Airstrikes

WASHINGTON | US: 2 airstrikes killed 37 al-Shabab militants in Somalia

WASHINGTON  — The U.S. military says it killed a total of 37 Islamic extremists in two airstrikes in Somalia. U.S. Africa Command, which carries out counterterrorism missions in Somalia and elsewhere in Africa, said in a statement Tuesday that both airstrikes were conducted on Monday. It said 27 members of the al-Shabab extremist group were … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US: 2 airstrikes killed 37 al-Shabab militants in Somalia

LONDON | UK official says airstrikes against Islamic State continue

LONDON— Britain’s defense secretary says the country has launched 27 airstrikes against Islamic State positions in the last month. Gavin Williamson told Parliament on Monday that the Islamic State extremists represent a “great threat” to Britain even though its territory has been “massively reduced.” He said actions against IS had not slowed down since the … Continue reading LONDON | UK official says airstrikes against Islamic State continue

BEIRUT | Syria: At least 22 killed in Idlib and Aleppo airstrikes

BEIRUT  — Government airstrikes on opposition-held territory in northwest Syria killed at least 22 people, a monitoring group said Friday, as the U.N.’s children’s agency warned a new battle in the war-torn country could affect the lives of 1 million children. Government forces unleashed a wave of airstrikes across Idlib, Aleppo and Hama provinces after … Continue reading BEIRUT | Syria: At least 22 killed in Idlib and Aleppo airstrikes

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Watchdog reports on alleged Syria attack behind airstrikes

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The global chemical weapons watchdog said Friday in an interim report that “various chlorinated organic chemicals” were found at the site in Syria where a chemical attack is suspected of being carried out in April. A fact-finding mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons warned that it was … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Watchdog reports on alleged Syria attack behind airstrikes

DAMASCUS, Syria | Defiant Syrians say West hasn’t shaken their resolve

DAMASCUS, Syria | April 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Hundreds of Syrians poured into the streets of Damascus on Saturday, dancing and chanting in defiance of what they called the West’s “failure” to shake their nation’s resolve with airstrikes that jolted the capital only hours earlier. The demonstrations in support of President Bashar Assad were carried live … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Defiant Syrians say West hasn’t shaken their resolve

Syria violence overshadows Russia-hosted talks

KILIS, Turkey/January 29, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Intense clashes erupted Monday on a strategic hilltop in northwestern Syria as Kurdish forces tried to enter the area a day after it was captured by Turkish troops. Turkish military officials cancelled a government-organized press tour to Bursayah Hill, separating the Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin from the Turkey-controlled town of Azaz, … Continue reading Syria violence overshadows Russia-hosted talks

Fighting flares up on hill Turkey seized in Syria offensive

KILIS, Turkey/January 29, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Renewed clashes erupted on Monday on a strategic hilltop in northwestern Syria captured by Turkish troops the day before as Syrian Kurdish militiamen were trying to reclaim it. Turkish military officials cancelled a government-organized press tour to Bursayah Hill separating the Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin from the Turkey-controlled town of Azaz, … Continue reading Fighting flares up on hill Turkey seized in Syria offensive

Airstrikes in Syria’s Aleppo province kill family of 7

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists and rescue workers say airstrikes on a village in Syria’s Aleppo province have killed seven members of the same family, including four children. Friday’s strike comes as neighborhoods in the besieged rebel-held parts of the city of Aleppo are facing the fourth day of renewed attacks by government warplanes. This … Continue reading Airstrikes in Syria’s Aleppo province kill family of 7