When President Barack Obama was asked at a news conference about an increase in the number of people targeted in drone strikes against extremists in Libya, Syria, Somalia and elsewhere, he acknowledged civilian deaths.
By Associated Press
More than 3,500 noncombatants died in Afghanistan during 2015, and nearly 7,500 were injured, the highest number of civilian casualties recorded since 2009.
By Michael D. Regan
The U.S. military says American airstrikes likely killed two civilians near the Islamic State group's defacto capital of Raqqa, Syria, last July. That's on top of eight other civilian deaths the military acknowledged last week.
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
Afghan officials and U.S. military officers differ on the number of casualties resulting from American bombing raids in a mountainous area of southern Afghanistan where U.S. special forces have been hunting suspected Taliban militants since Monday.
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