February 21, 2019

Israeli air strikes hit Gaza militants following Eilat attack

The Israeli air force has carried out an air strike in Gaza on a house in Rafah, in retaliation for attacks in Israel. Israeli officials had warned that there would be trouble after militants attacked vehicles near Eilat in southern Israel killing seven people. The Israeli army killed seven of … [Read more...]

NATO admits “systems failure” in Tripoli raid civilian deaths

Nato has admitted "a weapons systems failure" in an air strike on Libyan capital, Tripoli on Sunday that led to civilian casualties. In a statement, NATO said the intended target of the strike was a military missile site, but "it appears that one weapon" did not hit it. "Nato regrets the loss … [Read more...]

Libya rebels capture Misrata airport

Libyan rebels have claimed to have retaken Misrata Airport as part of the offensive to clear pro-Gaddafi forces from Misrata. There are reports of hundreds of rebels fighters celebrating in the streets folowing the withdrawl of pro-Gaddafi soldiers. Burning government tanks have been … [Read more...]

Libya rebels push Gaddafi forces back in Misrata

Rebels in the Libyan port city of Misrata claim to have pushed pro-Gaddafi forces out of the outskirts of the besieged city. For two months the city has been under siege from forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. It has been the only outpost in Western Libya still in Rebel hands. Misrata … [Read more...]

Gaddafi’s Army still on the attack in Libya

The Libyan military might have been battered by air strikes and over 160 Tomahawk cruise missiles, but Gaddafi's army is still attacking on the ground in key Libyan cities. Gaddafi's ground forces have retreated from the eastern city of Benghazi, but the fighting continues to rage in Misrata and … [Read more...]

Israel launches air strikes against Gaza

Israel has launches air strikes against Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip which Palestinian medics sayhave injured 17 people. The attack was in retaliation the weekends rocket and mortar barrage into southern Israel by Palestinian militants. The barrage was the heaviest attack on Israel in two … [Read more...]

Arab League criticises UN Libya strikes

Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa has criticised French, British and US air and missile strikes against Libya. Speaking in Cairo, Moussa said "What is happening in Libya differs from the aim of imposing a no-fly zone, and what we want is the protection of civilians and not the bombardment … [Read more...]

Pakistan protests “unjustified” US drone attacks

The upsurge in US drone attacks in Pakistan has led the Pakistan government to protest that the strikes have "neither justification nor understanding". It is estimated that more than 150 people, militants and civilians, have died in US drone strikes over the last month. Pakistan Foreign … [Read more...]