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Baltimore police officer caught on camera punching civilian on sidewalk resigns

Baltimore police officer caught on camera punching civilian on sidewalk resignsA Baltimore police officer who was caught on camera brutally beating a civilian has resigned. The Baltimore Police Department confirmed on 12 August that the unidentified police officer had stepped down, one day after the disturbing video led to his suspension. Although the victim, identified as 26-year-old Dashawn McGrier, tries to block punches being thrown at him, he doesn’t appear to fight back and soon falls to the ground.



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Americans own nearly half world's guns in civilian hands: survey

Americans own nearly half world's guns in civilian hands: surveyAmericans make up 4 percent of the world’s population but owned about 46 percent of the estimated 857 million weapons in civilian hands at the end of 2017, a survey showed on Monday. The Small Arms Survey, an independent global research project based in Geneva, Switzerland, found that there were more than 1 billion firearms in the world, of which civilians owned 85 percent, while the rest were held by militaries or law enforcement agencies. The number of guns owned by civilians globally rose to 857 million in 2017 from 650 million in 2006, the survey said.



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2 Dallas Police Officers, 1 Civilian Shot at Home Depot

2 Dallas Police Officers, 1 Civilian Shot at Home DepotThe officers are critically wounded, police said



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Man who shot 2 police officers, 1 civilian in Dallas arrested

Man who shot 2 police officers, 1 civilian in Dallas arrestedAuthorities arrested the man accused of shooting two police officers and a security guard, and leading officers on a massive manhunt. ABC News' Kendis Gibson reports.



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Two Dallas Police Officers, One Civilian Shot; Suspect in Custody

Two Dallas Police Officers, One Civilian Shot; Suspect in CustodyTwo police officers are in critical condition and a suspect is in custody after a shooting at a Home Depot in Dallas.



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Pro-Kurdish party says Turkey lying about 'no civilian deaths' in Afrin

Pro-Kurdish party says Turkey lying about 'no civilian deaths' in AfrinTurkey’s main pro-Kurdish party accused the government of “spreading misinformation” about no civilian deaths in its latest Syrian offensive on Thursday, calling on Ankara to halt the operation. Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said earlier Thursday that no civilian had been killed — or suffered so much as “a nose bleed” — in Turkey’s air and ground campaign in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northern Syria.



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Mattis sees larger U.S. civilian presence in Syria

Mattis sees larger U.S. civilian presence in SyriaBy Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that he expected to see a larger U.S. civilian presence in Syria, including contractors and diplomats, as the fight against Islamic State militants nears its end and the focus turns toward rebuilding and ensuring the militants do not return. The United States has about 2,000 troops in Syria fighting Islamic State. Mattis’ comments are likely to anger Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who has previously called U.S. troops “illegal invader” forces.



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Fighters in Syria's Raqa prepare for civilian handover

Fighters in Syria's Raqa prepare for civilian handoverUS-backed forces who captured Raqa from the Islamic State group prepared to hand the Syrian city over to a civilian authority, with some of their fighters already headed to the next battle. Inside the city, positions that had long been manned by fighters of the Kurdish-Arab Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were abandoned, though some remained in the central Al-Naim square, dancing and ululating as they celebrated their victory. The SDF battled for more than four months, with US-led coalition support, to capture the city that was once the de facto Syrian capital of IS’s self-styled “caliphate”.



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Trump's War To 'Annihilate' ISIS Is Raising Civilian Casualties

Trump's War To 'Annihilate' ISIS Is Raising Civilian CasualtiesOverturning more than a decade of careful “hearts and minds” military operations, the United States has signaled that the major U.S.-backed combat offensives against ISIS in Iraq and Syria should proceed regardless of the cost to civilians.



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Trump's War To 'Annihilate' ISIS Is Raising Civilian Casualties

Trump's War To 'Annihilate' ISIS Is Raising Civilian CasualtiesOverturning more than a decade of careful “hearts and minds” military operations, the United States has signaled that the major U.S.-backed combat offensives against ISIS in Iraq and Syria should proceed regardless of the cost to civilians.



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