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In a new report out today, CIVIC documents civilian losses as the result of armed conflict and  their consequences.  Since 2001, Pakistani military operations, US drone strikes, militant and terror attacks, and other forms of conflict-related violence have killed or injured thousands and displaced millions in northwest Pakistan.

CIVIC’s Christopher Rogers spent a year living in Pakistan and conducted 160 interviews with civilian victims, including in the northwest. The report provides an in-depth, firsthand account of civilian victims’ urgent needs – needs that receive too little attention from all parties involved.

CIVIC argues an obligation of all parties – the US and Pakistani governments, the Pakistani military, and militant groups – to recognize and redress civilian harm. The report also proposes specific measures for warring parties and their partners to finally acknowledge, dignify, and make amends for losses of civilians caught in the crossfire.

To attend an event with Christopher Rogers, click here: Events

To access the report, click here: “Civilian Harm and Conflict in Northwest Pakistan”

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By Iftikhar A. Khan

Dawn Media Group

ISLAMABAD: The army announced on Tuesday an assistance of Rs20 million for the civilians mistakenly killed and injured during a recent military operation in Sera Wela area of Tirah valley in Khyber Agency. (more…)

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By Dawn Media Group

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s army chief of staff, General Ashfaq Kayani, made a rare public apology Saturday over the deaths of civilians during military action and issued orders to avoid further incidents. (more…)

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By Riaz Khan and Zarar Khan

Associated Press

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Up to 71 civilians were killed in a weekend strike by Pakistani jets near the Afghan border, survivors and a government official said Tuesday — a rare confirmation of civilian casualties that risks undercutting public support for the fight against militants. (more…)

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By Associated Press

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) – Pakistani troops have repulsed an attack by dozens of armed Taliban militants on a checkpoint close to the Afghan border in fighting that killed six soldiers and at least 20 insurgents. (more…)

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By Hassan Mehmood, Reuters

Pakistani troops killed at least 34 militants after about 150 Taliban attacked a military checkpost in the northwest on Friday, challenging government assertions crackdowns have weakened the group. (more…)

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By JANE PERLEZ and PIR ZUBAIR SHAH Published: August 2, 2009

MINGORA, Pakistan — Schools have officially reopened. Soldiers stand guard at checkpoints and have established a semblance of order. Many thousands have returned here to a town that is mostly intact, if still under a military presence. (more…)

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