Tag: Civilian Casualties

Israeli Is Killed by Disguised Palestinian Near Holiest Site in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM — A Palestinian teacher disguised as an ultra-Orthodox Jew shot dead an Israeli tour guide with an automatic gun near the holiest site in Jerusalem on Sunday morning, Israeli officials said. It was the first killing of a Jewish Israeli civilian by a Palestinian gunman since May. The militant Islamist group Hamas said the […]

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When the Police Kill Without Cause

Some police departments across the country have embraced the corrupting and unjust practice of raising revenue for their municipalities by pushing officers to write as many traffic tickets as possible. Policing for profit encourages unfair enforcement of the law. It also increases the likelihood that motorists stopped for infractions largely unrelated to public safety will […]

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Fury in Kashmir After Deadly Police Raid at Shopping Complex

SRINAGAR, Kashmir — Tensions in Kashmir are rising days after four people were killed in a raid by Indian security forces, fueling outraged protests over impunity and stirring fears that the conflict-torn region could be sliding into another especially deadly phase. The Indian police said that two militants and two businessmen whom they described as […]

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Pentagon Chief Expected to Discuss 2019 Airstrike That Killed Dozens

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III is expected on Wednesday to make his first public comments about a U.S. airstrike in Syria in 2019 that killed dozens of women and children, Pentagon officials said. Mr. Austin, who became secretary earlier this year after the Biden administration began, received a briefing on Tuesday about […]

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Pentagon Chief Orders Briefing on 2019 Syria Airstrike That Killed Dozens

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III has ordered the military’s top commander in the Middle East to brief him on details of a U.S. airstrike in Syria in 2019 that killed dozens of women and children, the Pentagon said on Monday. The Pentagon’s top spokesman, John F. Kirby, said Mr. Austin, who became […]

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How the U.S. Hid an Airstrike That Killed Dozens of Civilians in Syria

The Times investigation found that the bombing had been called in by a classified American special operations unit, Task Force 9, which was in charge of ground operations in Syria. The task force operated in such secrecy that at times it did not inform even its own military partners of its actions. In the case […]

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Military Can’t Find ISIS Safe House That Prompted Kabul Drone Strike

Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III has approved General Said’s findings and recommendations, the chief Pentagon spokesman, John F. Kirby, said last week, and has left it up to the four-star generals leading the military’s Central and Special Operations commands to decide, probably in the next few weeks, whether anyone should be disciplined or rebuked […]

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Young Marines in Kabul Were Left to Run Final Days of Evacuation

Second-generation Cuban American on his dad’s side and second-generation Mexican American on his mom’s side, Captain Rodriguez followed his father, who had been a Navy reservist, into the military. He got his B.S. in human resources management at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and then ended up at Marine Corps basic school in Quantico at […]

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U.N. Rights Panel Pressures Sudan Over Coup

GENEVA — The United Nations’ top human rights body decided on Friday to appoint an independent expert to monitor and report on abuses in Sudan since the military takeover less than two weeks ago, escalating international pressure on leaders of Africa’s third-largest country to restore civilian rule. At an emergency session of the Human Rights […]

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In US Drone Strike, Evidence Suggests No ISIS Bomb

[explosion] In one of the final acts of its 20-year war in Afghanistan, the United States fired a missile from a drone at a car in Kabul. It was parked in the courtyard of a home, and the explosion killed 10 people, including 43-year-old Zemari Ahmadi and seven children, according to his family. The Pentagon […]

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Video Showed Child in Area Minutes Before Kabul Drone Strike

[explosion] In one of the final acts of its 20-year war in Afghanistan, the United States fired a missile from a drone at a car in Kabul. It was parked in the courtyard of a home, and the explosion killed 10 people, including 43-year-old Zemari Ahmadi and seven children, according to his family. The Pentagon […]

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ISIS Poses a Growing Threat to New Taliban Government in Afghanistan

JALALABAD, Afghanistan — Aref Mohammad’s war against the Islamic State ended earlier this fall when his unit of Taliban fighters was ambushed by the terrorist group in eastern Afghanistan. A bullet shattered his femur, leaving him disabled and barely able to walk, nevermind fight. But for the Taliban movement he served under, now the government […]

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Dozens Killed in Attack on Military Hospital in Afghanistan’s Capital

At least 25 people were killed and more than a dozen were wounded during an attack on a military hospital in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Tuesday, according to local officials, with gunfire and explosions echoing throughout the city into the afternoon. The attack, which included armed gunmen and at least one suicide bomber, […]

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Military Hospital in Afghan Capital Targeted in Attack, Taliban Say

A military hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, came under attack on Tuesday, according to Taliban officials, with gunfire and explosions echoing throughout the city. The attack targeted the 400-bed Sardar Daud Khan hospital in one of Kabul’s more affluent neighborhoods, where both wounded soldiers who fought for the former government and Taliban fighters were […]

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Taliban Honor Suicide Bombers’ ‘Sacrifices’ in Bid to Rewrite History

Hussain had just arrived at his office in Afghanistan’s capital when the world seemed to explode around him. It was the morning of May 31, 2017, and a truck bomb had just detonated, boring a crater in the earth, killing more than 150 people, most of them civilians, and releasing a shock wave that shattered […]

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U.S. Pledges to Pay Family of Those Killed in Botched Kabul Drone Strike

[explosion] In one of the final acts of its 20-year war in Afghanistan, the United States fired a missile from a drone at a car in Kabul. It was parked in the courtyard of a home, and the explosion killed 10 people, including 43-year-old Zemari Ahmadi and seven children, according to his family. The Pentagon […]

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Kashmir Seeing Surge in Militant Attacks, Two Teachers Are the Latest Victims

SRINAGAR, Kashmir — The masked militants barged into a school in Kashmir, a Muslim majority region in India, demanding to know the religious identity of its teachers. Then they separated two non-Muslim teachers and shot them at close range, a police officer said. The killings on Thursday in the city of Srinagar were the latest […]

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At Least Two Dead, Four Wounded in Explosion Outside a Mosque in Kabul

An explosion outside a mosque in the center of Kabul killed at least two people on Sunday, a Taliban spokesman said, underscoring the challenge of maintaining security for the country’s new rulers after decades of waging war. The blast struck around 3:30 p.m. outside the Eid Gah mosque in central Kabul during funerary prayers for […]

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Narrator of ISIS Videos Flown to U.S. To Face Terrorism Charge

WASHINGTON — A Canadian man who narrated two infamous propaganda videos that the Islamic State used to recruit Westerners and to encourage terrorism attacks was secretly whisked to the United States to face federal prosecution in Virginia. The man, Mohammed Khalifa, 38, a Canadian who traveled to Syria in 2013 and later joined the Islamic […]

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Reduced to Rubble, an Afghan Village Struggles to Rebuild

ARZO, Afghanistan — When Muhammad Akram Sharifi returned to the village he was forced to flee over a year ago, he was devastated. The mosque, the school and the shops in the bazaar were all in ruins. So was his house. “My children, my grandchildren — 22 people used to live here,” Mr. Sharifi said […]

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