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Syria violence kills dozens of troops and civilians in north

Gulan Media - 2019-06-16 01:01

Syria: Over 40 Fighters, Civilians Killed in Clashes, Airstrikes

BAS News - 2019-06-16 00:06
ERBIL - Clashes and air raids on Saturday in northwestern Syria resulted in the killing of over 40 fighters, mostly pro-regime forces, and civilians, a monitoring group said. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that at least ten civilians, including ...

SDF arrested members of terrorist’ cell in Raqqa

SDF Press - 2019-06-14 16:53
Raqqa – Daesh supporters conducted multiple IED attacks yesterday in Raqqa, including in front of an amusement park in the Education street, resulted a number of casualties and wounded among the civilians. The SDF took quick action to remove the threat to ...

HPG: Attacks against civilians are part of the invasion plan

ANF - 2019-06-14 14:42
HPG said the Turkish state has been bombing civilian residential areas in Southern Kurdistan deliberately and systematically, and added that these attacks are part of an invasion plan. ...

11 Afrin residents abducted and tortured in Turkey not released

ANF - 2019-06-13 13:44
The civilians from Afrin refused the allegations and spoke about how they were handed over to the Turkish intelligence MIT after 12 days of torture at the hands of the FSA gangs in Afrin. ...

Syrian attacks on civilians continue amid rebel counterattack | Syria News | Al Jazeera

Aljazeera - 2019-06-12 14:25

US Africa envoy to visit Sudan amid crisis to encourage talks

BBC - 2019-06-11 00:29
Tibor Nagy will urge the country's military leaders to stop their attacks on civilians. ...

Kirkuk: Separate Bomb Attacks Kill, Wound Seven People

BAS News - 2019-06-09 01:49
ERBIL - At least seven people, including two civilians, were either killed or wounded in three separate bomb attacks in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk. Kurdistan24 cited its correspondent in the area as explaining that the first incident occurre ...

Syria uses familiar tactic in rebel Idlib: Bombing civilians

Gulan Media - 2019-06-07 18:04

Syria uses familiar tactic in rebel Idlib: Bombing civilians

Rûdaw - 2019-06-07 15:57
Five weeks of violence has driven nearly 300,000 people from their homes ...

Turkish-backed mercenaries set fire to cultivated lands in Bab

ANF - 2019-06-04 15:38
Turkish state allied gangs are setting fire to the cultivated lands of the villagers in Bab. The gangs open fire on civilians who want to intervene with the fires. ...

Damascus, Russia using ‘cocktail’ of banned weapons in NW Syria: HRW

Rûdaw - 2019-06-04 08:56
"The latest chapter in eight years of failure to protect civilians in Syria" ...

Abuses against civilians on the rise in Syria’s Afrin - VoA | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-06-04 02:03

French casualties on D-Day: 'What I saw... was so horrible'

BBC - 2019-06-03 01:20
As the 75th anniversary of D-Day is marked, people in France remember the soldiers but also the civilians who were killed. ...

Raqqa Civil Assembly condemned bomb attacks

ANF - 2019-06-02 21:07
The Raqqa Civil Assembly held a press conference to condemn the bomb attacks that took place in the city on Saturday killing several civilians. ...

Three killed 16 wounded in Raqqa double explosion

ANF - 2019-06-02 09:59
Two separate explosions in Raqqa leave three civilians dead and 16 wounded. ...

Iraqi Forces Unearth Mass Grave in Anbar

BAS News - 2019-06-01 16:41
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces said a new mass grave of civilians was found and uncovered in the western province of Anbar. The mass grave contains remnants of five people, all executed by Islamic State (IS), a source told Sumariya News. A member of the j ...

IS fight: US-led coalition says it killed 1,300 civilians in Syria and Iraq

BBC - 2019-06-01 00:02
The coalition's figure on deaths in Syria and Iraq may actually be much higher, activists say. ...

US-led coalition 'killed 1,300 civilians' since 2014

RTE - 2019-05-31 19:29

Thirteen civilians killed in Syrian airstrikes | The Times

Thetimes - 2019-05-31 03:17

Occupation terror against people in Afrin: 10 civilians injured

ANF - 2019-05-30 14:04
Turkish-backed militias stormed two villages in Afrin’s Mabata district and tried to expel the residents. When the people resisted, they were shot. ...

