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UNAMA | June 11, 2011

May 2011 was the deadliest month for Afghan civilians since at least 2007, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said today. UNAMA documented 368 conflict-related civilian deaths in May and 593 civilian injuries. (more…)

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The Canadian Press | Steve Rennie | June 9, 2011

OTTAWA — The Canadian government has shelled out more than $1 million in goodwill payments to compensate hundreds of Afghans for deaths and damages incurred over the course of Canada’s mission in Afghanistan. (more…)

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AFP | June 8, 2011

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama on Wednesday expressed his “sorrow” in a video conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai over recent civilian casualties in Afghanistan, his spokesman said.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said Obama spoke to Karzai for an hour and discussed a number of topics, including the implications of the death of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in a US special forces raid in May.

“The president expressed his sorrow over tragic civilian casualties, most recently in Helmand province,” Carney said. (more…)

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BBC News | June 7, 2011

At least 30 people have been killed in heavy clashes in the southern Yemeni city of Zinjibar, officials have said.

The violence, which officials blame on al-Qaeda militants, comes days after President Ali Abdullah Saleh left the country after being injured in an attack on his compound.

Government officials routinely blame violence in the country on al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

There were also reports of violence in Yemen’s second largest city, Taiz. According to the AFP news agency, it is now controlled by government opponents.

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The New York Times| Liam Stack | June 5, 2011

CAIRO — Syrian military forces were reported to have killed 38 people in the northern province of Idlib on Saturday and Sunday, demonstrators and rights activists said, as security forces appeared to redeploy from other towns to join the latest front in the harsh crackdown on a three-month-old popular uprising against the government of President Bashar al-Asaad.

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Boston Globe | Associated Press | June 3, 2011

KABUL — The top NATO commander in Afghanistan said yesterday that he is committed to reducing the loss of innocent lives to an absolute minimum.  (more…)

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Foreign Policy | Erica Gaston | June 2, 2011

This week Afghan President Hamid Karzai kicked off the Afghan fighting season with strong words, not for the Taliban, but for his international allies. On Tuesday Karzai demanded that international forces halt airstrikes on Afghan homes, or leave. “From this moment, airstrikes on the houses of people are not allowed,” Karzai announced at a press conference. Karzai accused international forces of acting like occupiers, rather than allies, and implied that if their demands on civilian casualties were not heeded Afghans would respond with force. “[H]istory is a witness how Afghanistan deals with occupiers,” Karzai said. (more…)

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