Tag Archives: war crimes

NATO backed rebels use chemical weapons in Syria

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The militants fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria have been using chemical weapons, official SANA news agency says, adding that at least 15 people were killed in a chemical attack in the northwestern city of Aleppo. “Terrorists fired a rocket containing chemical substances in the Khan …

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MI6 and CIA were told before invasion that Iraq had no active WMD

Tony Blair and George Bush

Fresh evidence has been revealed about how MI6 and the CIA were told through secret channels by Saddam Hussein’s foreign minister and his head of intelligence that Iraq had no active weapons of mass destruction. Tony Blair told parliament before the war that intelligence showed Iraq’s nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons programme was “active”, “growing” and “up …

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NATO airstrike kills 10 Afghan civilians, mostly women and children

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Numerous women and children were among the 10 killed in a NATO airstrike in Afghanistan, AFP reported, citing Afghan officials. The air raid struck a Taliban hideout in a remote area of eastern Afghanistan, killing “five children, four women and a man,” Kunar provincial governor Sayed Fazulullah Wahidi told AFP. Three Taliban …

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Fresh evidence shows UK troops ‘systematically tortured’ Iraqis

UK troops torturing Iraqi's

Shocking fresh testimonies to be heard at the British High Court would bring up new charges of violating international law over the torture and unlawful killing of Iraqi prisoners against British troops. This time, the British military stands accused of carrying out a “systematic torture” policy against Iraqi prisoners including …

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How the media let Israel get away with murder

Israel shoots Palestinians

Relatives of Samir Awad mourn after the 17-year-old died of gunshot wounds on 14 January. Israel spends a lot of time talking about secure borders and how the need for them drives its policies regarding the Palestinians. With few exceptions, the media act as willing promoters of this perversion of …

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US sets records with number of drone strikes in Afghanistan this year

Reaper Hellfire Drone Afghanistan

The United States has carried out more drone strikes this year in Afghanistan than it has during its eight-year-long air war in Pakistan, launching 447 strikes and killing thousands while also reducing its air surveillance. At a time when the US is transitioning military power to the Afghan government and …

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‘Did we just kill a kid?’ – drone operator

A former U.S. drone operator has opened up about the toll of killing scores of innocent people by pressing a button from a control room in New Mexico. Brandon Bryant, 27, from Missoula, Montana, spent six years in the Air Force operating Predator drones from inside a dark container. But, …

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Iranian boy dies from medicine shortage due to EU and US sanctions

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Western sanctions on Iran have affected not only the nation’s oil revenues, but also human lives. A teenage boy has died from hemophilia due to a shortage of medicine caused by strict EU and US sanctions on the Islamic republic. Fifteen-year-old Manouchehr Esmaili-Liousi died in hospital after his family failed …

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