Stories tagged: airstrikes
Thu., May 24, 2018, 1:07 p.m.
Report: Airstrikes on Syria pro-government positions kill 12
Airstrikes overnight in eastern Syria killed at least 12 pro-government fighters, all reportedly foreign nationals, a war-monitoring group said Thursday. The Syrian government-run media blamed the strikes on the U.S.-led …
Sat., May 12, 2018, 8:25 a.m.
Monitor: 42 killed by Israeli strikes in Syria this week
A wave of Israeli strikes on suspected military positions in Syria this week killed 42 people, including at least 19 Iranians, a Syria war monitor reported Saturday.
Tue., May 1, 2018, 12:51 p.m.
Airstrikes kill 23 in IS-held territory in Syria
Airstrikes killed at least 23 civilians on Tuesday in one of the last pockets of Islamic State-controlled territory in Syria, according to Syrian state media and an opposition-linked monitoring group, …
UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018, 12:24 p.m.
Violence claims more lives in Syrian capital and suburbs
Syrian government forces pressed their offensive against the last rebel-held town in eastern Ghouta near the capital Damascus on Saturday under the cover of airstrikes as shelling of civilian areas …
UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 11:59 a.m.
Advancing Syrian troops pile pressure on rebels in Ghouta
Syrian troops captured a major rebel stronghold east of the capital Damascus Saturday and took large parts of another, squeezing insurgents and forcing thousands to flee to regions controlled by …
UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 11:21 a.m.
Reports: Syrian troops split rebel-held enclave near capital
Government forces carried out punishing airstrikes against an opposition-held suburb of Damascus Wednesday, seeking to divide the besieged enclave in two and further squeeze rebels and tens of thousands of …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 9:03 p.m.
Damascus suburb strikes kill scores, U.N. votes for cease-fire
A new wave of airstrikes and shelling on eastern suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus left at least 22 people dead and dozens wounded Saturday, raising the death toll of …
Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Israeli PM: Airstrikes dealt ‘severe blows’ to Iran, Syria
Israel’s prime minister said Sunday his country delivered “severe blows” to Iranian and Syrian forces and vowed to take further action against its adversaries following the most serious Israeli engagement …
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 1:16 p.m.
Turkey resumes airstrikes on Syrian Kurdish enclave
Turkey resumed airstrikes in Syria’s Kurdish enclave of Afrin after a brief lull, killing and wounding several people, the military and Kurdish officials said Friday.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
Rebel areas pounded by Syrian forces despite cease-fire call
Russian and Syrian government forces launched a new wave of airstrikes and shelling on Tuesday, plunging the besieged area just outside of Syria’s capital of Damascus into a spiral of …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
Residents say airstrikes kill at least 14 civilians in northern Afghanistan
The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan said Sunday that it was investigating reports that at least 14 civilians were killed in airstrikes in the northern province of Kunduz, where U.S. and …
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 9:25 a.m.
Russia says its airstrikes wounded al-Qaida leader in Syria
Russia said Wednesday it carried out airstrikes in Syria this week that critically wounded the leader of an al-Qaida-linked group and killed 12 other militant commanders.
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Airstrikes on IS-held areas in Syria kill and wound dozens
Airstrikes on villages and towns held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria have killed and wounded dozens a day after an attack by the extremists killed more than …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 12:44 p.m.
Airstrikes hit Syria’s Aleppo despite ceasefire
Airstrikes have targeted rural Aleppo in northern Syria Sunday for the first time in months since a cease-fire took hold in the province, killing one, activists and a war monitoring …
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 10:17 a.m.
Russia denies claim of airstrike on U.S.-backed Syrian force
The Russian military denied claims on Sunday that it struck a U.S.-backed force in eastern Syria, wounding six fighters.
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 8:49 a.m.
Activists: At least 17 killed in east Syria airstrikes
Syrian activists say at least 17 civilians have been killed in a series of airstrikes on a Euphrates River crossing in eastern Syria.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 4:43 p.m.
Thousands flee as Iraq steps up airstrikes on IS-held town
Thousands of Iraqis have fled an Islamic State-held town west of Mosul as Iraqi and coalition warplanes step up strikes ahead of a ground offensive to drive out the militants.
UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
Pentagon: 45 civilians killed by coalition strikes
Investigations conducted during the month of March reveal that U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria killed 45 civilians, mostly in and around the Iraqi …
UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 9:51 p.m.
Pentagon: U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan kills al-Qaida leader
Qari Yasin, a Qaida leader, was killed during a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan earlier this month, the defense department said Saturday in Washington, D.C.
Sat., March 25, 2017, 12:07 p.m.
Airstrikes across rebel-held Syria kill and wound scores
Airstrikes hit a women’s prison and a clinic in rebel-held parts of Syria on Saturday, killing and wounding scores of people amid clashes on multiple fronts between government forces and …
UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 5:34 p.m.
U.S. acknowledges its forces were behind airstrike on Mosul
An airstrike targeting Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul that witnesses say killed at least 100 people was in fact launched by the U.S. military, American officials …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
Pentagon: More than 30 airstrikes in Yemen since Thursday
As part of a sustained assault on the extremist group known as al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, U.S. warplanes have launched more than 30 airstrikes in Yemen the past two …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 2:49 p.m.
Pentagon: Airstrikes in Syria kill 11 al-Qaida operatives
The Pentagon says two U.S. airstrikes in Syria killed 11 al-Qaida operatives, including one with ties to Osama bin Laden and other senior al-Qaida leaders.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 3:38 p.m.
U.S.-led strikes have likely killed dozens of civilians
Air and artillery strikes by the U.S.-led coalition in the Iraqi city of Mosul appear to have killed more than 80 civilians since a major operation there began last month, …
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 11:06 p.m.
Syrian regime bombardment kills 61 civilians in Aleppo
Rescue workers pulled bodies from broken buildings across eastern Aleppo on Saturday as the White House condemned the Syrian government’s “heinous” attacks on the area.
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 8:43 a.m.
Hospital workers rush to evacuate infants in Aleppo bombing
Doctors and nurses at a pediatric hospital in eastern Aleppo scrambled Friday to evacuate babies in incubators to safety from underground shelters after the facility in the besieged Syrian city …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 9:01 a.m.
Bombs strike Aleppo and northern Syria, 54 dead
Syrian government warplanes and artillery pounded rebel-held districts of Aleppo for the second day Wednesday, killing at least 11 people and damaging two hospitals, a blood bank and several residential …
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 4:13 p.m.
U.S. says 64 civilians killed in Iraq, Syria strikes in past year
Sixty-four civilians were killed and eight were injured in 24 U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria over the past year, the U.S. military said Wednesday, …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 11:27 a.m.
Russia: Halt of airstrikes on Aleppo to continue
The Russian military said Tuesday the halt of Russian and Syrian air strikes, now in its seventh day, on besieged eastern parts of the city of Aleppo will continue and …
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016, 8:14 a.m.
Airstrike hits market in Syria’s Aleppo, killing 15
Activists said the early afternoon strike destroyed several shops in the besieged eastern part of Aleppo, which has been the target of a massive Russian-backed Syrian offensive since the collapse …