Thirteen civilians killed in Syrian airstrikes | World | The Times

Thetimes - 2019-05-30 01:42

Syrian civilians killed as Assad and Russia escalate Idlib bombing | World | The Times

Thetimes - 2019-05-28 20:42

Speaking with the “Bad Guys”: Toward Dialogue with Central Mali’s Jihadists

International Crisis Group - 2019-05-28 19:17
War between the state and jihadists in central Mali has led to growing intercommunal violence. To spare civilians additional harm, the government should explore the possibility of talks with the insurgents about local ceasefires and humanitarian aid – wh ...

NGOs appeal for immediate end to attacks on civilians and hospitals in Idlib | ICN

Indcatholicnews - 2019-05-28 12:14

The academy of martyr Birusk Piro opens a new training course

SDF Press - 2019-05-28 02:22
The academy of martyr Birusk Pir opened a new course in Shadadi. The course was named after martyr Kawa, and included 100 fighters who will receive during the next 45 days intellectual and cultural lessons and how to deal with civilians in war. The openin ...

Abductions and murders on the rise in Afrin

ANF - 2019-05-27 14:56
Abductions for ransom and murders against civilians are on the rise in Turkish state occupied Afrin. The gangs tortured and killed a civilian in Afrin and several civilians were abducted in May.Policies to change the demographic makeup are still in place. ...

Regime bombardment kills 12 civilians in northwest Syria

Rûdaw - 2019-05-27 14:55
"The planes targeted civilians who were buying food for their children ...

Syria: Rocket Attacks by Militants Kill, Wound 17 Civilians

BAS News - 2019-05-27 01:28
ERBIL - At least 17 civilians were either killed or wounded on Sunday in rocket attacks carried out by militant groups on the Idlib de-escalation zone on Syria's al-Suqaylabiyah, a commander was quoted as saying. Major General Viktor Kupchishin, the comm ...

Regime bombardment kills 12 civilians in northwest Syria

Gulan Media - 2019-05-26 23:41

IS Kills 4 Civilians in Iraq’s Salahaddin Province

BAS News - 2019-05-25 13:45
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants carried out an attack in Shargat district of Salahaddin province on Saturday and killed at least four people. According security sources cited by Iraqi media, the attack targeted a district populated by Jimela tribe. ...

Turkish army attacks civilians in South Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-05-25 13:09
The Turkish state continues its genocidal attacks against the Kurdish people and their lands in three parts of Kurdistan. ...

Thursday’s Daily Brief: Safeguarding civilians, strengthening Ebola response in DR Congo, Fistula Day, Guterres condemns CAR attacks and Syria update | UN News

UN - 2019-05-24 19:20

Al Fakhekhah ..670 corpses were exhumed and work continues

SDF Press - 2019-05-24 13:08
Raqqa – The initial response team in Raqqa exhumed 670 corpses from the al-Fakhekhah cemetery in the southern countryside of the city, which includes the corpses of those who were in the ranks of ISIS and a number of civilians. It is one of the largest ma ...

Air raids kill 12 civilians in a market in Syria’s Idlib, says a monitor group - Al Arabiya English

Alarabiya - 2019-05-22 15:46

Air raids kill civilians in northwest Syria | MEO

Middle East Online - 2019-05-22 15:46

The New Humanitarian | As Turkey and Russia pull the strings in Syria’s Idlib, civilians pay the price

Thenewhumanitarian - 2019-05-21 20:15

Bombing Leaves Two Injured in Mosul

BAS News - 2019-05-18 14:06
ERBIL — A bomb blast on Saturday injured at least two civilians in central Mosul, north of Iraq. A security source confirmed to BasNews that the bombing was carried out via an IED attached to a motorcycle. It went off in Dawasa neighborhood of Mosul, he ...

UN Security Council to meet Friday on Idlib amid rising civilian deaths

Rûdaw - 2019-05-16 23:10
More than 120 civilians have been killed since late April:UN ...

Offensive against Idlib ignores fate of 3 million civilians dwelling on battleground | Jordan Times

Jordantimes - 2019-05-16 06:10

Suspected ISIS attack leaves two Kurdish civilians dead in disputed Khanaqin

Gulan Media - 2019-05-14 22:39

Suspected ISIS attack leaves two Kurdish civilians dead in disputed Khanaqin

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-14 18:09

Playing with Real Weapon, 10-Year Boy Shoots Sister Dead

BAS News - 2019-05-13 14:30
ERBIL — The local hospital of Raparin, Sulaymaniyah province, said it received the bleeding body of a 13-year-old girl on Sunday evening who had reportedly became victim of widespread weapons in the hands of civilians. Shorish Ismail, a spokesperson for ...

