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Footage shows the destruction left behind after three suicide bombings claimed by ISIS struck the Syrian town of Tel Tamer, in the country's northeastern Hasaka province on December 10, 2015. The bombings killed more than fifty people and wounded dozens more.
The attacks targeted key infrastructure and strategic checkpoints controlled by Kurdish forces in the area.
On the night of June 8, 2015, a fire started at an oil depot in the village of Kriachko, near the Kiev suburb of Vasylkiv, in Ukraine. By 1:00 am the fire has not been extinguished and all attempts to put out the flames have not succeeded.
Rescue workers from the Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES) have reported that as of that moment the oil is burning outside the tanks, but if a flame enters the tanks a powerful explosion will be triggered.
The methods being used to put out the blaze was ineffective. As was expected, all oil tanks blasted in the morning, causing the death of at least than 10 rescue workers, leaving many others wounded. Rescue staff were forced to leave the spot, but the fire was still on.
Collapsed oil tank released gasoline vapours causing powerful explosion. Firefighters had to draw off leaving some equipment
To rectify consequences of the catastrophe, fire brigades used special heat-reflecting clothing, protecting operators from high temperatures
A rescuer wearing protective outwear hurries to drink water, to get back to the frontline
Fire engineering once on fire, saved by the State Emergency Service personnel
A rescuer applies antipyretic, to help a fireman, suffering burns while extinguishing fire
Smoke caused by burning oil tanks could be easily noticed in a nearby Vasylkov town
Population centre Kryachky was the closest to the accident epicenter
Auxiliary equipment was deployed along the road, leading to the catastrophic centre
Special police forces and the National Guard ensured safety and security along the damaged area perimeter
Patrol helicopter was responsible for surveillance operation to control damaged area expansion
Kyiv mayor Vladymyr Klichko was in a mobile camp of the State Emergency Service near the catastrophe epicenter
The fire quickly spread over majority of the oil tanks, caused by failure to properly observe safety procedures
Last night in the village of Kriachko near the Kyiv suburb of Vasylkiv a fire had started at an oil depot. We offer an exclusive report filed by an EMPR special correspondent with live updates.
By 01:00 a.m. the fire has not been extinguished. All attempts to put out the flames have not succeeded. 4 of the 9 tanks continue to burn. Rescue workers from the Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES) have reported that as of this moment the oil is burning outside the tanks, but if a flame enters the tanks a powerful explosion will be triggered. The methods being used to put out the blaze are ineffective. Neither water nor the special foam are working given the magnitude of the fire. The only effective way to fight the blaze is to extinguish it from the air. Every emergency rescue workers here knows this, but six hours after the fire started the managers responsible for giving orders and implementing security measures have not give such order.
Liquefied gas is stored close by the storage tanks. If the temperature around the depot rises to critical and taking into account that the flames are not being extinguished another explosion is likely and a humanitarian catastrophe would be assured.
To make matters worse 50 m from the oil tanks is an air base and an ammunition warehouse. This is one of the reasons why it has not been reported to the public. Some of the ammunition has been removed, but most hasn't. The chance that the warehouse will explode is greater than ever.
Most important is that the public has not been informed, security measures are not being implemented, evacuation has not begun. Homes located 200 m from the depot are already engulfed in flames.
Update as of 09:00. New methods were not used to put out the blaze. As was expected, all oil tanks blasted this morning. More than 10 dead among rescue workers, many wounded. Rescue staff were forces to leave the spot, but fire is on.
Public has not been informed so far, evacuation has not begun by the MES & authority. Citizens start evacuation by there own. No one was informed about threat (!).
Update as of 10:00 MES helicopter finnaly were seen over the sky, but with monitoring mission only (!).
Update as of 11:00 Number of casualties among recue workers is very high, but no one counts now as the goal is to stop the fire. Connection with Zhutomyr rescue team, that was close to the blast spot is totally lost.
