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Eleven Iranians killed in Israel strikes on Syria

Eleven Iranians killed in Israel strikes on Syria

Beirut, Lebanon: At least 11 Iranians were among those killed in unprecedented Israeli strikes on Syria this week, a monitor said Saturday. “At least 27 pro-regime fighters were killed” in Thursday’s strikes, said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. He said “six Syrian soldiers and 21 foreign fighters, including…

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May 12, 2018

 
Turkey hails US-led attack on Syria

Turkey hails US-led attack on Syria

ANKARA: Turkey on Saturday welcomed Western strikes targeting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime as an “appropriate response” in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack that left dozens dead. “We welcome this operation which has eased humanity’s conscience in the face of the attack in Douma, largely suspected to have been carried out by the regime,”…

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April 14, 2018

 
US threatens further strikes in Syria

US threatens further strikes in Syria

UNITED NATIONS: The United States on Friday warned it was ready to hit Syria again after targeting an air base in a strike that infuriated Moscow and fuelled calls for a new diplomatic push to end the six-year war.

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April 8, 2017

 
Hundreds of flights canceled in Greece ahead of strikes

Hundreds of flights canceled in Greece ahead of strikes

ATHENS: Airlines Saturday announced the cancelation of hundreds of flights in and out of Greece ahead of a series of one-day strikes by the country’s air traffic controllers. Aegean, the country’s largest airline, and its subsidiary Olympic Air cancelled all of their flights in or out of the country for Sunday, when the walkout is…

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October 8, 2016

 
Strikes, protests pose new headache for Paris tourism

Strikes, protests pose new headache for Paris tourism

As Paris tourism struggles to overcome last November’s Islamist attacks, the world’s most visited city faces a new threat from a wave of protests and further planned strikes, tourism officials warned on Monday. Labor unions have scheduled stoppages that risk disrupting transport for millions of visitors and fans hoping to follow the Euro 2016 soccer…

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May 30, 2016

 
US demands Assad forces halt Aleppo strikes as residents flee

US demands Assad forces halt Aleppo strikes as residents flee

ALEPPO, Syria: The United States Saturday demanded that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces halt their bombardment of Aleppo and help restore a nationwide ceasefire, with Secretary of State John Kerry due to head to Geneva for talks on the conflict. Terrified residents fled a new wave of air strikes on rebel-held areas of the divided…

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May 1, 2016

 
US kills 20 civilians in Iraq, Syria in five months

US kills 20 civilians in Iraq, Syria in five months

WASHINGTON: US air strikes against Islamic State targets between September and February resulted in the deaths of 20 civilians and injured 11 others, the Pentagon said Friday. The acknowledgement brings the official tally of civilians killed in US-led strikes in Iraq and Syria to 41 since counter-IS operations began in August 2014. In addition, a…

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April 22, 2016

 
Activists slam US ‘punishments’ for Afghan hospital attack

Activists slam US ‘punishments’ for Afghan hospital attack

KABUL: Rights campaigners Friday lambasted US “punishments” handed to officers involved in a catastrophic bombing raid on an Afghan hospital, saying the failure to criminally investigate them is an “injustice and insult” to the victims. The bombing last October of the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospital in Kunduz — which came as NATO-backed Afghan forces…

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March 18, 2016

 
15 terrorists dead in N.Waziristan air strikes

15 terrorists dead in N.Waziristan air strikes

RAWALPINDI: Military fighter jets pounded militants’ hideouts in North Waziristan on Tuesday, killing at least 15 terrorists in the restive tribal region bordering Afghanistan, Samaa reported. According to ISPR, the bombardment was carried out in Alwara, Khartangi, Maizar and Datta Khel areas of North Waziristan agency today, leaving at least 15 terrorists dead. Eight hideouts…

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February 23, 2016

 
US-led strikes kill 15 civilians in Syria

US-led strikes kill 15 civilians in Syria

BEIRUT, Lebanon: Strikes by a US-led coalition against the Islamic State group killed at least 15 civilians, including three children, in northeastern Syria on Thursday, a monitor said. The strikes hit four IS-controlled villages in Hasakeh province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, saying the toll could rise. It said nine IS fighters had…

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February 18, 2016

 
French lawmakers vote to extend air strikes in Syria

French lawmakers vote to extend air strikes in Syria

PARIS: French lawmakers on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to extend air strikes against Islamic State group targets in Syria, which have been stepped up following the Paris attacks. Paris has intensified its campaign against IS since the November 13 Paris assaults that left 130 people dead, this week launching its first strikes from the Charles de…

