War casualties

October 09, 2017 - 2:26 pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni medical and tribal officials say airstrikes and artillery have killed 13 civilians in fighting near the Saudi border, the latest episode of non-combatants paying the highest toll in the country's civil war. They say an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite...
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This Feb. 10, 2014, photo shows Juan Carlos Rodriguez entering the courtroom in Winston Salem, N.C. North Carolina’s highest court is reviewing whether justice means the death penalty for a survivor of El Salvador’s blood-soaked civil war of the 1980s who strangled and then decapitated his estranged wife. The state’s Supreme Court hears oral arguments Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, on whether the state can execute Rodriguez for the 2010 murder of his wife, Maria. (Lauren Carroll/Winston-Salem Journal via AP)
October 08, 2017 - 7:34 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's highest court is reviewing whether justice means the death penalty for a survivor of El Salvador's blood-soaked civil war of the 1980s who strangled and then decapitated his estranged wife. The state's Supreme Court hears oral arguments Monday on whether the...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2005 file photo, Kurdish youngsters celebrate the election of then Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, in downtown Sulaimaniyah, Iraq. Talabani, a lifelong fighter for Iraq’s Kurds who rose to become the country’s president, presenting himself as a unifying father figure to temper the potentially explosive hatreds among Kurds, Shiites and Sunnis has died in a Berlin hospital at the age of 83. (AP Photo/Sasa Kralj, File)
October 04, 2017 - 5:14 am
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Flags flew at half-staff across Iraq's northern autonomous Kurdish region on Wednesday as Iraqi Kurds began observing a week of mourning following the death of the country's former president, Jalala Talabani, once a symbol of unity. Talabani's death at a Berlin hospital on...
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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows damage after a suicide car bomber struck a police station in Damascus, Syria, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. The Al-Ikhbariyeh TV station said one bomber detonated his vehicle in front of the police station and another one managed to enter the station in the capital's al-Midan neighborhood. (SANA via AP)
October 03, 2017 - 1:53 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group on Tuesday claimed a pair of suicide bombings in Damascus that killed 17 civilians and policemen, and released a video purporting to show two Russian soldiers the extremists claim to have captured in fighting in eastern Syria. The extremist group is trying to...
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October 02, 2017 - 9:30 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Syria's Interior Ministry says several police officers and civilians were killed in a suicide attack on a police station in central Damascus. State-affiliated al-Ikhbariyeh TV reported earlier Monday that an attacker...
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September 29, 2017 - 12:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says it has confirmed an additional 50 civilians killed by U.S. coalition air or artillery strikes in Iraq and Syria. That raises the total number of civilians assessed to have been unintentionally killed by the coalition since August 2014 to 735. In its monthly...
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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, right, speaks during a press conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, left, and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. The spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry said several civilians have been wounded in a rocket attack at Kabul's international airport as Mattis and Stoltenberg are in Kabul. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
September 27, 2017 - 4:06 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban unleashed a barrage of rockets at the Kabul international airport on Wednesday in a brazen attack that the insurgents said targeted the plane of visiting U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis. In response, the U.S. said it launched two missiles, one of which...
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Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi addresses the United Nations General Assembly Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 22, 2017 - 1:23 pm
SULERIA, Pakistan (AP) — At least six Pakistani villagers were killed and 26 were wounded in an overnight attack by India in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, Pakistan's military said Friday, adding that hundreds of villagers were forced to move to safer places. The Indian army said in a...
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Afghan security guard stand in front of Kabul Bank after suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. The area where the explosion took place, in the center of the Afghan capital, is home to many businesses. The U.S. Embassy and the NATO headquarters are about 500 meters (yards) away. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
August 29, 2017 - 7:16 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bombing in a busy commercial area in Kabul near a string of banks and not far from the U.S. Embassy killed at least five people on Tuesday, Afghan officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Elsewhere, at least 13 civilians were killed in...
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An Afghan security guard stand in front of Kabul Bank after suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. The area where the explosion took place, in the center of the Afghan capital, is home to many businesses. The U.S. Embassy and the NATO headquarters are about 500 meters (yards) away. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
August 29, 2017 - 4:43 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 1:05 p.m. An Afghan official says at least 13 civilians, including women and children, were killed in an overnight airstrike by the Afghan security forces that targeted the Taliban in western Herat province...
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