Evacuation of civilians is not anounced officially, but citizens are reccomended by local police to leave the place.
There is a threat of fire / blast at another depot for oil products as well as at the air base and an ammunition warehouse nearby to current fire zone.
MES helicopters just fly over the spot with monitoring mission with no effort to put out the blaze. An expert says that Ukraine has no specific foam to stop such fire. Those one, which was used is uneffective. Fire is still on...
According to the State Emergency Service fire at the oil depot outside Kyiv started at 17:29 (Kyiv time) on 8 June. Oil depot of "Pobutrembudmaterialy" LLC is located between Glevakha town and Kryachky village approximately 40 km South-West of Kyiv.
Despite firefighting measures undertaken the fire kept spreading. At 8:00 on 9 June oil reservoirs detonated causing a blast, reports the State Emergency Service.
Interior Ministry says 1 person was killed and 14 injured as of 12:00. Unofficial reports say the whole Zhytomyr rescue brigade went missing this morning.
Update as of 15:00 State Emergency Service claims to have started evacuation of civilians from the 2 km zone from the fire line. Evacuation from the 10 km zone is foreseen as the next step. However no signs of centralized evacuation were noticed on the ground. Some locals are evacuating on their own.
BRSM-Nafta company that exploits the oil depot in question issued a statement naming arson (terrorist act) as the main cause of fire.
Interior Ministry says fire continues at 9 reservoirs. Fire extinguishing measures are underway.
This video shows an explosion at a weapons depot located in the Nuqum Mountain, in the outskirts of Yemen's capital Sanaa, on 1 June 2015.
This video shows an explosion of an ammunition depot in the capital Sanaa on 9 May 2015.
May 11, 2015
Video shows airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition against a weapons depot in a military base in Nuqum mountain to the east of Sanaa. Successive explosions can be seen in the footage.
Civilian homes near the base were reported to have been damaged by the airstrikes, which killed scores of civilians and injured others according to news reports.
May 11, 2015
Video shows Shiite Popular Mobilization militia and Iraqi government reinforcements being deployed in the Himrin Mountains near the oil refinery of Baiji to the north of Baghdad.
The footage also includes a large explosion resulting from a remotely detonated roadside bomb that targeted what is believed to be an ISIS suicide car bomb. Iraqi forces had planted this explosive device on their last defense line to thwart attacks by ISIS.
ISIS took over several positions from Iraqi forces in this area on May 9 before they were pushed back in a counter offensive.
SHOTLIST AND TRANSCRIPT
Various of military helicopters and vehicles
Wide of Iraqi forces vehicles destroyed by ISIS
Wide of large explosion set off against ISIS suicide bomber
Various of Iraqi government and Shiite militia forces
Wide of killed ISIS fighter corpse
SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Unnamed Popular Mobilization Fighter
“We started the battle this morning.
We inflected many casualties in their ranks. There were Saudis and Qataris among them. God willing, we will win over them.
“[We are obeying the marja’iya [Ayatollah Sistani] and for us this jihad. This is sacred for us – to defend our homeland and wise marja’iya.”
“There were no losses in our ranks. Our losses were very small. Thanks be to God.”
Various of military Humvees
Wide of fighters receiving food
Wide of fighters resting
Video shows what appear to be cluster munitions being dropped on the area of Sahar in the northern Yemeni province of Saada, a stronghold of the Houthis. The target of the bombing is unknown.
Somali security forces kill seven al-Shabaab militants after they attacked the Ministry of Higher Education in Mogadishu. A car laden with explosives rammed the wall surrounding the compound and exploded, after which gunmen stormed the building, killing eight bystanders and two officials.
The video includes scenes outside the ministry as authorities enter a gun battle with militants inside, as well as images of the aftermath of the explosion that started the attack.
Saudi-led airstrikes targeted alleged Houthi positions in the outskirts of the southern city of Aden on Sunday, April 12th. Smoke could be seen rising from the hills surrounding Aden where Houthi rebels are said to be positioned.
