Nine Civilians, Six Of Them Children, Killed By US Coalition In Afghanistan

At least nine civilian have been killed after an Afghanistan army commando unit detonated a cache of ordinance found in southern Helmand province.

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Stephen Townsend, the commander of Combined Joint Task Force 10 and Regional Command East, speaks with Service members during a visit to Baraki Barak, Logar province, Afghanistan, Aug. 25, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Kap Kim/Released)

Coalition officials in Afghanistan are promising an investigation after troops were sent to Helmand Province to detonate a arsenal of weapons belonging to the Taliban. The ensuing explosion badly damaged nearby homes, and killed at least nine civilians, six of them children. Details of how this could’ve happened are still unclear, and Afghan

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Watchdog: Over 400 Civilians Killed In US Airstrikes On Syria

111 of the victims were children under the age of 18, and at least 70 were women.

A US Air Force plane takes off as a Turkish Air Force fighter jet taxis at the Incirlik airbase, southern Turkey, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. (Photo: AP/Vadim Ghirda)

A new summary of casualties from the US-led coalition airstrikes against Syria by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says that since September of 2014, the strikes have killed nearly 4,900 people, mostly ISIS but also including 417 civilians. The observatory’s numbers put the overall civilian deaths at 417, with 111 of them children under

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US Coalition Grows, Russia Opens Two New Bases In Syria

Syria and Russia are seriously beefing up defenses in Damascus area and military bases in the Homs region. vS-300 air defense being deployed and a warning issued that any aircraft flying in Damascus air space without first getting clearance will be considered hostile and will be shot down.

A Russian Su-30 fighter jet takes off on a combat mission with a Su-30 bomber in the foreground, at Hemeimeem airbase, Syria, on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. Since early morning, Russian combat jets have been taking off from this base in western Syria, heading for missions. (AP Photo/Vladimir Isachenkov)

Published in partnership with ShadowProof. Syria and Iraq _ Iraqi Prime Minister: Don’t send troops. Prime Minister @HaiderAlAbadi : We did not ask any country to send foreign ground troops, and we will treat any sent as a hostile act. — PM Media Office (@IraqiPMO) December 3, 2015 _ Syria and Russia are seriously beefing up defenses in

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