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Fazel Reshad | Asia | CNN News |July 14, 2011

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) — A NATO-led raid in eastern Afghanistan left six civilians dead overnight, and President Hamid Karzai on Thursday ordered authorities to launch an investigation, Afghan officials told CNN on Thursday.

Mubarez Zadran, a provincial government spokesman, told CNN that the civilians were killed in a residential area of Khost province’s Matoon district and said two others were wounded. (more…)

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By Associated Press| World | Wall Street Journal with Foreign Policy | July 14, 2011

KABUL, Afghanistan — The number of Afghan civilians killed in war-related violence rose 15 percent in the first half of this year, according to a U.N. report released Thursday that offered grim statistics about the human toll of increased fighting.

Violence has been on the rise as the Taliban and other insurgents try to regain territory lost in the fall and winter to the U.S.-led coalition in southern Afghanistan. (more…)

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Ahmed Al-Haj | Associated Press | June 29, 2011

SANAA, Yemen — Military and hospital officials say a Yemeni air force jet mistakenly bombed a bus in a southern city controlled by Islamic militants and suspected al-Qaida members, killing four and wounding 12 passengers. (more…)

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Reuters | Saif Tawfiq | June 20, 2011

The Libyan government said on Monday 19 civilians were killed in a NATO air strike on the home of one of Muammar Gaddafi’s top officials, a day after NATO admitted killing civilians in a separate aerial attack.

Libyan officials took reporters to Surman, 70 km (45 miles) west of Tripoli, to the site of what they said was a NATO air strike on the home of Khouildi Hamidi, a member of Libya’s 12-strong Revolutionary Command Council, led by Gaddafi. (more…)

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The Gaurdian | Chris Stephen & Nick Hopkins | June 8, 2011

Tension between Libyan rebels and Nato commanders is growing over the military tactics being used to put pressure on Colonel Gaddafi’s forces.

Rebel leaders in Misrata say they are being urged not to launch further pushes against regime troops to the east of the city, and claim they have been told not to cross certain “red lines”, even though they feel prepared for battle. (more…)

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CNN | June 7, 2011

Tripoli, Libya — At least 25 loud explosions rocked Tripoli midday Tuesday, as NATO airstrikes hit a military base and near Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s compound.

Libya State TV reported that buildings and infrastructure near Gadhafi’s compound were destroyed in the strike. (more…)

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AP | Diaa Hadid | June 6, 2011

TRIPOLI, Libya — A series of NATO airstrikes targeted sites around Tripoli early Monday as increasingly frequent attacks raised pressure on Moammar Gadhafi’s beleaguered regime.

The overnight strikes appeared to target sites on Tripoli’s outskirts. It wasn’t immediately clear what they targeted — Libyan government officials were not available for comment. They followed pounding explosions that shook Tripoli on Sunday. (more…)

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