Photos show the aftermath and rescue efforts following an alleged airstrike by Syrian regime helicopters at residential neighborhoods in the heart of Ma'art Al-nu'man, a city in northwest Syria on the highway between Damascus and Aleppo, resulting in at least 4 civilian deaths.
March 30, 2015
Coalition forces led by Saudi Arabia targeted the mountain of Faj Atan, just south of Sanaa, for the second time on March 30, 2015. This video shows four positions being targeted in Faj Atan during the daytime, a rare occurrence since the beginning of operation Decisive Storm against Houthi rebels.
This area, held by the Houthis, is the site of ammunition depots that are believed to contain ballistic missiles.
March 30, 2015
The Saudi-led coalition carries on its bombing campaign in Yemen, striking a missile silo in Faj Atan just south of Sanaa. After the initial airstrike, widespread flames could be seen for over two hours and were accompanied by violent explosions as the military base continued to burn.
According to reports by the Saudi news channel Al-Arabiya, the Houthi-controlled depot contained ballistic missiles.
The Saudi-led campaign spokesman, Brigadier-General Ahmed Asiri, was quoted by Al-Jazeera on Monday 30 March as saying that coalition forces had also destroyed a ballistic missile as Houthi fighters tried to launch it.
March 29, 2015
30 second video shows a huge explosion from a Saudi-led coalition night airstrike on the Nuqum military base in eastern Sanaa.
The Houthis seized control over this strategic military base on December 18, 2014.
A massive explosion rocked a munitions depot held by the Houthi rebels in the southern port city of Aden, in Yemen, on Saturday, March 28th. The depot, which had been held by forces loyal to ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh, an ally of the Houthis, was being looted.
A munitions depot belonging to Houthi rebels was destroyed by a massive explosion in the southern port city of Aden, in Yemen, on Saturday, March 28th. Unverified reports say that fighters loyal to former President Ali Abdallah Saleh have attacked the compound, also taking over a military base close to the depot in the Iron Mountain, in the outskirts of Aden. Also the footage shows some missiles and rockets taken by the attackers inside the base. Reports say that at least 20 Houthi fighters have died in the explosion.
Close view of an explosion that rocked a munitions depot belonging to Houthi rebels in the southern port city of Aden, in Yemen, on Saturday, March 28th. Unverified reports say that fighters loyal to former President Ali Abdallah Saleh have attacked the installation, located in al-Hadid Mountain in the outskirts of Aden. Reports say that at least 20 Houthi fighters have died in the explosion.
Video shows flames erupting from what is believed to be an ammunition storage facility in Mount al-Hadid, which oversees the southern Yemeni seaport city of Aden. The footage also shows a number of people who were injured in the incident at a hospital.
The depot, which had been held by forces loyal to ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh, an ally of the Houthis, was being looted.
According to Houthi spokesman, more than 135 Yemenis were killed and many more injured in a series of three suicide bomb attacks targeting two Shiite mosques during Friday prayers in the capital city of Sana’a.
In this video, shot at the al-Hushaish Mosque, witnesses said the first bomb exploded in the first row, right in front of the podium, while the second blast detonated outside of the mosque as worshipers fled.
Minutes after the attack ISIS claimed responsibility on Twitter.
This is the result of the accident. The biggest crime against humanity and God.
The infiltrators of America and Israel. We will not accept this, and we will not surrender because of the explosions they are doing in the house of God.
What happened is that after the Friday prayer, Dr. Taha Motawakel, the mosque Imam (preacher), gave his speech and we suddenly heard an explosion in the mosque. All you can see around you is injuries and corpses, it was filled with them, anywhere you look or step, it is all injuries and deaths.
March 20, 2015
In extremely rare and graphic imagery, this video shows family members of the slain gather at the morgue to identify and grieve the murder of their loved ones.
More than 135 people were killed in triple suicide bombings that rocked two Shiite mosques during Friday afternoon prayers in Yemen's capital of Sana'a. ISIS subsequently claimed responsibility for the attacks.
