Military history

UNICEF supports education of Syrian children in Turkey, says expert

Turkey, which hosts the largest number of Syrian refugees, deserves more support, while UNICEF is supporting education activities for Syrian children in Turkey, UNICEF Representative to Turkey Regina De Dominicis said on the 10th anniversary of the start of the Syrian civil war.

US bombs facilities in Syria used by Iran-backed militia

The United States launched airstrikes in Syria on Feb. 25, targeting facilities near the Iraqi border used by Iranian-backed militia groups. The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this month that killed one civilian contractor and wounded a U.S. service member and other coalition troops.

Croatia Indicts Serb Ex-Paramilitary for Torturing, Killing Teenager

The Croatian State Attorney's Office in the city of Osijek said on Wednesday that it has indicted a former member of Serb paramilitary forces for involvement in the torture and murder of a minor after the occupation of the town of Vukovar in November 1991.

The unnamed suspect, a 70-year-old citizen of Croatia and Canada, is being held in custody due to the risk that he might flee.

Iraq rocket attack kills foreigner, wounds several US contractors

A volley of rockets targeting an airbase in Iraq's Kurdistan region killed a foreign civilian contractor and wounded five others, the U.S.-led coalition said.

The attack late on Feb. 15 was the first time in nearly two months that Western military or diplomatic installations have been targeted in Iraq, after a string of similar incidents.

Croatia Upholds Soldier’s Conviction for ‘Medak Pocket’ War Crime

The Croatian Supreme Court announced on Wednesday that it has confirmed the verdict sentencing former Croatian Army soldier Josip Mrsic to three years in prison for committing war crimes against civilians during 1993 'Medak Pocket' operation in southern Croatia.