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Baby, pregnant mother killed as Israel strikes Gaza

A baby and her pregnant mother were among three Palestinians killed by Israeli strikes in Gaza overnight Wednesday, officials said

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Syria state media says US-led coalition hit regime position in east

Syrian state media said overnight Sunday to Monday that US-led coalition aircraft had carried out a deadly strike on a regime position in the country’s east near the Iraqi border. Both US-backed Kurdish-led fighters and Russia-supported regime forces are separately fighting the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria’s eastern province of Deir Ezzor. “Aircraft of…

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Who is benefiting from Syria situation?

The United States, Britain and France have carried out a wave of strikes against Syria’s regime in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack on April 7. Watch this report on how the key players are driving benefit from the chaos…

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Syria, Russia accuse Israel over air strike, deny chemical attack

AMMAN – Syria and its main ally Russia blamed Israel for carrying out an attack on a Syrian air base near Homs on Monday which followed reports of a poison gas attack by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces on a rebel-held town. Israel, which has struck Syrian army locations many times in the course of its…

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Syria: Fresh air strikes on Ghouta kill 45 civilians; death toll mounts to 850

Beirut: Fresh air strikes on Eastern Ghouta near Damascus brought the death toll for Wednesday’s bombardment on the rebel-held enclave near Damascus to 45, a monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said at least 18 of the day’s victims were killed in strikes carried out by Russian warplanes on Hammuriyeh. The…

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Strikes hit Syria’s battered Ghouta as death toll hits 800

DOUMA: Heavy air strikes and clashes shook the Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta on Tuesday, a day ahead of an urgent UN Security Council meeting on the escalating violence. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 805 civilians — including at least 178 children — have been killed since Russia-backed regime forces launched an…

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Fresh air strikes on east Syria’s last Islamic State pocket kill 25 civilians

BEIRUT: Air strikes on the last pocket of Islamic State jihadists in eastern Syria have killed at least 25 civilians, including seven children, a monitor said on Monday. The strikes were conducted on Sunday on and around the village of Al-Shaafah, north of the former IS bastion of Albu Kamal near the border with Iraq,…

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Air strikes kill at least 17 civilians in Syria rebel enclave: monitor

Regime and Russian air strikes on a rebel-held enclave near the Syrian capital killed at least 17 civilians on Saturday, a war monitor said. Eastern Ghouta, one of the last remaining opposition strongholds in the country, is the target of near-daily air raids. “Syrian and Russian aircraft on Saturday continued their intense bombardment of Eastern…

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US-led air strikes kill 23 civilians in Syria: monitor

BEIRUT: Air strikes by a US-led coalition killed 23 civilians Wednesday in a village held by the Islamic State group in Syria’s eastern Deir Ezzor province, a monitor said. “At least 23 civilians, among them eight children and six women, were killed Wednesday before dawn by air strikes carried out by the US-led coalition, targeting…

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Palestinian president to shun Pence over Jerusalem move

RAMALLAH: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas will refuse to meet US Vice President Mike Pence later this month following Washington’s controversial policy shift on Jerusalem, an Abbas aide said on Saturday, as protests gripped the Palestinian territories for a third straight day. Retaliatory Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip killed two Hamas militants before dawn,…

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Russian strikes kill 53 civilians in Syria’s Deir Ezzor: monitor

BEIRUT: At least 53 civilians, including 21 children, perished early Sunday morning when Russian air strikes hit “residential buildings” in a village held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, a monitor said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strikes hit the village of Al-Shafah in Deir Ezzor province, on the…

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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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