Posts Tagged ‘shelling’

REUTERS | Khaled Oweis | August 4, 2011

At least 45 civilians were killed in a tank assault by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces to occupy the centre of Hama, an activist said on Thursday, in a sharp escalation of a military campaign aimed at ending an uprising against his rule.


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Sameer N. Yacoub | The Washington Post | July 25, 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.


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April 19, 2011

TUNIS, April 19 (Reuters) – Forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi renewed bombardment of Misrata on Tuesday and casualties were seen being taken to hospital, an Amnesty International researcher in the western Libyan city said. (more…)

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By: Harriet Sherwood

April 11, 2011

Tens of thousands of children trapped in intense fighting in Misrata are in serious danger amid concern over a humanitarian crisis in the only city in western Libya not under the control of Muammar Gaddafi.

At least 20 children, mostly under the age of 10, have been killed in the besieged city in the past month, according to Unicef, the UN children’s agency. Many more have been injured by gunfire or shrapnel from mortars and tank shells. (more…)

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By Joseph Krauss

April 6, 2011

NEAR BREGA, (AFP) – Rebel soldiers erected a checkpoint at the gate of the eastern Libyan town of Ajdabiya on Wednesday to prevent a convoy of eager but mostly unarmed civilians from reaching the front.

The soldiers, defectors from Moamer Kadhafi’s army, said they had orders to impose discipline on the hastily-assembled rebel forces a day after they were driven several kilometres (miles) back by loyalist artillery.

“We are stopping the youth who show up with guns,” said Sherif Mohammed, as he pulled a dented metal barricade across the road. “What are they going to do against shelling?” (more…)

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