The Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) self-defense forces have reported that Ukrainian troops resumed airstrikes on the town of Snezhnoe, there are 11 dead and 8 injured, according to Interfax. "New airstrikes are being delivered on Snezhnoe. Preliminary reports say two Su-25 attack aircraft are delivering pinpoint strikes against the town," Konstantin Knyrik, head of the South-Eastern Front information center, told reporters.
Of the 172 Palestinians killed in seven days and nights after Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, around 30 percent are women and children. The count by dpa is based on a list of the fatalities provided by Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qedra.
Israel could be breaking the laws of war by bombing Palestinian homes in the Gaza Strip, the UN's human rights office said on Friday. "We have received disturbing reports that many of the civilian casualties, including of children, occurred as a result of strikes on homes," said spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani.
As the number of dead and badly injured in airstrikes in the Gaza Strip approaches 100 Friday, Israel has moved three infantry brigades to the borders of the Gaza Strip in preparation for a possible ground offense.
Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed the need to stop the armed confrontation in the Gaza Strip, in a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Kremlin press service reported. "A detailed discussion took place on the sharp escalation of the situation in the Gaza Strip and the south of Israel. The Russian side stressed the need for a speedy end to the armed confrontation, which has led to numerous casualties among the civilian population," the Kremlin's statement reads, noting that the conversation, which also touched on further bilateral contacts between the two countries, was initiated by the Israeli side.
Eight people, five of them children, have been killed in the latest Israeli airstrike on the Gaza Strip in a major aerial offensive launched on Tuesday that has already claimed over 80 Palestinian lives. The campaign is aimed at preventing Hamas from firing rockets at Israel.
The death toll in Israel's intense bombardments of the Gaza Strip has reached 80 missile fire between the Israeli military and Gaza militants escalating. For the second day in a row, rockets fired by Palestinian militants reached the seaside metropolis of Tel Aviv, the country's financial capital.
An explosion ripped through an area near the Petrovskaya coal mine west of Donetsk on Tuesday damaging a bus, the authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) said on Tuesday. The blast occurred at around 1 pm local time. No one was hurt in the incident. Heavy smoke could be seen rising over the mine.
Israeli aircraft destroyed the homes of two Palestinian militants early Tuesday in the southern Gaza Strip towns of Rafah and Khan Younsi, witnesses and security officials said. Al-Hashash family members said they received a telephone call - from a voice identifying himself as an Israeli security official in broken Arabic - telling the family to evacuate the house in Rafah within five minutes.
Child has been killed and eight other civilians wounded in an Iraqi attack on a Kurdish-held town in Iraq's northern province of Salahuddin, a Kurdish security forces official said.
The Iraqi air forces carried out an airstrike against the Islamic State militants who attempted to capture the largest oil refinery in the country located in the city of Baiji.
Ukrainian warplanes on Thursday bombed a village near 20 Lugansk, killing seven villagers including a five-year-old girl. The Ukrainian military claims that the bombing was the result of a pilot’s error. Valery Golenko, head of the Lugansk regional administration, claims that the bombing raid caused worse casualties. He said twelve were killed and at least twice as many were injured.
Israeli war jets carried out several airstrikes early Thursday, targeting training facilities that belong to the Islamic Hamas movement in northern Gaza Strip and Gaza city, security officials said. Officials in Gaza said several explosions damaged northern and central Gaza Strip as well as eastern and western Gaza city. Israeli jets hovered over the coastal enclave before carrying out the strikes, reports DPA.
Pakistani fighter jets Sunday bombed hideouts of Islamist militants for the second time in a week, killing over 50 insurgents in the country's north-western tribal region, officials said.
Pakistani fighter jets begun airstrikes early Sunday against militant hideouts in the country's troubled northwest, killing dozens of militants, local security officials said.
More than 50 militiamen killed in an air strike on their positions in the Kramatorsk area, head of the military operation information group Vladislav Seleznev wrote on his page on Facebook. "June 14, as a result of the air strike on Druzhkivka location near Kramatorsk - more than 50 people were killed, about 150 were injured," wrote Vladislav Seleznev.
The self-defense forces of Gorlovka, Donetsk region, have reported that the Ukrainian Su-24 plane that bombed the building of a local police station at 4:30 a.m. Kiev time has been shot down.
US drones killed 16 Islamist militants at their hideouts in north-western Pakistan, in the first strikes by the unmanned aircraft in almost six months, officials said Thursday.
Pakistan carried out early morning air strikes in the restive Tirah Valley area of the Khyber tribal district on Tuesday, killing at least 15 people, according to a statement by the military, AFp reports.