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Military Admits ‘Errors’ in Civilian Bombing in Afghanistan, But Still Defends the Attacks and Warns of Greater Casualities

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3 Jun 09 | Rebel Reports and LAT

The attack in Farah province killed as many as 140 Afghan civilians. The U.S. military says errors were made, but insists the “targets” “posed legitimate threats to Afghan or American forces.”

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3 June 2009 at 4:23 pm

Study Likens Israel to South African Apartheid; U.S. Pressed to End Gaza Blockade

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2 Jun 09 | PTV, FT, Ha’aretz, CSM and LAT

An expert study concludes that Israel is policing Palestinian territories with an apartheid system that resembles the one which almost fragmented South Africa.

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Pakistan Army Claims Control of Main Town in Swat Valley

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30 May 09 | NYT and AJE

The Taliban have fled the Pakistani army’s advance on the main town in the Swat Valley, delivering the military a strategic prize in its offensive against militants in the country’s northwest, commanders said Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

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30 May 2009 at 5:10 pm

Sri Lanka Disputes Report of 20,000 Dead

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29-30 | AJE, NYT and AI

Calls around the world are growing for an inquiry into the number of civilians who may have been killed in the final stages of the Sri Lankan military’s assault on Tamil Tiger fighters. Both sides have been accused of killing civilians in the conflict. The U.N. says the total number of people killed in the final phase may never be known. Al Jazeera’s Azhar Sukri reports. (2:56):

Sri Lankan government officials have denounced a report by the Times of London on Friday that “more than 20,000 Tamil civilians were killed in the final throes of the Sri Lankan civil war, most as a result of government shelling.”

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30 May 2009 at 2:51 pm

No War Crimes Probe for Sri Lanka

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28 May 09 | PTV, BBC and FT

Sri Lanka escapes Western efforts to press war crime charges against the government over the civilian toll in its war with the Tamil Tigers.

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28 May 2009 at 3:43 pm

Israel Debates Annexing West Bank, Warns Gazans Will Be Shot if They Come Close to Border Fence

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26 May 09 | PTV and AWC News

Israeli lawmakers have debated a proposal based on which the regime would annex parts of the West Bank occupied in the 1967 war. Read the rest of this entry »

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26 May 2009 at 7:51 pm

25,000-30,000 Civilians Maimed in Final Days of Sri Lanka War

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24 May 09 | AWC News

Reporter says slain rebel leaders were promised safety right before final offensive. Read the rest of this entry »

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25 May 2009 at 4:38 pm

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