Civilians Killed As Soldiers Clash Over Somalia Aid

A clash over food aid in Somalia led to the death of fourteen civilians on Friday, June 9th. According to the Associated Press (AP), soldiers reportedly attempted to steal sacks of food intended for refugees in the city of Baidoa. The capital of the southwestern Bay region, Baidoa is the […]

Mounting Death Toll In Raqqa, Clandestine Torture Prisons In Yemen, And Selective Morality

Syrian Democratic Forces and U.S. Coalition Forces tightened the noose around ISIS positions in Raqqa, Syria in the effort to counter jihadist attacks. However, the bombing campaign does not employ useful targeting strategies. This issue is also prevalent in other cities such as Deir ez-Zor, where civilians are experiencing a […]

Tensions Rise On The Eritrea-Djibouti Border Following The Withdrawal Of Qatari Peacekeepers

On June 14, 2017, Qatar withdrew a force of 200 peacekeepers from the Eritrea-Djibouti border. This move came just after both east African countries announced their decision to side with Saudi Arabia and her allies in their conflict with Qatar. Djibouti announced that it was acting in “solidarity with the […]

“I Saw My City Die:” A Report On Urban Warfare And Its Toll On Civilians

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has released a special report titled “I Saw My City Die” on the topic of urban warfare and its toll on civilians in Syria, Yemen and Iraq. The report discusses the way warfare has changed in the modern world. For hundreds of […]

The Risk Of The Arms Deals Between Arab Gulf States And The US

The Middle East has been suffering from violence during last decades. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were followed by social protests (known as the Arab Spring), that, in the case of Syria and Yemen, evolved into cruel civil wars. These new conflicts were deepened by the participation of external […]

US Military Reports 484 Civilians Have Been Killed In US-Led Attacks Against ISIL

On Friday, June 2nd, the US military reported that 484 civilian deaths had resulted from coalition attacks on ISIS group targets in Syria and Iraq since mid-2014. In its statement on Friday, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) added another 132 civilian deaths to its April report. The dramatic spike resulted […]