strike

KABUL: A US air strike in Afghanistan killed a senior Al-Qaeda commander, the Pentagon said Friday, in the latest blow to the worldwide militant network struggling with the rise of the Islamic State group. The attack, which occurred in Paktika province on July 11, killed Abu Khalil al-Sudani, a “high-ranking Al-Qaeda operational commander”, the Pentagon…

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July 24, 2015


Afghan officials say 14 soldiers killed in US air strike

PUL-E-ALAM: At least 14 Afghan soldiers were killed in a US air strike early Monday on an army checkpoint in a Taliban-infested province south of Kabul, officials said. “At 6:00 am today, two US helicopters attacked a checkpoint in Baraki Barak district of Logar province,” district governor Mohammad Rahim Amin told AFP. “The checkpoint caught…

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July 20, 2015


Afghanistan ISIS chief killed in air strike

KABUL: The chief of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Afghanistan Hafiz Saeed Orakzai has been killed in an airstrike on Saturday, Samaa reported. According to Afghan media, US missile struck a hideout in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan in which ISIS chief of Afghanistan was killed along with 30 others. Hafiz Saeed Orakzai…

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July 11, 2015


Air strike kills IS leader in Syria: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: A senior Islamic State leader who recruited funds and fighters and procured weapons for the jihadists has been killed in a coalition air strike in Syria, the Pentagon said Thursday.   Tariq bin Tahar al-Awni al-Harzi was killed in the northern city of Shaddadi on June 16, Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said…

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July 2, 2015


Yemen air strike kills 25, wounds hundreds

SANAA: An air strike on a Scud missile base in the Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital Sanaa triggered a big explosion that killed 25 people and wounded almost 400 on Monday, state news agency Saba said. Saudi Arabia has led an alliance of Arab countries in air strikes against the Houthi group and army units loyal to…

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April 21, 2015

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