A large number of civilians died during an air strike by U.S.-led coalition forces in west Mosul on March 17. The top U.S. commander in Iraq acknowledged on March 28 that U.S. planes “probably had a role in these casualties.” (RFE/RL’s Radio Farda, Reuters)

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The Washington Post is reporting that Fiona Hill, a Russia analyst and expert on President Vladimir Putin, will take the job of senior director for Europe and Russia in the White House National Security Council. The March 28 report cited unnamed officials, and there was no immediate comment from the White House. Media reports in […]

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German prosecutors say they have arrested a suspected former Afghan Taliban commander believed to have taken part in an attack that killed U.S. and Afghan soldiers. The federal prosecutor’s office said in a March 28 statement that the 30-year-old Afghan citizen, identified only as Abdullah P., was arrested in the southern state of Bavaria on […]

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Posted on Mar 28, 2017 A series of airstrikes in a crowded neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq earlier this month are under debate. U.S. officials have avoided confirming that civilians were killed in the deadly March 17 strikes, but a senior Iraqi military officer has stated that “dozens of civilians” were killed. Chris Woods, a reporter and founder […]

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From the start of his presidency, Donald Trump’s “war on terror” has entailed the seemingly indiscriminate slaughter of innocent people in the name of killing terrorists. In other words, Trump has escalated the 16-year-old core premise of America’s foreign policy – that it has the right to bomb any country in the world where people […]

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The U.S. military has confirmed that an air strike on March 19 in Afghanistan killed Qari Yasin, described as an Al-Qaeda leader responsible for several high-profile attacks that killed dozens of people, including two U.S. service members. The Pentagon on March 25 said the air strike on Yasin — a “senior terrorist figure” from Balochistan, […]

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