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ISIS, Al-Nusra, rebel groups all responsible for civilian deaths in Syria – Aleppo doctor to RT
Syria’s civil war continues to claim the lives of innocent civilians, but the deaths aren’t only happening in areas seized by Islamic State. Rebel-shelled eastern Aleppo is also clocking up high numbers of fatalities, a chief autopsy doctor told RT. Read Full Article at RT.com
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UN: At least 400,000 civilians trapped in Mosul with no food or electricity
Some 400,000 civilians stuck in Mosul’s Old City, held by Islamic State militants, are dealing with food and electricity shortages, making the UN High Commissioner for Refugees believe that “the worst is yet to come” in the humanitarian crisis in northern Iraq. Read Full Article at RT.com
-1 points by Russia Today | Iraq War Iraq Civilian Laws of war Iraqi Army Australia International humanitarian law Islam
Saudi-led coalition strikes Yemeni port, civilians at risk
GENEVA (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition has intensified air strikes on the Yemeni port of Hodeidah, possibly trapping civilians and hampering a humanitarian operation to import vital food and fuel supplies, the United Nations said on Friday.
42 points by Reuters | International Committee of the Red Cross Red Sea Reuters Thomson Reuters United Nations Civilian Yemen International humanitarian law
Kiev’s ‘barbaric’ attack on Donetsk in E. Ukraine violates Geneva convention – Russia
There is no excuse for the recent “barbaric attack on Donetsk,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said, adding that Kiev broke “all moral norms” in attacking civilians during the night with Grad missiles. Read Full Article at RT.com
848 points by Russia Today | Ukraine International humanitarian law Laws of war Military of Ukraine Donetsk Oblast Civilian International Committee of the Red Cross Donetsk
Syrian army makes gains in Aleppo offensive – Russian MoD
The Syrian military has pushed forward with its offensive in Aleppo and liberated several neighborhoods from the militants over the last few days, Russia’s Defense Ministry reported. Read Full Article at RT.com
-2 points by Russia Today | Syria Terrorism Rebellion International humanitarian law Militant Civilian Laws of war Civilians
White Helmets among 'alternative Nobel prize' winners
Voluntary aid group shares Swedish Right Livelihood Award with Russian activist, Turkish daily and Egyptian feminist.
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Aleppo civilians lament UN decision to suspend aid
Residents tell of "horrific" humanitarian situation as food and medical assistance have been lacking for months.
314 points by Al Jazeera English | Civilian International Committee of the Red Cross Laws of war International humanitarian law Syria Aleppo History of Syria International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
UN suspends aid convoys in Syria after hit, ICRC warns on impact
The United Nations suspended aid convoys across Syria on Tuesday a day after an air strike hit relief trucks near the city of Aleppo, killing at least one aid worker and around 20 civilians, and destroying a warehouse and hospital.
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U.N. suspends aid convoys in Syria after hit, ICRC warns on impact
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations suspended aid convoys across Syria on Tuesday a day after an air strike hit relief trucks near the city of Aleppo, killing at least one aid worker and around 20 civilians, and destroying a warehouse and hospital.
578 points by Reuters | International Committee of the Red Cross Humanitarian aid Geneva Geneva Conventions Syria International humanitarian law Civilian International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
UN suspends convoys in Syria after attack on aid trucks
The attack plunged Syria’s U.S.-Russia-brokered cease-fire further into doubt        
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