Australian airstrike denied compensation

Iraqi man alleging 35 family members were killed by Australian airstrike denied compensation

An Iraqi man who alleges 35 family members were killed when an Australian airstrike targeting Islamic State instead obliterated a house where civilians were sheltering has been denied a compensation payment by the federal government. The…
brunt of war

7 years into the conflict, Yemeni civilians continue to bear the brunt of war as bombardments rise by 43%, warns IRC

Seven years since the escalation of conflict in Yemen, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) warns that  civilians are still bearing the brunt of  war. Since 2015, over 19,000 civilians have been killed or injured from just airstrikes,…
Putin’s Criminal Invasion

Putin’s Criminal Invasion of Ukraine Highlights Some Ugly Truths About U.S. and NATO

by : Jeremy Scahill , The Intercept There are no excuses or justifications for what Vladimir Putin is doing in Ukraine. His brutal invasion is a bald-faced act of aggression, replete with war crimes, and is rightly being condemned as…
Iraqi Civilian

Iraqi Civilians Sue Dutch State over Bombing of Factory in Hawija

Eleven Iraqi civilians are suing the Dutch state for injuries they and their families suffered in an air strike on a car bomb factory in the town of Hawija in 2015. Lawyer Liesbeth Zegveld said the Dutch military had taken an unacceptable risk…
Release of US Hostage
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Biden Calls For Release of US Hostage, a Navy Veteran, In Afghanistan

President Joe Biden on Sunday called for the release of U.S. Navy veteran Mark Frerichs, who was taken hostage in Afghanistan nearly two years ago. Frerichs, a civil engineer and contractor from Lombard, Illinois, was kidnapped in January 2020…
Palestinian civilians

Amid global silence, Israeli forces killed nearly 360 Palestinian civilians in 2021: Report

The secretary general of the National Association of the Martyrs' Families of Palestine, Muhammad Sbeihat, said on Saturday that the body has carried out field research and investigations in various provinces and found out that all these…
Threat to Civilian Lives Is Increasing

UN Envoy Warns ‘Threat to Civilian Lives Is Increasing’ in Yemen

A United Nations special envoy on Tuesday raised alarm about the safety of civilians in war-torn Yemen given escalating violence, including airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition. "The escalation in recent weeks is among the worst we have seen…
US and Afghanistan
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No U.S. Troops Will Be Punished for Deadly Kabul Strike, Pentagon Chief Decides

None of the military personnel involved in a botched drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan, that killed 10 civilians will face any kind of punishment, the Pentagon said on Monday. The Pentagon acknowledged in September that the last U.S. drone…
Saudi Bombing
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Saudi Bombing of Homes in Yemen’s Hajjah Kills Children

Saudi warplanes have bombed a residential area in Yemen's northwestern province of Hajjah, killing at least three people, including two children, and injuring two others. A security source told Yemeni media that the deadly air raid targeted…
Civilians in Syria
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US Military Apologizes For Misidentifying the Bombs That May Have Killed Dozens of Civilians in Syria

After reportedly spending more than two years trying to keep the American public ignorant of an airstrike in Syria that may have killed as many as 64 civilians, the U.S. military has issued an apology – but not for accidentally killing innocent…