Azerbaijan and Armenia have accused each other of shelling military positions and villages, breaking a day of ceasefire in border clashes between the long-feuding former Soviet republics. The Azerbaijan defence ministry said on Thursday one of its soldiers died, while Armenia’s defence ministry said a civilian was wounded in Chinari[…]
At least four people have been killed in heavy shelling in the Libyan capital Tripoli. Nearly two weeks into the assault to seize the city, Khalifa Haftar’s eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) is stuck in the city’s southern outskirts battling armed groups loyal to the UN-recognised Tripoli government. But the[…]
More than 400 people have been killed in Eastern Ghouta, a monitoring group said, on the fifth day of the continuing onslaught of aerial bombardment by Syrian government forces backed by Russian warplanes. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 403 people were killed in the “hysterical attack”[…]
Islamic State militants shelled a school district in eastern Syria on Tuesday, killing at least nine students and wounding around 20 other people, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said. Syrian state media said nine girls had been killed and said “shells fired by terrorists” had hit the[…]
At least 43 people have been killed and 190 others injured by opposition rocket fire in the Syrian city of Aleppo, a monitoring group said. Up to 300 rockets were fired by rebel fighters on government controlled neighbourhoods in Aleppo, Syria’s second largest city, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human[…]
Israel says no action will be taken against those involved in the last year’s bombing of Gaza beach that left four Palestinian children dead, saying that it was an accident. “The… case has been closed following the completion of a criminal investigation,” the Israeli army said in a statement on[…]
At least 10 people have been killed according to a monitoring network after Syrian government forces shelled the southeastern suburbs of Damascus, an area that has come under intensive assault by regime jets and artillery in recent days. A main roundabout in the town of Zabdean was shelled on Thursday,[…]
The unprecedented number of Palestinians killed in the 2014 war in Gaza was linked to changes in the military rules of engagement regarding civilian protection measures by Israel’s army, a London-based NGO said this week. In a new report entitled ‘Under Fire,’ Action on Armed Violence found that Israel has[…]
India’s defence minister has asked Pakistan to stop its shelling in the disputed Kashmir region and warned it would make such attacks “unaffordable,” as the death toll in cross-border firing climbed to at least 17 after five additional fatalities were reported overnight. “If Pakistan persists with this adventurism, our forces[…]
Three women were killed as Indian and Pakistani forces kept up heavy cross-border firing in the disputed Kashmir region, officials said Wednesday, taking the civilian toll to 12, with dozens more injured. The latest casualties came overnight after nine people died Monday in what was the troubled region’s highest civilian[…]
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