Civilian Casualities Surging Under Trump

‘In short,’ says one analyst, ‘Trump has been demanding that the US military consider dropping many of the restrictions which help protect civilian lives on the battlefield.’

Residents carry the body of several people killed in Mosul, Iraq, Friday, March 24, 2017. Residents of the Iraqi city's neighborhood known as Mosul Jidideh at the scene say that scores of residents are believed to have been killed by airstrikes that hit a cluster of homes in the area. (AP/Felipe Dana)

The carnage continues. And appears to be growing. With the war that President George W. Bush started and that President Barack Obama failed to end now in the hands of President Donald Trump, global outrage and condemnation was expressed over the weekend as details emerged over a U.S. bombing in Iraq that may have killed 200 or more innocent

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Syria Halts East Aleppo Offensive To Evacuate Civilians

The US and other Western nations have been demanding an unconditional ceasefire for days, with an eye toward preventing the rebels’ outright loss.

In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 photo, a Syrian girl pushes a cart loaded with cooking gas canisters, in Aleppo, Syria. A rebel defeat in Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and former commercial center, is likely to reverberate across the war-torn country, where opposition forces continue to hold out in smaller, more disconnected areas. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has announced the suspension of Syrian military operations in eastern Aleppo, saying that the focus is being shifted to a major evacuation operation to get civilians out of the remaining combat areas. Lavrov said they expect about 8,000 civilians to keep going through a designated evacuation area, while an

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US, British Advisers To Assist Saudi Arabia With Target Acquisition For Yemen Airstrikes

Western officials are becoming more involved in Saudi Arabia’s bloody airstrikes that have claimed thousands of lives.

Policemen stand on the rubble of the police headquarters after it was destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

Throughout the first nine months of the Saudi war in Yemen, Saudi officials have face repeated criticism from human rights groups over the disproportionate number of civilians being killed in their airstrikes. Up until now, the Saudis denied the killings. Today however, Saudi coalition officials are promising changes to their airstrike

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UN: Saudis Killing ‘Disproportionate’ Number Of Yemeni Civilians

The US insists that they’ve urged their Saudi Allies to stick to ‘lawful’ targeting. America is providing both logistical support to the Saudi-lead coalition attempting to defeat the Houthis in Yemen.

A child who was injured in Saudi Arabia's ongoing assault on Yemen is brought to a hospital by her father, in Taiz, Yemen, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. The U.N. says at least 2,577 civilians were killed since the Saudi-led air campaign began in March, while 5,078 have been injured. (AP Photo/Abdulnasser Alseddik)

UN Human Rights Chief Zeid Raad al-Hussein, addressing the Security Council today, warned that Saudi Arabia seems to be disproportionately responsible for civilian deaths in the ongoing Yemen war, a nine month conflict that’s led to enormous civilian casualties. Saudi Arabia began airstrikes against Yemen back in March, and has repeatedly faced

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Syrian Rebels Free Hundreds In Attack On Prison

In this picture taken on Friday Jan. 31, 2014, a citizen journalism image provided by Aleppo Media Center (AMC), an anti-Bashar Assad activist group, and authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Syrian family members run in the street following an attack by a Syrian government forces warplane, in Aleppo, Syria. (AP Photo/Aleppo […]

BEIRUT (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up at the gates of a Syrian prison Thursday and rebels stormed in behind him, freeing hundreds of inmates as part of an offensive aimed at capturing key government symbols around the northern city of Aleppo, activists said. Government forces, meanwhile, dropped crude "barrel bombs" in deadly

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UN: Iraq Sees Highest Annual Death Toll In Years

According to a U.N. report, nearly 8,000 Iraqi civilians died in violence last year.

BAGHDAD (AP) — The United Nations said Wednesday that violence claimed the lives of 7,818 civilians in Iraq in 2013, the highest annual death toll in years. Over eight months of escalated violence has sparked fears that the country may be returning to the widespread bloodshed of 2004-2007 that saw tens of thousands killed each year. Death

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