Stories tagged: airstrikes
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 …
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016, 12:55 p.m.
Syria’s military to reduce airstrikes for Aleppo evacuations
Syria’s military command said it would scale back its bombardment of the contested city of Aleppo on Wednesday to allow civilians to evacuate besieged rebel-held neighborhoods.
Sun., Sept. 25, 2016, 2:03 p.m.
At least 26 killed in Aleppo as U.N. meets over Syria
At least 26 civilians were killed in fresh government airstrikes on the contested city of Aleppo, Syrian activists said Sunday, as the United Nations Security Council convened an emergency meeting …
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 7:25 p.m.
Flawed Syria deal nonetheless offers hope for peace
Saturday’s deal to renew a nationwide truce in Syria, open aid routes and establish a U.S.-Russian military partnership may be the best hope yet to end the brutal five-year civil …
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016, 12:38 p.m.
In a first, Russia uses Iran base to bomb targets in Syria
Russian warplanes took off on Tuesday from a base in Iran to target Islamic State fighters and other militants in Syria, Russia’s Defense Ministry said, widening Moscow’s bombing campaign in …
Sun., Aug. 14, 2016, 2:56 p.m.
Boko Haram claims abducted Chibok girls killed in airstrikes
Some of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls have been killed by Nigerian military airstrikes, according to a new video from Boko Haram, which shows one kidnap victim pleading for authorities to …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 11, 2016, 3:08 p.m.
Strikes on Islamic State-held city in Syria kill at least 20
Syrian activists said airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group’s de facto capital of Raqqa on Thursday killed at least 20 civilians, as neighboring Turkey called for greater cooperation with Russia …
Mon., Aug. 8, 2016, 1:24 p.m.
Doctors Without Borders says hospital it supports in Syria bombed, 13 killed
A hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders and specializing in pediatrics in a rebel-held northern Syria province has been destroyed in a series of airstrikes over the weekend that killed …
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, midnight
Obama at Pentagon to assess IS fight as U.S. strikes in Libya
President Barack Obama summoned top military and national security officials to the Pentagon on Thursday to assess what’s working and what’s not in the fight against the Islamic State group. …
Mon., Aug. 1, 2016, 2:11 p.m.
U.S. launches airstrikes targeting IS militants in Libya
The United States launched multiple airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Libya on Monday, opening a new, more persistent front against the group at the request of the United Nations-backed …
Tue., July 19, 2016, 10:49 a.m.
Activists: Airstrikes on IS-held villages in Syria kill 56 civilians
BEIRUT – Airstrikes on Islamic State-held villages in northern Syria killed at least 56 civilians on Tuesday as intense fighting was underway between the militants and U.S-backed fighters, Syrian opposition …
Sat., July 2, 2016, 9:49 a.m.
Syrian activists say airstrikes on rebel-held area kill 25
Suspected government airstrikes on a rebel-held part of Syria killed at least 25 people on Saturday, in what appeared to be retaliation for the capture and killing of a fighter …
Thu., June 9, 2016, 4:15 p.m.
U.S. moving to expand airstrikes in Afghanistan, official says
After months of debate, the U.S. is close to a decision to expand the military’s authority to conduct airstrikes against the Taliban as the violence in Afghanistan escalates, a senior …
Thu., March 31, 2016, 2:44 p.m.
Syrian activists: Airstrikes hit east of Damascus, kill 23
Airstrikes hit near a school and a hospital east of the Syrian capital of Damascus on Wednesday, killing at least 23 people in one of the deadliest incidents involving civilians …
Thu., March 24, 2016, 10:47 a.m.
Syrian forces enter IS-held Palmyra
Backed by Russian airstrikes, Syrian government forces on Thursday pushed into the ancient town of Palmyra that has been held by the Islamic State group since May, state TV reported, …
Mon., Feb. 15, 2016, 8:12 a.m.
Airstrikes in northern Syria hit 2 hospitals, school
Airstrikes hit two hospitals and a school in northern Syria, killing and wounding dozens of people on Monday, according to opposition activists, who said the strikes were carried out by …
Tue., Oct. 27, 2015, 7:38 a.m.
Carter: More airstrikes, other shifts coming against IS
Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday the Obama administration is preparing to accelerate its military campaign against Islamic State militants, including launching more and heavier airstrikes in Syria.
Wed., Sept. 30, 2015, 6:17 p.m.
US airstrikes back Afghan push to retake city from Taliban
Afghan troops backed by U.S. airstrikes massed Tuesday on the outskirts of a key northern city seized by the Taliban in the buildup for what is likely to be a …