civilian deaths

20 killed as suicide bomber targets funeral in Afghanistan (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Jalalabad (Afghanistan), Sep 4 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and more than 50 others injured Tuesday afternoon when a suicide bomber hit a funeral procession in eastern ... Read more...

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Bloodshed at picnic: 17 Afghan civilians killed by Taliban


August 27th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 27 (IANS) Seventeen civilians, including three women, who were at a picnic were killed by Taliban militants in Musa Qala district in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand ... Read more...

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Militants ganging up with criminals, says Gogoi


May 18th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 18 (IANS) Cadres of the armed militant outfits have joined criminal gangs in Assam, leading to recent spurt in petty crimes across the state, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi ... Read more...

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Sri Lankans protest Prabhakaran video


March 13th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 13 (IANS) A large number of Sri Lankans Tuesday marched through the capital's streets shouting anti-US slogans and protesting a Channel 4 video about the death of LTTE ... Read more...

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Obama confirms Pakistan drone strikes


January 31st, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) Unmanned drones regularly strike suspected militants in Pakistan's tribal areas, US President Barack Obama confirmed during a video "hangout" on Google's social network Google+ that ... Read more...

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Russia criticises UN chief’s defence of Libya action


December 23rd, 2011 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has criticised UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for defending the NATO operation in Libya and ignoring data on civilian casualties collected by a number of ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka admits civilian deaths during separatist war


August 2nd, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by BNO News
COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (BNO NEWS) – The government of Sri Lanka has admitted there were civilian casualties during the final phase of its civil war against the Tamil Tiger rebels, according to ... Read more...

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NATO to continue Libya operation


June 23rd, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, June 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NATO will continue its bombings of Libya, Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said."NATO will continue its mission, because if we stop, an unspecified number ... Read more...

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UN panel finds credible ‘war crimes’ charges in Sri Lanka


April 26th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A UN report has found credible evidence that both the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers violated human rights in the last stages of ... Read more...

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Afghanistan orders probe of civilian deaths in NATO raid


April 7th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Apr 7(ANI): Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has ordered probe of a NATO-led raid that killed five civilians this week.The raid took place in the northern province of Sar-e Pol, but NATO ... Read more...

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11 protesters killed by security forces in Yemen


April 5th, 2011 - 1:21 am ICT by BNO News
TAIZ, YEMEN (BNO NEWS) -- At least eleven protesters were killed during clashes with security forces in southwestern Yemen, the Yemen Post reported on Monday.According to medical staff, nine demonstrators were killed ... Read more...

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UN chief ‘deeply concerned’ at Syria situation


April 2nd, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 2 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Saturday expressed deep concern over the prevailing situation in Syria and called for immediate end to use of violence against ... Read more...

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Preventing civilian deaths in Libya a priority: Medvedev


March 25th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Preventing deaths of civilians in Libya is an overriding priority for the international community, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has told his US counterpart Barack ... Read more...

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NATO forces kill Afghan president’s cousin by mistake


March 10th, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NATO forces in Afghanistan mistakenly killed a cousin of the country's President, Hamid Karzai, in the southern Kandahar province, local media said Thursday."Haji Yar Mohammad ... Read more...

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NATO troops kill Afghan President Karzai’s cousin during operation


March 10th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- Troops with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) on early Thursday morning killed a cousin of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, local officials said.Afghan officials said Karzai's cousin, ... Read more...

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Over 2,700 civilians killed in Afghanistan in 2010: UN


March 9th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 9 (IANS) The number of civilians killed in Afghanistan rose by 15 percent to 2,777 in 2010 from a year earlier, the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission ... Read more...

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Karzai accepts Gates’ apology over deaths of Afghan children in NATO air strike


March 8th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Mar 8 (ANI): Afghan President Hamid Karzai has accepted an apology of US Defence Secretary Robert Gates for the deaths of nine children in a NATO air strike, a day ... Read more...

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US “well-positioned” to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in July: Gates


March 8th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): US defence secretary, Robert Gates, has said that his country is "well-positioned" to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in July.Gates made his comments during an unannounced visit ... Read more...

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US apology over civilian killings ‘not enough’: Karzai


March 7th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Mar.7 (ANI): Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has criticized the United States over civilian deaths in Afghanistan, and added that a US commander apology for these killings is "not enough".The BBC ... Read more...

