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Kenya: Airstrikes Kill 60 Militants in Somalia

Posted January 7th, 2012 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenya said Saturday that airstrikes have killed at least 60 al-Qaida-linked militants in southern Somalia, as part of an ongoing effort to force them out of the country. A military spokesman told reporters that al-Shabab militants were killed in Friday’s airstrikes in the town of Garbaharey in Somalia’s Gedo area. He said the military was […]

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Kenyan Airstrikes Kill Dozens of Militants in Somalia

Posted January 7th, 2012 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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A Kenyan spokesman says jet fighters have killed dozens of al-Qaida-linked militants gathered in southern Somalia, as part of an ongoing effort to force them out of the country. The spokesman told reporters Saturday that at least 60 al-Shabab militants were killed in Friday’s airstrikes in the town of Garbaharey in Somalia’s Gedo area. He […]

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Turkey Offers Compensation for Victims of Airstrikes

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey says it will compensate the families of 35 civilians mistakenly killed in an airstrike meant for Kurdish rebels. The army said it was targeting Kurdish rebels along the country’s border with Iraq in last week’s airstrikes, but instead hit a group of local smugglers and villagers. The government has promised to conduct a full […]

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Funerals Held for Civilian Victims of Turkey Airstrikes

Posted December 30th, 2011 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of mourners gathered in southeast Turkey Friday for the burials of 35 civilians killed in a Turkish air raid. Turkey confirmed Thursday that those killed in the airstrikes near the Iraqi border were smugglers the military mistook for Kurdish rebels. Those mourning the victims Friday labeled Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan a “murderer.” Mr. […]

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Funerals Held for Civilian Victims of Turkey Airstrikes

Posted December 30th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of mourners gathered in southeast Turkey Friday for the burials of 35 civilians killed in a botched Turkish air raid. Turkey confirmed Thursday that those killed in the airstrikes in Iraq were smugglers the military mistook for Kurdish rebels. Those mourning the victims Friday labeled Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan a “murderer.” Mr. Erdogan […]

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Turkey Confirms Civilian Deaths in Airstrikes

Posted December 29th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A Turkish official has confirmed that 35 people killed in Turkish airstrikes in Iraq are civilians the military mistook for Kurdish rebels. Ruling party official Huseyin Celik said initial information shows the victims were smugglers, “not terrorists,” and apologized for the deaths. Earlier, the Turkish military said its jets had bombed an area frequently used […]

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Turkish Air Strikes Kill 23 Near Iraqi Border

Posted December 29th, 2011 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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Officials say Turkish air strikes have killed nearly two dozen people near the Iraqi border. Authorities said early Thursday that at least 23 bodies have been recovered in Sirnak province. Local security officials say those targeted were likely smuggling items into Turkey from northern Iraq and may have been mistaken for Kurdistan Workers Party rebels. […]

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