IS shelling of Syrian school area kills nine

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[…]

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Rebel shelling kills dozens in Syria’s Aleppo

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[…]

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Children killed in Damascus shelling: Report

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,[…]

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Israel shelling in Gaza war ‘unprecedented’

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[…]

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More deaths in India and Pakistan clashes

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[…]

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12 dead from cross-border shelling in Kashmir

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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