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Inside Rebel Held Aleppo 05
Aleppo, Syria
By rami.zien
17 Feb 2016

White smoke resulting from an airstrike rises above the Ashrafieh district of Aleppo.

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Inside Rebel Held Aleppo 06
Aleppo, Syria
By rami.zien
17 Feb 2016

A merchant outside of the kiosk where he sells chicken in the market of al-Shaar distric, Aleppo.

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Inside Rebel Held Aleppo 07
Aleppo, Syria
By rami.zien
17 Feb 2016

A merchant sits in the kiosk where he sells butane gas and charcoal, relied on for heat, in the market of al-Shaar district, Aleppo.

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Inside Rebel Held Aleppo 08
Aleppo, Syria
By rami.zien
17 Feb 2016

Children sell biscuits in the road of al-Shaar market, Aleppo.

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Inside Rebel Held Aleppo 09
Aleppo, Syria
By rami.zien
17 Feb 2016

Children sell biscuits in the road of al-Shaar market, Aleppo.

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Greece Debt Crisis 09
Athens, Greece
By Achilleas Zavallis
30 Jun 2015

People queue outside the National Bank of Greece on June 30, 2015 to withdraw money after the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced a referendum for July 5 to decide whether to accept or not the latest proposed deal by the country's creditors.

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Greece Debt Crisis 03
Athens, Greece
By Achilleas Zavallis
27 Jun 2015

People queue outside Piraeus Bank on June 27, 2015 to withdraw money after the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced a referendum for July 5 to decide whether to accept or not the latest proposed deal by the country's creditors.

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Greece Debt Crisis 04
Athens, Greece
By Achilleas Zavallis
27 Jun 2015

Street scene in Athens after the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced a referendum for July 5 to decide whether to accept or not the latest proposed deal by the country's creditors.

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Greece Debt Crisis 05
Athens, Greece
By Achilleas Zavallis
27 Jun 2015

A security guard stands in front of a Piraeus Bank ATM on June 27, 2015 after the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced a referendum for July 5 to decide whether to accept or not the latest proposed deal by the country's creditors.

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Greece Debt Crisis 06
Athens, Greece
By Achilleas Zavallis
27 Jun 2015

A man reading the newspaper headlines in the center of Athens on June 27, 2015 after the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced a referendum for July 5 to decide whether to accept or not the latest proposed deal by the country's creditors.

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Greece Debt Crisis 07
Athens, Greece
By Achilleas Zavallis
27 Jun 2015

Street scene in Athens on June 27, 2015 after the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced a referendum for July 5 to decide whether to accept or not the latest proposed deal by the country's creditors.

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Greece Debt Crisis 08
Athens, Greece
By Achilleas Zavallis
27 Jun 2015

Street scene in Athens on June 27, 2015 after the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced a referendum for July 5 to decide whether to accept or not the latest proposed deal by the country's creditors.

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Greece Debt Crisis 02
Athens, Greece
By Achilleas Zavallis
22 Jun 2015

Pro-Euro and EU demonstration at Syntagma, in Athens, on June 22, 2015.

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Greece Debt Crisis 01
Athens, Greece
By Achilleas Zavallis
18 Jun 2015

Greek soldiers at a pro-Eurozone and Euro currency demonstration on June 18, 2015 in Athens.

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Fuel Depot on Fire in Kiev Suburb
Kriachko, Ukraine
By Andrey Samerkhanov
09 Jun 2015

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.

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Fuel depot fire in Kiev suburb 02
Kriachko, Ukraine
By Andrey Samerkhanov
09 Jun 2015

Collapsed oil tank released gasoline vapours causing powerful explosion. Firefighters had to draw off leaving some equipment

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Fuel depot fire in Kiev suburb 03
Kriachko, Ukraine
By Andrey Samerkhanov
09 Jun 2015

To rectify consequences of the catastrophe, fire brigades used special heat-reflecting clothing, protecting operators from high temperatures

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Fuel depot fire in Kiev suburb 04
Kriachko, Ukraine
By Andrey Samerkhanov
09 Jun 2015

A rescuer wearing protective outwear hurries to drink water, to get back to the frontline

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Fuel depot fire in Kiev suburb 05
Kriachko, Ukraine
By Andrey Samerkhanov
09 Jun 2015

