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Over 100 Dead in Gunfire Clash in Ukraine

Date of Occurrence: February 20, 2014 Location: Kiev, Ukraine Event: Gunfire exchange at anti-government protest Fatalities: 100 Injuries/Displaced: 500

Intense gunfire at Kiev’s Independence Square was exchanged on Thursday resulting in over 100 fatalities and over 500 injuries just hours after a cease-fire truce.  This would make this the deadliest day  at Independence Square where of anti-government protests have been ongoing since November 2013.

Source:

cnn.com

New York Times

 

Explosion near Kilis, Turkey

Date of Occurrence: February 20, 2014 Location: Kilis, Turkey Event: Bombing Fatalities: 5 Injuries/Displaced: 40

A car bomb, that could be felt for several kilometers, tore through a refugee camp near the border town of Kilis, Turkey wounding at least 40 people.  It affected a roughly 500 meter radius that is frequently used.

Source:

Daily Star

Reuters

Heavy Fighting near UN Compound in Malakal, South Sudan

Date of Occurrence: February 19, 2014 Location: South Sudan Event: Gunfight Between Government and Rebel Forces Fatalities: 10 Injuries/Displaced: 20,000 displaced

Heavy fighting broke out between government and rebel forces outside a UN compound breaking a month-long cease-fire.  Over 20,000 people who have sought refuge were at the UN base during the fighting.  Ten people died at the UN base while others are reporting water shortage within the base.  It is unclear what has set off this latest conflict.

Articles:

Washington Post

New York Times

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