Posts Tagged ‘ war crimes ’

Afghanistan: Occupation troops murder child

January 9, 2014
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Khaama Press [Afghanistan]    

"According to local authorities in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan, an Afghan child was killed in coalition security forces fire on Thursday. Provincial governor spokesman, Omar Zwak confirming the report, said coalition forces opened fire on an Afghan child in Greshk district on Thursday morning. ... The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) following a statement said, 'ISAF deeply regrets any civilian casualty.'" (01/09/14)

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Yemen: US drone terrorists murder 15 wedding guests

December 13, 2013
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Reuters    

"Fifteen people on their way to a wedding in Yemen were killed in an air strike after their party was mistaken for an al Qaeda convoy, local security officials said on Thursday. The officials did not identify the plane in the strike in central al-Bayda province, but tribal and local media sources said that it was a drone." (12/12/13)

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Afghanistan: Occupiers apologize for murdering child

December 2, 2013
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Washington Post    

"The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan apologized Friday for mistakenly killing a 2-year-old boy during an airstrike, the latest crisis to confront American officials hoping to finalize a long-term security agreement between the two countries. Late Thursday, Afghan President Hamid Karzai blasted the U.S. military for the death and accused coalition troops serving in Afghanistan of 'oppressions.' Within hours, U.S. and coalition military leaders were rushing to try to control the fallout of the strike, which also wounded two women." (11/29/13)

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Afghanistan: “Militants” murder Indian author

September 6, 2013
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CNN    

"An Indian author whose memoir about her dramatic escape from the Taliban became a Bollywood movie was shot dead by militants in Afghanistan, police said Thursday. Sushmita Banerjee, also known as Sushmita Bandhopadhya, was killed outside her home in Paktika province, according to Dawlat Khan Zadran, the police chief of eastern Paktika province." (09/06/13)

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Pakistan: Gunmen kill nine in mosque attack

August 9, 2013
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Reuters    

"Gunmen in Pakistan fired on the vehicle of a politician driving past worshippers leaving a mosque on a Muslim holiday on Friday, killing nine people and wounding 27 in the city of Quetta, police said. Quetta is the capital of the southwestern province of Baluchistan, where several militant groups are active, including the Pakistani Taliban, who claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack that killed 30 people at a policeman's funeral on Thursday." (08/09/13)

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Pakistan: Eleven children murdered in football match bombing

August 7, 2013
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Al Jazeera [Qatar]    

"At least eleven children have been killed and 26 others wounded in an explosion in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi, police said. The blast took place in the impoverished Lyari neighbourhood of the city after a football match on Wednesday. 'The bomb was planted on a motorbike that was parked outside the stadium,' senior police official Tariq Dharejo told AFP news agency. Dharejo said the bomb was a remote-controlled device. According to reports, the bomb targeted a member of the provincial assembly at the stadium, but he survived." (08/07/13)

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Pakistan: Leaked records say at least one in five drone victims confirmed civilian

July 23, 2013
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Russia Today [Russian state media]    

"Leaked internal data produced by Pakistani officials documenting drone strikes on the ground reveal a high civilian death toll, countering US claims that the targeted assassination campaign results in 'exceedingly rare' fatalities. ... A 12-page report, titled 'Details of Attacks by NATO Forces/Predators in FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas)' describes 75 CIA drone attacks between 2006 and 2009 .... The numbers show a death toll of 746 people, 147 of whom were confirmed as civilians. Of those civilian deaths, 94 are children." (07/22/13)

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Pakistan: Taliban murder foreign climbers

June 24, 2013
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Washington Post    

"Gunmen stormed a camp on Pakistan’s second-largest mountain Sunday, killing nine foreign climbers, including a U.S. citizen, in a brazen assault that could deal a blow to the country’s efforts to jump-start its tourism industry. The Pakistani Taliban asserted responsibility for the attack, calling it retribution for a suspected U.S. drone strike last month that killed Wali ur-Rehman, the second in command of the terrorist group." (06/23/13)

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Afghanistan: Occupiers kill six civilians, wound 12

May 31, 2013
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Press TV [Iranian state media]    

"At least six civilians have been killed several others injured in a US-led air strike in a residential area of the troubled northeastern Afghanistan. The US-led NATO forces targeted on Thursday an area in northeastern Kapisa Province. Afghan security sources said four women and a child were among those killed. More than twelve others were reportedly injured." (05/31/13)

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The torture memo Obama never rescinded

May 2, 2013
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The Dissenter
by Jeff Kaye  

"Nearly a year ago, I asked If Obama Withdrew the Yoo, Bradbury Torture Memos .... The question has direct relevance today, because the Army Field Manual on interrogation (FM 2-22.3) and its Appendix M governs current interrogation policy at Guantanamo, where a major hunger strike of over 100 detainees has paralyzed operations. Detainees are protesting the hopelessness of indefinite detention, and the harassment they must endure, including searches of their holy book, the Koran. This article answers the question I asked earlier. It documents the fact the Obama administration never rescinded a Bush-era memo on the use of controversial interrogation tactics for use by the U.S. military." (05/01/13)

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Pakistan: Five killed in US drone strike

April 17, 2013
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Daily Times [Pakistan]    

"A US drone fired two missiles into a[n alleged] Taliban training camp on Wednesday, destroying the compound and killing at least five [alleged] militants, local officials said. The attack took place in the Baber Ghar area of South Waziristan tribal district on the Afghan border, a supposed stronghold of Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud." (04/18/13)

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Obama regime lied about drone targets

April 10, 2013
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Salon    

"Investigative reports and on-the-ground testimonies have made it public knowledge that far more people than al-Qaida leaders are killed by drone strikes. The U.K.’s Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ) estimates that in Yemen, Pakistan and Somalia over 1,000 civilians may have been killed by U.S. drone strikes. The Obama administration has long maintained, however, that strikes are only ever authorized to target 'specific senior operational leaders of al-Qaida and associated forces.' Documents obtained by McClatchy newspapers suggest that these claims are false." (04/10/13)

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Afghanistan: Occupation troops murder 11; five Americans killed in bombing

April 7, 2013
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Independent [UK]    

"Eleven children and a woman were killed by an air strike during a Nato operation targeting Taliban commanders in eastern Afghanistan, officials in the region said today. ... The deaths came on the same day that a car bomb killed five Americans, including three US soldiers, a young diplomat and a US Defence Department contractor in the southern province of Zabul."

