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# Civilians

Last year
# Resistance
The ordinary Ukrainians who have taken up arms to fight Russia’s invasion
“They gave out the rifles, loaded them for us and here we are.”
All time
# timeline
How events unfolded in Ballymurphy in August 1971
Ten people were fatally wounded in gunfire involving the British army in west Belfast over three days in August 1971.
# Syrian civil war
'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.
# Uganda
Warlord 'told hostages to kill and eat civilians'
Dominic Ongwen faces 70 charges including war crimes and crimes against humanity.
# Baghdad
Group of American civilians kidnapped in Iraq
The individuals were taken from an interpreter’s home in Baghdad.
# Robert Lewis Dear
Suspect named in family planning clinic shooting that left three dead
The shooting took place just a day after millions of Americans celebrated Thanksgiving.
# conflict zone
Ukraine ceasefire began at midnight - but two civilians have already been killed
An elderly man and woman were killed in Popasna.
# levelled
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.
# Ukraine
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.
# Ukraine
Over 2,100 people killed in Ukraine violence
Meanwhile, a Russian aid convoy is still waiting near Ukrainian border to be checked for delivery.
# jabaliya refugee camp
Israel to investigate shelling of UN school
The school was shelled yesterday, with 16 people who had been sheltering there killed.
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.
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.
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.
# archive
PICS: Surviving Christmas during World War II
Poignant archive pictures show attempts to bring Christmas cheer and boost morale through 1939 to 1945.
# need to know
The Evening Fix: Saturday
Things we learned, loved and shared today…
# Civil War
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.
# Syria
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.
# Syria
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.
# Syria
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.
# Afghanistan
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’.
# Afghanistan
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.
# Libya
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.
# Massacre
At least 45 women and children 'massacred' in Syria
Their bodies were found after being stabbed and burned in Homs, opposition activists said.
# Shooting
Update: US soldier kills 16 Afghans as crisis deepens
Reuters cites witnesses who say American soldiers were laughing and appeared drunk during the attack.
# Arab Spring
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.
# Shannon Airport
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.
# Syria
'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.
# Kabul
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.
# Syria
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.
# Libya
NATO set to continue bombing Libya during Ramadan
But the alliance said its campaign would stop if Gaddafi’s forces stopped targeting civilians.
# Libya
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.
# Libya
NATO says "weapons system failure" killed Libyan civilians
Two children were among nine people killed by an airstrike which NATO says went astray.
# Libya
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.
# 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.