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UN probes 'credible' reports of nine Afghan civilians killed in air strike

Kabul - The United Nations said Tuesday it was investigating "credible reports" that nine members of a family had been killed in an air strike in Afghanistan, but US Forces denied the victims were civilians.

Taliban vows 'serious revenge' over Afghan airstrike

Kunduz - The Taliban has vowed to "take serious revenge" after an Afghan airstrike in an area controlled by the militant group killed or wounded dozens of people, many of them children.

NATO probes claims of civilian casualties in Afghan airstrike

Kunduz - NATO's mission in Afghanistan was investigating claims Monday that civilians were killed or injured during a joint operation with Afghan troops over the weekend.

Victims of US airstrike in Kabul angry over mistaken attack

Kabul - Haji Rabbani was preparing for afternoon prayers when he saw the US helicopters hovering above his mud-brick house in a residential area of Kabul. Moments later bombs started raining down.

US airstrike kills several civilians in Afghanistan: officials

Jalalabad - Several civilians have been killed in an US airstrike in eastern Afghanistan, local officials said Friday, the latest setback in efforts to bring peace to the war-torn country.

Philippine friendly fire airstrikes kill 11 troops

Marawi - Philippine airstrikes aimed at Islamist militants who are holding hostages as human shields killed 11 soldiers, authorities said Thursday, as they conceded hundreds of gunmen may have escaped a blockade.

Philippine friendly fire airstrikes kill 11 troops

Marawi - Philippine airstrikes aimed at Islamist militants who are holding hostages as human shields killed 11 soldiers, authorities said Thursday, as they conceded hundreds of gunmen may have escaped a blockade.

Philippine friendly fire airstrikes kill 11 troops

Marawi - Philippine airstrikes aimed at Islamist militants who are holding hostages as human shields killed 11 soldiers, authorities said Thursday, as they conceded hundreds of gunmen may have escaped a blockade.

Philippine military airstrikes kill 10 troops: defence chief

Manila - Philippine military airstrikes aimed at Islamist militants who are battling soldiers in a southern city instead killed 10 troops and injured seven others, the defence secretary said on Thursday.

Philippine military airstrikes kill 10 troops: defence chief

Manila - Philippine military airstrikes aimed at Islamist militants who are battling soldiers in a southern city instead killed 10 troops and injured seven others, the defence secretary said on Thursday.

Philippine military airstrikes kill 10 troops: defence chief

Manila - Philippine military airstrikes aimed at Islamist militants who are battling soldiers in a southern city instead killed 10 troops and injured seven others, the defence secretary said on Thursday.

Russian defence ministry says army struck eight IS targets in Syria

Moscow - Russian fighter jets on Wednesday carried out 20 flights in Syria, striking "eight Islamic State targets" including a command post held by the jihadist group, the Russian defence ministry said.

Senator Leahy: Syrian air defenses 'not as good as were said'

Appearing on NBC's 'Meet The Press,' Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) openly suggested that Syria does not appear to be protected by Russian-made air defense systems, giving a further green light for more Israeli air-strikes.

NATO airstrike kills ten Afghan children

A NATO airstrike in Kunar province has left at least twelve dead, with ten of them being children, according to Afghan officials involved in the operation.

Op-Ed: Israel's intentional fog of war over Syria

The world will likely never know the exact truth about what Israel bombed in or outside of Syria this week. But as alleged details of the daring mission leak out, the murky story reveals hard truths about Israel's lethal modus operandi.

Video: Israeli airstrikes on Gaza intensify on Wednesday

Gaza - With no cease-fire in sight, Israeli forces intensified their airstrikes on Wednesday morning, attacking government ministry buildings and other sites in Gaza.

Video: RT's Arabic-language sister channel in Gaza attacked

Gaza - RT's Arabic-language sister channel, Rusiya Al-Yaum, was struck by Israeli forces in the Gaza strip early on November 18. Luckily no one was in the office at the time. Updated with video interview with IDF on their reasons for targeting the building.

NATO airstrike ‘escalation’ rocks Tripoli

Tripoli - The NATO-led war in Libya appears to be intensifying, as British Apache helicopter gunships have begun launching Hellfire missile attacks inside the country, a move some British military leaders are calling an “escalation.”

NATO strikes near Gaddafi compound, Russia protests advisers

As the NATO-led coalition continued to expand its war against Colonel Gaddafi's military in Libya, bombing targets close to Gaddafi's compound, Russia has become more vocal in its opposition to the West's mission creep.

NATO: No apologies for Thursday's airstrike on Libyan rebels

Naples - For the second time in less than a week, a NATO airstrike in Libya has killed Libyan rebels, and the strike is bringing no apologies from NATO command who says it was unaware the rebels were using military tanks.

German Defence Minister testifies about Kunduz airstrike Special

Berlin - German defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg has testified today to a parliamentary inquiry into the Sept. 4 air strike.

Former German minister testifies on Afghan airstrike Special

Berlin - The former Federal defence minister Franz Josef Jung (CDU) testified today in front of a Commission of the German Federal Parliament on the Kunduz air strike accident.

Israeli airstrike kills 1, injures 3 in the Gaza Strip

Israeli air jets fired missiles at seven targets in the Gaza Strip on early Friday, which killed at least one person, while injuring three others, according to witnesses and paramedics.

Israeli airstrike kills 1, injures 4 in the Gaza Strip

At least one Palestinian fighter has been killed and four others have been seriously wounded after Israel launched an airstrike in the Gaza Strip,

Israel launches several airstrikes, injures two in the Gaza Strip

The Israel air force has launched attacks against at least four targets in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip and has wounded at least two, including a child.

Israeli Air Strike Kills Two In Gaza

Israeli warplanes have attacked suspected Hamas tunnels on the Gaza-Egyptian border. This follows mortar attacks by the Gazan Popular Resistance Committees, a militant group loosely allied with Hamas.

US stages second airstrike in Somalia

Officials have confirmed that US forces have staged a second airstrike in Somalia.
 

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An Israeli army flares illuminate the sky above the Gaza strip on July 18  2014
An Israeli army flares illuminate the sky above the Gaza strip on July 18, 2014
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Intensive Israeli airstrike on Government Ministries buildings in Gaza
Intensive Israeli airstrike on Government Ministries buildings in Gaza
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Smoke billows from a Palestinian building following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City  on July 18  ...
Smoke billows from a Palestinian building following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City, on July 18, 2014
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A man carries a wounded baby into the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City on July 15, 2014, following an Israeli air strike
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