Archiv: civilians


26.02.2020 - 01:48 [ Al Jazeera ]

Australian special forces probed for alleged Afghan war crimes

An annual report by the Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force said 55 separate incidents were being investigated as part of a years-long probe into allegations Australian soldiers committed war crimes while serving in Afghanistan.

20.02.2020 - 16:38 [ Regierung des Vereinigten Königreichs - Gov.uk ]

Reiterating the call for an end to conflict in Syria

I would like to also echo what my German and American colleagues said about Turkey. We need the attacks on Turkey to stop. Turkey has made efforts to seek a peaceful solution in Idlib. And we are concerned that the impact of the escalation on Turkey, whose already borne the burden of hosting over 3.5 million refugees forced to flee from Syria. So I look forward to what the Turkish representative has to say later.

I join others in calling on Russia to end its support for this murderous campaign and the barbaric Syrian government. I join the Secretary-General in calling for an immediate, genuine and lasting ceasefire in Idlib and for a lasting solution to the situation there. We once more call on Syria and Russia and Iran to observe their obligations under international humanitarian law and to give us an answer on what they are doing to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure.

13.02.2020 - 18:01 [ BBC ]

Dresden: The World War Two bombing 75 years on

But the bombing has become one of the most controversial Allied acts of World War Two. Some have questioned the military value of Dresden. Even British Prime Minister Winston Churchill expressed doubts immediately after the attack.

„It seems to me that the moment has come when the question of bombing of German cities simply for the sake of increasing the terror, though under other pretexts, should be reviewed,“ he wrote in a memo.

30.12.2019 - 12:08 [ inthesetimes.com ]

The “Collateral Damage” of the U.S.’s Unofficial War in Somalia

(16.12.2019)

“Surgical” U.S. air strikes destabilize villages, drive displacement and fuel al-Shabab recruitment.

07.10.2019 - 02:43 [ Information Clearing House ]

A father’s grief and the Made in USA bomb dropped in Yemen

The total extent of export licences to the kingdom is not known, and neither is it known when the bomb that killed Raja was sold. The SIPRI Arms Transfers Database, the world’s most extensive record, yielded no results: it contains just a fraction of true sales, as pre-digital record-keeping was poor and states cite national security concerns to avoid disclosing records.

28.04.2019 - 21:57 [ Rudaw ]

Elite US Navy SEAL facing war crimes charges for killings in Iraq

Stabbing a teenage prisoner to death, picking off a young girl and an old man with a sniper rifle and firing a heavy machinegun into a residential area: these are some of the charges facing an elite US Navy SEAL on trial for war crimes while deployed in Iraq.

31.03.2019 - 13:17 [ IfNotNow / Twitter ]

Today 3 minors were killed by IDF snipers as they protested the inhumane conditions Israel imposes on Gaza with its military blockade around the entire region. As American Jews, we need to be speaking out against these atrocities today and every day.

(30.3.2019)

31.03.2019 - 12:12 [ qudsnen.co ]

Gaza teen dies from IOF gunfire sustained during border protests

Gaza (QNN) – A Palestinian teenager identified as Belal Mahmoud Najjar, 17, died on Saturday evening from wounds sustained by Israeli occupation forces’ gunfire during the protests at Gaza border on the 43rd anniversary of the Land Day, bringing the number of Palestinians killed by IOF on the same day to four.

31.03.2019 - 11:57 [ theGuardian.com ]

Israeli fire kills four Palestinians, says Gaza health ministry

Israel’s military estimated that 40,000 demonstrators had turned up at several points along the border, adding that they threw rocks and in some cases “explosive devices” towards the fence.

The first fatality of the day, Muhammad Sa’ad, 20, was hit in the head by shrapnel caused by Israeli fire before dawn at an overnight protests before the main demonstration, Gaza’s health ministry said. Two 17-year-olds boys were shot dead later in the day, it said, while Belal al-Najjar, 17, later succumbed to wounds sustained in east Gaza Strip.

24.12.2018 - 11:54 [ Haaretz ]

With Immunity From the System, Israeli Forces Risk Adopting Ethos of a Gang

The Justice Ministry department is also investigating another serious incident that occurred on Saturday. A 17-year-old Palestinian from East Jerusalem was shot to death near the West Bank settlement of Beit El when he tried to flee an IDF force that ordered him to halt. Contrary to the IDF’s initial claim, the army has now confirmed that he is not suspected of trying to commit an attack. Once again, the soldiers’ fingers proved too quick on the trigger when Palestinian lives were at stake.

11.11.2018 - 16:05 [ Jason Ditz / Antiwar.com ]

US Wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan Killed 500,000 Peopl

This is admittedly a dramatic under-report of people killed in the wars, as it only attempts to calculate those killed directly in war violence, and not the massive number of others civilians who died from infrastructure damage or other indirect results of the wars. The list also excludes the US war in Syria, which itself stakes claims to another 500,000 killed since 2011.