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April 16, 2018. The Orthodox and Catholic patriarchs of Antioch have united in condemnation of the US air strikes on their country, saying that the attacks were "brutal aggression" and "a clear violation of the international laws." The patriarchs charged that the strikes were a violation of the UN charter, since they ... Syria
Protesters take part in a demonstration organized by the Stop the War Coalition against military intervention, in London, April 13. Similar protests were held in many U.S. and global cities over the weekend. Syria

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Maine's U.S. senators are taking different approaches in the wake of U.S. air strikes in Syria. The United States, France and Britain fired military strikes on Saturday intended to punish Syrian President Bashar Assad for the alleged use of chemical weapons. Republican Sen. US air strikes
President Donald Trump appeared on television tonight to announce that the United States military is now striking 'chemical weapons sites' in Syria by air, with coordination from the military forces of France and Britain. #US Cruise missles hitting #Damascus city right now pic.twitter.com/09XUvQI44J.
The UN Security Council scheduled an emergency meeting on April 13 at Russia's request on the "threat to international peace" from possible air strikes on Syria by the United States and its allies. "The immediate priority is to avert the danger of war," Russian Ambassador to the UN Vasily Nebenzya said.
Expert: U.S. air strike against Syria risky but necessary. Can Russia do anything to prevent U.S. missiles from hitting targets in Syria? Retired Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata, author of a new novel Direct Fire, says yes. "Missiles and aircraft - they can engage those and shoot them down. ... US air strike

UPDATED: Australia will support a United States airstrike in response to the Syrian chemical attack, Julie Bishop has said. The comments come after US president Donald Trump vowed there would be a "forceful" reaction to the attack and those behind them would "pay a price". Eurocontrol, the ... Syria
The U.S. military said on Friday it had killed three militants after launching an air strike in Somalia against al Shabaab, a militant Islamist group allied with al Qaeda. The military's Africa Command (Africom) said they carried out the strike on April 5 near the town of Jilib, about 230 miles (370 km) southwest ... car bombs
TRIPOLI: A US air strike hit a house in southern Libya on Saturday where jihadist "leaders" were meeting, killing two of them, the spokesman of the Libyan prime minister said. Spokesman Mohamed El Sallak, in a statement on his Twitter account, said the strike was "coordinated" with the UN-backed ... car bombs
A US air strike hit a house in southern Libya on Saturday where militant “leaders” were meeting, killing two of them, the spokesman of the Libyan prime minister said. Spokesman Mohamed El Sallak, in a statement on his Twitter account, said the strike was “coordinated” with the UN-backed Government of ... car bombs
A US air strike coordinated with Libya's government killed two jihadist leaders on Saturday, the prime minister's spokesman said. Tags: Libya, Islamic State group, Tripoli, Serraj, GNA. Two jihadist "leaders" were killed in a US air strike in southern Libya on Saturday, the government announced. The ...
Afghan Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 10 at Wrestling Match. The Taliban controls large areas of Helmand, source of much of Afghanistan's opium crop. But government forces, backed by heavy US air strikes, have succeeded in preventing Lashkar Gah from falling and have made advances in some districts ...
Early last month, an unknown number of Russian mercenaries -- some reports say a dozen, others as many as 200 -- were killed by U.S. air strikes during fighting in Syria. The men were hired by a private military contracting firm called ChVK Vagner, which has been sending Russians to fight in Syria since ...
Members of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) killed 20 civilians in an operation in the southern Kandahar Province last month, HRW said in its statement. The watchdog reported that special forces shot and killed civilians who were fleeing U.S. air strikes against insurgents in the Band-e Timor area ...
Kremlin confirms Russians were among those killed in U.S. air strike in Syria, but says they were not Russian military ... After days of evading questions about Russian mercenaries killed in a U.S. air strike in eastern Syria, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs admitted Thursday that five of the dead were Russian ...
WASHINGTON -- U.S. air strikes killed multiple Russia mercenary soldiers serving in Syria, according to news reports and open-source researchers, with some reports saying dozens may have died. President Vladimir Putin's spokesman denied knowledge of the February 7 incident in the Deir al-Zor region, ...
"If Russians are among those who were killed, this would mark the first time a US air strike has killed Russians in Syria," CBS News' David Martin reported. More details about those killed in the strikes began to emerge in the following days. On Tuesday, associates of two Russian fighters confirmed to the ...

