Agence France-Presse (AFP)
GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories — Gaza militants fired dozens of shells into Israel Saturday, wounding two people, and Israel pounded Gaza in return, injuring at least five Palestinians and cutting power. (more…)
Posted in Africa, Civilian Casualties, Crossfire Deaths, Crossfire Injuries, Fire, Government, Insurgents, Mortars, Shelling, Somalia, tagged African Union, Al-Shebab, artillery, Islamist Rebels, Mogadishu, mortar fire, shelling, Somalia on October 4, 2010 |
Posted in Afghanistan, Air Strike, Central Asia, Civilian Casualties, Crossfire Deaths, Fire, ISAF, Military, NATO/Allies, Suicide Bomb, tagged Afghanistan, Air Strike, artillery, Civilian Casualties, Fire, innocent civilians, innocent victims, ISAF, Nato, roadside bomb, suicide attacks, war victims on March 1, 2009 |
By Associated Press
KABUL (AFP) — A joint inquiry by the NATO-led international force in Afghanistan and Afghan authorities has concluded that eight civilians were killed during a recent battle with insurgents in the south.
Civilian casualties are a highly sensitive issue in Afghanistan where some 70,000 foreign troops are deployed to help Kabul’s Western-backed government fight an increasingly bloody insurgency.
The deaths of civilians during foreign military operations are a key source of friction between Washington and Kabul (more…)
Posted in Civilian Casualties, Crossfire Deaths, Crossfire Injuries, Displacement, Pakistan, tagged Afghan refugees, airstrike, artillery, gunbattles, Pakistan, Pakistan's army, refugees flee on October 7, 2008 |
By ASIF SHAHZAD
The Associated Press
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Afghan refugees ordered out of a Pakistani war zone begged Tuesday for bus fares and flowed over the border into their homeland, worsening a humanitarian crisis resulting from an army offensive against Taliban militants, officials said.
Pakistan has told 50,000 Afghans to leave the Bajur tribal region, accusing them of links to militants that used the remote and impoverished area as a base for attacks on both sides of the frontier. (more…)