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US aborted drone attack on Sirajuddin Haqqani in Pak over fear of civilian deaths


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 23(ANI): The United States had reportedly passed up a chance to kill Haqqani network leader Sirajuddin Haqqani last year, when CIA authorities chose against firing a missile from a predator ... Read more...

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“Unknown perpetrators” killed bulk of 90,000 Iraqi civilians during 2003 to 2008: study


February 16th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Baghdad, Feb.16 (ANI): A study has claimed that nearly 90, 000 people have been killed over five years from March 2003 to 2008 during the Iraq war, and majority of these were ... Read more...

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2,421 civilians killed in Afghanistan in 2010, mostly by insurgents: Report


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2(ANI): The number of civilian deaths in Afghanistan since the United States-led invasion began in 2001 hit record levels last year, according to a new report.According to the Kabul-based ... Read more...

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US drones killed 2,043 people, mostly civilians, in Pak during last five years


January 2nd, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 2(ANI): As many as 2,043 people, mostly civilians, were killed in US drone attacks in northwestern parts of Pakistan during the last five years, a research has revealed.The yearly report ... Read more...

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Northeast terror not Delhi’s priority: WikiLeaks


December 18th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/London, Dec 18 (IANS) Terror activities in India's northeast are not a priority for the government as civilian deaths due to terrorism in the region have fallen in recent years, says ... Read more...

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Obama expresses regret to Erdogan, Calderon over WikiLeaks


December 12th, 2010 - 3:09 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday, in phone calls to the leaders of Turkey and Mexico, expressed regret for "the deplorable action by Wikileaks."According to readouts provided ... Read more...

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US, Pak officials deliberately overlooking high civilian death toll in drone attacks


December 9th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 9 (ANI): United States and Pakistan officials are deliberately overlooking civilian deaths that outnumber the killings of militants in CIA drone attacks, a report released by Conflict Monitoring Centre ... Read more...

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SAS hit squads move to protect UK malls


December 7th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.7 (ANI): With Christmas just 18 days away, Britain's SAS hit squads have been deployed in packed shopping centers to protect visitors and shoppers from terrorists.According to The Sun, they have ... Read more...

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China calls for emergency talks over North Korea


November 28th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by ANI
London/Beijing/Seoul, Nov.28 (ANI): China has called for emergency international talks over North Korea, even as Pyongyang is reportedly preparing its missile batteries to counter a joint military exercise by the United States ... Read more...

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Afghanistan was Soviets graveyard and will the Americans also: Taliban spokesman


November 27th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov.27 (ANI): The withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan in 1989 after nearly ten years of occupation is a favourite public relations theme of the Taliban movement, which itself was ... Read more...

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Morocco clarifies Western Sahara raid to EU lawmakers


November 20th, 2010 - 3:31 am ICT by BNO News
RABAT, MOROCCO (BNO NEWS) -- Morocco's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Taib Fassi Fihri, on Friday informed that he provided full details on the raid at a camp in the disputed ... Read more...

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Troops-withdrawal debate by West giving Afghan radicals ’smell of victory’


November 18th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov 18 (ANI): As Western nations look for a way out of Afghanistan, the chairman of the country's largest media group has said that the debates over withdrawal of troops ... Read more...

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Musharraf refutes allegations about Pak intelligence service’s support to Taliban


November 13th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has rejected the allegations that parts of Pakistan's intelligence service- the Inter-Services Intelligence- supported the Taliban over the years, saying that such ... Read more...

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UK ministry blames three military units to Afghan civilian casualties


October 27th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 27 (ANI): The conduct of three British military units in Afghanistan has come under serious question after the Ministry of Defence released unprecedented details of incidents in which troops attacked ... Read more...

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Wikileaks Reveals Disturbing Iraq War Documents


October 23rd, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Oct 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a startling revelation that has sent shock waves in the media and international political circles, WikiLeaks unveiled almost 400000 US classified files on Friday related ... Read more...

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Secret war files reveal brutal killing of over 100,000 Iraqis over six years


October 23rd, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 23 (ANI): Secret U.S. field reports from the Iraq war have revealed s grim new details, indicating that over 100,000 Iraqis were killed during a six-year stretch and that American ... Read more...

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