Tuesday 24 April 2018

Syria pounds rebel areas, Turkey scrambles F16s

The Syrian army pressed attacks on rebels on Tuesday, bombarding the city of Douma near Damascus, and Turkey said it had scrambled F-16 fighters the previous day after Syrian helicopters flew near its border. Turkey's armed forces comm


Syrian forces enter Homs after bombardment

Troops and militiamen loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad entered a residential district of Homs after six days of tank bombardment that killed scores of people and wounded hundreds in the hotbed of unrest, residents and activists said on Mo


Red Cross inside Gaddafi town amid bombing

Aid workers from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) brought medical supplies into Muammar Gaddafi's besieged hometown of Sirte on Saturday as fears grew that a humanitarian disaster may unfold inside. Civilians have be


Misrata under salvo; West insists regime change

Libyan government forces attacked the coastal city of Misrata with at least 100 Grad rockets early on Saturday even as US, British and French leaders redefined the aim of their air war to regime change. "They fired Grads at an industrial a

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