Category: bombing

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Egypt: Police murder 6 other folks in connection to Alexandria bombing

Egyptian authorities said they killed six people on Sunday in connection to a deadly car bombing that targeted the coastal city of Alexandria’s security chief. The blast occurred near the Tolip Hotel on Saturday in Rushdi, a neighbourhood in Egypt’s second city, close to the motorcade of Major-General Mostafa al-Nemr, head of security in Alexandria.…

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Jap Ghouta residents in dire challenge amid non-cease bombing

Residents of Eastern Ghouta are facing dire humanitarian situation amid non-stop bombardment and shelling of the areas for the past two weeks, as Syrian government gained some ground in the besieged rebel-held enclave east of Damascus. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said late on Saturday that government forces have retaken 10 percent of…

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Al-Amiriyya: Once upon a bombing in Iraq

Iraqi collective memory is crowded with signifiers of pain and loss. Recent years have only added to the piles of bodies and rubble and their signifiers in a country ravaged by decades of brutal dictatorship, genocidal sanctions, and wars. The 2003 Anglo-American invasion (also known by its Orwellian name, “Operation Iraqi Freedom”) dismantled what was…

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East Ghouta reels below intense Russian, Syrian bombing

Residents and medical sources in Eastern Ghouta have warned that the Damascus suburb is running short of food, water, and medical supplies, amid intense Russian and Syrian bombardment of the rebel-held area. The area’s designation as a de-escalation zone by Turkey, and allies of the Syrian government, such as Russia and Iran, has not prevented…

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Thailand: Three killed in Yala market bombing

A motorcycle bomb has exploded at a market in southern Thailand, killing three civilians and wounding dozens more. Monday’s attack in the southern province of Yala was the first of its kind for months in the region, where ethnic Malay Muslims have been fighting for autonomy. No one has claimed responsibility. Police said the attacker…