August 14, 1992 |
The leader of a dissident Afghan rebel group offered a one-day cease-fire to let foreigners leave Kabul, where at least 100 people died in blistering rocket fire. A spokesman for the fundamentalist Hezb-i-Islami group said its leader, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, offered the conditional cease-fire in response to Wednesday's U.N. Security Council call for a halt to fighting between Hezb-i-Islami and the interim government so that foreigners could leave.
November 22, 2009 |
Israeli planes carried out airstrikes against targets in the Gaza Strip today, injuring seven people, Palestinian medical workers said. An Israeli army spokesman said the strikes had targeted two factories in central and northern Gaza used to make weapons and a smuggling tunnel under the border with Egypt. The spokesman said the airstrikes were in response to a rocket fired from Gaza Saturday. The rocket landed near the city of Sderot, causing no injuries or damage, he said.