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Air strikes kill 30 in Eastern Ghouta as hundreds more flee

At least 30 people have been killed in fresh government air strikes on the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta, a war monitor reported.

UN ‘deeply alarmed’ about civilians deaths in besieged Afrin

The United Nations has said that there were alarming reports about civilian deaths in the Syrian enclave of Afrin, where Kurdish forces were said to be blocking civilians from leaving the city.

Soldiers kill 9 civilians mistaken for militants

Ethiopian soldiers killed nine civilians and injured 12 after mistaking them for rebels near a town along the country’s border with Kenya, state media said.

Syria army cuts off main rebel town in Ghouta as death toll tops 1,000

Syrian regime forces continued their offensive against Eastern Ghouta Sunday, a day after they cut off the rebel-held enclave's largest town, pressing on with a 20-day assault that has left more than 1,000 civilians dead.

Syria army ‘splits rebel-held Eastern Ghouta in three’

Syrian forces have captured the largest town in Eastern Ghouta, effectively splitting the rebel-held enclave in three, a monitor told Al Jazeera.

US accuses Russia of killing civilians in Syria

The United States on Sunday made its strongest accusation to date of Moscow’s complicity in civilian deaths in Syria, saying Russian aircraft flew bombing missions over the besieged eastern Ghouta region in defiance of a United Nations cease-fire.

Senator Ndoma-Egba condemns killing of aid workers in Rann

Chairman, Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, OFR, CON, SAN, has condemned the killing and injuring of Aid Workers and Security Personnel in Rann town in Borno State, North-East Nigeria following an attack by Boko Haram insurgents.

UN: Mali insecurity continues, migrating to country’s centre

Insecurity in Mali "continues to rage" and is progressing toward the centre of the country, according to an interim UN report.

UN: War crimes likely committed in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

The UN's human rights chief has warned that strikes on Syria's Eastern Ghouta probably amount to "war crimes" and that those behind the targeting of civilians will be held to account.

UN condemns killing of aid workers in Borno

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, has condemned the killing of three aid workers in Rann town in Borno State, North-east Nigeria, calling for the prosecution of perpetrators.

Nigeria, Cameroon troops kill 35 Boko Haram insurgents

The Nigerian and Cameroonian army have killed 35 Boko Haram terrorists and rescued 603 civilians held hostage.

Boris Johnson: Britain may join US strikes against Syria if chemical weapon use proven

Britain would consider joining U.S. military strikes against the Syrian government if there is evidence chemical weapons are being used against civilians, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Tuesday.

Gas attack kills child in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

Health officials in the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta are accusing Syrian government forces of using poisonous gas in their aerial bombardment campaign in the Damascus suburb.

UN backs Syria ceasefire as death toll in rebel enclave tops 500

The UN Security Council has unanimously demanded a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, as new air strikes on the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta took the civilian death toll from seven days of bombing to more than 500.


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