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Australian soldiers ‘shot dead two children tending cattle’ in Afghanistan

Australian soldiers shoot 2 kids in Afghanistan

Australian soldiers in southern Afghanistan shot dead two children tending cattle, local officials said on Saturday as the international coalition launched an inquiry into the incident. Civilian casualties caused by NATO-led troops have been one of the most contentious issues in the campaign against Taliban insurgents, fuelling public anger and often triggering criticism from President Hamid Karzai. The two children, ... Read More »

Israel violated laws of war targeting media, civilians in Gaza – Human Rights Watch

Gaza Israeli air strike

Israeli army attacks on journalists and media centers in Gaza during last month’s military operation violated the laws of war, Human Rights Watch has said. Two Palestinian cameramen were killed and at least 10 media personnel were wounded during the conflict. Four media facilities and four private companies were also damaged, and a two-year-old boy who lived across the street ... Read More »

7 British Royal Marines charged with murder in Afghanistan

Royal Marines charged with murder

In a first for the UK’s tight-knit, disciplined and fiercely proud commandos, seven Royal Marines were arrested on suspicions of murdering an unarmed insurgent after a colleague came forward and broke the Marines’ strict ‘code of silence.’ Seven Royal Marines were arrested on suspicion of murder after a colleague came forward and claimed a disarmed insurgent had been killed in ... Read More »

Imran Khan: I will order air force to shoot down drones

Imran Khan

Imran Khan has promised to order the Pakistan Air Force to shoot down American drones if he takes power in a general election due in the first half of next year. The former cricket captain is to lead peace activists into the country’s lawless tribal belt on Saturday to publicise the human toll of the CIA’s covert programme of missile ... Read More »

CIA taken to court over drone attacks

Drone

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will take the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to court over US President Barack Obama’s assassination drone strikes. The ACLU will go to a federal appeals court on Thursday after the US government refused to release documents related to the drone attacks, also known as the “targeted killing” program, The Guardian reported. The ACLU has tried to ... Read More »

NATO strike kills 8 women and girls gathering firewood

afghanistan woman

A NATO airstrike killed eight women and girls in eastern Afghanistan, local officials reported. The alliance said the strike targeted 45 armed insurgents but admitted some civilians may have been killed. The women were gathering firewood when they were killed by the strike, spokesperson for the Laghman provincial government Sarhadi Zewak said. Several women were also injured during the NATO ... Read More »

U.S. drone strike kills another 13 civilians

MQ-1B Predator

Local officials in Yemen say that a United States-led drone strike over the weekend there killed 13 civilians. Members of the Yemeni government tells reporters that an unmanned aerial vehicle operated remotely by the United States military executed more than a dozen civilians, including three women, near the town of Rada in al-Baitha province on Sunday. “This was one of ... Read More »

NATO terrorists execute civilians while waiting for Syrian Army

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For many months, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has depicted the militants creating havoc across his nation as “armed gangs,” “foreign terrorists,” and simply just, “terrorists.” During a 2011 interview in Damascus with Barbra Walters, Walters feigned indignation when hearing these labels, insisting that these were people simply seeking “democracy” and “freedom.” It turns out months later, it was President Assad who has ... Read More »

Leaked: Syrian family slain by rebels (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Syrian family slain by rebels

Footage showing the results of an alleged massacre in the Syrian city of Hama in April has been obtained by RT. Sources say that opposition rebels committed the atrocity. The video shows the bloodstained bodies of four victims lying on body-bags on the floor of a morgue. It then goes on to show a number of bodies, including those of ... Read More »

Women, children among 18 Afghans dead in NATO wedding strike

Afghanistan nato wedding bombing

A NATO airstrike in the eastern Afghan province of Logar has killed 18 people, including women and children, local officials report. A NATO spokesperson said a team had been deployed to investigate the claims of civilian casualties. Afghan authorities say the pre-dawn attack aimed at militants in the area hit a wedding. An AP photographer at the scene reported seeing ... Read More »