Posts Tagged ‘civilian’

BBC News | June 24, 2011


At least 10 people are said to have died in renewed protests across Syria against President Bashar al-Assad.


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Reuters, By Serena Chaudhry

1 May 2011

The number of civilians and soldiers killed in Iraqi violence fell in April, official figures showed on Sunday, although attacks continued against security forces ahead of the withdrawal of U.S. troops.

The Health Ministry said 120 civilians were killed in bombings and other attacks last month compared with 136 in March. (more…)

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18 April 2011

The UK is to help free 5,000 migrants trapped by fighting in western Libya, the UK’s international development secretary has said.

Andrew Mitchell said funds of £1.5m would pay to charter ships to get people out of the rebel-held town of Misrata and provide medical supplies. (more…)

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BBC; 18 April 2011 Last updated at 05:38 ET

An Israeli teenager wounded when a Palestinian rocket hit a bus has died of his injuries.

Daniel Viflic, 16, was on a school bus in southern Israel on 7 April when it was hit by an anti-tank missile fired from the Gaza Strip.

The driver was slightly hurt in the attack, which happened just after the other children had been dropped off.

Nineteen Palestinians died in the ensuing wave of Israeli air strikes and Palestinian counter-attacks.

It was the most serious violence since Israel’s conflict with Hamas in Gaza in December 2008 and January 2009.

About 1,400 Palestinians, more than half of them civilians, and 13 Israelis, including 10 soldiers, were killed.


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Published 15:33 07.04.11
By Anshel Pfeffer, Yanir Yagna and Haaretz Service

Two people were wounded Thursday after an anti-tank missile exploded into a bus traveling in one of the communities surrounding the Gaza Strip. (more…)

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