Posts Tagged ‘gunmen’

Nine dead after Baghdad bombings, shooting

June 22nd, 2012 Comments off

With the latest violence, at least 157 people have died in attacks in Iraq since June 13Two roadside bombs killed at least six people on the outskirts of Baghdad Friday while gunmen shot dead three policemen at a city checkpoint, officials said, in the latest in a wave of attacks in Iraq.

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UN monitors shot at trying to reach Syria massacre

June 7th, 2012 Comments off

UN chief Ban Ki-moon says Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has "lost all legitimacy"Gunmen fired shots at UN monitors trying to get into a Syrian massacre after the reported massacre of dozens of inhabitants, UN leader Ban Ki-moon said Thursday.

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11-year-old played dead to survive Syria massacre

May 30th, 2012 Comments off

In this image made from amateur video released by the Shaam News Network and accessed Tuesday, May 29, 2012, purports to show 13 blindfolded and handcuffed bodies on the ground in Deir el-Zour, Syria. U.N. observers have discovered 13 bound corpses in eastern Syria, many of them apparently shot execution-style, the monitoring mission said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video) TV OUT, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CANNOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE CONTENT, DATE, LOCATION OR AUTHENTICITY OF THIS MATERIALWhen the gunmen began to slaughter his family, 11-year-old Ali el-Sayed says he fell to the floor of his home, soaking his clothes with his brother's blood to fool the killers into thinking he was already dead.

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Syria denies it was behind attack that killed 90

May 27th, 2012 Comments off

This image made from amateur video released by Shaam News Network and accessed Saturday, May 26, 2012 purports to show covered bodies after a government assault on Houla, Syria. Government troops shelled a string of villages in central Syria before pro-regime thugs swept through the area, shooting people in the streets and in their homes in attacks that killed more than 90 people, activists said Saturday. The assault on Houla, an area northwest of the central city of Homs, is one of the bloodiest single events in Syria's 15-month-old uprising. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video) TV OUT, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CANNOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE CONTENT, DATE, LOCATION OR AUTHENTICITY OF THIS MATERIALThe Syrian government denied Sunday its troops were behind an attack on a string of villages that left more than 90 people dead, blaming the killings on "hundreds of heavily-armed gunmen" who also attacked soldiers in the area.

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Yemen launches offensive to reclaim Qaeda bastion

May 12th, 2012 Comments off

Yemeni militants, suspected of being members of Al-Qaeda, patrol on a pick up in ZinjibarYemeni troops launched an all-out offensive on Saturday to retake the southern city of Zinjibar, held for a year by Al-Qaeda gunmen, in fighting that killed 12 people, military and local sources said.

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Libya PM office under gun attack

May 8th, 2012 Comments off

The office of Libya’s interim prime minister, Abdurrahim al-Keib, is attacked by gunmen believed to be ex-rebels, in Tripoli, leaving at least two dead.
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Gunmen storm Iraq police building

January 15th, 2012 Comments off

Gunmen have set off bombs outside a police building in the Iraqi city of Ramadi before storming it, police say, with reports of casualties.
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Syrian Kurdish activist shot dead

October 7th, 2011 Comments off

Gunmen have entered the home of prominent Syrian Kurdish opposition figure Mishaal al-Tammo and shot him dead, activists say.
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Syria soldiers ‘killed in ambush’

September 4th, 2011 Comments off

Six Syrian soldiers and three civilians die as gunmen ambush a bus in central Syria, state media reports, while the bloody crackdown on anti-regime protests continues.
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‘Dozens killed’ in Yemen shooting

March 18th, 2011 Comments off

Yemen’s president declares a state of emergency after gunmen in the capital reportedly kill 39 people and injure 200 at a protest rally.
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