Stories tagged: airstrikes
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 …
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
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 …