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Over 1,000 Afghan civilians killed in blasts, violence since August 2021 – UN

A Taliban fighter stands guard at the site where an explosive-laden vehicle detonated amidst an attack on a Sikh Temple in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 18th June, 2022.

Reuters Over a thousand Afghan civilians were killed in bombings and other violence since foreign forces left and the Taliban took over in 2021, according to a report by the UN’s mission to Afghanistan released on Tuesday.  Between 15th August, 2021, and May this year 1,095 civilians were killed and 2,679 wounded, according to the […]

At least 30 civilians killed in eastern Congo village attack

Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo Reuters Suspected militants killed at least 30 civilians on Friday in a village raid in Democratic Republic of Congo’s north-eastern Ituri province, the head of a civil society group and a local resident said. Army spokesperson Jules Ngongo Tshikudi confirmed the morning attack in Banyali Kilo, a district in conflict-riven […]

UN tally of confirmed civilian deaths in Ukraine approaches 8,500

A destroyed car from recent shelling during heavy fighting at the frontline of Bakhmut and Chasiv Yar, is pictured in Chasiv Yar, Ukraine, on 10th April, 2023.

Kyiv, UkraineReuters Nearly 8,500 civilians are confirmed to have been killed in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a UN body said on Tuesday, with many thousands more unverified deaths still feared. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said it had recorded 8,490 people killed and 14,244 injured between the launch of the […]

UN says recorded civilian toll of 8,000 in Ukraine is “tip of the iceberg”

FILE PHOTO: Damaged glasses lie on the ground at a bus station destroyed after a shelling, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kherson, Ukraine February 21, 2023. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

Geneva, SwitzerlandReuters More than 8,000 civilians have been recorded killed in Ukraine since Russia invaded nearly a year ago, the UN human rights office said on Tuesday, describing the figure as only the “tip of the iceberg” with thousands more thought to have died. The latest toll represents a significant upward revision from the previous […]

Ukraine ends search for survivors in Dnipro, death toll hits 44

Ukraine Dnipro apartment block

Kyiv, UkraineReuters Ukraine called off search and rescue operations on Tuesday at the rubble of an apartment building in the eastern city of Dnipro where at least 44 people were killed in a Russian missile attack. The State Emergency Service said 20 people were still unaccounted after Saturday’s attack and that the 44 confirmed dead […]

Nearly 400 civilians killed in Afghanistan since Taliban takeover, UN says

Afghanistan Kabul checkpoint

Geneva, SwitzerlandReuters Nearly 400 civilians have been killed in attacks in Afghanistan since the Taliban takeover, more than 80 per cent of them by a group affiliated to Islamic State, a UN report shows, underscoring the scale of the insurgency faced by the new rulers. It is the first major human rights report since the […]

US military hid airstrikes that killed dozens of civilians in Syria – NYT

Qater Al Udeid Air Base US Air Force B 1B Lancer

Washington DC, USReuters The US military covered up 2019 airstrikes in Syria that killed up to 64 women and children, a possible war crime, during the battle against Islamic State, the New York Times reported on Saturday. The two back-to-back airstrikes near the town of Baghuz were ordered by a classified American special operations unit […]