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Air raids in Syria kill 19 civilians: Monitor

Air raids in Syria kill 19 civilians: Monitor

A wave of Syrian air strikes on Sunday killed at least 19 civilians and wounded dozens across the besieged rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus, a monitor said.

Dec 03, 2017, 23:00 PM IST
At least 800 civilians killed by coalition strikes in Iraq, Syria: Report

At least 800 civilians killed by coalition strikes in Iraq, Syria: Report

At least 800 civilians have been killed in strikes in Iraq and Syria by the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State since the campaign began in 2014, according to a report released by the coalition on Thursday.

Nov 30, 2017, 18:14 PM IST

Afghanistan mulls plan to arm 20,000 civilians to fight insurgents

Afghanistan is considering training and arming 20,000 civilians to defend territories where Islamic militants have been driven out, officials say, sparking fears the local forces could become another thuggish militia. 

Sep 17, 2017, 15:14 PM IST
Civilians in eastern Syria flee Islamic State conscription

Civilians in eastern Syria flee Islamic State conscription

As the jihadist group loses territory across the country, it has begun to impose forced enlistment on men in Deir Ezzor, the last Syrian province that remains nearly completely under IS control.

Aug 15, 2017, 16:59 PM IST
 US denies air strike killed civilians in Afghanistan

US denies air strike killed civilians in Afghanistan

Civilian casualties caused by NATO forces have been one of the most contentious issues in the close to 16-year campaign against insurgents, prompting strong public and government criticism.

Aug 12, 2017, 11:32 AM IST

Car bomb kills seven civilians in Egypt's North Sinai: Army

Seven civilians, including two young children, were killed by a car bomb that exploded at a security checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula on Monday, Egypt`s army spokesman said.

Jul 26, 2017, 00:10 AM IST
Nine soldiers, two civilians killed in July in Indo-Pak LoC fights

Nine soldiers, two civilians killed in July in Indo-Pak LoC fights

The repeated skirmishes saw over 4,000 villagers from near borders to government camps at safer places in the district.

Jul 23, 2017, 21:43 PM IST

472 civilians dead in month of US-led Syria strikes: Monitor

US-led coalition air strikes on two Syrian provinces targeting jihadists have killed 472 civilians over the past month, a monitor said Friday, more than double a previous 30-day toll. 

Jun 23, 2017, 15:47 PM IST

Boko Haram attack on Nigerian city of Maiduguri kills 14 people, say police

An attack by Boko Haram jihadists on the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri killed 14 people and wounded 24 others, police said on Thursday, the first official toll.

Jun 08, 2017, 17:25 PM IST
Veterans' suicide risk no greater than civilians: Study

Veterans' suicide risk no greater than civilians: Study

However, there may be an increased risk of suicide in certain groups such as older veterans and women veterans, researchers said.

May 13, 2017, 16:23 PM IST

Eight Latin American nations condemn Venezuelan violence against civilians

Eight Latin American nations denounced Venezuelan authorities` "excessive use of force" against civilian protesters, Mexico`s foreign ministry said on Thursday, after the death toll from anti-government unrest in Venezuela rose to 36. 

May 05, 2017, 10:04 AM IST

Pakistan executes 4 Taliban terrorists convicted by military courts

Pakistan on Wednesday hanged four more "hard core" Taliban terrorists convicted of "heinous" terrorism-related offences by controversial military courts, taking the number to over 150 since the Peshawar attack in 2014.

May 03, 2017, 14:55 PM IST

Separatist strike in Kashmir affects normal life for 2nd day

Separatist-sponsored strike against the death of eight civilians in poll violence affected normal life for the second consecutive day in Kashmir where a school designated as a polling centre in Shopian district was set on fire by miscreants.

Apr 11, 2017, 19:56 PM IST

Strike kills 15 near Syria's Islamic State-held Raqa: Monitor

At least 15 civilians, including four children, were killed in a suspected US-led coalition airstrike on Saturday near the Islamic State group's Syrian bastion Raqa, a monitor said.

Apr 08, 2017, 20:01 PM IST
Hillary Clinton chides Donald Trump on Syrian refugee ban after airstrikes

Hillary Clinton chides Donald Trump on Syrian refugee ban after airstrikes

Hillary Clinton has chided President Donald Trump for ordering massive airstrikes on Syria and said the US cannot in one breath speak of protecting Syrian babies and in the next close America's doors to them.

Apr 08, 2017, 17:34 PM IST

EU's Juncker says of US Syria strikes: 'Use of chemical arms must be answered'

The head of the European Union`s executive arm said on Friday that use of chemical arms in Syria "must be answered", after US. 

Apr 07, 2017, 16:31 PM IST

Four children among 9 civilians dead in US Syria strike: State media

A US missile strike targeting an airbase in central Syria killed nine civilians, including four children, on Friday, state news agency SANA reported.

Apr 07, 2017, 16:18 PM IST
Over 300 civilians killed since start of west Mosul operation: United Nations

Over 300 civilians killed since start of west Mosul operation: United Nations

Over 300 civilians have been killed since last month in an offensive against the Islamic State group in western Mosul, the UN said on Tuesday, adding the toll could exceed 400 if fresh killings are verified.

Mar 28, 2017, 17:54 PM IST

IS gunmen target civilians fleeing Mosul by night

Islamic State gunmen are opening fire on men, women and children as they try to flee Mosul under cover of darkness, civilians who escaped the besieged Iraqi city said on Friday.

Mar 25, 2017, 10:48 AM IST

Child victims of Mosul battle fill emergency hospital

The 9-year-old Iraqi boy was playing football on a patch of wasteground during a lull in the battle for Mosul when a mortar round fired by Islamic State militants landed nearby. It sprayed shrapnel into his lower legs and virtually severed them.

Mar 23, 2017, 16:06 PM IST