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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…

At least 20 civilians killed in US-led airstrikes in Iraq's Mosul

SHAFAQNA - At least 20 Iraqi civilians have been killed in airstrikes conducted by the so-called US-led coalition in the northern parts of Mosul's Old City, a report says. According to Arabic-language al-Forat news agency, the air raid,…

War Correspondents Describe Recent U.S. Airstrikes In Iraq, Syria and Yemen

SHAFAQNA - Sentiment in Washington may not reflect that the U.S. is at war, but two war correspondents described the astonishing extent and toll of recent U.S. military strikes in Iraq, Syria and Yemen on Intercepted, the weekly podcast by…

Airstrike monitoring group overwhelmed by claims of U.S.-caused civilian casualties

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SHAFAQNA - A non-profit organization that tracks civilian casualties caused by airstrikes in the Middle East said it has shifted nearly all of its resources to track a surge of claims regarding U.S.-led strikes in Syria and Iraq. The group,…

Saudi Arabia carrying out ‘open-air massacre’ in Yemen

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SHAFAQNA - Aid groups say Saudi Arabia is carrying out an “open-air massacre” of Yemeni civilians facing famine amid Riyadh’s two-year-long military campaign against the impoverished country. "The bombs that rain down every day in…