US air strikes - updates

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Filipinos in Syria urged to stay home amid U.S.-led air strikes

Apr 14, 2018 - 11:22 AM

(UPDATED) 'So far, the Embassy has not received any reports of Filipino casualties in the attacks that appear to have targeted military installations in and around Damascus,' says Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Elmer Cato

SYRIA CRISIS. Smoke billows behind destroyed buildings in the former rebel-held town of Saqba in the Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of Damascus on April 10, 2018. AFP/STRINGER

North Korea blasts U.S. strikes on Syria

Apr 09, 2017 - 12:28 AM

North Korea says the US missile strikes proves a million times over that strengthening its nuclear program was the right choice reports state media KCNA

US STRIKE. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross fires a tomahawk land attack missile while conducting naval operations in the Mediterranean Sea, April 7, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert S. Price

4 children among 9 civilians dead in U.S. Syria strike – state media

Apr 07, 2017 - 6:57 PM

SANA news agency says 5 of the civilians among them 3 children are killed in the village of Shayrat An American missile also hit the village of Al Hamrat which killed 4 civilians including a child it adds

ISIS mounts fierce defense of besieged Syrian bastion

Jun 18, 2016 - 5:55 PM

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the Islamic State group in Iraq Syria ISIS carried out two suicide attacks and 5 car bombings in the southwestern suburbs of Manbij

SYRIA. A handout photograph made available by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows damage at the site of bombing in Assayidah Zainab neighborhood, Damascus, Syria, 11 June 2016. Photo by EPA

Survivors call for US troops to face trial over Afghan hospital air strike

Apr 30, 2016 - 5:34 PM

Survivors of a US air strike on a hospital in Afghanistan dismiss an American military investigation that said the bombardment did not amount to a war crime

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE. A handout file picture made available on October 1, 2015 shows members of the humanitarian aid organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) (Doctors without borders) treating injured people in a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, September 30, 2015. Photo by EPA/MEDICINS SANS FRONTIERES

US air strike on Libya kills 2 abducted Serbians – minister

Feb 20, 2016 - 6:20 PM

Unfortunately as a consequence of this attack on the Islamic State ISIS in Libya the two of them lost their lives says Serbia s foreign minister

US air strike hits ISIS in Libya, dozens dead: officials

Feb 19, 2016 - 9:30 PM

A jihadist safe house was destroyed in the dawn raid in Sabratha about 70 kilometers 42 miles west of Tripoli

US air strikes in Afghan district under Taliban siege

Dec 24, 2015 - 11:38 PM

The Islamists claim to have captured nearly the entire district of Sangin tightening their grip on the southern Helmand province

Indonesia death row, Roxas on Binay, William and Kate | The wRap

Apr 10, 2015 - 8:27 PM

A Filipina and two Australians on Indonesian death row ask for another case review Mar Roxas says he will not be Jojo Binay’s running mate Prince William and Duchess Kate prepare for their second child

Turkey pushes for more than 'dropping tons of bombs' on ISIS

Oct 02, 2014 - 12:36 AM

Dropping tons of bombs from the air is only a temporary solution and only delays the threats and the danger says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

ERDOGAN. Turkish President- elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) throws flowers to his supporters during a congress of Turkey's ruling Party AKP for the election of a new new Prime Minister in Ankara, Turkey, 27 August 2014. Rasit Aydogan/EPA

US aircraft bomb ISIS near contested Syria border town

Oct 02, 2014 - 12:15 AM

American fighter jets and robotic drones carried out 3 air strikes on Tuesday and Wednesday near the border town of Ain al Arab

AIR STRIKES. These US Navy F-18E Super Hornets were part of a large coalition strike package that was the first to strike ISIS targets in Syria. File photo by DOD/US AIR FORCE/SGT. SHAWN NICKEL HANDOUT/EPA

US strike kills 7 civilians in Syria: watchdog

Sep 28, 2014 - 8:41 PM

Watchdog group Human Rights Watch calls for a probe into possible violations of the laws of war with claims apparent US missile strikes have killed at least 7 civilians in northwestern Syria

PRAYER. Fighters from the Islamic State (IS) organization pray at the spot where the jihadist group said a US drone crashed into a communications tower in the Syrian city of Raqqa early on September 23, 2014. Photo by AFP/ RMC / STR

US in 'near continuous' strikes against ISIS in Syria

Sep 27, 2014 - 5:24 PM

But Washington warned that the jihadists could not be defeated in Syria by air strikes alone saying that moderate rebels would need to be trained and armed to beat them back

NEW AIR STRIKES. These US Navy F-18E Super Hornets were part of a large coalition strike package that was the first to strike Islamic State (IS or ISIL) targets in Syria. File photo by DOD/US AIR FORCE/SGT. SHAWN NICKEL HANDOUT/EPA

US-led strikes hit ISIS oil targets as coalition grows

Sep 27, 2014 - 11:45 AM

The Pentagon says air strikes had disrupted lucrative oil pumping operations that have helped fund the militants

NEW AIR STRIKES. Airstrikes carried out on late September 24, 2014 against Islamic State targets in Syria hit oil refineries that the US says provide a revenue stream for the militants, the Pentagon says. File photo by DOD/US AIR FORCE/SGT. SHAWN NICKEL HANDOUT/EPA

Rouhani slams West's 'strategic blunders' in Mideast

Sep 26, 2014 - 12:11 AM

The strategic blunders of the West in the Middle East Central Asia and the Caucasus have turned these parts of the world into a haven for terrorists and extremists says Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

BLUNDERS. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says that the West had made 'strategic blunders' in the Middle East and that moderates in the region should take a central role in countering extremism. File photo from AFP

Somalia on high alert after Shebab leader confirmed dead

Sep 06, 2014 - 7:52 PM

The US State Department had listed Ahmed Abdi Godane as one of the world s 8 top terror fugitives

Obama vacation plans unchanged after Iraq strikes

Aug 09, 2014 - 6:24 PM

President Obama and his family plan to spend two weeks on the upscale resort island off Massachusetts where they have taken summer breaks since 2009

FAA bans US civilian flights over Iraq

Aug 08, 2014 - 11:59 PM

The Federal Aviation Administration bans all US civilian flights over Iraq just hours after air strikes order by Washington on Islamist fighters

AIR STRIKES. This US Navy handout photo obtained August 8, 2014 shows sailors directing F/A-18E Super Hornets attached to the Fighting Black Lions of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) on August 1, 2014 in the Gulf. US President Barack Obama said August 7, 2014 he had authorized US air strikes on Iraq and humanitarian supply drops to prevent a "genocide" by Islamist extremists against minorities. Photo by AFP/US Navy/Joshua Card

Why 3,300 Pinoys refuse to leave Syria

Sep 05, 2013 - 5:03 PM

Higher wages hold back potential repatriates the DFA says

Flee Syria, Pinoys warned amid planned attack

Sep 02, 2013 - 5:55 PM

Get out of harm s way DFA tells Filipinos in Syria