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Coalition airstrikes against ISIS have killed 800 civilians

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/30/17, 10:36 am

The U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State (ISIS) has killed at least 801 civilians in airstrikes, the Pentagon said in a Thursday report. The report said the deaths occurred between August 2014 and October 2017. The coalition carried out more than 28,000 airstrikes and is still assessing 695 reports of civilian casualties, the report added. “We continue to hold ourselves accountable for actions that may have caused unintentional injury or death to civilians,” the Pentagon said.

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In an image provided by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Slobodan Praljak drinks from a small bottle during a hearing Wednesday.

Bosnian war criminal dies from self-poisoning

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/29/17, 10:37 am

A former Bosnian Croat military commander died Wednesday after drinking poison during an appeals hearing before the UN’s International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Croatia’s state television reported. Slobodan Praljak, 72, said he drank the poison from a small brown bottle shortly after judges upheld his 20-year sentence for his involvement in the Bosnian War in the 1990s.

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Associated Press/Photo by Mehmet Guzel

UN declares Syria responsible for chemical attack

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/27/17, 12:03 pm

The Syrian government was responsible for a sarin nerve gas attack that killed more than 90 people last April, according to a report by the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Syria and its close allyRussia have denied any attack and strongly criticized the Joint Investigative Mechanism commissioned to look into it. The attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, sparked outrage around the world as photos and video of the aftermath, including quivering children dying on camera, were broadcast worldwide.

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