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Afghanistan: Four children murdered, allegedly by militants

March 24, 2013
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Khaama Press [Afghanistan]    

"According to local authorities in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan, at least four children were killed and two others were injured following an explosion in Mianshin district. Provincial government office following a statement confirmed the incident and said the improvised explosive device was planted by militants recently in order to attack Afghan security forces." (03/24/13)

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Afghanistan: Occupation troops murder two pre-teens

March 3, 2013
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New York Times    

"Two boys out collecting firewood with their donkeys were killed by weapons fired from a NATO helicopter, Afghan and American military officials announced Saturday. The new American commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., promptly issued an apology and said the killings were an accident." (03/02/13)

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Pakistan: Five murdered by US drone terrorists

February 6, 2013
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Zee News [India]    

"At least five suspected militants were killed Wednesday in a drone attack in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, a media report said. The pilot-less predator plane targeted a house in Spin Wam area of North Waziristan along the border with Afghanistan, Xinhua reported." (02/06/13)

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Afghanistan: Occupation troops kill two women, injure three children

February 5, 2013
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Khaama Press [Afghanistan]    

"According to local authorities in western Herat province of Afghanistan, at least two women were killed and three children were injured following a military operation by US special forces in this province. ... [Shindand district chief Abdul Hamid] Noor further added at least two militants commanders were also killed following the operation and two Afghan and US troops were injured." (02/05/13)

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Pakistan: US escalates drone terror campaign

January 9, 2013
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Pakistan Today [Pakistan]    

"The sixth 2013 U.S. drone strike inside Pakistan killed eight citizens on Wednesday. ... A trio of drone-fired missile strikes between Wednesday and Thursday killed a Pakistani Taliban commander and 19 others. Earlier a drone attack on Sunday killed another 17 people. ... he average time in between strikes last year was 7.7 days. But eight days into 2013, there have already been six deadly drone strikes, for reasons that remain unclear." (01/09/13)

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Pakistan: Terrorists kill three

December 6, 2012
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Vancouver Sun [Canada]    

"A U.S. drone fired a pair of missiles at a house in Pakistan's northwest tribal region near the Afghan border Thursday, killing three suspected militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said." (12/05/12)

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Pakistan: US drone terrorists kill four

November 29, 2012
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The Nation [Pakistan]    

"At least four people were killed and four others injured in a U.S. drone strike launched in South Waziristan on Thursday. U.S. unmanned aircraft fired two missiles at a vehicle suspected of carrying militants in the Shane Warsak area of Wana, capital town of South Waziristan which borders Afghanistan." (11/29/12)

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UK claims hearing into CIA drone strikes in Pakistan would risk denting US ties

October 25, 2012
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Montreal Gazette [Canada]    

"Ties between Britain, the U.S. and Pakistan could be jeopardized if a judge grants a request for a court inquiry into the possible role of U.K. spy agencies in aiding covert CIA drone strikes in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, a government lawyer told Britain's High Court on Thursday. ... Noor Khan, a 27-year-old whose father was killed by a drone strike in northwest Pakistan in March 2011, has asked Britain's High Court to examine whether U.K. intelligence officials assisted the action and may be liable for prosecution." (10/25/12)

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Pak Interior Minister: US drones kill up to 80% civilians

October 18, 2012
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Russia Today [Russian state media]    

"The absolute majority of the people killed by American UAVs in Pakistan are innocent civilians, claims Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik. If given the drone technology, Pakistan can do the job better, he argued earlier. ­Malik revealed that according to Islamabad calculates, the number of drone attacks in recent years totaled to 336 episodes, of which 96 were launched from Afghanistan. ... The latest US study claimed that only 2 per cent of drone strike casualties in Pakistan are top militants." (10/18/12)

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Report: US terrorist attacks in Pakistan do, in fact, terrorize their victims

September 25, 2012
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"The US campaign of drone strikes in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal belt is terrorising civilians 24 hours a day and breeding bitter anti-American sentiment, researchers said Tuesday. The attacks are largely based in northwest Pakistan, where militants linked to Taliban and al Qaeda have strongholds have killed thousands of people since they began in June 2004, says a report by experts from Stanford Law School and the New York University School of Law." (09/25/12)

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The Hague: Dyilo sentenced to 14 years in landmark child soldier case

July 10, 2012
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Calgary Herald    

"Delivering its first sentence, the International Criminal Court jailed Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo for 14 years on Tuesday for recruiting child soldiers. Lubanga was found guilty in March of abducting boys and girls under the age of 15 and forcing them to fight in a war in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2002 and 2003." (07/10/12)

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The Hague: Taylor sentenced to 50 years

May 30, 2012
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Christian Science Monitor    

"Former Liberian President Charles Taylor was jailed for 50 years on Wednesday for helping Sierra Leonean rebels commit what a court in The Hague called some of the worst war crimes in history. Taylor, 64, was the first head of state convicted by an international court since the Nazi trials after World War Two and the sentence set a precedent for the emerging system of international justice." (05/30/12)

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