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Civilian Deaths Toll In Afghanistan Hits Record High By
The civilian death toll in Afghanistan, some 16 years into the US-led invasion and occupation, continues to rise precipitously, with the most recent figures out of the United Nations showing 1,662 civilians killed in the first half...
Australian Special Forces Tried To Cover Up Killing Of Children In Afghanistan By
Adding to evidence of the humanitarian nightmare the Afghan War has become, Australia is now investigating soldiers from their special forces related to evidence that at least twice in raids in Kandahar Province, those troops killed children in rural areas, then tried...
US Coalition In Iraq, Syria Killed 744 Civilians In June By
The US-led coalition attacking the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria killed as many as 744 civilians in June, an independent monitor said Wednesday. Airwars – a London-based collective of journalists and researchers that uses social media, eyewitness reports...
Royal Military Police Allege British Special Forces Executed Civilians In Afghanistan By
The British Special Air Service is facing accusations of war crimes following the exposure of an internal investigation into murderous rampages conducted across Afghanistan that were subsequently covered up. The massive Royal Military Police investigation, called Operation...
US-Coalition Airstrikes Killed 472 Civilians In Syria Last Month By
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has issued a report today covering the civilian death toll of US-led coalition airstrikes in Syria over the past month, from May 23 to June 23, reporting at least 472 civilians, the largest in any 30-day period since the US started...
Study: US Only Admits To One In Five Deadly Drone Strikes By
A new report compiled by the Columbia Law School Human Rights Clinic and the Sanaa Center for Strategic Studies has found that the United States only admits officially to about one-fifth of their drone strikes which end up killing someone, saying this hurts accountability. That...
Civilian Casualties Mount, 200 Killed In One Day Of Mosul Airstrikes By
Reports of civilian deaths in US airstrikes in Western Mosul appear to be once again soaring out of control, as indications of just over a dozen civilians slain has turned into around 200 civilians being slain over the course of the day, in a flurry of airstrikes targeting...
Ron Paul: Are We Fighting Terrorism, Or Creating It? By
When we think about terrorism we most often think about the horrors of a Manchester-like attack, where a radicalized suicide bomber went into a concert hall and killed dozens of innocent civilians. It was an inexcusable act of savagery and it certainly did terrorize the...
Terrorist Attack On Kabul Diplomatic Zone Leaves 80 Dead, Scores Wounded By
KABUL, Afghanistan — A massive suicide truck bombing rocked a highly secure diplomatic area of Kabul on Wednesday morning, killing 80 people and wounding as many as 350, an attack that left a scene of mayhem and destruction and sent a huge plume of smoke over the Afghan...
Witnesses: US Military Killed Fleeing Child In Latest Botched Yemen Raid By
The Pentagon said last week that there were “no credible indications of civilian casualties” from the latest U.S. Navy SEALs raid on a village in Yemen. Yet new reporting by The Intercept, citing eyewitness accounts, offers more evidence to contradict the...