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# Air Strikes

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2022
# g7 summit
Zelenskyy presses G7 for more help as Kyiv reels from Russian strikes - NATO increases strength
US President Joe Biden condemned the first air strikes on the Ukrainian capital in almost three weeks as “barbarism”.
Russia struck a residential building in Kyiv, killing one person and wounding four others.
Zelenskyy is set to join the leaders of the US, Germany, Britain, France, Italy, Japan and Canada via video link.
The G7 have stressed their unity in the face of Russia's aggression – even as the global fallout worsens.
From candidate to Council: the long road ahead of Ukraine in the EU
No sign of new living cost measures before Budget as Taoiseach says recession is a 'not a given'
# Air Strikes
One person killed after downed Russian rocket strikes Kyiv apartment block
It comes as US President Joe Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin a war criminal.
# Air Strikes
‘People here are in panic’ after Russian air strikes, says Dnipro citizen
Missiles hit not just military targets but civilian building, Daria Matveytseva said.
All time
# Air Strike
US warns terror threat to Kabul airport 'real' in evacuation's final hours
Biden has set a deadline of tomorrow to withdraw all US forces from Afghanistan.
# Iraq
Protesters storm US embassy in Baghdad chanting 'Death to America'
US security forces inside the compound fired tear gas in an attempt to disperse the crowds.
# al-nusra front
Russia confirms it targeted Syrian rebel stronghold Idlib with air strikes
Yesterday, Russian and Turkish presidents were asked to use diplomacy to avert a “bloodbath” in Idlib.
# Syria
May criticised for Syria air strikes with Corbyn accusing her of bowing to 'whims of the US president'
The British Prime Minister said, “We have done it because we believed it was the right thing to do”.
# Conflict
Israel's PM vows further action after 'serious blows' to Iran and Syria following airstrikes
Russia has condemned, but the US has backed, Israel’s actions.
# Air Strikes
Israel launches 'large-scale' air raids against Iranian targets in Syria
It is the most serious confrontation between Israel and Iran since the Syrian conflict started in 2011.
# Raqa
US-led air strike near ISIS-held city kills 15 civilians in Syria
More than 320,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began with anti-government demonstrations in March 2011.
# Friendly fire
Putin apologises after Russian air strike accidentally kills three Turkish soldiers
Russian and Turkish authorities appear keen to move on after today’s airstrike.
# Bombardment
Five-year-old Syrian girl pulled from rubble alive after airstrikes
Attempts to reach agreement failed after Russia refused US demands that it promise to ground the Syrian air force.
# Terror
Assad says Britain's bombing campaign will only cause terrorism to spread
The Syrian president also said the air strikes targeting Islamic State militants are illegal.
# Royal Air Force
British parliament votes to launch air strikes on Isis in Syria
Conservative PM David Cameron won the support of almost one third of Labour MPs in his plan for military intervention in the region.
# stop the war
"Not in my name" - thousands protest in London against air strikes on Syria
A vote is expected next week on the issue, with David Cameron pushing MPs to back the move.
# Air Strikes
David Cameron is ready to strike Isis in Syria, but would it make the UK safer?
David Cameron made his case today.
# Syria
Air raids in Syria take out 33 jihadists in 72 hours
Dozens of Islamic State fighters were also wounded in the raids on weapons depots, barracks and checkpoints.
# Syria
Assad’s army starts ground campaign backed by Russian air strikes
Moscow says it is synchronising its strikes with the Syrian army’s ground movements.
# Syria
France launches air strikes targeting Islamic State
Western powers are ramping up efforts against the terrorist organisation.
# shock and awe
Video captures Yemeni arms dump being completely blown apart
The capital Sanaa has been rocked by air-strikes.
# Garissa
Kenya says it has launched air strikes on Islamic militants in Somalia
It is a retaliation for last week’s massacre.
# Taking it back
After months of fighting, Islamic State has been driven out of Kobane
Another city in Iraq was also liberated.
# Syria
Air strikes against Islamic State 'aren't working'
Syrian’s foreign minister said Turkey must do more to control its border.
# al-Baghdadi
Islamic State leader calls for 'volcanoes of jihad' in alleged new recording
He was rumoured to have died in an air strike earlier this week.
# death from above
Watch: US military obliterate Islamic State flag planted on Kobane hill
The effect of the air campaign remains the subject of debate.
# Syria
Obama: We are deeply concerned about what's happening in Kobane
The US president has committed to continued air strikes on the northern Syrian town.
# Syria
US warns that air strikes alone will not stop advancement of Islamic State
A US army official has said that Syrian and Iraqi troops are needed on the ground.
# islamic state
This is how close ISIS is to crossing into Turkey
The city of Kobane has become incredibly important.
# Air Strikes
Australia is joining the fight against Islamic State in Iraq
The country’s cabinet today approve the deployment of special forces and military air strikes.
# islamic state
Flanagan: 'The beheading, the barbaric sexual violence is too harrowing to witness'
Addressing the UN tonight, Flanagan said the “bloodlust and inhumanity which ISIS is displaying in Syria and Iraq” has shocked all civilised people.
# Interview
Obama admits they underestimated Islamic State group and what was happening in Syria
He said that it must be accepted the military action is part of the solution.
# Air Strikes
Al-Nusra terror group warns of attacks on nations involved in Syrian air strikes
The group, linked to Al-Qaeda, has declared the air strikes “a war against Islam”.
# tornados
British warplanes are already in the skies over Iraq waiting to attack
The Tornado combat jets took off from an RAF base in Cyprus.
# islamic state
US flying "near continuous" bombing raids but warn "ground component" will be needed
The US is planning to train and arm 5,000 Syrian rebels.
# islamic state
Cameron recalls British parliament to vote on joining air strikes in Iraq
Speaking after talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi, Cameron said he was “confident” that members of the House of Commons would authorise the move.
# strike back
Obama vows US 'will not be intimidated' by Islamic State jihadists
Terrorism experts say the group is not as strong as pre-911 Al-Qaeda.
# Conflict
A pregnant woman and four children have been killed in Gaza
The woman was nine months pregnant but medics were unable to save the foetus.
# Gaza
Palestinians flee homes with bags of clothes and mattresses as Israel raids start over
Truce designed to buy time for peace talks in Cairo was extended by a day within minutes of last night’s deadline.
# islamic state
Who else, besides Americans, are flying military jets in Iraq? They might not be Iraqis...
Russians or Iranians might have piloted planes that targeted Islamic State militants last week.