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Air raids on market kill 53 in north Syria town: monitor

BEIRUT: Air strikes on a market killed at least 53 people, including children, in a town in northern Syria on Monday despite a “de-escalation zone” in place there, a monitor said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it was not immediately clear whether the strikes on rebel-held Atareb had been carried out by…

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Civilians wounded in Saudi-led strikes on Yemen capital: witnesses

SANAA: Air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition left at least three civilians wounded in Yemen’s rebel-held capital Sanaa late Friday, witnesses said. The strikes hit a residential area near the ministry of defence building, which had been targeted just before. “I was sitting at home and heard the first strike hit the ministry of defence….

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Saudi-led strikes hit defence ministry in Yemen capital

SANAA: The Saudi-led coalition carried out two air strikes on the defence ministry in Yemen’s rebel-held capital Sanaa late Friday, witnesses and rebel media said, without reporting casualties. Warplanes continued to circle in the skies above Sanaa after the strikes, the witnesses added. The Huthi rebel media outlet Al-Masirah also reported the two air strikes….

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16 dead in ‘Russian’ air strikes in east Syria: monitor

At least 16 civilians including several children were killed in air strikes believed to have been carried out by Russian jets Thursday in Syria’s Deir Ezzor province, a monitor said. The eastern province is partly controlled by the Islamic State group, which is under pressure from several fronts in war-torn Syria. “The civilians were killed…

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Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad: Air strikes kill several terrorists in Khyber Agency

RAWALPINDI: Military fighter jets pounded militants’ hideouts in Khyber Agency on late Wednesday night, killing several terrorists in the restive tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

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Russia says Turkey’s air strikes on Iraq, Syria are unacceptable

MOSCOW: Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that Turkey’s air strikes on Iraq and Syria were unacceptable and had violated the fundamental principles of intergovernmental relations. “In this situation, we call on all parties to exercise restraint,” the ministry said in a statement. Turkish warplanes hit Kurdish militant targets in northern Iraq on Wednesday and…

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Russia, Iran army chiefs vow to continue Syria fight

TEHRAN: The army chiefs of Russia and Iran discussed the US strikes in Syria by phone Saturday, and vowed to continue the fight against “terrorists” and their supporters, Iranian media reported. The two chiefs of staff, Major General Mohammad Bagheri and General Valery Gerasimov, “condemned the American operation against a Syrian air base which is…

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Israel supports US Syria strike

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday he supports the “strong and clear message” sent by a US strike in neighbouring Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack. “In both word and action, President (Donald) Trump sent a strong and clear message today that the use and spread of chemical weapons will not…

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Air strikes on north Syria mosque kill 42: monitor

DAMASCUS: At least 42 people were killed and dozens more wounded on Thursday in air strikes on a village mosque in northern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. “The raids by unidentified warplanes targeted a mosque in Aleppo province during evening prayers, killing 42 people, most of them civilians,” said the head of…

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Bombings, air strikes in Syria rattle Geneva peace talks

A United Nations peace envoy said a militant attack in Syria on Saturday was a deliberate attempt to wreck peace talks in Geneva, while the warring sides traded blame and appeared no closer to actual negotiations. Suicide bombers stormed two Syrian security offices in Homs, killing dozens with gunfire and explosions including the head of…

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Syrian army captures part of rebel-held east Aleppo

BEIRUT: The Syrian army said it had taken control of an important district in rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Saturday after fierce fighting, with rebels blaming intense air strikes and lack of hospitals for their collapsing frontline.

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All hospitals in eastern Aleppo out of action after bombardments: officials

BEIRUT: All hospitals in Syria’s besieged rebel-held eastern Aleppo are out of service after days of heavy air strikes, its health directorate and the World Health Organization (WHO) said, though a war monitor said some were still functioning.

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22 children killed in air strikes on Syrian school: UNICEF

UNITED NATIONS: Air strikes that hit a school in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province killed 22 children and six teachers, the UN children’s agency UNICEF said Wednesday.

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More than 140 killed in air strikes on Yemen funeral: UN

UNITED NATIONS: More than 140 people were killed and more than 525 injured on Saturday when air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition hit a funeral ceremony in Yemen, a United Nations official said.

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Dozens killed in ‘Saudi’ strikes on funeral in Yemen

Rebels in control of Yemen’s capital accused the Saudi-led coalition fighting them of killing dozens of people Saturday and wounding hundreds more in air strikes on a funeral attended by senior officials. The strikes came as Saudi Arabia, which has overseen the bombing of Huthi rebels in Yemen since March 2015, is under increasing international…

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Russia under pressure to stop devastating Aleppo bombardment

MOSCOW/BEIRUT: Russia said on Friday a draft U.N. resolution demanding an end to air strikes and military flights over the Syrian city of Aleppo was unacceptable, as Moscow faced growing international pressure to stop a devastating bombardment of the city backed by Russian air power.

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US reveals death tolls from drone and air strikes

WASHINGTON: The United States on Friday lifted the lid on one of the most controversial tactics of President Barack Obama’s secretive counter-terror campaign, detailing for the first time the number killed in air strikes in countries like Pakistan and Libya. At the same time, the White House released an executive order outlining the steps that…

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At least 28 dead in air raids on Syria near Turkey: monitor

BEIRUT: At least 28 civilians, including women and children, were killed Thursday in air strikes on a displaced camp in northern Syria near the Turkish border, a monitor said. Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said the strikes which also left 50 civilians wounded targeted the camp near Sarmada in…

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Second Gaza child dies after Israeli air strike: medics

GAZA: A six-year-old girl wounded in an Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip Saturday has died of her injuries, Palestinian medical sources told AFP, naming her as Israa Abu Khussa. Her brother Yassin, 10, died earlier in a raid on a base of Hamas’s military wing near their home in the northern Gaza village…

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Russian military officer ‘killed by Islamic State shelling in Syria’

A Russian military adviser has been killed in Syria by shelling from the Islamic State group, the Russian defence ministry told Ria Novosti news agency Wednesday. The officer was training Syrian soldiers loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in the use of “new weapons” when he was “fatally wounded” on Monday, the ministry was quoted as…

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Britain to join Syria air strikes against IS after vote

LONDON: Britain will join the bombing campaign against Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Syria after MPs voted Wednesday in favour of air strikes by a clear margin despite lingering deep divisions. Prime Minister David Cameron secured the strong mandate he had sought with 397 of MPs voting in favour and 223 against, a majority of…

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