War casualties

April 01, 2017 - 9:35 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — President Donald Trump's approval of greater U.S. military authority to pursue al-Qaida-linked extremists in Somalia will put civilians further at risk, experts say, especially as drought displaces thousands of people in areas that now will be considered a war zone. Trump...
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In this Friday, March 24, 2017 photo, pesidents carry the body of a person killed during fights between Iraq security forces and Islamic State on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Friday, March 24, 2017. As the U.S.-led coalition ramps up the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, claims of civilian casualties caused by airstrikes have spiked dramatically. The toll, both in infrastructure destroyed and in lives lost, has the potential to undercut U.S. military victories, stoking resentment and a backlash that could play into the hands of the militants. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
March 31, 2017 - 4:54 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State group and al-Qaida-linked militants are quickly moving to drum up outrage over a sharp spike in civilian casualties said to have been caused by U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, posting photos online of a destroyed medical center and homes reduced to rubble. "This is...
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In this Friday, March 24, 2017 photo, pesidents carry the body of a person killed during fights between Iraq security forces and Islamic State on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Friday, March 24, 2017. As the U.S.-led coalition ramps up the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, claims of civilian casualties caused by airstrikes have spiked dramatically. The toll, both in infrastructure destroyed and in lives lost, has the potential to undercut U.S. military victories, stoking resentment and a backlash that could play into the hands of the militants. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
March 31, 2017 - 2:29 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State group and al-Qaida-linked militants are quickly moving to drum up outrage over a sharp spike in civilian casualties said to have been caused by U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, posting photos online of a destroyed medical center and homes reduced to rubble. "This is...
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Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience, at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
March 29, 2017 - 5:26 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis demanded "urgent" action Wednesday to protect civilians in Iraq, saying forces involved in the battle for Mosul have an obligation to protect innocents following a recent spike in civilian casualties. Francis issued a special appeal for peace in Iraq at the end of...
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Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience, at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
March 29, 2017 - 4:59 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has demanded "urgent" action to protect civilians in Iraq, saying forces involved in the battle for Mosul have an obligation to protect innocents following a recent spike in civilian casualties. Francis issued a special appeal for peace in Iraq at the end of his...
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This Jan. 22, 2017 photo provided by the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific shows cemetery caretaker Kenneth Miner in Honolulu preparing the casket of an unknown serviceman killed in the Battle of Tarawa for disinterment. Military and Veterans Affairs officials are digging up the remains of dozens of unidentified Marines and sailors killed on a remote atoll in the Pacific during one of World War II's bloodiest battles in an attempt to identify them. (Gene Maestas/National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific via AP)
March 28, 2017 - 7:12 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Military and Veterans Affairs officials are digging up the remains of 94 unidentified Marines and sailors killed on a remote atoll in the Pacific during one of World War II's bloodiest battles. The servicemen were killed in the Battle of Tarawa in 1943 and buried as unknowns at a...
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FILE - In this Friday, March 24, 2017, file photo, residents carry the body of several people killed during fighting between Iraq security forces and Islamic State militants on the western side of Mosul, Iraq. Iraqis in the northern city of Mosul are still burying their dead after a U.S. airstrike allegedly killed more than 100 people last week, and rights groups are expressing alarm over a recent spike in civilian deaths. Iraqi officials have defended their conduct in the war against the Islamic State group, and their advice to civilians is to shelter in place as U.S.-backed forces seek to drive the extremists from their last urban stronghold in the country (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
March 28, 2017 - 5:41 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. airstrikes probably played a role in the deaths of dozens of civilians in Mosul earlier this month, U.S. and Iraqi military officials acknowledged Tuesday, but they denied the rules for avoiding civilian casualties have been loosened despite a recent spike in civilian casualties...
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Brig. Yahya Rasool Abdullah, an Iraqi joint command spokesman, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. "It is a new tactic being used by the members of this terrorist group, using big car bombs against the troops that impact the civilians to inflame the public and to convey a wrong message to the world that the joint forces and the international coalition are behind the killing and bombings," he told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
March 28, 2017 - 3:26 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — A recent spike in civilian casualties in Mosul suggests the U.S.-led coalition is not taking adequate precautions as it helps Iraqi forces battle the Islamic State group, Amnesty International said Tuesday. The rights group's allegations came after the U.S. military acknowledged...
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FILE - In this Friday, March 24, 2017, file photo, residents carry the bodies of several people killed during fighting between Iraq security forces and Islamic State militants on the western side of Mosul, Iraq. Iraqis in the northern city of Mosul are still burying their dead after a U.S. airstrike allegedly killed more than 100 people last week, and rights groups are expressing alarm over a recent spike in civilian deaths. Iraqi officials have defended their conduct in the war against the Islamic State group, and their advice to civilians is to shelter in place as U.S.-backed forces seek to drive the extremists from their last urban stronghold in the country (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
March 28, 2017 - 2:44 pm
The explosion in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul last week, which residents say killed more than 100 civilians, may have been caused by a U.S. airstrike, making it potentially one of the deadliest attacks on civilians ever carried out by American forces. The U.S. military says it is investigating...
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Civil protection rescue team work on the debris of a destroyed house to recover the body of people killed during fights between Iraq security forces and Islamic State on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Friday, March 24, 2017. Residents of the Iraqi city's neighborhood known as Mosul Jidideh at the scene say that scores of residents are believed to have been killed by airstrikes that hit a cluster of homes in the area earlier this month (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
March 28, 2017 - 6:20 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — A recent spike in civilian casualties in Mosul suggests the U.S.-led coalition is not taking adequate precautions to prevent civilian deaths as it battles the Islamic State militants alongside Iraqi ground forces, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. The human rights group's report...
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