Deadly Bombing Shatters an Afghan Haven From War

While international donors gather in Geneva to discuss a reduced aid package to Afghanistan, intense violence has Afghan officials pleading for continued assistance.

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Where the Pomegranate Harvest Is Life, the Taliban Brought Ruin

An incursion that devastated a prized crop shows the loss and uncertainty that many Afghans endure.

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Rockets Strike Kabul as Mike Pompeo Plans to Meet with Taliban

The strikes on the Afghan capital, which killed at least five people, comes on the heels of an already bloody month for the city.

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Australian Troops Unlawfully Killed 39 Afghans, Report Finds

The findings of a long-awaited inquiry painted a scathing picture of the culture inside the Australian special forces.

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String of Attacks Have People in Kabul Pointing a Finger, at the Government

The assaults not only highlight a city under siege, they have exposed a growing, and very public, discontent with an Afghan government unable to protect its people.

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An Afghan Mayor Expected to Die. Instead, She Lost Her Father.

Zarifa Ghafari, one of the few female mayors in Afghanistan, has been subjected to death threats and assassination attempts, and believes her father was gunned down because of her.

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Gunmen Storm Kabul University, Killing at Least 19

The siege dragged on for hours as Afghan forces and American commandos moved to root out the attackers, who had quickly spread across the campus.

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In Azerbaijan, a String of Explosions, Screams and Then Blood

Caught in an Armenian rocket attack, a New York Times reporting team captures the agony of an expanding, dirty war.

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How an Afghan Political Crisis Derailed Payments to War Victims

Sometimes money is the only form of justice for those who lost loved ones in Afghanistan’s unending war.

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Russian Airstrikes Kill Dozens of Turkish-Backed Rebels in Syria

Analysts say the assault, which violated a seven-month truce, could be seen as a warning to Ankara.

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Deadly Explosion Hits Kabul Tutoring Center

At least 10 people were killed and 20 wounded in latest attack, which happened as peace talks are at an impasse and as violence rises across Afghanistan.

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How One of the Most Stable Nations in West Africa Descended Into Mayhem

Burkina Faso once looked like a success story for U.S. military aid. But now it’s contending with a growing insurgency, an unfolding humanitarian crisis — and a security force targeting civilians.

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Taliban Test Afghan and U.S. Resolve in Talks by Attacking a City

The insurgents have opened an offensive against the capital of Helmand Province even as their negotiators remain at the table in Qatar.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #civilian-casualties, #helmand-province-afghanistan, #lashkar-gah-afghanistan, #qatar, #taliban, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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Armenia-Azerbaijan Clash Takes Toll on Civilians

Stepanakert, the capital of the ethnic Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, came under bombardment on Monday as both sides used powerful, long-range weapons.

#armenia, #azerbaijan, #civilian-casualties, #defense-and-military-forces, #nagorno-karabakh, #politics-and-government

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U.S. Commandos Use Secretive Missiles to Kill Qaeda Leaders in Syria

The specially designed missiles use sharp blades and blunt force, rather than explosive warheads, to kill terrorist leaders.

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U.S. Rationale for Military Aid to Saudis in Yemen War Is Fraying

The Trump administration argues that its partnership with Saudi Arabia helps reduce civilian killings in Yemen. But State Department investigators and other U.S. officials say the efforts are flawed.

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Violent Attacks Plague Afghanistan as Peace Talks in Doha Slow

More than a dozen civilians are feared dead in an airstrike, as talks go on to finalize rules for negotiations.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #civilian-casualties, #doha-qatar, #taliban

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War Crimes Risk Grows for U.S. Over Saudi Strikes in Yemen

State Department officials have raised alarms about the legal risk in aiding airstrikes that kill civilians. The Trump administration recently suppressed findings as it sold more weapons to Gulf nations.

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Watchdog Says State Dept. Failed to Limit Civilian Deaths From Saudi Arms Sales

The inspector general also found the State Department avoided congressional review by dividing sales of controversial arms into smaller packages.

