Apr 4, 2017

Alleged gas attack kills 35 in rebel-held Syrian town

Warplanes carried out a suspected toxic gas attack that killed at least 35 people, including several children, in a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria on Tuesday, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said those killed in the town of Khan ...

Iraqi man loses 14 relatives in Mosul strike

Apr 4, 2017

Iraqi man loses 14 relatives in Mosul strike

He first found the body of his nephew. Then as rescue workers pulled more and more bodies out of the pile of concrete that was once his sister’s home in western Mosul, it was too much for Mahmoud Salem Ismail. He collapsed next to ...

Mar 28, 2017

Rights group criticizes U.S.-led coalition over Mosul civilian deaths

A recent spike in civilian casualties in Mosul suggests the U.S.-led coalition is not taking adequate precautions to prevent civilian deaths as it battles the Islamic State militant group alongside Iraqi ground forces, Amnesty International said Tuesday. The human rights group’s report follows acknowledgement ...

Over 800 health workers killed in Syrian 'war crimes': report

Mar 15, 2017

Over 800 health workers killed in Syrian 'war crimes': report

More than 800 health workers have died in “acts of war crimes” in Syria since 2011, in hospital bombings, shootings, torture and executions perpetrated mainly by government-backed forces, researchers said Wednesday as the world marked the sixth anniversary of the eruption of anti-government protests ...