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U.S.-led coalition reports recent air strikes on ISIS in Syria

WASHINGTON: The U.S.-led coalition in Syria conducted air strikes last week that destroyed facilities used by Islamic State, the coalition said on Tuesday, less than a week after President Donald Trump declared victory over the militant group and said he would withdraw U.S. troops from the war-torn country. The coalition said its attacks during the week of Dec. 16-22, including air strikes and “coordinated fires,” had destroyed logistics facilities and staging areas used by Islamic State, damaged the group’s ability to…

Yemen buries children killed by air strike, Riyadh insists raid ‘legitimate’

SAADA, YEMEN: Thousands of mourners on Monday buried dozens of children killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in northern Yemen, one of the deadliest attacks on civilians in the three-year-old war. At least 40 children were killed in Thursday’s raid which hit the bus as it drove through a market of Dahyan, a town in Saada, the armed Houthi group which controls the province said. Amid outrage from international human rights groups and U.N. officials, Riyadh continued to defend the raid as a “legitimate…

Civilian casualties in Afghan airstrike on madrassa

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan: An Afghan airstrike on a religious school on Monday caused multiple casualties, including civilians, Afghan officials and witnesses said. "Several dead and at least 15 wounded", including children, were taken to the regional hospital in the provincial capital Kunduz, Naim Mangal, a doctor, told AFP. Relatives of the wounded told an AFP photographer at the hospital that the attack happened during a graduation ceremony at the madrassa in Dashte Archi district, which is under the Taliban control. A…

Israel claims destroying tunnel from Gaza for attacks

JERUSALEM: Israel said Sunday it used a combination of air strikes and other means to destroy a tunnel stretching from the Gaza Strip into the country and continuing into Egypt. Israeli military spokesman Jonathan Conricus said the tunnel belonged to Palestinian movement Hamas and was intended for attacks as opposed to smuggling. Such tunnels have been used to carry out attacks in the past. He said he was not aware of any casualties from the destruction of the tunnel, which was still being built. It ran…

23 civilians killed in Syria, most in Russian air strikes: monitor

BEIRUT: At least 23 civilians were killed Wednesday in the Syrian opposition stronghold of Eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, most of them in Russian air raids, a monitor said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told AFP that 18 people were killed by Russian strikes in the town of Misraba, while the remainder died in shelling from government forces. Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said three children and 11 women were among those killed. Victims were taken to a hospital in Douma, where an AFP…

Daesh second-in-command killed in airstrike, Iraqi intelligence says

MOSUL: Ayad al-Jumaili, believed to be a deputy of Islamic State – also known as Daesh – leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was killed in an air strike on Friday, an Iraqi intelligence spokesman said on Saturday. The U.S.-led anti-Islamic State coalition said it was unable at the moment to confirm the information that was reported earlier in the day by Iraqi state-run TV. Jumaili was killed with other Islamic State commanders in a strike carried out by the Iraqi air force in the region of al-Qaim, near the border with Syria,…