Fire engineering once on fire, saved by the State Emergency Service personnel

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Fuel depot fire in Kiev suburb 06
Kriachko, Ukraine
By Andrey Samerkhanov
09 Jun 2015

A rescuer applies antipyretic, to help a fireman, suffering burns while extinguishing fire

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Fuel depot fire in Kiev suburb 07
Kriachko, Ukraine
By Andrey Samerkhanov
09 Jun 2015

Smoke caused by burning oil tanks could be easily noticed in a nearby Vasylkov town

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Fuel depot fire in Kiev suburb 08
Kriachko, Ukraine
By Andrey Samerkhanov
09 Jun 2015

Population centre Kryachky was the closest to the accident epicenter

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Fuel depot fire in Kiev suburb 09
Kriachko, Ukraine
By Andrey Samerkhanov
09 Jun 2015

Auxiliary equipment was deployed along the road, leading to the catastrophic centre

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Fuel depot fire in Kiev suburb 10
Kriachko, Ukraine
By Andrey Samerkhanov
09 Jun 2015

Special police forces and the National Guard ensured safety and security along the damaged area perimeter

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Fuel depot fire in Kiev suburb 11
Kriachko, Ukraine
By Andrey Samerkhanov
09 Jun 2015

Patrol helicopter was responsible for surveillance operation to control damaged area expansion

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Fuel depot fire in Kiev suburb 12
Kriachko, Ukraine
By Andrey Samerkhanov
09 Jun 2015

Kyiv mayor Vladymyr Klichko was in a mobile camp of the State Emergency Service near the catastrophe epicenter

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Fuel depot fire in Kiev suburb 01
Kriachko, Ukraine
By Andrey Samerkhanov
08 Jun 2015

The fire quickly spread over majority of the oil tanks, caused by failure to properly observe safety procedures

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Fuel depot fire in Kiev suburb 13
Kriachko, Ukraine
By Andrey Samerkhanov
08 Jun 2015

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...

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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.

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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.

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Civilians Flee Southern Aden by Boats...
Aden, Yemen
By Edouard Dufrasne
07 May 2015

Aden, Yemen
May 7, 2015

People from Touwayi flee their neighbourhood by boat, as Houthi militias advance in Aden, Yemen.

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Aden Civilians Flee by Boats
Aden
By Khaled Lekra
06 May 2015

Aden, Yemen
May 6, 2015

Civilians in Aden are only able to leave dangerous areas in the city in small boats after traveling by land became too dangerous.
Dozens of families are seen in this video arriving on the shore of al-Husswa area in Aden after fleeing the heavily embattled quarters of Mualla, Tawahi and Crater. A local militia commander who is fighting against the Houthis says that more than 1,500 families have so far arrived from other areas of Aden by boats.

SHOTLIST AND TRANSCRIPT

Moving shot of small boats carrying refugees at sea
Moving shot of small boats approaching the shore
Various of refugees disembarking
Wide of a man talking to a woman on wheelchair
Various of militiamen handing out drinking water to refugees
Wide of people pushing a boat on the shore
Wide of small boat in the sea

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Unnamed Refugee
02:03 – 02:24
“There was indiscriminate shelling. This was why we left our homes and fled to a safer location. [UNINTELLIGIBLE] families have fled through ports. More than 15 families left because they were panicking. We left our homes and came as refugees.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Woman) Unnamed Refugee
02:25 – 02:36
“[UNINTELLIGIBLE] we were tired of the situation. Q: What happened?
A: There was bombing.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Unnamed Refugee
02:36 – 03:19
“We fled the area of Tawahi because of indiscriminate bombing by the militias of Houthi and Affash [Ali Abdullah Saleh]. They bombed our homes ruthlessly. We have been trying to escape since dawn. Thanks be to God, we have now arrived safely. Thanks be to God, as you can see…
They [militias] are positioned and sniping unarmed civilians. We managed to exit safely, thanks be to God.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Shawqi Abdullah Nis, Spokesperson of the Popular Committees Militias
03:19 – 04:29
“Today we [UNINTELLIGIBLE] We receive wounded people yesterday. They were transferred to Bureihi hospital. There were four cases. Today, we started at 6:30 am and we are still working. We have received nearly 1,500 families, which were taken to the areas of [UNINTELLIGIBLE] Madinat Shaab, Sheikh Uthman and Mansoura.
Some families were assembled and taken to schools, such as al-Johari and [UNINTELLIGIBLE] schools.
Also, some families were taken to Madinat al-Shaab with the help of some men [fighters] there. We also collaborated with the residents of Inma and Abu Harba areas, as well as residents of Bir Ahmed village.
Some families included wounded people. We received about six or seven injured people today, who were taken to Bureihi hospital.
A boat drowned as a result of the bombing -- the barbarian aggression by the Houthis and Affash [Ali Abdullah Saleh]. The fate of the boat is still unknown.
It was said that the boat was transporting families and a mortar shell landed in its middle.”
Wide of presidential palace in Tawahi
Wide of oil tanks
Wide of neighbourhood
Medium of a man on the shore looking through a pair of binoculars
Medium of a family on the shore looking at the sea
Wide of speedboat/ zoom out family on the shore looking at the sea

