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By DEB RIECHMANN
The Associated Press
Tuesday, November 30, 2010; 11:44 AM

KABUL, Afghanistan — Once sharply curtailed because of complaints over civilian casualties, U.S. and NATO forces have ramped up the air war in Afghanistan since this summer.

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Source: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Date: 09 Nov 2010

West Bank

Israeli forces injured 23 Palestinians, the large majority of them in clashes in East Jerusalem. Since the beginning of 2010, Israeli forces have injured 1,051 Palestinians, up nearly 40 percent from the equivalent period in 2009 (755 injuries). Around half of 2010 injuries took place during confrontations in East Jerusalem. Two members of Israeli forces were also injured this week.
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Pakistan market bomb kills 10
(AFP) – 3 days ago

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A bomb blast ripped through a busy car market in Pakistan’s infamous tribal district of Khyber on Friday, killing 10 civilians including children, officials said. (more…)

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By Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The number of civilians killed by violence in Iraq rose sharply in April from the month before, a sign that insurgents may be trying to exploit political tensions after an election that produced no outright winner. (more…)

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Apr. 13, 2010

(AP) MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Muslim militants disguised as policemen and soldiers detonated bombs and opened fire Tuesday in a series of coordinated attacks in a southern Philippine city, triggering clashes that killed at least 12 people. (more…)

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By Suadad al-Salhy and Missy Ryan

Reuters

BAGHDAD, March 7 (Reuters) – Bomb blasts and rocket and mortar fire killed 38 people as Iraqis voted on Sunday in an election they hoped would distance their nascent democracy from years of sectarian slaughter as U.S. troops pack up to leave. (more…)

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By Salam Faraj

BAGHDAD (AFP) – The number of Iraqis killed in violence last month was nearly double the toll for January, authorities said Monday, just days before voters go to the polls in nationwide parliamentary elections.

The figures compiled by the health, interior and defence ministries showed that 352 Iraqis — 211 civilians, 96 police and 45 soldiers — died as a result of attacks in February. The figure represents an 80 percent increase over January’s toll of 196 dead. (more…)

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