War casualties

Bosnian Croat man Pero Pervisic , 49, friend of late Gen. Praljak, pays his respect in front of house where Gen. Slobodan Praljak was born, on the house are placed posters reading " Our Hero", in southern Bosnian town of Capljina 170 kms south of Sarajevo, on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. Gen. Praljak took his own life during sentence reading before The International War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague. Praljak was standing trial for war crimes committed in the name of Bosnian Croats, during 1992-95 war.(AP Photo/Amel Emric)
December 01, 2017 - 6:08 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the dramatic death of a Croat ex-general (all times local): 12 p.m. The U.N.'s Yugoslav war crimes tribunal is launching an independent review into the court's "internal operations" around the dramatic death of a Croat ex-general who swallowed what he...
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In this photo provided by the ICTY on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, Slobodan Praljak brings a bottle to his lips, during a Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands. Praljak yelled, "I am not a war criminal!" and appeared to drink from a small bottle, seconds after judges reconfirmed his 20-year prison sentence for involvement in a campaign to drive Muslims out of a would-be Bosnian Croat ministate in Bosnia in the early 1990s. (ICTY via AP)
November 29, 2017 - 1:09 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A convicted war criminal from Croatia swallowed what he said was poison and died Wednesday after a United Nations court in the Netherlands upheld his 20-year sentence for committing crimes against humanity during the Bosnian war of the 1990s. In a stunning end to the...
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November 27, 2017 - 5:09 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the civil war in Syria (all times local): 12:05 a.m. The head of the revamped Syrian opposition says President Bashar Assad's government is afraid of political negotiations and insists it wants his departure before any political transition can start. Nasr al-Hariri spoke...
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In this photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group in Damascus suburbs known as the White Helmets, Civil Defense workers carry an injured man after government airstrikes hit Douma, near Damascus, Syria, Sunday Nov. 26, 2017. Government airstrikes and shelling outside the Syrian capital killed at least 22 civilians, activists reported Sunday, as the fighting showed no signs of letting up ahead of the resumption of U.N. peace talks in Geneva. (Syrian Civil Defense in Damascus suburbs via AP)
November 26, 2017 - 11:07 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Government airstrikes and shelling outside the Syrian capital killed at least 23 civilians, activists reported Sunday, as fighting in the area showed no signs of letting up ahead of the resumption of U.N. peace talks in Geneva. The government's jets and artillery launched a wave of...
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November 24, 2017 - 8:13 pm
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Four U.N. peacekeepers and a Malian soldier were killed and 21 others injured in two attacks on peacekeepers in Mali on Friday, U.N. officials said. Suspected jihadists attacked peacekeepers carrying out on an operation with Malian defense forces in Indelimane, about 70...
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November 19, 2017 - 1:32 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Pro-government forces defeated the Islamic State group in its last major stronghold in Syria, state media and a monitoring group reported on Sunday, leaving the militants to defend just strips of desert territory in the country and a besieged pocket outside the capital, Damascus. Also...
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FILE - In this June 9, 2017, file photo, black smoke from continuing military air strikes rises above a mosque in Marawi city, southern Philippines. The human rights group Amnesty International said in a report on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, it has documented a variety of serious violations of humanitarian law, some amounting to war crimes, during the five-month conflict between Philippine government troops and Islamic State-allied militants who laid siege to the southern city of Marawi. .(AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
November 17, 2017 - 1:24 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Amnesty International said Friday it has documented violations of humanitarian law, some amounting to war crimes, during the five-month conflict between Philippine government troops and Islamic State-allied militants who laid siege to the southern city of Marawi. The...
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This image released by Thiqa News Agency shows people inspecting damage from airstrikes hit in Atareb town, in the western Aleppo countryside, of Syria, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. Syrian activists say at least 16 people have been killed in the airstrike on the market town in the north of the country. (Thiqa News via AP)
November 14, 2017 - 10:24 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rescue workers on Tuesday continued their search for victims still under the rubble a day after airstrikes hit a busy market in a rebel-held town in the country's north, killing at least 61 people, according to a monitoring group and rescuers. According to the Britain-based...
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A woman mourns at an earthquake site in Sarpol-e-Zahab in western Iran, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. Rescuers are digging through the debris of buildings felled by the Sunday earthquake in the border region of Iran and Iraq. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
November 14, 2017 - 7:11 am
SARPOL-E-ZAHAB, Iran (AP) — Rescuers on Tuesday used backhoes and heavy equipment to dig through the debris of buildings toppled by a powerful earthquake on the border between Iran and Iraq that killed at least 430 people, with weeping women crying out to God as aid workers found new bodies. The...
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Survivors sit in front of buildings damaged by an earthquake, in Sarpol-e-Zahab, western Iran, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck the Iraq-Iran border region killed more than three hundred people in both countries, sent people fleeing their homes into the night and was felt as far west as the Mediterranean coast, authorities reported on Monday. (AP Photo/Omid Salehi)
November 13, 2017 - 10:04 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Rescuers dug with their bare hands Monday through the debris of buildings felled by an earthquake that killed more than 430 people in the border region of Iran and Iraq, with nearly all the casualties occurring in an area rebuilt after their ruinous 1980s war. The magnitude-7.3...
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