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  • Air strikes kill five civilians in Syria's Rif Dimashq

    ACCORDING to the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, five civilians were killed in a series of air strikes launched by government forces targeting militant position in the city of Douma in Syria's Rif Dimashq governorate on 13 April. Casualty figures provided by the Syrian

  • Air strikes kill four men in Syria's Deir ez Zour

    ACCORDING to the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, four men were killed and several others were wounded during a military air strike targeting anti-government militant position in the Abriha village in the outskirts of Deir ez Zour city in Syria's Deir ez Zour governorate on 13

  • Air strikes kill man in Syria's Idlib

    ACCORDING to the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a man was killed during a series of air strikes launched by government forces targeting anti-government militant positions in the Saraqeb city of Syria's Idlib governorate on 13 April. Casualty figures provided by the Syrian

  • Air strikes launched by security forces kill two children in Syria's Aleppo

    ACCORDING to the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, two children were killed in a series of air strikes in which security forces dropped barrels of explosives in the Al-Shekh Fares neighbourhood in the city of Aleppo in Syria's Aleppo governorate on 13 April. Casualty figures

  • Air strikes wound four civilians in Syria's Rif Dimashq

    ACCORDING to the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, four civilians were wounded in a series of air strikes launched by government forces targeting militant position in the Al-Qatana village of Syria's Rif Dimashq governorate on 13 April. Casualty figures provided by the Syrian

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  • Briefing: Wheels of the elite

    The mobility needs of the world's evolving special forces now call for far more than the ubiquitous gunship-style Land Rover. Shaun Connors reports
  • Cape fears - Organised crime in South Africa

    Since the end of apartheid in 1994, South Africa has cemented its status as a regional centre for organised criminal activity. Dr Robert Besseling examines the outlook for serious crime in the country and the effectiveness of state counter-measures.
  • Access denial - Syria's air defence network

    While the 2013 air strikes carried out by Israel against targets in Syria seemingly belie recent improvements in the country's air defences, the strike pattern suggests the Israelis have a new respect for the upgraded network. Sean O'Connor reports
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