The United States military last week conducted an air strike in somalia that killed eight fighters from al-Shabab, an affiliate of al Qaeda, U.S. Africa Command (Africom) said Monday. The strike occurred Friday evening, northwest of the city of Kismayo and in conjunction with Somalia's government, Africom ...
... speaking on condition of anonymity, said the air raids were carried out by armed drones. The last-known US strike in Libya was on January 19, a day before Trump's inauguration, when more than 80 ISIL fighters, some believed to be plotting attacks in Europe, died in US air strikes on camps outside Sirte.
The number of civilians killed by U.S. air strikes in Syria and Iraq has skyrocketed over the last several months, the latest sign of a possible military-strategy shift under President Trump. The Daily Beast, partnering with the watchdog organization Airwars, found that the total number of dead since Trump took ...
Local Syrian-American woman speaks out after US air strike on Syria Columbus, Ohio
THE CENTRAL character that your article revolves around lost his family and his home to a U.S. air strike. You help him apply for benefits under a U.S. ... YOUR REPORTING focused on the killings of civilians by U.S. air strikes during a particular time period? FROM 2014 onward, and these are generally ... Columbus, Ohio
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he has received no word that U.S. air strikes killed multiple Russian mercenary soldiers in Syria, although he has seen reports of such deaths in the news media. Russia plans to help Syria rebuild energy facilities that have been devastated by years of war, Russian ... Columbus, Ohio
Amid a spate of media reports suggesting that a large number of Russian mercenaries were killed by U.S. strikes in Syria last week, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman says the Kremlin has "no information" about the matter. Citing an unnamed U.S. official and three Russians it said were familiar with ... mercenaries
The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), better known simply as the Pakistani Taliban, confirmed on Monday that the deputy head of the group had been killed by a drone strike. US missile strikes that landed on the Taliban camp in Afghanistan's Paktika Province last week are believed to have eliminated ... mercenaries
Rahimi, prosecutors said, gave inmates copies of terrorist propaganda and jihadist materials, including speeches and lectures by al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born cleric who inspired attacks on America and was killed in a U.S. air strike in September 2011. Rahimi also ... mercenaries
The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), better known simply as the Pakistani Taliban, confirmed on Monday that the deputy head of the group had been killed by a drone strike, APA reports quoting Sputnik. US missile strikes that landed on the Taliban camp in Afghanistan's Paktika Province last week are ... mercenaries
"If Russians are among those who were killed, this would mark the first time a US air strike has killed Russians in Syria," CBS News' David Martin reported. More details about those killed in the strikes began to emerge in the following days. On Tuesday, associates of two Russian fighters confirmed to the BBC that they were ... mercenaries
US CENTCOM spokesperson Lt. Col. Earl Brown, said: “Every strike advances the defeat of violent extremist organisations". CENTCOM. US forces have conducted 18 air strikes against Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and ISIL in Yemen since the start of December, as US counter-terrorism involvement ... mercenaries
The US Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction's (SIGAR's) latest quarterly report, published 30 January, shows a significant uptick in US air strikes and special operations missions – “a record high since 2012 and a more than three-fold increase from October 2016”, the report noted. mercenaries
Locals recounted grizzly details of a US-led coalition attack that reportedly killed at least 8 Iraqis Saturday, calling on American forces to leave the country. The Coalition said the incident is under investigation. "We demand the departure of the American forces for having trampled upon the blood of children ... mercenaries
Both the Taliban and IS seem now to be focusing their energies on carrying out attacks in Kabul. Government officials say it is a response to progress made by the security forces elsewhere in the country. US air strikes have helped push the Taliban back from some parts of Helmand Province for example. mercenaries
Eight Iraqis were killed on Saturday, most of them security personnel, in a US air strike that apparently targeted them by mistake, a provincial official said. "Eight people -- a senior intelligence official, five policemen and a woman -- were killed by a US strike on the centre of Al-Baghdadi," a town in western ... mercenaries
There have been multiple reports in the American corporate media of behind-the-scenes discussions between the US military and intelligence apparatus and the Trump administration of the feasibility of a so-called “bloody nose” attack, involving US air strikes on North Korean nuclear facilities, with the ... mercenaries
