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New air strike on pro-Iran convoy in Iraq ahead of Soleimani funeral

Jan 04, 2020 - 8:57 AM

(UPDATED) The new strike targets a convoy belonging to the Hashed al-Shaabi, an Iraqi paramilitary network whose Shiite-majority factions have close ties to Iran

Israel strikes Gaza after rocket fire – army

Dec 26, 2019 - 6:02 PM

The army says the 'projectile was fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israeli territory and was intercepted by the Iron Dome defense system'

DEBRIS. A Palestinian fighter from Ezz-Al Din Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, checks debris at the site of an Israeli air strike in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on December 26, 2019. Photo by Said Khatib/AFP

'Wide-scale' Israeli strikes kill 11 fighters in Syria – monitor

Nov 20, 2019 - 5:34 PM

The Israeli army says they carried out dozens on strikes against the Iranian elite Quds Force and the Syrian military, in response to 4 rockets fired at Israel a day before

SYRIA STRUCK. A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on November 20, 2019 shows destruction at a house in the suburb of Qudsaya, west of Damascus, which was reportedly caused by an Israeli air strike. Photo by SANA/AFP

More than 100 believed killed in Yemen air strike – ICRC

Sep 01, 2019 - 9:15 PM

The Saudi-led military coalition says it launched air strikes against a Huthi military target that 'stores drones and missiles'

Syria resumes Idlib air strikes after scrapping ceasefire

Aug 06, 2019 - 12:43 AM

The northwestern region of some 3 million people is one of the last major centers of resistance to President Bashar al-Assad's regime after 8 years of war

FAREWELL. Children wave goodbye as displaced Syrians who fled from their villages near the village of Jibala in the south of Idlib province to escape bombing by Syrian government forces, return home shortly before a truce fell apart between rebels and President Bashar al-Assad's regime, on August 4, 2019. File photo by Aaref Watad/AFP

Air strikes stop in Syria's Idlib after truce announced

Aug 02, 2019 - 10:57 PM

(UPDATED) The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Syrian and Russia aircraft were no longer seen flying over Idlib following the truce hailed by Moscow

300 migrants 'still held in Libya center' hit by deadly raid

Jul 04, 2019 - 11:32 PM

The International Organization for Migration says its teams have 'located' and transferred to hospital 'a group of injured migrants who left Tajoura after the attack in the surrounding neighborhood'

AFTERMATH. Emergency workers recover bodies after an airstrike killed nearly 40 at Tajoura Detention Center, east of Tripoli on early July 3, 2019. Photo by Mahmud Turkia/AFP

Outcry as dozens killed in air strike on Libya migrant center

Jul 03, 2019 - 8:06 PM

(UPDATED) The strike 'clearly could constitute a war crime,' says UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame

CONDEMNATION. Migrants walk out of a hangar used as a temporary shelter at a migrant detention center used by the Libyan Government of National Accord in the capital Tripoli's southern suburb of Tajoura on July 3, 2019, following an air strike on a nearby building that left dozens killed the previous night. Photo by Mahmud Turkia/AFP

Anti-ISIS coalition raids kill 43 in east Syria

Nov 17, 2018 - 9:28 PM

Seventeen children were among 36 IS family members killed in Abu Husn village of Deir Ezzor province near the Iraqi border, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says

IN SYRIA. Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters attend the funeral of a fellow fighter, killed in an offensive by the Islamic State movement against an SDF position near Deir Ezzor, in the northern Syria Kurdish town of Kobane, on November 6, 2018. File photo by Delil Souleiman/AFP

The week in photos: November 10-16, 2018

Nov 17, 2018 - 1:32 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

FASCINATING. Russia's Tiffani Zagorski (left) and Jonathan Guerreiro perform during the ice dance free dance event at the figure skating NHK Trophy in Hiroshima on November 11, 2018. (Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

Military probes pregnant woman's death in Maguindanao mortar strike

Jun 18, 2018 - 10:12 AM

While waiting for the result of the probe, the military sends representatives to provide financial support and condole with the families of the victims

DISPLACED. File photo of Pagalungan town residents who fled their homes last week due to military air strikes in Maguindanao. Photo from the DSWD-ARMM's Facebook page

Frightened residents flee military air strikes vs BIFF

Jun 10, 2018 - 11:37 AM

(UPDATED) The military is conducting operations against a faction of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters that pledged allegiance to the Islamic State

U.S., France, Britain launch strikes on Syria

Apr 14, 2018 - 11:43 AM

(UPDATED) The countries launch a series of air strikes in response to alleged chemical weapons attacks

