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# civilians - Friday 9 December, 2016

'Too little, too late' - Syrian army halts shelling of Aleppo to allow trapped civilians to leave

The Syrian Army said it has halted bombing yesterday.

# civilians - Thursday 21 January, 2016

Warlord 'told hostages to kill and eat civilians'

Dominic Ongwen faces 70 charges including war crimes and crimes against humanity.

# civilians - Monday 18 January, 2016

Group of American civilians kidnapped in Iraq

The individuals were taken from an interpreter’s home in Baghdad.

# civilians - Saturday 28 November, 2015

Suspect named in family planning clinic shooting that left three dead

The shooting took place just a day after millions of Americans celebrated Thanksgiving.

# civilians - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Ukraine ceasefire began at midnight - but two civilians have already been killed

An elderly man and woman were killed in Popasna.

# civilians - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Five Palestinians from the same family killed by Israeli warplane attacks

Israel has vowed no let-up until it can guarantee the safety of its civilians.

Russian aid convoy to Ukraine described as a 'direct invasion'

Angela Merkel and Barack Obama warned that Moscow’s military presence and shelling were triggering a “dangerous escalation” of the conflict.

# civilians - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Over 2,100 people killed in Ukraine violence

Meanwhile, a Russian aid convoy is still waiting near Ukrainian border to be checked for delivery.

# civilians - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Israel to investigate shelling of UN school

The school was shelled yesterday, with 16 people who had been sheltering there killed.

# civilians - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Column: The generosity of the Irish people makes me incredibly proud

Ettie Higgins works to deliver lifesaving assistance to children and babies caught up in the violence across Syria. She tells of the ongoing battle to survive in almost impossible conditions faced by families.

# civilians - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Column: 'Life for an Afghan is random, ruthless and unforgiving'

After living in Afghanistan, I got to see first-hand what the people of that country go through, writes Noel Scanlon, who says he wishes he could be more optimistic about the country’s future.

# civilians - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Column: What lessons have been learned from the Iraq War?

Ten years ago this week the United States-led “coalition of the willing” launched the Iraq War. If we’ve learned anything from the Iraq experience it’s that governments should refrain from biting off more than they can chew, says Scott Fitzsimmons.

# civilians - Monday 24 December, 2012

PICS: Surviving Christmas during World War II Archive This post contains images

PICS: Surviving Christmas during World War II

Poignant archive pictures show attempts to bring Christmas cheer and boost morale through 1939 to 1945.

# civilians - Saturday 18 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Saturday Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix: Saturday

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# civilians - Sunday 5 August, 2012

Syrian government warplanes pound Aleppo rebels - NGO

The fighter jets have repeatedly hit areas held by the rebels in two districts of the city today.

# civilians - Friday 27 July, 2012

Syria latest: UN human rights chief warns of 'consequences' for both sides

“The world does not forget or forgive crimes like these,” Navi Pillay said of reported atrocities against Syrian civilians.

# civilians - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Assad regime 'could use chemical weapons'

Syria’s ex-ambassador to Iraq, Nawaf Fares, said that there are unconfirmed reports that such weapons might have already been used.

# civilians - Saturday 14 July, 2012

Tánaiste calls for accountability for Syrian massacres

As killings in Syria continue, Gilmore has called for a strong UN Security Council Resolution and for sanctions to be imposed on those who wage war.

# civilians - Monday 11 June, 2012

NATO to limit airstrikes on Afghan homes

A spokesperson for the military alliance says that airstrikes will not be used on civilian dwellings unless it’s a matter of ‘self-defence for troops on the ground’.

# civilians - Friday 23 March, 2012

US soldier to face murder charges over deaths of 17 Afghans

Staff Sergeant Robert Bales will also face charges of assault and a string of other offences, a military official says.

# civilians - Monday 19 March, 2012

Amnesty hits out at NATO failure to investigate Libyan deaths

Amnesty International has said that NATO failed to investigate the killing of scores of civiilans in Libyan airstrikes carried out by its forces.

# civilians - Monday 12 March, 2012

At least 45 women and children 'massacred' in Syria

Their bodies were found after being stabbed and burned in Homs, opposition activists said.

# civilians - Sunday 11 March, 2012

Update: US soldier kills 16 Afghans as crisis deepens

Reuters cites witnesses who say American soldiers were laughing and appeared drunk during the attack.

# civilians - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

UN says 100 civilians are being killed every day in Syria

A top UN official has said that over 7500 people have died so far in the ongoing violence.

# civilians - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

Over 1,100 planes carrying military arms landed at Shannon Airport in 2011

The Minister for Transport has also said that under 250,000 American soldiers passed through the airport in 2011.

# civilians - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

'Whitewash' - Protests rage in Syria as Arab League monitors arrive

President Bashar Assad’s regime continues to crack down on protesters as he resists pressure to step down. Nearly 300 civilians have been killed in the last ten days alone.

# civilians - Saturday 29 October, 2011

Thirteen NATO troops and four civilians killed in Kabul blast

The 13 soldiers killed were all American troops. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

# civilians - Monday 1 August, 2011

EU imposes more sanctions on Syrian officials

As Ramadan begins, the EU freezes the assets of five more high-level Syrians and the army mounts another attack on Hama.

# civilians - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

NATO set to continue bombing Libya during Ramadan

But the alliance said its campaign would stop if Gaddafi’s forces stopped targeting civilians.

# civilians - Saturday 25 June, 2011

Libya claims NATO has killed more civilians

Libyan state media says a NATO airstrike has killed 15 people after hitting a restaurant and a bakery.

# civilians - Monday 20 June, 2011

NATO says "weapons system failure" killed Libyan civilians Libya This post contains videos

NATO says "weapons system failure" killed Libyan civilians

Two children were among nine people killed by an airstrike which NATO says went astray.

# civilians - Sunday 19 June, 2011

Civilians killed in NATO airstrike, says Libyan government

NATO has described Libyan government figures as “pure propaganda”, but admits to mistakenly striking rebels on Thursday.

# civilians - Thursday 24 March, 2011

US soldier sentenced over Afghan civilian murders US

US soldier sentenced over Afghan civilian murders

Soldier Jeremy Morlock has agreed to testify against the four he claims were co-conspirators in the killings.