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UN calls on  Afghan parties to take urgent measures to halt civilian casualties

UN calls on Afghan parties to take urgent measures to halt civilian casualties

TEHRAN, Feb. 07 (Press Shia Agency) – The United Nations called on all warring parties in Afghanistan to take urgent steps to halt the killing and maiming of civilians, as a new UN report issued Monday recorded the highest ever number of civilian casualties in a single year, including record figures for children killed and injured in 2016.The report documents 11,418 conflict-related civilian...

41 militants killed, 25 injured in Afghanistan in past 24 hrs: gov't 

41 militants killed, 25 injured in Afghanistan in past 24 hrs: gov't 

KABUL, Jan. 22 (Press Shia Agency) – At least 41 militants were killed and 25 others injured after Afghan army, police and intelligence agency personnel launched wide-scale operations against insurgents' hideouts within the past 24 hours, said a statement of Afghanistan's Defense Ministry Sunday. "During the past 24 hours, Afghan National Defense and Security Forces conducted joint...

Earthquake takes 4 lives in south Iran

Earthquake takes 4 lives in south Iran

TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (Press Shia Agency) – An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale hit Khonj city in southern Iranian province of Fars leaving four people dead.Managing Director of Crisis Management Center at Provincial Governor's Office of Fars Province Hassan Fayazpour said the earthquake had stroke four villages in Khonj region at 06:30 local time. The official, while noting that the...

Almost 7K Iraqi civilians killed in armed conflict in 2016

Almost 7K Iraqi civilians killed in armed conflict in 2016

MOSCOW, Jan. 03 (Press Shia Agency) – According to United Nations, almost 7,000 Iraqi civilians have died as a result of terrorism and armed conflict in the country throughout 2016.Almost 7,000 Iraqi civilians have died as a result of terrorism and armed conflict in the country throughout 2016, the United Nations said Tuesday. The figure omits casualties in the Anbar...

8 killed, 32 injured in terrorist rocket attacks in Aleppo

8 killed, 32 injured in terrorist rocket attacks in Aleppo

TEHRAN, Nov. 20 (Press Shia Agency) – Seven schoolchildren and a woman were killed, and 32 other people, including 20 schoolchildren, got injured in a series terrorist attacks with rocket shells on educational and health facilities in Aleppo city on Sunday.A source at Aleppo Police Command announced that the terrorist groups positioned in the eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo fired a mortar...

US-led coalition airstrikes killed 300 civilians in Syria in two years

US-led coalition airstrikes killed 300 civilians in Syria in two years

MOSCOW, Oct. 26 (Press Shia Agency) – According to Amnesty International, the most recent deadly airstrikes, conducted in June and July, killed more than 100 civilians in the Syrian villages of Tukhar, Hadhadh and Ghandoura. Hundreds of civilians have been killed in Syria by the airstrikes of the US-led coalition against ISIL over the past two years, an...

Iran strongly condemns suicide attack in Iraq

Iran strongly condemns suicide attack in Iraq

TEHRAN, Oct. 21 (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian FM spokesperson has strongly slammed the recent suicide attack of ISIL on a power plant near Kirkuk in Iraq.Bahram Ghasemi condemned the recent attack by ISIL terrorists on an Iraqi power station situated near Kirkuk which led to martyrdom and wounding of several people including several Iranian technicians. The official expressed regrets and...

Russian, Syrian radars prove Belgian jets strike Syrian village

Russian, Syrian radars prove Belgian jets strike Syrian village

MOSCOW, Oct. 20 (Press Shia) – The Russian Defense Ministry said that Russian and Syrian radars proved that Belgian jets struck the Syrian village of Hassajek.The Russian Defense Ministry will unveil flight path details of the Belgian Air Force jets at the time of the deadly strike on a village near Aleppo in Syria, Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov...

Cleric raps Saudi war crimes against Yemenis

Cleric raps Saudi war crimes against Yemenis

TEHRAN, Oct. 14 (Press Shia) – Ayatollah Seyyed Ahmad Khatami described Saudi government as a war criminal.“The Saudi government is a war criminal and all the people involved in crimes in Yemen should be trialed,” said Ayatollah Seyyed Ahmad Khatami who led this week’s edition of Tehran Friday Prayers and addressed the worshipers in Tehran. The cleric criticized the US and the UK for...

Saudi Yemen venture in political, military deadlock

Saudi Yemen venture in political, military deadlock

TEHRAN, Oct. 13 (Press Shia) – Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Jaberi Ansari released on Wednesday a piece of commentary condemning the latest Saudi airstrike which killed 140 civilians in a funeral ceremony on Saturday.“Fighting against clock and with the fantasy of restoring the former Yemeni president, Saudi Arabia has made itself stuck in a direct war against civilian Yemenis for a year...

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