Posts Tagged ‘Fire’

Agence France-Presse (AFP)

Date: 19 Mar 2011
By Adel Zaanoun (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…)

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India News Portal
October  17, 2010

A NATO soldier was killed in a roadside bomb attack Sunday in southern Afghanistan, where two civilians were killed in similar blasts, officials said.


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September 26, 2010

NATO forces in Afghanistan killed two civilians on a motorbike after they refused to stop while driving towards a security barrier, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) says.


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By Eli Ashkenazi, Haaretz Correspondent, and DPA

A Palestinian family who lost 29 members in Israel’s offensive in Gaza filed a law suit Tuesday against Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and other Israeli leaders, demanding some $200 million in compensation.

The Samouni family, from the southern Gaza City suburb of Zaytoun, filed the suit at the Nazareth District Court against outgoing prime minister Ehud Olmert, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and the Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi. (more…)

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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…)

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