Category: killed

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MSF: Bigger than 6,seven-hundred Rohingya killed in Myanmar

At least 6,700 Rohingya were killed by Myanmar security forces in one month following a government-led crackdown in the country’s Rakhine state in late August, according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF). The figure, published on Thursday in an MSF report, is significantly higher than the numbers reported by Myanmar military officials relating to the same period. Sidney…

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Yemen: Ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh killed

Yemen’s ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed by Houthi rebels near the capital, Sanaa, a development expected to have major implications for the war in the Arab world’s poorest country. The death was first announced on Monday by the Sanaa-based interior ministry, controlled by Saleh’s allies-turned-foes, the Houthi rebel movement. His killing was later confirmed…

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Yemen’s Houthi: Ali Abdulla Saleh killed for ‘treason’

The leader of Yemen’s Houthi rebels has praised the death of Ali Abdullah Saleh, the country’s removed president, as a victory against a Saudi-led military coalition that Yemen has been battling. Saleh’s party has confirmed reports that he was killed in a roadside ambush on Monday outside the capital, Sanaa, after switching sides in the…

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Syria: 80 folks killed in barely over 24 hours

At least 80 people have been killed in just over 24 hours in suspected Russian and Syrian government shelling in the eastern and southern parts of Syria.  The majority of those killed were civilians.  In the eastern province of Deir Az Zor, suspected Russian warplanes hit al-Shaf’ah village on the eastern bank of the Euphrates…