Rebuilding the bakeries Daesh destroyed

The Global Coalition - 2019-05-13 11:22
When Daesh began losing land in Aleppo, they destroyed bakeries to force locals to come with them as they retreated, and make it harder for the Coalition to restore infrastructure and services for civilians. Article Rebuilding the bakeries Daesh destroye ...

Syria says insurgent shelling kills 6 civilians in northwest

Gulan Media - 2019-05-13 06:09

Civilians pay the price as Syrian-Russian forces pound Idlib | Battle for Idlib News | Al Jazeera

Aljazeera - 2019-05-11 06:15

Suicide attack in Iraq’s Baghdad kills, wounds scores of civilians

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-10 19:14

The Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Germany : in armed combat, Kurdish parties do not target civilians and tourists

Kurdpa - 2019-05-10 12:51
Kurdpa Agency: The Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Germany warned its citizens to avoid traveling to some places in Iran. ...

Germany Decries Syrian Regime’s Attacks on Idlib

BAS News - 2019-05-09 00:49
ERBIL - Germany has decried the recent air raids carried out by the Syrian regime on Idlib province where over 100 civilians were reportedly killed in two weeks. "We condemn heavy bombings that targeted the humanitarian infrastructure," Christofer Burger ...

Five More Yezidis Reunite with Family in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-05-09 00:09
ERBIL - Another five Yezidis reunited with their family members on Wednesday in an IDP camp in Kurdistan Region. The civilians included a woman and four of her children who had been kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) from the Yezidi majority populated r ...

Explosion kills 2 civilians, injures 4 others in Manbij

ANF - 2019-05-08 15:33
Two people were killed and four others wounded as result of an explosion in Manbij city. ...

Syrian Regime Attacks Leave Eight Civilians Dead

BAS News - 2019-05-07 22:16
ERBIL - Syrian regime attacks have killed eight civilians in the areas of de-escalation regions, northern Syria, local sources said on Tuesday. Turkish media Anadolu Agency cited the locals as saying that the artilleries and air raids overnight on Monday ...

Pakistan says Indian fire kills 2 civilians in Kashmir

Yahoo - 2019-05-05 18:54

Idlib: Nine Civilians Killed by Airstrikes

BAS News - 2019-05-05 00:52
ERBIL - Airstrikes by the Syrian regime and allied Russia killed on Saturday at least nine civilians in northwestern Syria, a monitor revealed. Among the casualties were three women and a member of the White Helmets, a team working in some rebel-held are ...

Bomb Blast Injures Two Civilians in Mosul

BAS News - 2019-05-04 20:02
ERBIL - A bomb explosion in the Iraqi city of Mosul left two civilians wounded on Saturday. The incident took place in the area of al-Magmoaa, eastern Mosul, where a booby-trapped motorbike exploded, a security source explained to al-Ahd News. No sides w ...

Nine Civilians Killed, Injured by Syrian Regime Strikes

BAS News - 2019-05-02 00:52
ERBIL - At least nine civilians have either been killed or wounded in attacks carried out by the Syrian regime in the de-escalation zones, in northern Syria, locals said on Wednesday. According to Turkish media Anadolu Agency, airstrikes and bombardments ...

SNHR Says 324 Civilians Killed in Syria Last Month

BAS News - 2019-05-01 23:15
ERBIL - At least 324 civilians were killed last month only, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) reported on Wednesday, adding that a media worker was among the casualties. Although no sides were directly mentioned as being responsible for the deat ...

Attack by occupation forces wounded 5 civilians in Shehba

ANF - 2019-04-30 23:04
The Turkish regime continues its attacks against northern Syria together with its jihadist allies. ...

Invaders bomb villages in Afrin: At least 10 wounded

ANF - 2019-04-30 16:34
At least 5 civilians and 5 fighters were wounded in Turkish state mortar fires into occupied Afrin’s Shera district. ...

Two Civilians Killed in Syrian Regime Bombardments

BAS News - 2019-04-29 23:59
ERBIL - At least two civilians were killed in the Syrian regime bombardments in the northwestern city of Idlib on Monday. According to a report by Anadolu Agency, the shelling almost hit a Turkish observation point in Zawiya area, northwestern Hama, addi ...

