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Syrian envoy blames opposition for civilian casualties

Last Updated: Thursday, June 14, 2012, 17:48

The armed opposition in Syria was responsible for the Houla massacre and other civilian casualties, Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad said.

Afghanistan: May deadliest for civilian casualties

Last Updated: Monday, June 13, 2011, 19:05

With as many as 368 people dead, May 2011 was the deadliest month for civilian casualties in Afghanistan since the UN started documenting deaths in 2007.

US taking Afghan concerns `very seriously`: White House

Last Updated: Monday, May 30, 2011, 10:56

President Karzai has expressed his concerns about civilian casualties.

NATO cannot confirm civilian casualties in Libya

Last Updated: Saturday, May 14, 2011, 23:40

NATO said on Saturday it cannot confirm a Libyan government claim that 11 Muslim clerics were killed in an airstrike in eastern Libya but regrets "any loss of life by innocent civilians" whenever it occurs.

Afghan civilian casualties up 20%: UN report

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 21, 2010, 22:17

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan rose by 20 percent in the first 10 months of this year compared with 2009, the United Nations said, with more than three-quarters killed or wounded as a result of insurgent attacks.

Civilian casualties spike in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 20:49

Civilian casualties have shot up in Afghanistan, with the first half of the year witnessing 3,268 cases of civilians being killed or injured, 31 per cent more against the same period last year.

Petraeus issues new rules to avoid civilian casualties in Afghan

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 04, 2010, 23:05

General David Petraeus has issued new rules to troops in Afghanistan, telling them to "redouble" efforts to avoid civilian deaths -- seen as a crucial issue in winning the increasingly unpopular war.

High Iraq deaths cast doubt on US stability talk

Last Updated: Monday, August 02, 2010, 14:00

The Americans are anxious to show evidence of progress in Iraq.

NATO air strike, Afghan suicide attack kill 41; govt condemns

Last Updated: Monday, February 22, 2010, 23:26

A NATO air strike killed up to 27 Afghan civilians, including women and a child, sparking fresh anger from Kabul on Monday against the US-led forces pressing a major offensive to defeat the Taliban.

Afghan civilian casualties up 10%: UN figures

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 29, 2009, 16:29

The war in Afghanistan is becoming deadlier, killing 10 percent more civilians during the first 10 months of 2009 compared to the previous period last year, according to UN figures.

NATO probes 2 Afghan civilian casualties

Last Updated: Saturday, August 08, 2009, 13:51

NATO-led forces are investigating whether they mistakenly killed two civilians in southern Afghanistan, the alliance`s International Security Assistance Force said on Saturday.