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Air Strikes Batter Women’s Hospital in Syria’s Idlib – Monitor, Aid Group

BEIRUT, Nov 25 – Russian or Syrian government warplanes pounded a women’s hospital in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province on Friday, killing three people nearby, a monitoring group and an aid organisation said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based war monitor, said air strikes battered the hospital in Termanin village on the border between

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All Hospitals in Eastern Aleppo Out of Action

By Angus McDowall BEIRUT, Nov 20 – 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 Organisation (WHO) said, though a war monitor said some were still functioning. White House national security adviser Susan Rice said the United States

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Houthi Missile and Saudi-Led Air Strikes Strain Yemen Truce

By Mohamed Ghobari SANAA, Nov 20 – A 48-hour truce aimed at ending Yemen’s civil war came under pressure on Saturday as residents said fighting was still going on in parts of the country. The ceasefire declared by the Saudi-led military coalition trying to restore a Saudi-backed government raised hopes of an end to a

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Turkish Airstrikes Kill 18 Daesh Militants in Northern Syria – Army

ANKARA, Nov 12  – Turkey’s military killed 18 Daesh militants in northern Syria over the last 24 hours, the army said on Saturday, intensifying strikes against the militant group. Four buildings and one vehicle used by the Daesh fighters were destroyed in the strikes, an army statement said. Separately, five Turkey-backed rebels and five Daesh

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Angry Mourners Bury Victims of Air Strike in Afghanistan

By Sardar Razmal KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, Nov 4 – Hundreds of mourners gathered on Friday to bury more than 30 civilians killed in an air strike called in to protect Afghan and U.S. forces during a raid on suspected Taliban militants outside the northern city of Kunduz. There was an angry mood in Buz Kandahari, the

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Russia Extends Moratorium on Aleppo Air Strikes until Friday

MOSCOW, Nov 2  – Russia on Wednesday told anti-government rebels holed up in Syria’s Aleppo to leave by Friday evening, signalling it would extend a moratorium on air strikes against targets inside the city. The Russian Defence Ministry, which is helping forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad try to retake full control of Aleppo, said

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U.S. Says Two Top Al Qaeda Leaders in Afghanistan Targeted in Strikes

By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON, Oct 26  – The United States carried out strikes in Afghanistan on Sunday targeting two of al Qaeda’s most senior leaders in the country, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. The U.S. military is still assessing the results of the strikes against the two leaders who were targeted at command-and-control locations in

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Moscow says Russia and Syria are Halting Aleppo Air Strikes For Now

MOSCOW, Oct 18  – The Russian and Syrian air forces have halted all air strikes on Aleppo, two days ahead of a planned pause in bombing designed to allow rebels and civilians to leave the city, the Russian defence minister said on Tuesday. The announcement, by Sergei Shoigu, follows a promise made by Moscow on

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