Six Syrian Civilians Killed in Airstrike By Unidentified Aircraft

BAS News - 2019-04-28 22:55
ERBIL - An airstrike conducted by an unidentified aircraft late on Saturday resulted in the killing of at least six civilians in northwestern Syria, local sources reported on Sunday. The air raid targeted Qalaat Al-Madiq town and Al-Hawash village which ...

ISIS ambush Kurdish civilians in Makhmour, take hostage: general

Gulan Media - 2019-04-28 06:18

On 56th Friday in Gaza, Israeli forces wound 110 civilians, including 37 children and 4 paramedics – Mondoweiss

Mondoweiss - 2019-04-27 23:30

10 civilians and 6 suspected terrorists killed in police raid in Sri Lanka - KXLY

KXLY - 2019-04-27 20:37

ISIS ambush Kurdish civilians in Makhmour, take hostage: general

Rûdaw - 2019-04-27 20:16

Coalition Reveals Number of Civilian Casualties During anti-IS Campaign

BAS News - 2019-04-26 21:10
ERBIL - The US-led international coalition has revealed that it had "unintentionally" killed a total of 1,291 civilians in Iraq and Syria since 2014. The coalition carried out 34,646 airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) during the five-year deadly w ...

US-led blitz killed over 1,600 civilians in Syria – report – The Citizen

Citizen - 2019-04-26 13:59

US-led 2017 blitz on Syria's Raqqa killed 1,600 civilians: report

Rûdaw - 2019-04-26 02:24
Airstrikes and artillery fire were 'inaccurate..., indiscriminate': Amnesty International ...

Coalition Reveals Number of Collateral Civilian Casualties During anti-IS Campaign

BAS News - 2019-04-26 00:19
ERBIL - The US-led international coalition has revealed that it had "unintentionally" killed a total of 1,291 civilians in Iraq and Syria since 2014. The coalition carried out 34,646 airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) during the five-year deadly w ...

Monitors: US-led coalition killed 1,600 civilians in Raqqa

Gulan Media - 2019-04-25 22:51

Civilians Held by Islamic State in Syria Go Free - WSJ

WSJ - 2019-04-25 14:56

Woman who escaped Kobane asks UN to assist disabled persons in conflict

Rûdaw - 2019-04-25 10:28
“The UN Security Council has a duty to protect all civilians in armed conflict ...

More civilians now killed by US, Afghan forces than by insurgents: UN

Gulan Media - 2019-04-25 08:13

UN: More civilians killed by Afghan forces than Taliban

BBC - 2019-04-25 03:18
The agency says, for first time, Afghan and international forces killed the most civilians this year. ...

Two Kurdish Civilians Arrested in Kamyaran

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-04-25 02:20
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Khaled Zamani and Mehdi Ghobadi, two civilians from Kamyaran, have been arrested by security forces and transferred to an unknown location during the past 2 days. A source in the Kamyaran has told KHRN that “security ...

The Public Relations Office of the Syrian Democratic Forces in Tabqa

SDF Press - 2019-04-23 01:02
With a revolutionary spirit The Public Relations Office of the Syrian Democratic Forces began its work almost a year ago solving the problems of civilians, believing in the importance of social justice. The office followed some pressing issues, some of th ...

United Constitutional Patriots: Border Patrol pushes back against armed civilians policing border [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-04-21 23:35

Kabul attack: Seven killed at Afghan ministry of information

BBC - 2019-04-21 01:21
Four civilians and three police officers were killed in the attack, which officials say is now over. ...

Renewed government bombing of Syria's Idlib kills 10 civilians | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-04-19 02:40

Occupation forces kidnapped several civilians in Afrin

ANF - 2019-04-18 20:32
Inhumane acts of the Turkish army and allied jihadists continue in Afrin. ...

Syrian al-Qaeda Kills 11, Mostly Civilians, Shelling Aleppo - News From Antiwar.com

Antiwar - 2019-04-15 06:16

Three Kurdish and Afghan Civilians Killed by Iranian Border Guards at Khoy Border Area

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-04-15 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): On Tuesday night, April 12, 2019, a Kurdish civilian and an Afghan family of six people were targeted by the Iranian border guards near the village of Tavarreh of Khoy. As a result of this shooting, the Kurdish civil ...

