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My Son Needed Medical Help, Not an American Bomb: A Yemeni Father Grieves

    My Son Needed Medical Help, Not an American Bomb: A Yemeni Father Grieves

SANA’A, YEMEN — “I struggled for 30 years to build a house and an airplane comes and destroys it in seconds,” 55-year-old Ahmed al-Sulmi al-Hubeishi told MintPress. Ahmed lost four of his children last week — Seham, Abdul Rahman, Khalid, and Waseem — when Saudi airstrikes targeted a residential neighborhood in Sana`a’s al-Ruguss district. “Now,…

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US & Its Afghan Trainees Now Killing More Civilians than the Taliban

    US & Its Afghan Trainees Now Killing More Civilians than the Taliban

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — For the first time in recorded history, the U.S. and the Afghan government, whose forces are trained by Americans, killed more civilians than did the Taliban in the first quarter of 2019, according to a United Nations report. Increased bombing campaigns by the U.S. and increasingly reckless search operations by pro-government forces…

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Britain’s Unreported Bombing of Iraq and Syria

    Britain’s Unreported Bombing of Iraq and Syria

Back in 2016, The Guardian published a piece about The Chilcott Report and how Britain should be more careful over civilian deaths in the battlegrounds of the Mid-East. “Future British governments must make a greater effort to assess the number of civilians being killed and injured during their military operations, the Chilcot report says, after the Iraq…

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Civilian Death Toll from US Strikes in Syria and Iraq: 1,061 (Official); 6,575-26,224 (AirWars)

    Civilian Death Toll from US Strikes in Syria and Iraq: 1,061 (Official); 6,575-26,224 (AirWars)

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, the U.S.-led coalition targeting Daesh (ISIS) published a casualty report that has drawn criticism and consternation from independent watchdogs and human-rights groups for severely underestimating the number of civilians killed by coalition airstrikes in Syria and Iraq since operations began in 2014. According to the “official” figures made public by the…

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Saudi Airstrike on Residential Neighborhood in Sadaa Kills 9 Civilians, Injures 5

  Saudi Airstrike on Residential Neighborhood in Sadaa Kills 9 Civilians, Injures 5

Sadaa,Yemen — The U.S. backed Saudi-led coalition’s bloody campaign of airstrikes in Yemen continues to claim civilian victims. Yemen`s northern province as Sadaa, declared a military zone by the Saudi-led Coalition in the early days of its war on Yemen, is amongst the hardest-hit. On Wednesday, a Saudi airstrike targeted a home serving as a…

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Calculating the Millions-High Death Toll of America’s Post-9/11 Wars

  Calculating the Millions-High Death Toll of America’s Post-9/11 Wars

In the first two parts of this report, I have estimated that about 2.4 million people have been killed as a result of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, while about 1.2 million have been killed in Afghanistan and Pakistan as a result of the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan.  In the third and final part of this report, I will…

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Syrian Rebels Target Busy Market In Eastern Ghouta Rocket Attack

  Syrian Rebels Target Busy Market In Eastern Ghouta Rocket Attack

On Tuesday evening, anti-government fighters in the embattled East Ghouta suburb of Damascus launched a major attack, firing several missiles and artillery shells into a crowded shopping district of government-held Jaramana area, resulting in a civilian massacre. The Guardian has described the attack as “one of the deadliest rebel attacks on the Syrian capital” which according to early…

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East Ghouta: Selective Outrage Undermines Human Rights in Syria

  East Ghouta: Selective Outrage Undermines Human Rights in Syria

News stories are full of quotes painting the situation as nearly unprecedented in its horror: “hell on earth,” “never seen anything like this,” “one of the worst attacks in Syrian history,” and “flagrant war crime” on an “epic scale.” A New York Times editorial, calling the battle “one of the most violent episodes of the seven-year war,” demands that Syrian President…

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Trump’s Drone Kill Rate 80 Times Greater than Under Bush

  Trump’s Drone Kill Rate 80 Times Greater than Under Bush

During the 2016 election, Donald Trump – quite successfully – managed to convince a sizable portion of the electorate that he would take a much more anti-interventionist stance, in terms of U.S. military entanglements abroad, than would his contender Hillary Clinton. Yet, throughout his first year as president, such differences have been few and far between.…

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