Posts Tagged ‘Airstrike’

‘Local sources say at least 10 civilians have lost their lives when the US-led coalition purportedly fighting Daesh in Syria carried out an airstrike against a militant-held area in the country’s northern province of Aleppo.

The sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the aerial attack targeted the town of Maskanah, located 100 kilometers southeast of the provincial capital city of Aleppo, on Sunday, Arabic-language Qasioun Agency news outlet reported.

The report said ten people were killed and several others injured in the air raid.

The Britain-based so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) also reported that US-led military aircraft had launched a series of attacks against the villages of Qabtan al-Jabal, Kafr Hamrah and Yaqid al-Adas in the northwestern suburbs of Aleppo.’

Read more: US-led coalition airstrike kills 10 civilians near Aleppo: Report


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 US-led coalition airstrike kills 11 Afghan anti-drug police in opium-dense Helmand province, Interior Ministry says

Just in case anyone is wondering *why* the US is *still* in Afghanistan: Protecting the CIA’s poppy fields and opium routes seems to be the prime directive.

| 08 Sept 2015 | A US-led coalition airstrike killed 11 Afghan anti-drug police officers in southern Afghanistan, the Interior Ministry said Monday. Amid conflicting reports, NATO has denied responsibility. The airstrike hit the unstable, opium-rich province of Helmand on Sunday, AFP cited officials as saying. “Eleven counter-narcotics police were killed and four others were wounded in an airstrike carried out by international forces in the Garmsir district of Helmand province,” deputy Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said.

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Drone strike kills 15 ‘wedding party-goers’ in Yemen

13 Dec 2013 Fifteen people who had been heading to a wedding in Yemen have been killed in an air strike. Local media reported that a drone attack had been responsible, and the party-goers had been hit instead of an Al-Qaeda [al-CIAduh] convoy. “An air strike missed its target and hit a wedding car convoy, ten people were killed immediately and another five who were injured died after being admitted to the hospital,” a Yemeni security official told Reuters.

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 Three US terror drone strikes kill 12 people in Yemen

Another day, another US war crime:

–Since July 27, the illegal drone strikes have become almost a daily routine in Yemen. 08 Aug 2013 Three US assassination drone strikes have killed at least 12 people in Yemen, the Arab country’s military officials say. All the three airstrikes occurred on Thursday… On August 7, seven people were killed in a similar airstrike in the southern governorate of Shabwa.

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US terror drone strike kills five in north Yemen: Locals

09 Jun 2013 At least five people have been killed in an air raid carried out by a US assassination drone in north Yemen, local sources say. A tribal source said on Sunday that the strike targeted a vehicle in the Khab al-Shath area located in Yemen’s northern province of al-Jawf. According to witnesses, the first aerial attack was followed by three other raids.

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They don’t ‘hate the US for our freedoms.’ They hate the US because they are sociopaths murders.

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Bodies of women Afghan officials say were killed in the airstrike are brought to a hospital in the Alingar district of Laghman province. Photograph: Khalid Khan/AP


Eight women and girls gathering firewood were killed by a Nato airstrike in Afghanistan early on Sunday, according to Afghan officials.

The coalition says it believes only insurgents were hit. But villagers from Alingar district in the remote Laghman province, east of Kabul, brought the bodies to the governor’s office in the provincial capital, said Sarhadi Zewak, a spokesman for the provincial government. “They were shouting ‘death to America’ They were condemning the attack,” Zewak said.

Seven females were taken to area hospitals, some as young as 10, said provincial health director Latif Qayumi.

Nato forces at first said that about 45 insurgents and no civilians were killed in the attack. But spokesman Jamie Graybeal said later that they took the allegations of civilian deaths seriously and were investigating them, though initial reports showed only insurgents were killed.

Air strikes have been a sensitive issue between the Afghan people – who say civilians often end up killed along with or instead of insurgents – and Nato forces who maintain that they are a key tactic against insurgent leaders.

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Where are you now, Arab League, that calls for air-strikes against Arab countries yet sits on its hands as the Palestinians are mercilessly targeted by the merciless regime ‘doing a Yahweh’ in Tel Aviv?

The fake ‘royalty’ of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain, you are a pathetic disgrace – all knees-knocking satellite states of the Global Cabal. But your time is coming because in the end they want you out, too.

‘They shall fall by the sword:

their infants shall be dashed in

pieces, and their women with child

shall be ripped up!’

– Yahweh in Hosea 13:16

‘Their children shall be dashed

to pieces before their eyes!

Their houses spoiled, and their

wives raped … Dash the young men

to pieces … have no pity on the

fruit of the womb, the children

shall not be spared.’

– Yahweh in Isa 13:16-18

The regime in Tel Aviv are clearly true to their ‘scripture’.

‘The raids took place late on Sunday, shortly after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would continue to launch airstrikes on targets in the coastal enclave as long as it deems it necessary.

“We will act as long as necessary,” he said at the beginning of a cabinet meeting in al-Quds (Jerusalem) on Sunday. Tel Aviv has escalated its attacks on the besieged Palestinian territory in recent days. Eighteen Palestinians, including a 12-year-old child, have been killed in Israeli airstrikes on the coastal sliver since Friday.’