SDF Hands 25 Yezidis to Rescue Office in Syria

BAS News - 2019-04-13 18:17
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has handed 25 liberated Yezidis to a rescue office in northeastern Syria. The civilians, the majority of whom were women and children, had been freed during a military operation in the village of Bag ...

[PICTURES]: Mass Grave of Kurds Discovered in South of Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-12 19:48
ERBIL — Another mass grave containing bodies of Kurdish victims of the 1980s Anval Campaign has been discovered in Iraq’s southern province of Musanna. During 1980s, Saddam Hussein’s Baath Regime massacred hundreds of thousands of Kurdish civilians, incl ...

Ankara-backed Rebels Continue to Harass Civilians in Afrin: Monitor

BAS News - 2019-04-11 23:24
ERBIL - The Ankara-backed Syrian rebels continue to commit violence against civilians in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northern Syria, while they have also arrested many residents, a human rights center said on Thursday. "The Syrian rebels and groups o ...

35 civilians kidnapped in Afrin in a week

ANF - 2019-04-11 23:04
Women are among those kidnapped in occupied Afrin. ...

14 more civilians kidnapped in Afrin

ANF - 2019-04-11 10:10
After the 15 civilians kidnapped in Sera, ISIS mercenaries and Turkish occupying forces have kidnapped 14 more civilians in Raco, Afrin. ...

Bomb explosion in Syria kills eight people, wounds three

Jerusalem Post - 2019-04-10 06:03
The blast also killed four civilians and wounded three members of the Kurdish-led internal security forces known as the Asayish, the source said. ...

Libya crisis: UN warns attacks on civilians may amount to war crimes

BBC - 2019-04-10 01:31
The human rights commissioner says all parties must make every effort to protect civilians. ...

Explosion in Tabqa kills one, injures four

ANF - 2019-04-09 08:41
A civilian died in Tabqa as a result of an explosion in the city center. Four civilians, including one woman and one child, were injured. ...

IS Imposes Serious Threat to Civilians in Makhmour: Official

BAS News - 2019-04-08 22:19
ERBIL - Although it has lost all its territories in both Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group's sleeper cells have lately intensified their violations against civilians in the disputed Kurdish town of Makhmour, an official said on Monday ...

Occupation forces demolished Alevi and Yazidi cemeteries in Afrin

ANF - 2019-04-08 16:50
The occupation forces in Afrin have demolished Alevi and Yazidi cemeteries and abducted many civilians. ...

People of Sherawa resist attacks

ANF - 2019-04-08 12:55
Turkish troops and allied gangs have increased their attacks against the villages of Afrin’s Sherawa district since March. People have died and were wounded in mortar fire against civilians, but people stress that they will resist until Afrin is liberated ...

Syria Kurds evacuate civilians from IS redoubt, hail Trump troop reversal - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-04-08 06:23

Occupation forces abducted many civilians in Afrin

ANF - 2019-04-06 19:24
The persecution of civilians in the occupied Afrin territory continues. ...

Turkish attack on Afrin villages kills a child

ANF - 2019-04-06 17:59
Turkish forces bombed villages in Afrin, killing a child and wounding more civilians. ...

Syrian Regime Bombardments Kill 12 Civilians in Idlib

BAS News - 2019-04-04 23:30
ERBIL - Bombardments by the Syrian regime killed on Thursday 12 civilians in the rebel-held city of Idlib, rescue workers reported. The attack targeted the town of Kafr Nabel where, apart from killing of the dozen, 12 others were also wounded in the shel ...

[PICTURES]: Today Marks 28th Anniversary of Kurdistan Exodus 1991

BAS News - 2019-03-31 13:57
ERBIL — Every year on 31st March, people in Kurdistan Region commemorate the 1991 exodus during which time more than one million civilians were displaced by Saddam Hussein’s regime. After decades of revolutions and sacrifices for freedom, Kurdish people ...

Summons and Arrest of Several Kurdish Civilians Following the Newroz Ceremony

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-03-31 03:02
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Following the celebration of Newroz (Nowruz) in various cities and villages in Kurdistan, several Kurdish civilians were summoned and arrested by the Intelligent Office. According to the information obtained by KHRN, ...

Civilians fleeing in eastern Syria need transit site, aid in winter: UNHCR | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-03-30 21:24

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