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Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen rebel-run prison kill over 100

Yemeni medics said on Monday they pulled dozens of bodies from the rubble of a Houthi rebel-run detention center that was hit a day earlier by Saudi-led coalition airstrikes, killing …


Airstrike on IS-held village in eastern Syria kills 10

An airstrike on a village held by the Islamic State group in the country’s east on Friday killed at least 10 people including four children as the offensive on the …


Israeli official confirms Syria airstrikes as Russia objects

An Israeli security official on Wednesday confirmed responsibility for overnight airstrikes in Syria, saying the air force had hit a series of targets involved in Iranian arms transfers to the …


Report: U.S.-led airstrikes kill 40 in IS-held area of Syria

At least 40 people, mostly women and children, were killed Saturday by U.S.-led airstrikes on the last pocket held by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria, a war monitor and …


Reports: Dozens killed or wounded in east Syria airstrikes

Syrian state media and a war monitor say airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition on a town held by the Islamic State group have killed and wounded dozens.


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 1:59 p.m.

Israeli soldier killed by Palestinian fire near Gaza

Israeli airstrikes pummeled Hamas targets in Gaza, killing four Palestinians, mostly Hamas operatives, after Palestinian snipers killed an Israeli soldier near the border Friday, officials said.


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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.


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.


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 …


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 …


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.


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, …