Tag: Bombing

Trump’s Military Drops a Bomb Every 12 Minutes

The United States military drops an explosive with a strength you can hardly comprehend once every 12 minutes. And that’s odd, because we’re technically at war with—let me think—zero countries. So that should mean zero bombs are being dropped, right?

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No End in Sight for US-Backed Yemen War as Airstrike Kills At Least 20, Including Bride, at Wedding | Democracy Now!

At least 20 people died Sunday when a Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit a wedding party in northern Yemen. Most of the dead were reportedly women and children who were gathered in one of the wedding party tents. The bride was among the dead. Medics and residents said more than 46 others—including 30 children—were also injured. The attack on the Yemeni wedding party was one of at least three airstrikes over the weekend that killed Yemeni civilians. A family of five died in an airstrike in the province of Hajjah. And 20 civilians died on Saturday when fighter jets bombed a bus near the city of Taiz. Earlier this month, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said Yemen had become the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. We speak to Shireen Al-Adeimi, a Yemeni doctoral candidate at Harvard University.

Source: No End in Sight for US-Backed Yemen War as Airstrike Kills At Least 20, Including Bride, at Wedding | Democracy Now!

Local Residents In Northern Syria Confirm US-Led Airstrikes Have Killed More Than 200 Civilians In Past Two Months AnonHQ

Local residents living in northern Syria have told journalists that airstrikes being carried out by the International Coalition Forces led by the United States against the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have killed more than 200 civilians in the past two months. …

Source: Local Residents In Northern Syria Confirm US-Led Airstrikes Have Killed More Than 200 Civilians In Past Two Months AnonHQ

An airstrike in Syria killed entire families instead of Isis fighters | World | News | The Independent

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The airstrikes at dawn on Tuesday pulverised entire families, including young children — families that were fleeing Islamic State militants but were instead mistaken for being those very fighters. Depending on whom you ask, the number of bodies found in the rubble is 56, 85, 160 or 212. Pictures of the mangled bodies, covered in dust, are a testament to the carnage.

Source: An airstrike in Syria killed entire families instead of Isis fighters | World | News | The Independent

There is No Military Solution: Could ISIL Be Strengthened by U.S., French, Russian Bombing? | Democracy Now!

France and Russia have staged a series of new airstrikes on the Syrian city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Russia announced earlier today it would intensify strikes in Syria after the Russian intelligence service said it had found conclusive proof that a bomb had brought down the Metrojet airliner in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, killing 224 people on board last month. The United States has also vowed to intensify strikes in Syria and to step up their exchange of intelligence on potential targets with France. We speak with longtime journalist Abdel Bari Atwan about how the bombings could backfire and help grow the Islamic State.

Source: There is No Military Solution: Could ISIL Be Strengthened by U.S., French, Russian Bombing? | Democracy Now!

Australia looks set to start bombing Syria as Libs warn against too much refugee compassion

The Abbott government was expected to approve Australian bombing runs against Islamic State targets and supply lines in Syria on Tuesday night, while the question of how many refugees could be absorbed by Australia has exposed ugly divisions in the government party room.

Source: Australia looks set to start bombing Syria as Libs warn against too much refugee compassion