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REUTERS | Khaled Oweis | August 4, 2011

At least 45 civilians were killed in a tank assault by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces to occupy the centre of Hama, an activist said on Thursday, in a sharp escalation of a military campaign aimed at ending an uprising against his rule.

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REUTERS | Khaled Oweis | August 2, 2011

The death toll in Syria’s violent crackdown on opposition to President Bashar al-Assad in the city of Hama and elsewhere climbed on Tuesday, spurring Western efforts to pile diplomatic pressure on Damascus.

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Syed Danish Hussain | May 27, 2011

ISLAMABAD – In average, 10 incidents of armed conflicts and 39 consequent deaths were reported in three main South Asian states – Afghanistan, India and Pakistan – on every day of last month.
Every fourth victim of violence was a civilian. Afghanistan continued to be worst hit state by violence in the region as about half of the incidents as well as resultant deaths were reported in the country. (more…)

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By Usman Manzoor
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
ISLAMABAD: The last quarter of 2010 claimed 3648 lives in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India in incidents of anti-state militancy.

Thirteen of them were killed everyday in Pakistan alone in some 282 incidents of violence, according to a report compiled by the Conflict Monitoring Centre (CMC). Over one thousand among these causalities were innocent civilians. (more…)

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By Altaf Hussain
BBC News, Srinagar
July 28, 2010

The government of Indian-administered Kashmir has set up a commission of inquiry into the killings of civilians during recent anti-India protests.
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Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Source: BBC

Hundreds of thousands of troops are based in Kashmir
The Indian army says it has killed five militants who were trying to cross the Line of Control which divides Indian- and Pakistani-administered Kashmir. (more…)

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By ERIC SCHMITT and JANE PERLEZ

Published: July 21, 2009

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan is objecting to expanded American combat operations in neighboring Afghanistan, creating new fissures in the alliance with Washington at a critical juncture when thousands of new American forces are arriving in the region. (more…)

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