BBC | August 9, 2011
Syrian security forces have continued operations to crush protesters, even as the Turkish foreign minister pressed President Basharal-Assad to stop them.
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|
SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq — Iranian forces shelled suspected rebel outposts in Iraq’s semiautonomous Kurdish region, killing two Iraqi civilians, officials said Monday, in the latest in a string of cross-border attacks that have forced hundreds of residents to flee.
The artillery fire hit the small Iraqi town of Sidkan, about 12 miles (20 kilometers) from the Iraq-Iran frontier, said Sidkan mayor Ahmed Qadir. He added that three residents were wounded in the four hours of shelling. Kurdish border guard Capt. Ahmed Saleh confirmed the casualties.
Posted in Central Asia, Civilian Casualties, Government, Gunfire, Iran, Iraq, Targeted Death, United Nations, United States, tagged Civilian Casualties, civilian deaths, Iran, Iraq, UN, United Nations, United States, war crimes on April 17, 2011|
Posted in Actors, Afghanistan, Central Asia, Contractors, Country, Election, Government, Ground Assault, Insurgents, ISAF, Military, NATO/Allies, Other, Police, Region, Tactics, Taliban, tagged Afghanistan, Brig. Gen. Larry Nicholson, Helmand, Insurgents, Iran, Kabul, Khan Neshin, NATO officials, opium poppies, stabilization team, Taliban, U.S. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, US Marines, US officials on July 20, 2009|
Washington Post Foreign Service
Saturday, July 18, 2009
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan — When the U.S. Marines burst into Khan Neshin with guns blazing early this month, they quickly defeated insurgent forces in the volatile district of southern Helmand province and declared it Taliban-free. (more…)
Posted in Actors, Afghanistan, Bomb, Civilian Casualties, Clusters/Mines, Country, Government, Iran, Iraq, Middle-East, Military, Region, Tactics, Type of Harm, United Nations, tagged Afghanistan, cluster bombs, cluster munitions, clusters, de-miners, Iran, Iraq, Iraq-Iran War, Kurdistan, land mines, unexploded ordance, UNICEF, United Nations, United States on July 2, 2009|
Posted in Afghanistan, Central Asia, Civilian Casualties, Diplomacy, Foreign Aid, Government, Iran, Iraq, Middle-East, Military, Terrorists, United States, tagged Afghanistan, Central Asia, Civilian Casualties, IAEA, innocent civilians, innocent victims, Iran, Military, Pakistan, Taliban, United States on March 31, 2009|
By Fox News
This is a rush transcript of “Special Report With Bret Baier” from March 30, 2009. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
BRET BAIER, HOST: The head of U.S. Central Command says the mission for American troops in Afghanistan goes beyond eradicating the Taliban. General David Petraeus said this morning in an exclusive interview that the way the troops are utilized is just as important as how many of them are sent to the country.
GEN. DAVID PETRAEUS, U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND CMDR: It’s not just the additional numbers, it’s how those numbers are employed. And, it’s hugely important that we be seen as good neighbors, as friends — certainly fierce warriors who will go after the enemy and stay after them — but also as individuals who try to avoid civilian casualties whenever possible and are seen again as supporting the people and trying to help them achieve a better life.