TRUMP. The US, Britain, and France launch strikes against Syria in response to alleged chemical weapons attacks that US President Donald Trump called 'crimes of a monster.' File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

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

U.S.-backed Israel vows action vs Iran 'entrenchment' in Syria

Feb 11, 2018 - 9:29 AM

The United States supports Israel for its strikes in Syria, blaming Iran for escalating violence in the war-wracked country

FOR ISRAEL'S INTEREST. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a press conference at the prime minister office in Jerusalem. File photo by Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP

The week in photos: February 3-9, 2018

Feb 10, 2018 - 1:44 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Russian conceptual artist Andrey Kuzkin performs naked and headlong near the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg, northern Germany, on February 8, 2018.The performance was part of the series "The Phenomenon of Nature or 99 Landscapes with Trees". / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Daniel Reinhardt / Germany OUT

Air strikes kill at least 17 civilians in Syria rebel enclave: monitor

Jan 07, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Eastern Ghouta, one of the last remaining opposition strongholds in the country, is the target of near-daily air raids

IN SHAMBLES. This file photo shows a damaged building in the eastern Ghouta area, the target of near-daily air raids. It is one of the last remaining opposition strongholds in the country. AFP photo

Saudi-led strike on Yemen TV station kills 4 – rebels

Dec 09, 2017 - 8:27 PM

The head guard – himself wounded in the attack – tells reporters at the scene the strike hit his staff's sleeping quarters, killing 4 of his colleagues

AIR STRIKE. A Yemeni man looks at the damage in the aftermath of an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition on the Huthi rebel-controlled state TV station in the capital Sanaa, on December 9, 2017. Photo by Mohammed Huwais/AFP

Freedom House report, Maguindanao airstrike, Trump on U.S.-PH ties | Evening wRap

Nov 15, 2017 - 7:51 PM

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PH military conducts air strikes vs MILF breakaway group

Nov 15, 2017 - 2:43 PM

Ground troops are conducting clearing operations after targeting a Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters encampment in Maguindanao

Saudi-led strikes hit defense ministry in Yemen capital

Nov 11, 2017 - 7:34 AM

(UPDATED) A Huthi rebel media outlet reports two air strikes targeting the defense ministry. One hit a residential area near the ministry, witnesses say, wounding at least 3 civilians.

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Oct 26, 2017 - 11:15 AM

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Documentary | Marawi: 153 days of war

Oct 25, 2017 - 9:08 PM

(UPDATED) See the terror, get to know the heroes, and learn the lessons of the war that dragged on for 5 months

Photos show Marawi ancestral home before and after clashes

Sep 30, 2017 - 8:58 PM

Crisis spokesperson Zia Alonto Adiong finds himself on his knees as he comes face to face with the destruction of his family's ancestral home

Solano, Lacson, Hefner | Evening wRap

Sep 28, 2017 - 8:04 PM

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PH military conducts air strikes outside Marawi

Sep 28, 2017 - 1:50 PM

Unidentified armed men with boats are reportedly camping on Balt Island in Lanao Lake

Russian, U.S.-led strikes kill 35 civilians in Syria's Deir Ezzor – monitor

Sep 12, 2017 - 6:19 PM

UPDATED The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights earlier reported a toll of 28 dead in Russian and US led strikes but raises the figure after new Russian raids on the village of Hawayej Thiab in the west of the province

Duterte, Sereno, China and ASEAN | Evening wRap

Aug 08, 2017 - 7:54 PM

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U.S. to conduct air strikes in Marawi? No need, says Lorenzana

Aug 08, 2017 - 2:20 PM

The Mutual Defense Treaty between the Philippines and the US may not apply according to AFP chief General Eduardo Año

AIRSTRIKE. An Air Force MD-520MG Defender light attack helicopter fires rockets at militant positions in Marawi on May 30, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Nigerian military blames homeless for botched air strike

Jul 22, 2017 - 10:19 AM

UPDATED Charity group Doctors Without Borders says they are extremely worried by the Nigerian military s statement 6 months after the bombing

20 Yemeni civilians killed in air strike – UN, witnesses

Jul 19, 2017 - 5:30 PM

The attack on Tuesday afternoon hits a group of civilians in the Mawza district of the southwestern province of Taez a statement by the UN refugee agency says