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Yemeni Civilian Victims Describe Last...
Sanaa
By Yousef Mawry
21 Apr 2015

Sanaa, Yemen
April 21, 2015

This video shows several Yemenis, including children, at a hospital in Sanaa. The victims were severely injured in an airstrike that targeted a Houthi-held military base in the Sanaa suburb of Faj Attan on April 20. Civilian neighborhoods located about 5 km away from the base were severely damaged.

The interviewed patients recall the last moments before they were hit. One of the children says that he was injured while he was on the street, trying to make a living by selling a traditional plant used for brushing teeth called miswak.

According to the Yemeni official news agency Saba, at least 25 people were killed and 398 others wounded in the attack.

TRANSCRIPT

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Boy) Abdullah Mohamed Gushab, A civilian injured in an airstrike
00:18 – 00:28

"I was selling miswaq in Jamaal Street. The attack began and then the explosion hit me. Q: There was an airplane?
A: An airplane."

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Mohamed Gushab, The father of a civilian injured in an airstrike
00:29 – 00:52

"He was just selling miswaq in order to provide food for the family. He was in Tahrir Square and then the plane launched a strike and he was hit. He was injured severely. A benefactor found him and took him to the hospital."

SOUNDBITE (English, Man) Emanual Abdullah, A civilian injured in an airstrike
01:10 – 01:41

“I come from Faj Attan. And I as inside my house, so I was about coming out when I had the bomb blast in front of my house. I was thinking all over my life and the big block smashed my head. That is how I got the injury. And the doctor is saying something about making an operation on me tomorrow. So… that is just it.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Boy) Abd al-Wahab, A civilian injured in an airstrike
02:00 – 02:28

"The first explosion was light. I went to see where it had hit and then the second missile was launched and I did not expect the strike to be that strong. I thought I was in a horror movie. I tried to run and the door of the store fell on my back. I then tried to run again but the debris hit me and I was injured."

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Neighborhood Damaged From Airstrike o...
Sanaa
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

Sanaa, Yemen

April 20, 2015 

These photos, taken in the aftermath an airstrike against the Scud missile base at Faj Attan outside Sanaa, show large-scale destruction in a civilian neighborhood. A huge explosion injured many people inside their homes, while cars in queues at petrol stations, about 4 km away from the base were completely wrecked.

The base is under the control of pro-Houthi Yemeni army units. It has been targeted several times by airstrikes since the start of the Saudi-led campaign Decisive Storm.  

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

Most houses in the vicinity of the Faj Attan base were severely damaged during airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

A large pillar of smoke resulting from airstrikes on the Faj Attan base is seen from about 5 km away.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

People carry an injured civilian into a hospital following airstrikes against Faj Attan military base.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

Even buildings that were relatively distant from the targeted base in Fah Attan were damaged in the airstrikes.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

This car was parked in a queue at a petrol station near Faj Attan military base when shrapnel landed on it.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

People gather to inspect this car, which was destroyed while parked in a queue at a petrol station near Faj Attan military base.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

Bomb shrapnel landed some 4 km away from the targeted base and hit several cars that were queuing at a petrol station. Luckily, the owner of this car was not hurt.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

Bystanders inspect civilian cars that were severely damaged in the bombing of the nearby base of Faj Attan.