US-led coalition admits 1,100+ civilians killed in Iraq & Syria in latest death toll

The US-led coalition has published the latest casualty figures for its airstrikes in Iraq and Syria since the start of Operation Inherent Resolve in 2014. At least 1,139 civilians have been “unintentionally” killed by coalition strikes, the statement said. The death toll, presented monthly by the US, has been repeatedly challenged by Amnesty International. The […]

19 civilians died in Saudi-led coalition strike on Yemeni market – report

At least 19 people were killed when the latest Saudi-led coalition airstrike on civilians destroyed a fruit and vegetable market near the Yemeni Red Sea port city of Hodeida, local officials told AP. The rise in casualties follows initial reports that Wednesday’s airstrike had killed five people and injured a further six, when the raid […]

15 civilians killed, 20 injured in Yemen minibus attack – UN

At least 15 Yemeni civilians were killed and 20 others injured when a minibus they were traveling in was struck in Jabal Ras District in Hodeidah Governorate, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Some of the injured have been taken to nearby hospitals. “This is a horrific incident,” […]

Russia knows who people named as suspects in Skripal case are, they are civilians – Putin

Moscow is aware of who the people named as suspects in the Skripal saga are, President Vladimir Putin said, adding that these people are civilians. Saying that there is “nothing criminal” about the two, Putin also hopes that the people in question will eventually come forward and talk to the media.  “I want to address […]

Deadly gas attack reported on civilians in a Syrian rebel enclave

At least 35 civilians are reported dead in an alleged chemical attack on a rebel-held Syrian town. Activists and journalists took to Twitter to share disturbing and graphic videos showing scores of dead bodies with white foam around their mouths and noses. The US State Department said it was monitoring the situation and that Russia […]

143k civilians & rebels left E. Ghouta amid humanitarian ceasefire – Russian MoD

Over 143,000 people, including tens of thousands of rebels and their families, have left Syria’s eastern Ghouta amid a ceasefire which also helped some 40,000 residents return to their homes, the Russian military said. “143,194 people in total, including 105,857 civilians as well as 13,793 militants and 23,544 members of their families have left eastern […]

100s of militants & civilians leave Harasta, East Ghouta, under official pact (DRONE VIDEO)

Hundreds of militants and their families have begun leaving the town of Harasta in East Ghouta on Thursday, under a special, Russian-brokered agreement with the Syrian government, which will see them transported to Idlib province. Two videos of Thursday’s mass evacuation have been obtained by RT’s Ruptly video agency. The drone footage shows a caravan […]

Assad visits troops and civilians in eastern Ghouta (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Syrian President Bashar Assad has visited eastern Ghouta on Sunday for the first time in years, where a military operation to retake the area from militants is ongoing and a steady stream of civilians are fleeing to safety. Footage and photos released by the presidency and state media SANA show Assad meeting with frontline soldiers […]

Thousands of civilians fleeing militant-occupied E. Ghouta as mass exodus continues (LIVE)

Published time: 18 Mar, 2018 06:10 Edited time: 18 Mar, 2018 06:20 More than 5,000 people have left the militant-occupied areas of the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta on Sunday morning, the Russian military said. Live images from the scene show people streaming to safety. “The humanitarian corridor in Eastern Ghouta continues to work. More […]