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The United Nations on Tuesday called for an immediate reduction of violence in Afghanistan, warning that civilian casualties at the hands of both the Taliban and Afghan security forces are on the increase. The U.N. mission also expressed concern about stepped-up attacks and brutality of the Islamic State group.
More civilians were killed by Afghan and international coalition forces in Afghanistan in the first half of this year than by the Taliban and other militants, the U.N. mission said in a report released Tuesday.
The U.S.-led coalition killed more than 1,600 civilians in the northern Syria city of Raqqa during months of bombardment that liberated it from the Islamic State group, far more than the number announced earlier by the U.S.-led coalition, Amnesty International and a London-based watchdog group said Thursday.
The White House on Thursday insisted that the risky ground raid personally approved by President Donald Trump against al-Qaida targets in
A series of coordinated blasts hit bus stations, an electricity plant and a hospital across two Syrian cities Monday, killing at least 80 people in the first major security breach of President Bashar Assad’s coastal strongholds in the country’s five-year war.
KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan president said today that 18 people killed in a NATO airstrike in eastern Afghanistan a day earlier were all civilians. The deadly incident has further soured relations between NATO and the Afghan government, already outraged by civilian casualties in previous operations.