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Survivor of US hospital bombing in Afghanistan tells his harrowing story

It was 2:09 a.m. in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on Oct. 3, 2015, when Lajos Jecs was woken from his sleep by a loud explosion. It was the first in a series of bombs a US plane was dropping on the hospital where he worked.

Jecs, a nurse from Hungary with Doctors Without Borders (MSF), had been living and working at the MSF trauma center in Kunduz for close to five months. The fighting around the health care facility had been growing worse in the past few days. It was so bad that Jecs and his international colleagues had been unable to leave the hospital compound. They’d been sleeping in makeshift quarters in the hospital’s safe room.

It was in the safe room, a building separated from the main hospital, that Jecs went to sleep at about 10 p.m. on Oct. 2. Four hours later, he was startled awake. He had heard bombs in Kunduz before, but never this close. The office was rattling and he could hear dirt and debris from the explosions hitting the walls. Jecs took shelter in his room and began trying …

40 ISIS fighters killed during liberation of village south of Mosul

( Nineveh – Nineveh Liberation Operation Command announced on Monday killing 40 ISIS fighters during the liberation operation of a village in Qayyarah south of Mosul (405 km north of Baghdad).

The commander of Nineveh liberation Operation Maj. Gen. Najm al-Jubouri said in a press statement followed by, “The security forces from the Iraqi army and al-Hashed al-Shaabi backed by the international coalition aircraft managed to kill 40 ISIS fighters during the liberation of Kabrouk village in Qayyarah south Mosul.”

Jubouri added, “The liberation operation of the village took less than two hours and didn’t cause any casualties among the security forces.”