CIVILIANS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CIVILIANS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) U.N. warns of massacre if militants take town http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58509381-68/kobani-state-turkey-syrian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58509381-68/kobani-state-turkey-syrian.html.csp">U.N. warns of massacre if militants take town</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LEFTERIS PITARAKIS</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JOHN HEILPRIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-10T19:29:14.648-06:00">Updated Oct 10, 2014 07:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mursitpinar, Turkey • In a dramatic appeal, a U.N. official warned that hundreds of civilians who remain trapped in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani near the border with Turkey were likely to be “massacred” by advancing extremists and called on Ankara to help prevent a catastrophe. Staffan de Mistura, the U.N. Syria envoy, raised the specter of some of the worst genocides of the 20th century during a news conference in Geneva to underscore concerns as the Islamic State group pushed into Kobani...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585093812014-10-10T19:29:14.648-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-10T19:29:14.648-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58509381@www.sltrib.com Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:29:14 MDT Despite airstrikes, Islamic State fighters close in on Turkish border http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58470296-68/islamic-turkey-state-militants.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58470296-68/islamic-turkey-state-militants.html.csp">Despite airstrikes, Islamic State fighters close in on Turkish border</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DESMOND BUTLER</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and DIAA HADID</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T20:14:52.929-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 08:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Antakya, Turkey • Militants of the Islamic State group were closing in Monday on a Kurdish area of Syria on the border with Turkey — an advance unhindered so far by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, including one that struck a grain silo, killing two civilians, according to activists. Islamic State fighters pounded the city of Kobani with mortars and artillery shells, advancing within three miles of the Kurdish frontier city, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and N...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584702962014-09-29T20:14:52.929-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-29T20:14:52.929-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58470296@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:14:52 MDT Gaza children return to school after war http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58413182-68/gaza-war-schools-killed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58413182-68/gaza-war-schools-killed.html.csp">Gaza children return to school after war</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IBRAHIM BARZAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-14T15:06:02.4-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 03:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Some half million Gaza children made a delayed return to school on Sunday after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings. Gaza Education Ministry official Ziad Thabet said the opening is for 230,000 1st to 12th graders attending public schools, 200,000 going to United Nations-run schools and tens of thousands enrolled in private institutions. The opening was delayed for two weeks because of dama...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58413182@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:06:02 MDT