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Civilian death toll keeps growing in Raqqa amid intensifying air raids

SHAFAQNA - Collateral damage becomes more and more sensitive in Raqqa city, as US-led international coalition intensifies airstrikes and artillery shelling on the Syrian “capital” of the so-called “Islamic State” (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS). As…

Saudi-led airstrikes kill more Yemeni civilians

SHAFAQNA - Airstrikes by Saudi Arabia and a number of its vassal states on residential buildings in Yemen’s south have killed six civilians, including women and children. The indiscriminate airstrikes hit houses in the southern Yemeni…

At least 17 killed in southern Baghdad truck bombing

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SHAFAQNA - At least 17 people have been killed and some 60 more injured after an explosive-laden truck exploded at a security checkpoint in southern Baghdad. Local police said on Wednesday night that the incident occurred when the…

26 killed in Saudi Airstrikes on Yemeni Market

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SHAFAQNA - At least 26 people have been killed in airstrikes by Saudi warplanes on a market in the western Yemeni province of Hudaydah. The air raids that hit the market in Khawkhah district on Friday also left 10 people injured. Yemen’s…

Twin Bombs Attack Wedding Party in Tikrit; 23 Civilian Casualties

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SHAFAQNA - Bomb attacks at a wedding party near the central Iraqi city of Tikrit have claimed the lives of nearly two dozen people as government forces push ahead with their battle to retake the strategic northern city of Mosul from Takfiri…