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
In our news wrap Wednesday, a UN report found that civilian deaths and injuries in Afghanistan rose by 22 percent last year. It also said more Afghans died in battles between the Taliban and government forces than from bombs, unlike…
By PBS NewsHour
By PBS NewsHour
Emergency workers rushed victims to the hospital after a series of explosions blasted a UN school compound in northern Gaza. The Palestinian Red Crescent and Hamas blamed Israeli tank fire, while Israel said Hamas rocket fire might be responsible. Meanwhile,…
In other news Monday, six NATO troops were killed after car bomb explosions across Afghanistan. Also, former Serb leader Radovan Karadzic blamed an Islamic plot for bloodshed in Bosnia when he took the stand in his war crimes trial at…
In other news, four American soldiers were killed by roadside bombings in Iraq, making Tuesday the bloodiest day for U.S. troops there in more than two months. And four other Americans died in eastern Afghanistan.
The death toll increases and the humanitarian crisis deepens as fighting continues in Lebanon and Israel. Independent Television News reports.
Reporters from Lebanon and Israel give an update on the current crisis in the Middle East.
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