NAT Sound, crowd screaming in morgue: “Death to America. Death to Israel. May the Jews be Damned. Victory to Islam. God is greatest.”
SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Unnamed Woman
02:08 – 02:20
“Only an idiot would not be moved in such situation. Such cruelty! How could they be called human when they kill innocent people on a Friday? May God help us!”
SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Unnamed man
00:21 – 00:30
“We have only become stronger and more resilient. We shall continue to follow this path. We shall continue to stand against evil. We shall be stronger and stronger.”
March 15, 2015
In a suburb of Misrata, Libya's third largest city and 187km east of Tripoli, a car bomb exploded in front of a camp of faction calling itself the 166 Battalion. According to local sources, one person was killed and several others were wounded. The 166 Battalion has been tasked with fighting ISIS in Sirte, where clashes broke out on Saturday 14 March. Video shows the aftermath of the car bomb which went off late on Sunday night.
Misrata is the power base of the Libya Dawn umbrella group which seized Tripoli in August, forcing the internationally recognized government east to Tobruk.
A group with ties to ISIS also claimed responsibility for several other high profile attacks, including that on the Corinthia Hotel in which six foreigners were killed. They have promised to retaliate with further violence if they continue to be attacked.
Video shows what eyewitnesses claim to be ISIS destroying the personal residence of the former warden of Mosul Prison, General Khalaf al-Jabouri.
The prison had been used by the Iraqi government to detain suspected terrorists. Locals say that many of the inmates have now become members of ISIS.
General Jabouri fled his home in the Shura district of Mosul in June 2014 when ISIS militants seized control of Iraq's second largest city.
February 23, 2015
A bomb went off near a military academy on Monday evening in a neighborhood of Sanaa where many Houhi leaders reside.
The blast did not cause any casualties or injuries and is currently being investigated by the Yemeni authorities.
No group has claimed responsibility yet but al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has taken responsibility for previous attacks against Houthis who they regard as apostates.
A bomb blast (captured in this video) kills three people during commemoration rally for fallen Ukrainian soldiers in Kharkiv, Ukraine on Feb 22 2015 around 13:14. More then 10 people were injured in the attack.
NOTE: No audio from 3:30 to 4:17
In the evening of Feb. 21st, IS launched their second attack in three days on the Makhmour District 35 miles south of Erbil. The Makhmour District is important to the IS because it is their lifeline to Kirkuk and Mosul. Around 21.00 PM an estimated 200 IS fighters entered the village of Tel Rim. After 3 hours of fighting and 8 airstrikes 63 IS fighters died and IS retreated.
This footage shows Makhmour commander Najat Ali Salih arriving in Tel Rim on the morning of 22 Feb. He surveys the village and boasts about knowing about the attack beforehand because of his IS spies. After seeing many dead IS fighters he leaves the town. On the road back one of the Humvees in his convoy hits an IED and three wounded Peshmerga are driven off.
Dutch fighter wounded in battle for shingal.
The amount of IEDs left by the Islamic State is staggering. 'Not normal', says the mayor of Makhmour. According to Kurdish government and Peshmerga officials, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and mines planted by Islamic State militants are the biggest cause of casualties for Peshmerga forces. ISIS has adopted the tactic of heavily seeding all of the territory it withdraws from with the deadly devices, with the intent of slowing down Peshmerga advances. Some IEDs are also intentionally left in fields and homes to target civilians according to Kurdish officials. We go to the frontlines with a Peshmerga engineer team specialized in dismantling the devices, and speak to a farmer who is affected by Islamic State IEDs. The mayor of the city of Makhmour, whose community is still dealing with getting rid of massive amounts of IEDs ISIS left in August, also weighs in on the subject.
Interview with Richard Jansen (aka "Sarahat Bhotan") at Qamishili YPG Military Hospital, "Nexwesxaneya S.Xebat"