REUTERS | KhaledYacoub Oweis | August 9, 2o11
Syrian forces killed at least five civilians during raids on villages around the besieged city of Hama on Tuesday, broadening a 10 day offensive on the city to nearby countryside, local activists said.
Posted in Bomb, Civilian Casualties, Crossfire Deaths, Crossfire Injuries, Displacement, Government, Grenade, Ground Assault, Gunfire, Middle-East, Military, Property Damage, Protesters, Shelling, Syria, Targeted Death, Targeted Injury, tagged Bashar al-Assad, Civilian Casualties, civilian deaths, Middle-East, security forces, Syrian urest on August 9, 2011|
Posted in Bomb, Civilian Casualties, Crossfire Deaths, Crossfire Injuries, Displacement, Government, Grenade, Ground Assault, Gunfire, Middle-East, Military, Property Damage, Protesters, Shelling, Syria, Targeted Death, Targeted Injury, tagged Civilian Casualties, human rights, India, Iran, Middle-East, Protesters, Russia, sanctions, South Africa, Syrian unrest, targeted killings, Tukey, United States on August 9, 2011|
Posted in Civilian Casualties, Government, Grenade, Gunfire, Insurgents, Libya, Mortars, North Africa, Rocket, tagged Children casualties, civilian casulaties, gaddafi, International Medical Corps, Libya, Libyan rebels, Misrata, RPG on July 18, 2011|
Reuters | Nick Carey | July 18, 2011
MISRATA, Libya – When 12-year-old Mohammed Bielshak left the house with his brother Ali on March 20, it was to give water from their well to thirsty rebels nearby who were fighting forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi.
“All we wanted to do was help the revolutionaries,” Mohammed said.
While they were out in the street, they were hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. Ali, 14, sustained shrapnel wounds in the leg and stomach and now walks with crutches. Mohammed lost his right arm just below the elbow and his left thumb and was blinded in his left eye. His right leg was fractured and has had reconstructive surgery on his left leg. (more…)
Posted in Body Count, Civilian Casualties, Crossfire Deaths, Crossfire Injuries, Displacement, Grenade, Gunfire, Iraq, Israel, Middle-East, Mortars, Night Raid, Police, Property Damage, Protesters, Rocket, Shelling, Syria, tagged Bashar al-Assad, civil war, Civilian Casualties, civilian deaths, Middle-East, paramilitary checkpoint, protests, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Syrian unrest, Targeted deaths on June 22, 2011|
Der Speigel | Der Spiegel Staff | June 22, 2011
In the Syrian city of Ariha, the cherry trees are covered with deep red fruit. It is harvest time and the cherries are sweet, but no one comes to pick them. Two weeks ago, after the regime’s elite troops had transformed peaceful demonstrations in the nearby provincial capital Idlib into bloodbaths, two young men tried to save the cherry harvest. They loaded their small truck full of cherries and took off for the port city of Latakia in western Syria. They didn’t make it very far. A military patrol stopped the two men in front of a sugar refinery and shot them dead.
Posted in Civilian Casualties, Grenade, Gunfire, Lebanon, Middle-East, Military, Protesters, Uncategorized, tagged civilian death, civilian deaths, Islam, Lebanon, Middle-East, sunnis, Syria, Syrian unrest on June 18, 2011|
The Canberra Times, By David Ellery
17 May, 2011
The Government is spending far more to try two Australian soldiers for manslaughter than it may have paid out in compensation to the families of their six alleged victims in Afghanistan.
The two Army Reservists – both members of the 1st Commando Regiment – are allegedly responsible for the deaths of one adult and five children on February 12, 2009. (more…)
Posted in Afghanistan, Air Strike, Bomb, Central Asia, Civilian Casualties, Crossfire Deaths, Crossfire Injuries, Government, Grenade, Gunfire, Improvised Explosive Device (IED), Insurgents, ISAF, Military, Mortars, NATO/Allies, Shelling, Taliban, tagged Afghan forces, Afghanistan, civilian deaths, civilian injuries, International Committee of the Red Cross, Kandahar, Nato, Taliban, war injuries on October 19, 2010|
By: Peter Beaumont
Wednesday 13 October 2010 11.05 BST
The number of Afghan civilians hospitalised for serious war wounds has doubled in 12 months in Kandahar, the focus of an ongoing US-led campaign against Taliban strongholds. In August and September, Mirwais regional hospital in the country’s second biggest city admitted almost 1,000 new patients with weapons injuries, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross.
The total for the same period of 2009 was 500.
The Red Cross reported a “drastic increase” in the number of amputations from war injuries, reflecting the nature of the violence.