BBC | August 9, 2011
Syrian security forces have continued operations to crush protesters, even as the Turkish foreign minister pressed President Basharal-Assad to stop them.
Posted in Bomb, Civilian Casualties, Crossfire Deaths, Crossfire Injuries, Displacement, Government, Grenade, Ground Assault, Gunfire, Middle-East, Military, Property Damage, Protesters, Shelling, Syria, Targeted Death, Targeted Injury, tagged Civilian Casualties, human rights, India, Iran, Middle-East, Protesters, Russia, sanctions, South Africa, Syrian unrest, targeted killings, Tukey, United States on August 9, 2011 |
SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq — Iranian forces shelled suspected rebel outposts in Iraq’s semiautonomous Kurdish region, killing two Iraqi civilians, officials said Monday, in the latest in a string of cross-border attacks that have forced hundreds of residents to flee.
The artillery fire hit the small Iraqi town of Sidkan, about 12 miles (20 kilometers) from the Iraq-Iran frontier, said Sidkan mayor Ahmed Qadir. He added that three residents were wounded in the four hours of shelling. Kurdish border guard Capt. Ahmed Saleh confirmed the casualties.
Posted in Central Asia, Civilian Casualties, Government, Gunfire, Iran, Iraq, Targeted Death, United Nations, United States, tagged Civilian Casualties, civilian deaths, Iran, Iraq, UN, United Nations, United States, war crimes on April 17, 2011 |
Posted in Actors, Afghanistan, Central Asia, Contractors, Country, Election, Government, Ground Assault, Insurgents, ISAF, Military, NATO/Allies, Other, Police, Region, Tactics, Taliban, tagged Afghanistan, Brig. Gen. Larry Nicholson, Helmand, Insurgents, Iran, Kabul, Khan Neshin, NATO officials, opium poppies, stabilization team, Taliban, U.S. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, US Marines, US officials on July 20, 2009 |
Washington Post Foreign Service
Saturday, July 18, 2009
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan — When the U.S. Marines burst into Khan Neshin with guns blazing early this month, they quickly defeated insurgent forces in the volatile district of southern Helmand province and declared it Taliban-free. (more…)