Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Dozens of bodies still under the rubble: Iraqi officials said Mosul air strikes kill dozens of civilians

Air strikes carried out in recent days have killed dozens of civilians in west Mosul, where Iraqi forces are battling jihadists, officials said on Saturday. ______ Both Iraqi aircraft and a US-led international coalition are bombing the Islamic State group in the Mosul area. "There are dozens...

The final push on the Islamic State jihadists in Syria’s Raqa, beginning in the coming days, officials

The international coalition battling the Islamic State group will begin a final push on the jihadists' Syrian stronghold Raqa in the coming days, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Friday. ______ But on the ground, the US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance spearheading the fight for the jihadist...

Battle for Mosul

A boy rides his bike past destroyed cars and houses in a neighborhood recently liberated by Iraqi security forces, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq on Sunday, March 19, 2017. The battle for western Mosul looks to be the most devastating yet for Iraqi...

At least 230 people, many of whom were civilians, killed in airstrikes in Mosul, Iraq

At least 230 people, many of whom were civilians, were killed in airstrikes in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, Rudaw media outlet reported Thursday. ______ According to Sputnik News, around 130 people have been killed in one house in Mosul's Jadida neighborhood and around 100...

At least 33 people killed in a US-led coalition strike on a school in Syria: monitor

At least 33 people were killed in a US-led coalition strike on a school used as a centre for displaced people near a jihadist-held Syrian town, a monitor said Wednesday. ______ The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strike south of Al-Mansoura, a town held...

Israeli aircraft reportedly launched a strike into Syria as tensions rise

An Israeli aircraft reportedly launched a strike into Syria on Sunday that left one person dead, in what appeared to be the second cross-border attack in three days as tensions between the neighbors escalated over the weekend. ______ The Israeli attack was reported by the British-based...

At least 42 people dead and dozens wounding left air strike on mosque near Aleppo in Syria

Warplanes struck a mosque in the rebel-held village of al-Jina, southwest of Atarib near Aleppo in Syria killing at least 42 people and wounding dozens, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said on Thursday. ______ The jets struck as the mosque was full...

Syria in 2017: 11-year-old boy works 12-hour days for just less than $16 a month

Six years of war in Syria means many of the country's youngest citizens have never known a time of peace. RT visited the war-torn country to speak to children who are all too familiar with the death and violence that plagues Syria every day. ______ It is...

Syrian troops backed by Russia retake ancient Palmyra from the Islamic State group

Syrian troops backed by Russian jets completed the recapture of the historic city of Palmyra from the Islamic State group Thursday, the Kremlin and the army said, in another blow to the jihadists. ______ Bolstered by air strikes and ground troops from their ally Moscow, Syrian...

Islamic State militants are planning ‘indiscriminate attacks on innocent civilians’ in Britain

Islamic State militants are planning "indiscriminate attacks on innocent civilians" in Britain on a scale similar to those staged by the Irish Republican Army 40 years ago, the head of the country's new terrorism watchdog said. ______ In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph published on...

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