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November 26, 2015

 
Saudi-led strikes hit Yemen rebels despite truce

Saudi-led strikes hit Yemen rebels despite truce

SANAA: Saudi-led warplanes bombarded Yemeni rebels at dawn Sunday, witnesses said, in a new blow to a UN-proposed truce in the impoverished country where millions are threatened with famine. Air strikes hit the Shiite Huthi stronghold of Saada in Yemen's north, as well as other rebel positions south of the capital Sanaa and in the…

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July 12, 2015

 
Saudi-led strikes on Yemen hit party HQ of Houthi ally Saleh

Saudi-led strikes on Yemen hit party HQ of Houthi ally Saleh

SANAA: Saudi-led air raids pounded the Sanaa headquarters of Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh's General People's Congress party late on Sunday, killing and wounding several people, witnesses and a party official said. The strikes coincided with a visit to the capital by the U.N. special envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, who is…

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July 6, 2015

 
Sri Lanka-Pakistan decider evenly poised

Sri Lanka-Pakistan decider evenly poised

PALLEKELE: Skipper Angelo Mathews steadied Sri Lanka with a watchful unbeaten 31 after Pakistan had scalped the top order cheaply in the series-deciding third and final Test in Pallekele on Sunday. The hosts, who gained a first innings lead of 63 runs, recovered from 35 to three to post 112-4 in their second knock by…

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July 5, 2015

 
Clashes, strikes kill 21 in Yemen's Aden

Clashes, strikes kill 21 in Yemen's Aden

ADEN: Saudi-led air strikes and clashes in Yemen's second city of Aden killed 13 Shiite Huthi rebels and eight pro-government fighters Friday, military sources said. War planes struck Huthi positions in the north of the port city, killing six fighters, after fighting killed seven rebels and eight soldiers loyal to exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi,…

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July 3, 2015

 
Prasad strikes twice for Sri Lanka in second Test

Prasad strikes twice for Sri Lanka in second Test

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's seamer Dhammika Prasad claimed two early wickets as Pakistan moved to 70 for two at lunch on the opening day of the second Test in Colombo on Thursday. Mohammad Hafeez was unbeaten on 31 and Younis Khan, playing his 100th Test, was on two after surviving an appeal for leg-before on zero….

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June 25, 2015

 
Saudi-led strikes hit Yemen's Aden as peace talks fail

Saudi-led strikes hit Yemen's Aden as peace talks fail

ADEN: Saudi-led warplanes launched dawn raids Saturday against rebels in Yemen's southern port city of Aden, the military said, hours after peace talks in Geneva ended without agreement. At least 15 air strikes rocked the northern, eastern and western approaches to Aden, said a pro-government military source. “The objective is to close the noose around…

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June 20, 2015

 
Jet strikes kill 20 militants in operation Khyber-II

Jet strikes kill 20 militants in operation Khyber-II

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani airstrikes on Friday killed 20 militants in the country's lawless tribal area bordering Afghanistan, the military said, part of a massive ongoing operation against the Taliban. The strikes took place in Khyber tribal district where the military began its latest offensive in October 2014 carrying out airstrikes and using artillery, mortars and ground…

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June 19, 2015

 
PM under MQM fire for 'housefly' statement

PM under MQM fire for 'housefly' statement

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), which usually gives the calls for strikes in Karachi, mostly in reaction to its workers allegedly extrajudicial murders, came down hard on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for comparing the loss of human lives to that of houseflies, Samaa reported. “The PM should refrain from making fun of the death of…

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June 12, 2015

 
Karachi shuts down even if a fly dies here, says PM

Karachi shuts down even if a fly dies here, says PM

KARACHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says Pakistan will not prosper as long as Karachi remains a hostage to strikes, shutdowns, and wheel-jams Samaa reported. “Karachi is shut down even if a fly dies here. This is counterproductive to the economy of the country,” the prime minister said while addressing the members of Federation of Pakistan…

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June 12, 2015

 
Foreigners among 10 terrorists killed in NW aerial strikes

Foreigners among 10 terrorists killed in NW aerial strikes

RAWALPINDI: At least 10 suspected terrorists including foreigners were killed in precise aerial strikes ahead of Datta Khel in North Wazirastan on Monday. According to ISPR here, a huge cache of arms and ammunition was also destroyed in the strikes. Earlier in the day, 12 terror suspects were killed when troops backed by fighter jets…

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June 1, 2015

 
 
 
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