Posts Tagged ‘bombings’

As Yemen’s political crisis entered its seventh month, the situation further deteriorated Tuesday as  Yemen’s ruling party  postponed a vote to approve “a modified Gulf-brokered power transition plan which aims to pull…[Yemen]…out of its bloody political deadlock.”


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ReliefWeb, By Rana Moussaoui

17 May, 2011

WADI KHALED, Lebanon — Hundreds of Syrians fleeing a deadly crackdown on two-month-old protests are pouring into Lebanon, some saying they had to wade through rivers and find new routes to avoid gunfire.

“Anyone crossing those rivers is risking their life,” said Tarek, a labourer who arrived in Lebanon late on Sunday, when close to 1,000 Syrians crossed the border. (more…)

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Daily Mail

16 May, 2011

NATO must step up bombing missions over Libya to increase the pressure on the Gaddafi regime or risk allowing the dictator to cling to power, the head of the UK’s armed forces said today.

Chief of the Defence Staff General Sir David Richards called on the alliance to ‘up the ante’ by allowing the bombing to include infrastructure targets. (more…)

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June 24, 2010

BAGHDAD — Nine Iraqi police officers were killed during a series of attacks in Mosul and Baghdad late Wednesday and Thursday as the country’s political stalemate dragged on. (more…)

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By BBC News

A wave of bombings in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, has killed at least 58 people and wounded more than 100. (more…)

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October 26, 2009

Two car bombs in central Baghdad have killed at least 136 people and wounded more than 550 others, police sources have told Al Jazeera.

The blasts went off less than a minute apart on Sunday, near the ministry of justice and the headquarters of the Baghdad provincial administration close to the Tigris river.

Firefighters pulled charred and mangled bodies off the streets near the provincial government building while burnt-out cars were piled up at the blast site.

There were so many wounded that civilian cars were pressed into service to bring the casualties to area hospitals. (more…)

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Sept 2 (Reuters) – Following are security developments in Iraq at 1500 GMT on Wednesday.

* denotes a new or updated item.

* MOSUL – Gunmen forced their way into a home in Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, killing a 19-year-girl and wounding her mother, police said.

* KIRKUK – A roadside bomb killed an Iraqi soldier and wounded another in Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

* MOSUL – Iraqi police found the body of a man with gunshot wounds to the head in Mosul, police said.

* MOSUL – A roadside bomb wounded two Iraqi soldiers in Mosul, police said.

* MOSUL – A roadside bomb wounded a civilian in Mosul, police said.

BAGHDAD – A roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi police patrol wounded four policemen in central Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD – A bomb planted on a car wounded two civilians in Baghdad’s northern district of Adhamiya late on Tuesday, police said.

MOSUL – Gunmen shot and killed two men inside a mosque on Tuesday evening in Mosul, north of Baghdad, police said.


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