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Civilian Deaths Afghanistan

NATO Airstrike Kills 9 Civilians, Afghan Officials Say

AP | AMIR SHAH | Posted 04.15.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — A NATO airstrike struck two houses, killing 10 Afghan civilians and four insurgents near the Pakistani border, officials sa...

Mourning the Children, Here and There

John Tirman | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
John Tirman

As the father of a child, I find the Newtown massacre deeply disturbing and I hope it moves Obama to stand up to the NRA bullies. But the president has shown no such reluctance to pursue practices that result in the killing of innocent children in Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere.

NATO Airstrikes Kill 8 Civilians

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 07.27.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S.-led coalition on Sunday disputed reports that eight civilians, including children, were killed in a NATO airstrike...

Roadside Bomb Kills 11 Children

AP | MIRWAIS KHAN and HEIDI VOGT | Posted 11.27.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — A station wagon packed with Afghan civilians struck a roadside bomb in western Afghanistan, triggering an explosion that ki...

Buried Bombs Kill 30 Afghan Civilians In 48-Hours | Laura King | Posted 09.01.2011 | World

Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan-- Buried bombs killed 30 Afghan civilians in a 48-hour span, in the latest grim illustration of the dangers faced by...

Gen. Petraeus Vows To Keep Civilian Deaths To A Minimum

AP | By PATRICK QUINN | Posted 08.02.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The top NATO commander in Afghanistan said Thursday that he is committed to reducing the loss of innocent lives to an absolute m...

Dan Froomkin

Drone Wars, Without Any Rules | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The CIA's extensive use of unmanned drones to kill alleged terrorists in Pakistan and elsewhere is arguably against international law and raises the p...

Karzai: NATO Still Causes Too Many Civilian Deaths

AP | ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MARJAH, Afghanistan — U.S. Marines and Afghan soldiers advanced through poppy fields of Marjah on Saturday under withering gunfire from Taliban ...

U.S. Halted Some Afghan Raids Over Concern On Civilian Deaths

New York Times | MARK MAZZETTI and ERIC SCHMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The commander of a secretive branch of America's Special Operations forces last month ordered a halt to most commando missions in Afghan...