syria air strikes

Aleppo Air Strike Kills 14 Members of One Family – Rescue Workers

BEIRUT, Oct 17  – Fourteen members of the same family were killed in an air strike in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, an emergency service said on Monday, as the Syrian government pressed its Russian-backed campaign to capture opposition-held areas of the city. A list of the dead published by the Civil Defence included several infants, among

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Even in a Bunker Under a Mountain, Syrian Hospital Knocked Out by Strikes

By Ellen Francis BEIRUT, Oct 3 – Even entombing the hospital under solid rock tunnelled beneath a mountain was not enough to protect it from bombs dropped by Syria’s government or its Russian allies, medical staff say. Opposition groups built the “central cave hospital” north of Hama to withstand bombardment, tunnelling into a mountain in

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Kerry’s Ceaseless Diplomacy Faces Sternest Test on Syria

By Lesley Wroughton NEW YORK, Sept 25 – John Kerry had heard enough. After last week’s bombing of a U.N. aid convoy in Syria dealt a death blow to a ceasefire deal in which he had invested all his diplomatic capital with Russia, the U.S. Secretary of State tossed aside a page of notes and

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Russia says Syrian Aid Convoy Caught Fire, Was Not Shot Up

MOSCOW, Sept 20  – The Russian Defence Ministry on Tuesday rejected assertions that an aid convoy near Aleppo had been shelled or struck from the air the previous day, saying it had caught fire instead. The United Nations suspended all aid shipments into Syria on Tuesday after what it said was a deadly attack on

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Brother of Syrian Boy Pictured in Aleppo Dies of His Wounds

BEIRUT, Aug 21 – The older brother of the Syrian boy whose image, dazed and bloodied after an air strike, shocked people around the world, has died in Aleppo from wounds sustained in the same incident, a war monitor and a witness said. Ali Daqneesh, 10, was wounded in Wednesday’s air strike, according to the

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Syrian Opposition Calls for Suspension of U.S.-Led Air Strikes

BEIRUT, July 21 – The head of the opposition Syrian National Coalition called for a suspension of the U.S.-led air campaign against Daesh in Syria while reports of dozens of civilian deaths from air strikes around the northern city of Manbij are investigated. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 56 civilians

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Dozens Killed in Air Strikes on Syria’s Raqqa: Monitor, Activists

BEIRUT, March 19 – Dozens of people were killed or wounded in a series of air strikes on the city of Raqqa in northern Syria on Saturday, Britain-based monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. It said the dead included women and children and more than 60 people were wounded. It did not

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Daesh Commander Still Alive, Badly Wounded: Syrian Observatory

BEIRUT, March 10 – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday that Daesh’s military commander was badly wounded but still alive, appearing to contradict U.S. officials who said he was likely killed in a U.S. air strike. The U.S. officials said on Tuesday that Abu Omar al-Shishani, also known as Omar the Chechen

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Syria’s Opposition to Meet Tuesday, Blames Russia for “Obstacles”

BEIRUT, Jan 25 – Syria’s opposition will meet on Tuesday to discuss U.N.-led efforts to convene delayed peace talks, an opposition spokesman said, repeating a call for goodwill steps from the government including a halt to bombardments before any talks happen. The United Nations is trying to convene the first talks in two years to

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