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Mosul residents were told not to flee before airstrikes that killed civilians

Mosul residents were told not to flee before airstrikes that killed civilians

.Pentagon opens investigation into reports that more than 150 civilians died in US-led bombings to retake Iraqi city from Isis Residents in Mosul were instructed not to leave their homes ahead of airstrikes last week that are reported to have killed more than 150 civilians, Amnesty International has said. The recent spike in civilian casualties suggests the US-led coalition in …

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Mosul’s children were shouting beneath the rubble. Nobody came

Mosul's children were shouting beneath the rubble. Nobody came

.Coalition bombs buried more than a hundred people in the ruins of three houses and raised fresh questions about US rules of engagement By the time rescuers finally arrived no one was left alive. For almost a week desperate neighbours had scraped through the rubble, searching for as many as 150 people who lay buried after three homes in a …

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Civilian deaths from US-led airstrikes hit record-high under Donald Trump

Civilian deaths from US-led airstrikes hit record-high under Donald Trump

  . ‘These reported casualty levels are comparable with some of the worst periods of Russian activity in Syria,’ says Airwars.org A non-profit organisation that tracks civilian casualties caused by airstrikes in the Middle East said it has shifted nearly all of its resources to track a surge of claims regarding US-led strikes in Syria and Iraq. The group, called …

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Trump administration gives go-ahead to controversial Keystone XL pipeline

Trump administration gives go-ahead to controversial Keystone XL pipeline

.The US Department of State has signed and issued the presidential permit for the construction of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline, according to TransCanada Corp, the company behind the pipeline’s construction. “We greatly appreciate President Trump’s Administration for reviewing and approving this important initiative and we look forward to working with them as we continue to invest in and strengthen …

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US troops to stay in Iraq after fight against ISIS ends – Defense Dept. officials

US troops to stay in Iraq after fight against ISIS ends – Defense Dept. officials

.American troops will apparently remain in Iraq even when the fight against Islamic State has ended, according to Pentagon officials, including US Defense Secretary James Mattis, who said that keeping soldiers on the ground is in America’s “national interest.” The US Defense Department’s top officials expressed their desire to keep US troops in Iraq at a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing …

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US to boycott UN meeting to discuss Israeli and Palestinian conflict, citing anti-Israel bias

US to boycott UN meeting to discuss Israeli and Palestinian conflict, citing anti-Israel bias

. US Ambassador Nikki Haley said the US will vote against any item the Human Rights Council puts forth on Israel The Trump administration is boycotting the Human Rights Council, saying the organisation is biased against Israel. The Human Rights Council, a 47-member body within the United Nations in Geneva that is tasked with protecting human rights, has a permanent …

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