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Navy SEAL slams Trump for pardoning Eddie Gallagher: 'Shooting civilians and executing prisoners shouldn't be' political

Navy SEAL slams Trump for pardoning Eddie Gallagher: 'Shooting civilians and executing prisoners shouldn't be' political"When you look at politicians getting involved in military justice … with their involvement, it isn't justice," the SEAL said.



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Trump tweets warning to Russia, Iran against killing ‘innocent civilians’ in Syria

Trump tweets warning to Russia, Iran against killing ‘innocent civilians’ in SyriaThousands of civilians have fled fighting in Syria for the border with Turkey.



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Bosnian Serb ex-soldier jailed for 20 years for burning Muslim civilians

Bosnian Serb ex-soldier jailed for 20 years for burning Muslim civiliansA Bosnian court jailed a former Bosnian Serb soldier for 20 years on Wednesday for setting ablaze 57 Muslim Bosniaks, of whom 26 including a two-day-old baby died, near the eastern town of Visegrad early in Bosnia’s 1992-95 war. Radomir Susnjar, 64, known as Lalco, was also found guilty of robbery and illegal detention of civilians, the court said. The group of Muslim Bosniaks had been seized after an attack on the village of Koritnik and locked in a house that was set ablaze with an accelerant and explosives while Susnjar and other Bosnian Serb Army members shot at it to prevent anyone fleeing.



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U.S. Spies Say Turkish-Backed Militias Are Killing Civilians as They Clear Kurdish Areas in Syria

U.S. Spies Say Turkish-Backed Militias Are Killing Civilians as They Clear Kurdish Areas in SyriaOfficials fears the groups could be using American-made weapons to conduct potential war crimes



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The Latest: Russian assures security of civilians at border

The Latest: Russian assures security of civilians at borderRussia’s defense minister has spoken to the Kurdish military chief to discuss the Russian military patrols in northeastern Syria. Russia and Turkey on Tuesday struck a deal to share control of northeastern Syria, halting the Turkish offensive against the Kurds that was launched on Oct. 9. The deal allows Turkey to retain control of the area it has overtaken in the assault, while Russian and Syrian troops will control the rest of the Turkey-Syria frontier.



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Indian soldiers, Pakistani civilians among dead in Kashmir clash

Indian soldiers, Pakistani civilians among dead in Kashmir clashIndia said on Sunday two soldiers and a civilian were killed in cross-border shelling with Pakistan in the disputed Kashmir region, while Islamabad said six died on its side, making it one of the deadliest days since New Delhi revoked Kashmir’s special status in August. Three Indian civilians were injured and some buildings and vehicles destroyed because of several hours of heavy shelling by both sides in the Tanghdar region in northern Kashmir late on Saturday night, a senior police official said. Pakistan said 6 of its civilians were killed and 8 wounded in the clash.



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Afghan officials: 40 civilians killed in anti-Taliban raid

Afghan officials: 40 civilians killed in anti-Taliban raidAnti-Taliban raids by Afghan forces backed by U.S. airstrikes killed at least 40 civilians attending a wedding party in the southern Helmand province, Afghan officials said. The civilian deaths in Sunday night’s raids on Taliban hideouts further rattled Afghanistan amid an upsurge in violence that’s followed the collapse this month of U.S.-Taliban peace talks to end America’s longest war. “We are saddened and divested to hear that civilians have lost their lives in an incident in Helmand despite President Ghani’s repeated call for extra cautions in conducting military operations,” said Sediq Sediqqi, President Ashraf Ghani’s spokesman.



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CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-At least 40 civilians at wedding party killed during nearby U.S.-backed Afghan army raid

CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-At least 40 civilians at wedding party killed during nearby U.S.-backed Afghan army raidHELMAND, Afghanistan/KABUL, Sept 23 (Reuters) – At least 40 civilians attending a wedding party were killed by explosions and gunfire during a raid by U.S.-backed Afghan government forces on a nearby Islamist militant hideout, officials in Helmand province said on Monday. The raid, days after a U.S. drone strike aimed at militants hiding among farmers killed 32 pine nut harvesters, showed how civilians have borne the brunt of a war that has re-intensified since U.S.-Taliban peace talks collapsed two weeks ago.



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Colt Says Its Decision to Stop Making AR-15 Rifles for Civilians Is Driven by Customers. Experts Aren't So Sure

Colt Says Its Decision to Stop Making AR-15 Rifles for Civilians Is Driven by Customers. Experts Aren't So SureExperts wonder if the company was swayed by mass shootings involving the weapon



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Ex-Trump Adviser: Taliban Doesn’t Care About Killing Civilians, So Neither Should We

Ex-Trump Adviser: Taliban Doesn’t Care About Killing Civilians, So Neither Should WeDuring a Monday morning Fox News appearance, former deputy national security adviser K.T. McFarland reacted to the Trump administration’s scuttled peace talks with the Taliban by suggesting the United States shouldn’t be concerned with “civilian deaths” in Afghanistan in the future, calling for a large-scale bombing campaign if any Americans are killed “anywhere in the world.”Asked by Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer to give her take on Trump canceling a planned Camp David meeting with the Taliban just days before the anniversary of 9/11, McFarland first said that it was a “great place to announce it” as they were “hoping they would have a deal.”“But now that they don’t have a deal, I think it’s important that they canceled it,” she noted. “You don’t want the Taliban to think they have the upper hand.”McFarland, a former Fox News contributor, went on to say that the Taliban needs to “look at what life is going to be like when America leaves” as there will be no American aid or assistance, adding that they “can go ahead and kill each other until the end of time.”After further stating that since there was no deal it would have been a “travesty” to have the meeting at Camp David so close to 9/11, McFarland was asked to respond to Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar’s pointed criticism of the canceled meeting.“I think she is absolutely wrong,” McFarland said of the Minnesota senator’s complaint that President Trump was treating foreign policy like a “game show.”McFarland then said the administration should tell both Afghanistan’s government and the Taliban that American troops will leave under the condition that “you don’t kill Americans, you don’t kill Americans in Afghanistan, you don’t kill Americans anywhere in the world and you sure as heck don’t kill Americans in the American homeland.”“If you do, you won’t get another dollar of American aid any place, anytime, anywhere, and secondly, we’ll come back here and we’ll find who helped assist attacks on the American homeland and we will bomb them,” she continued. “We will bomb the training camps, we will bomb the bases and since you don’t care about civilian deaths, we aren’t going to either.”McFarland’s desire to see Afghanistan civilian deaths comes on the heels of Fox News contributor Joey Jones calling for the execution of detainees any time an American soldier is killed overseas.“The first thing I would do today, is every time one of our soldiers dies overseas during these talks, I would go down to Guantanamo and I would execute a Taliban captive,” he said during a Fox & Friends appearance on Saturday. “We have to show them that we’re not just looking for an exit strategy.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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