Read more: Israeli Airstrikes on Gaza Strip Injure 35

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‘The United Nations has condemned a deadly airstrike by the Yemeni regime on a hospital in southern Yemen where government forces have stepped up attacks backed by US airstrikes against alleged armed groups.

The UN deplored the latest attack on Al-Razi hospital in Abyan in south Yemen, where at least seven civilians were killed. “The targeting of civilians and the obstruction of humanitarian aid constitute a serious violation of International Humanitarian Law,” the Associated Press quoted a UN statement as saying on Wednesday.’

Read more: UN Slams Airstrike on Yemen Hospital

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‘A NATO warplane has targeted a market in the Libyan town of Tawragha, leaving at least eight civilians dead and several others wounded.

Some of the injured are in critical condition, Xinhua reported on Wednesday, citing a local news agency.

NATO carried out the airstrike on Tawragha, 300 km east of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on Tuesday amid reports that NATO warplanes were hovering over Tajura, another town 20 km east of Tripoli on the same day.’

Read more: NATO Airstrike Kills Eight Libyan Civilians

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US and NATO officials have brushed aside charges by the Libyan government that the air strike Saturday night that killed the youngest son and three grandchildren of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was a targeted assassination intended to murder Gaddafi.

Gaddafi and his wife were present when the strike virtually demolished the building, but reportedly survived the attack. Saif al-Arab Gaddafi, his youngest son and one not known to be active in the regime, was killed, as were three of Gaddafi’s grandchildren, reportedly aged 12 months to four years old.

The strike came several hours after Gaddafi gave a speech calling for a ceasefire in the civil war with the US-backed “rebels” and for negotiations with Washington and NATO. As they have done repeatedly before, the US and its allies rejected Gaddafi’s appeal out of hand.


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On the evening of April 30 a Libyan government spokesman announced that an air strike by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization had hit a target in Tripoli, killing leader Muammar Gaddafi’s 29-year-old son Saif al-Arab, three of the former’s grandchildren, all under twelve years of age, and several friends and neighbors.

The attack followed by only a few hours a television address by Gaddafi in which he appealed to NATO nations for a ceasefire and negotiations after six weeks of bombings and cruise missile attacks against his country.

His comments included the questions: “Why are you attacking us? Why are you killing our children? Why are you destroying our infrastructure?”

As he spoke, NATO warplanes struck government buildings near the broadcasting facility where he was speaking, with the transmission going out on three occasions. The government accused NATO of attempting to kill Gaddafi in the attack.


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(Reuters) – Eighteen Libyans killed by what officials say were Western air strikes and missile attacks in the capital Tripoli lay in a hospital morgue, some charred beyond recognition.

Reuters journalists given access to the morgue on Thursday saw the corpses of adult males on metal beds beneath green and white sheets. It was the first time foreign reporters in Tripoli were shown the bodies of alleged victims of the Western strikes.

The journalists were not shown bodies of women or children.

“They are civilians. They are not guilty of anything,” said morgue worker Abdel Salaam.


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February 9, 2011 (VT) Gaza:  Last night, Israeli planes bombed a medical supply center in Gaza. The bombing attack lasted only 20 minutes or so, short when compared to the “London blitz” during World War II but similar in other way.  Israeli planes were still overhead while film crews were on the scene.

Israel has yet to release a statement taking credit for the attack.

The systematic destruction of necessary support services, health care, water, sewage, electric, schools continue.  Were our film team not to have been on the scene, media would likely have reported this as a poison gas plant or a rocket factory.



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31 Jan 2011 At least one civilian has been killed and several others wounded in a helicopter gunship attack by the US-led foreign forces in troubled western Afghanistan. The deadly incident took place in Pusht-e Rod district in Farah Province. Most foreign forces stationed in Farah Province are US troops. Local officials say a child was killed and two adults were wounded as NATO struck what they called Taliban targets.

link: US airstrike kills civilians in Afghanistan

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The U.S. and its allies have unleashed a massive air campaign in Afghanistan, launching missiles and bombs from the sky at a rate rarely seen since the war’s earliest days. In October alone, NATO planes fired their weapons on 1,000 separate missions, U.S. Air Force statistics provided to Danger Room show. Since Gen. David Petraeus took command of the war effort in late June, coalition aircraft have flown 2,600 attack sorties. That’s 50% more than they did during the same period in 2009. Not surprisingly, civilian casualties are on the rise, as well.

NATO officials say the increase in air attacks is simply a natural outgrowth of a more aggressive campaign to push militants out of their strongholds in southern Afghanistan. “Simply put, our air strikes have increased because our operations have increased. We’ve made a concentrated effort in the south to clear out the insurgency and therefore have increased our number of troops on the ground and aircraft to support them in this effort,” Lt. Nicole Schwegman, a NATO spokesperson, tells Danger Room.

On the other hand, some outside observers believe the strikes are part of an attempt to soften up the insurgency before negotiations with them begin in earnest. But one thing is clear: it’s a strategy Petraeus has used before. Once he took over the Iraq war effort, air strikes jumped nearly sevenfold.

LINK: Bombs Away: Afghan Air War Peaks With 1,000 Strikes in October

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