FA50 fighter jets grounded after air strike mishap in Marawi

Jul 13, 2017 - 6:22 PM

Air strikes will continue using the other aircraft of the Philippine Air Force

Armed Forces of the Philippines Spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla announces that the government forces have already taken control of Marawi City during a press briefing at the New Executive Building, Malacañang Complex, Manila on May 29, 2017. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Friendly fire, Trump, Great Red Spot | Midday wRap

Jul 13, 2017 - 12:18 PM

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Military air strike kills more soldiers in Marawi

Jul 12, 2017 - 8:08 PM

UPDATED Two soldiers are killed and 11 wounded as another military air strike goes wrong in Marawi City where the crisis is now on its 8th week

Marines from the 7th Marine Company as they operates against extremist Maute Group on Friday, June 9, 2017. The marines are pushing forward across Mapandi Bridge when a heavy encounter caused the lives of 13 Marines friday night. (bobby lagsa/rappler)

472 civilians dead in month of U.S.-led Syria strikes – monitor

Jun 23, 2017 - 6:31 PM

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the period between May 23 and June 23 saw the highest civilian death toll in coalition raids for a single month since they began on September 23 2014

AIR STRIKES. Smoke rises around buildings following a reported air strike on a rebel-held area in the southern Syrian city of Daraa, on June 22, 2017. Photo by Mohamad Abazeed/AFP

Stop the bombings, rethink martial law

Jun 05, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Even among Mindanawons there is a difference of opinion as to whether martial law is the appropriate response

DISPLACED. While most of the Marawi City residents have fled, many are still trapped inside the combat zone

Lorenzana, Saguisag, Clinton | Evening wRap

Jun 01, 2017 - 7:57 PM

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Military may suspend air strikes after death of soldiers – Lorenzana

Jun 01, 2017 - 2:06 PM

Deploying more ground troops around the few remaining Maute strongholds may be more effective than air strikes says the defense chief

Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Lorenzana, House of Representatives, Malaysian Airlines | Midday wRap

Jun 01, 2017 - 12:59 PM

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New US-led Syria strike kills 80 relatives of ISIS fighters – monitor

May 26, 2017 - 8:56 PM

The toll includes 33 children They were families seeking refuge in the town s municipal building says Rami Abdel Rahman head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

Trump gave Syria attack order 'during dessert'

Apr 13, 2017 - 12:09 AM

Given word that US warships in the Mediterranean were locked and loaded Trump says the decision was made then to do it so the missiles were on the way

FIRING THE MISSILES.  President-elect Donald Trump gave the order for an air strike against Syria over desert. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

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

U.S. air strike, Duterte, Trump meets Xi | Evening wRap

Apr 07, 2017 - 7:02 PM

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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

U.S. air strike, ISIS, peace talks | Midday wRap

Apr 07, 2017 - 1:24 PM

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Mosul exodus as air strikes kill 'dozens'

Mar 26, 2017 - 12:50 AM

The US led coalition says it struck an area in west Mosul on March 17 in which civilian casualties were reported It is investigating to determine the facts surrounding this strike

AIR STRIKE. A general view taken on March 25, 2017, shows smoke billowing following air strikes on Mosul, during the government forces' ongoing offensive to retake the city from Islamic State (IS) group fighters. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP

Dozens dead in U.S.-led north Syria air strike as coalition meets

Mar 22, 2017 - 7:45 PM

UPDATED A Pentagon spokesman on Wednesday says the coalition will investigate the alleged strike

THE LOOK OF AN AIR STRIKE. A general view shows moke rising from buildings following an air strike on Jobar, a rebel-held district on the eastern outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus, on March 21, 2017. Photo by Ammar Suleiman/AFP

Air strikes kill 11 civilians in central Syria – monitor

Mar 04, 2017 - 9:41 PM

They are probably Russian air strikes says the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights 45 people are also wounded

8 dead in raids on rebel-held Syrian town – monitor

Jan 14, 2017 - 7:11 PM

Observatory for Human Rights says the strikes were carried out by Russian or Syrian government aircraft

STRIKES. Syrian men and Civil Defence volunteers, also known as the White Helmets, search for survivors amid the rubble of a building following an air strike on the village of Maaret al-Numan, in the country's northern province of Idlib, on January 7, 2017. Photo by Mohamed al-Bakour /AFP

Russia renews heavy bombing of Syria's Aleppo

Oct 11, 2016 - 9:15 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin meanwhile cancels a planned trip to Paris in a row over the violence in Syria

A picture shows desruction as Syrian pro-government forces advance in Aleppo's Bustan al-Basha neighborhood on October 6, 2016. AFP PHOTO