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Border Clashes With Pakistan Leave 15 Afghan Civilians Dead, Officials Say

Anger over the closing of the border because of coronavirus fears triggers demonstrations, and then artillery barrages.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #civilian-casualties, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #pakistan

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In Afghanistan, a Rarely Seen Anti-Tank Weapon Destroys a Helicopter

Another Afghan helicopter was hit in January by an anti-tank guided missile in southern Afghanistan, in a swath of territory long contested by the Taliban.

#afghan-national-security-forces, #afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #arms-trade, #civilian-casualties, #ghani-ashraf, #helicopters, #helmand-province-afghanistan, #iran, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #taliban, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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Pentagon Admits to Civilian Casualties in Somalia for a Third Time

Africa Command’s admission of the death comes in the wake of its slow move toward better accountability after years of criticism from human rights groups and lawmakers.

#al-qaeda, #amnesty-international, #civilian-casualties, #defense-department, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #shabab, #somalia, #targeted-killings, #terrorism, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-africa-command, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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Taliban Executes Female Prison Guard, and U.N. Raises Concern Over Afghan Violence

The guard was abducted while traveling to her home village and later killed. The United Nations says civilians continue to bear the brunt of the Afghan conflict.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #civilian-casualties, #ghazni-province-afghanistan, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #taliban, #terrorism, #united-nations

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Trump Administration Plans to Bypass Arms Control Pact to Sell Large Armed Drones

The move has been opposed internally by arms control officials and lawmakers trying to limit the proliferation of such drones, especially in countries like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

#arms-trade, #civilian-casualties, #defense-and-military-forces, #defense-department, #drones-pilotless-planes, #general-atomics, #national-security-council, #navarro-peter, #pompeo-mike, #raytheon-company, #state-department, #trump-donald-j

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Killing of Security Analyst Seen as Message to Iraqi Government

The analyst, Hisham al-Hashimi, was a proponent of government efforts to rein in the Islamic State and Iraq’s Shiite militias. Suspicion fell on both groups.

#al-qaeda-in-mesopotamia, #assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #baghdad-iraq, #civilian-casualties, #iraq, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #kataib-hezbollah, #politics-and-government, #terrorism

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Another Young Leader Taken. Afghans Ask: How Many More?

Fatima ‘Natasha’ Khalil, 24, was a human rights worker shaped by two decades of struggle. She joins a painfully long list of young Afghans who died trying to help their country.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #angelou-maya, #civilian-casualties, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #pakistan, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #taliban, #terrorism, #united-nations, #women-and-girls

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The Police Will Be Part of the Solution, Too

Officers who have the moral courage to kneel and march with protesters are opening a path out of this crisis.

#civilian-casualties, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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The ‘Liberal World Order’ Was Built With Blood

As the United States reckons with its decline, it should understand where its power came from in the first place.

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U.N. Documents Abductions and Torture Of Iraqi Protesters

Protesters have long said threats and abductions by militias were routine. United Nation investigators have begun to substantiate the claims.

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5 Takeaways on U.S. Involvement in the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis

Thousands of civilians have died in Yemen, and American-made bombs sold to the Saudis have played a key role as the White House has sought to boost the arms industry.

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Why Bombs Made in America Have Been Killing Civilians in Yemen

President Trump sees arms deals as jobs generators for firms like Raytheon, which has made billions in sales to the Saudi coalition. The Obama administration initially backed the Saudis too, but later regretted it as thousands died.

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Deadly Attacks Hit Afghan Maternity Clinic and Funeral Ceremony

Violence has intensified even as Afghanistan grapples with the rapid spread of Covid-19.

#afghanistan, #civilian-casualties, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #kabul-afghanistan, #nangarhar-province-afghanistan, #terrorism

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‘Which Death Is Going to Be Worse?’ Coronavirus Invades a Conflict Zone

Libyans have been fleeing bombs and shells throughout the country’s six-year civil war. But with the arrival of the coronavirus, virtually nowhere is safe to hide.

#civilian-casualties, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #libya, #tripoli-libya

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Photos From America’s Longest War

A visual chronicle of the Afghanistan conflict.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #civilian-casualties, #terrorism, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations

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