The US military launched an air strike in Syria targeting ISIL fighter Mohammed Emwazi – better known as “Jihadi John” – who participated in the beheading videos of two American journalists and the killing of several other captives. Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said the air strike carried out on[…]
A suspected air strike has killed at least 13 people at a wedding party in a town in Yemen, witnesses say, even as UN peace efforts make headway. Medical sources said 38 people were wounded, besides the dead, in Wednesday’s incident in Dhamar province. There was no immediate comment from[…]
The deadly air strike that hit a hospital in the Afghan provincial capital of Kunduz was a mistake, the US commander of international forces in Afghanistan said. US Army General John Campbell said in a testimony on Tuesday to the Senate Armed Services Committee that the decision to carry out[…]
Afghan forces who said they were under Taliban fire asked for the US air strike that killed 22 people at a hospital in Kunduz, the US commander in Afghanistan has said. “An air strike was then called to eliminate the Taliban threat and several civilians were accidentally struck,” General John[…]
An air strike, probably carried out by U.S.-led coalition forces, killed 19 staff and patients on Saturday, including three children, in a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, the aid group said. The U.S. military said it conducted an air strike “in[…]
Two senior Islamic State leaders were killed in an air strike in northeastern Syria on Monday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. The Observatory, which gathers its information from an activist network on the ground, identified the leaders as an Iraqi, Abu Osama al-Iraqi, and a Syrian named Amer[…]
The US government has said it is ” tremendously sorry” for killing two hostages held by al-Qaeda during a counterterrorism operation in the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan earlier this year. The White House said on Thursday that American Warren Weinstein and Italian Giovanni Lo Porto were killed in[…]
Aid workers say at least 15 people have been killed in north Yemen after an airstrike hit a camp for internally displaced people. The humanitarian agency, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), said on Monday that the Al-Mazraq camp in the northwestern Hajjah province was bombed. “It was an air strike,” Pablo[…]
Hamas said Wednesday that an Israeli air strike killed the wife and child of its Gaza military chief, as a temporary ceasefire went up in smoke and Cairo truce talks froze. “The wife of the great leader was martyred with his daughter,” in a strike Tuesday night, Hamas’s exiled deputy[…]
The US Defence Department has said the US military has conducted an airstrike against Islamic State fighters near the northern Iraqi city of Erbil. A Pentagon statement said two F/A-18 warplanes dropped 225 kilograms of laser-guided bombs on a mobile artillery piece which “[the Islamic State] was using … to[…]
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