A suspected U.S. air strike has killed an Afghan commander with close links to the Taliban militant group while he was taking a shower in a semiautonomous tribal area of Pakistan. Nasir Mahmood, a senior member of the Taliban-linked Haqqani network, was killed on Wednesday in a targeted drone strike ... mercenaries
The intensified U.S. air strikes on al Shabab's massing forces and vehicles significantly complicate its operations. But they mostly disperse the militants, including to Mogadishu, with the same security vacuum left behind. Reliance on flipped and washed-out Shabab commanders, such as Ahmed Madobe in ... mercenaries
U.S. forces killed 10 insurgents in a compound in eastern Afghanistan in an air strike that was triggered by an insider attack on U.S. and Afghan soldiers, the U.S. military said on January 12. U.S. Navy Captain Tom Gresback said the insurgents baited a coalition team, inviting them to a security shura ... mercenaries
US air strikes against Al Qaeda in Yemen resulted in the deaths of militants in December. CENTCOM. United States Central Command (Centcom) revealed on Wednesday that the air strikes it launched in Yemen recently resulted in the death of key leaders of the Al Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) ... mercenaries
A flash seen over a wide swath of Russia on January 7 at first caused fears of a U.S. air strike on North Korea. For now, the flash is unexplained. Bright flash in ... Some media reported that the flash caused speculation about a U.S. air strike over North Korea. A next logical assumption might be a meteor, but ... mercenaries
... warning the government against trying to remove him by force. The deadlock, which has alarmed western embassies and sparked fears of civil violence, has highlighted a fractious political climate that threatens to undermine recent battlefield successes from the sharp increase in US air strikes last year. mercenaries
The US-led coalition fighting Isis in Iraq and Syria says it has killed at least 817 civilians in air strikes since 2014. It continues to bomb targets in the region and said that, despite the Iraqi government's declaration of victory, "much work remains to ensure the enduring defeat of [terror group Isis]" according to ... mercenaries
An air strike in Somalia has killed four members of the al-Shabab extremist group and destroyed a vehicle carrying explosives near the capital, the US military said. The air strike, about 25 kilometres west of Mogadishu, prevented the bomb from being used against residents of the capital, the statement from ... mercenaries
The Pentagon says it has been targeting Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and has also been attacking a local branch of ISIS. (Reuters). AFP, Washington Thursday, 21 December 2017. Text size A A A. US forces have conducted more than 120 air strikes against jihadists in Yemen this year, officials ... mercenaries
The United States military last week conducted an air strike in somalia that killed eight fighters from al-Shabab, an affiliate of al Qaeda, U.S. Africa Command (Africom) said Monday. The strike occurred Friday evening, northwest of the city of Kismayo and in conjunction with Somalia's government, Africom ... mercenaries
Air strikes by the US-led coalition in Syria have killed 23 civilians – all belonging to the same family – in a village held by Daesh in Deir Ez-Zor province yesterday. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a war monitor that gathers eye-witness reports from the ground, confirmed that “at ... mercenaries
The wreckage of a destroyed van is seen at the scene of a car explosion in Hamarweyne district of Mogadishu in September. (Reuters). AFP, Mogadishu Wednesday, 13 December 2017. Text size A A A. US forces in Somalia conducted an air strike Tuesday against a bomb-laden vehicle outside ... mercenaries
The U.S. conducted three airstrikes against al-Shabaab in Somalia, killing seven fighters, U.S. Africa Command confirmed Thursday. The strikes, which took place over the past two days, occurred in Jilib, about 200 miles southwest of Mogadishu. "U.S. forces work closely with Somali military forces against ... mercenaries
The number of civilians killed by U.S. air strikes in Syria and Iraq has skyrocketed over the last several months, the latest sign of a possible military-strategy shift under President Trump. The Daily Beast, partnering with the watchdog organization Airwars, found that the total number of dead since Trump took ... mercenaries
The United States has admitted that at least 105 Iraqi civilians were killed in an air strike it carried out in Mosul in March. US Central Command (CentCom) said it had targeted two snipers from so-called Islamic State (IS) with what it called a "precision-guided munition". However, the strike detonated ... mercenaries
Syria has accused the US of carrying out a "brutal massacre" with a bombing attack in Deir al-Zour province. A Syrians youth runs following an air strike in the rebel-held enclave of Arbin in the Eastern Ghouta near Damascus on February 8, 2018. The death toll from Syrian regime air strike on the ... war crime


 

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