Tag Archives: casualties

Yemen: Saudi invaders kill at least 30 prisoners with air strikes

Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar]

“At least 30 prisoners have been killed in Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen’s rebel [sic]-controlled capital, Sanaa, according to local media. Al Masriet, an online publication, reported on Wednesday that dozens of people were also injured in seven raids targeting facilities controlled by the Houthi rebels [sic], including the prison housing about 180 prisoners at the time of the attack. There was no immediate reaction by the Saudi-led coalition.” (12/13/17)


Fifth day of clashes rock West Bank and Gaza; 36 reported wounded

Source: Haaretz [Israel]

“Violent clashes broke out Monday for the fifth consecutive day in several locations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip as Palestinians protested against U.S. President Donald’s Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Palestinian factions called for the ramping up of protests on Tuesday across the West Bank and in East Jerusalem. The Palestinian Health Ministry reported that 36 Palestinians were injured in the West Bank, some shot by live fire and rubber-tipped bullets.” (12/11/17)


Congo: At least 19 UN, regime troops killed, 53 wounded in rebel attack

Source: CNN

“A ‘deliberate attack’ on United Nations peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo constitutes a ‘war crime’ and was the worst attack on peacekeepers in the organization’s recent history, UN secretary general Antonio Guterres said Friday. Fourteen peacekeepers were killed and 53 others were injured in the Thursday evening attack, the UN’s peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) said in a statement. Mission officials believe the attack was carried out by the rebel group Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), according to the statement. At least five members of Congo’s armed forces also were slain, Guterres said.” (12/08/17)


Yemen: Saleh reportedly killed

Source: New York Daily News

“The former president of Yemen and a main player in its long-running civil war has been killed after an enemy faction attacked his house, according to reports. Ali Abdullah Saleh resigned from the presidency of the nation in 2012 after the Arab Spring, but has recently come back to the fore after rebels ousted his predecessor three years later. Those Houthi rebels’ [sic] [alleged] links to Iran [were used as an excuse for] a persistent air campaign from Yemen’s neighbor Saudi Arabia, further plunging the country into violence and competing claims for the right to govern [sic]. Houthis have recently turned on Saleh, however, and said Monday that they had killed their former ally.” (12/04/17)


Afghanistan: Taliban kill 27 police in security post attacks

Source: Washington Post

“Taliban fighters stormed some 15 security posts in three different districts in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province overnight, killing at least 27 policemen, officials said Tuesday. Matiullah Helal, acting provincial police spokesman, said 22 police were killed and at least 15 others were wounded when insurgents stormed various security posts in two districts Monday night. He said the attacks took place in the Maywand and Zhari districts and some gun battles lasted for hours. He said 45 Taliban were killed and 35 others wounded. Naway District Gov. Sarajuddin Sarhadi said five local police were also killed at checkpoints in his district, including a post commander.” (11/14/17)


Afghanistan: Islamic State forces attack Kabul TV station

Source: Washington Post

“The extremist Islamic State group carried out an attack on Tuesday against one of Afghanistan’s most popular Pashto-language TV stations located in the heart of the capital Kabul, leaving at least two dead. A suicide bomber detonated himself at the station gates killing one security guard while one of the three assailants slipped into the compound and killed a female employee. At least 20 others were injured in the attack. The militants, who wore police uniforms, battled for three hours with security forces, filling the city with the sound of gunfire and explosions and forcing the station to halt its broadcast.” (11/07/17)


Yemen: Islamic State militants storm Saudi invader compound

Source: CBS News

“Masked militants set off a large car bomb outside a security headquarters in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden early Sunday killing at least five soldiers before storming the compound, officials said. Speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief reporters, the security officials said the militants placed snipers on the roof and gunned down most of the security forces inside. The officials gave conflicting accounts of what happened next inside the building. They initially said that the militants had taken an unknown number of people hostage. Later they said that they opened cell gates and released prisoners. … In an online statement, the local affiliate of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attack, saying they killed 50 soldiers and identified the bomber as Abu Othman al-Hadrami.” (11/05/17)


Afghanistan: Occupation troop killed

Source: CBS News

“The U.S. military says an American service member was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday afternoon. The U.S. command in Afghanistan said the service member died of injuries sustained during an operation in Logar province in the eastern part of the country. The military didn’t release the service member’s identity or any details about the circumstances of the death.” (11/04/17)


NYC: Eight dead in Islamist terror attack

Source: CBS News

“Police and witnesses say a man deliberately drove a rented truck onto a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, killing eight people and seriously injuring 11 others, then emerged from the vehicle screaming and brandishing imitation firearms before he was shot by police. The suspect was wounded and taken into custody. … Law enforcement sources identified the suspect to CBS News as Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, 29 years old, who has lived in Tampa, Florida, and New Jersey. He came to the U.S. in 2010 from Uzbekistan. Sources tell CBS News'[s] senior investigative producer Pat Milton the suspect yelled ‘Allahu Akbar,’ Arabic for ‘God is great,’ when he exited the truck.” (10/31/17)


Afghanistan: Taliban kill four police; rockets hit Kabul

Source: Washington Post

“An Afghan official says a Taliban attack has killed four policemen in southern Ghazni province. In Kabul, two rockets fired from the east of the Afghan capital hit inside the city but caused no casualties. In Ghazni, police chief Mohammad Zaman says the insurgents targeted a security post in the district of Waghaz early on Monday. He says along with the four killed, two policemen were wounded in the attack.” (10/23/17)