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Allied airstrikes kill ‘Islamic State’ militants

At least 32 “Islamic State” militants have been killed and more than 40 wounded in airstrikes in Syria’s Raqqa province. The bombings were reportedly carried out by the US-led coalition. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Sunday that more that 15 explosions had hit “Islamic State” (IS) facilities in the group’s de …

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Assad: UK airstrikes in Syria doomed to fail

Britain’s bombing campaign against extremists in Syria is “illegal” and will only cause “terrorism” to spread, President Bashar al-Assad says. The Syrian strongman made the remarks in an interview with The Sunday Times. In remarks published Sunday, Assad ridiculed British Prime Minister David Cameron’s assertion that there are as many as 70,000 opposition fighters in …

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Report: Russia strikes kill a dozen civilians in Syria

A Syrian opposition watchdog has reported that airstrikes – allegedly by Russia – have killed and wounded civilians. Russia, a staunch ally of President Bashar al-Assad, first began airstrikes in Syria in late September. On Sunday, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that airstrikes, “probably Russian,” had killed at least 18 people and …

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Cameron makes case for UK air strikes against IS

David Cameron has urged MPs to back UK airstrikes against ‘Islamic State’ in Syria. In a speech to the House of Commons, almost a fortnight since terror attacks in Paris killed 130 people, Cameron said that the terrorist organization is using its safe havens in northern Syria to launch plots against Britain. All seven plots in Britain this year were either plotted by ISIS or inspired by its propaganda, he said, using one of the alternate acronyms for IS

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Britain must join airstrikes on ‘IS’ in Syria – Cameron

UK Prime Minister David Cameron says he’ll present a “comprehensive strategy” to deal with “Islamic State” in Syria. In his first parliamentary question time since the Paris attacks, he said airstrikes were on the table. Despite losing a parliamentary vote two years ago over whether Britain’s should told an international coalition to launch airstrikes on …

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MSF hospital destroyed in Yemen airstrikes

Medical charity Doctors Without Borders says airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition have destroyed one of its hospitals in northern Yemen. It’s the second attack on an MSF clinic in less than a month. The international aid group said several nighttime strikes hit the small hospital in the Haydan district of Saada province, injuring one staff …

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