The coalition commander in Afghanistan went to the site of a recent airstrike and apologized for civilian deaths, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said Friday.
CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports on the suicide bombings that killed dozens of people in Afghanistan.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned a NATO airstrike this week that a provincial official says killed women and children, in a statement that came just as U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrived Thursday in Kabul for talks.
A spokesman for President Hamid Karzai expressed dismay Monday over four airstrikes in recent days by international forces in which dozens of civilian casualties have been reported.
President Obama speaks to the nation from Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, describing the new treaty with the country.
President Barack Obama marked the first anniversary of the death of terror mastermind Osama bin Laden with an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, signing a long-awaited strategic partnership agreement meant to set the conditions of an American withdrawal from the war-torn nation.
U.S. military officials have yet to gain access to the sites where 17 Afghans were killed in Kandahar, an obstacle that could make it more difficult to prosecute the American soldier accused of the multiple homicides.
The United Nations Human Rights Council urged Sri Lanka Thursday to thoroughly investigate allegations of atrocities committed during the island nation's long and brutal civil war.
A U.S. soldier is accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians. A clinical psychologist discusses how this could happen.
Barbara Starr reports the alleged Afghan shooter had suffered from a traumatic brain injury and was a trained sniper.
For the second time in five months, a U.S. soldier from a Washington military base is accused of committing atrocities against civilians in Afghanistan.
A suicide bomber blew himself up at an entrance to Afghanistan's Bagram Airfield on Monday, an attack the Taliban called revenge for the burning of Qurans by U.S. troops there last month.
A series of explosions and shootings killed 44 people and injured more than 200 in Baghdad and elsewhere Thursday morning, Iraqi police said.
Iraq's fugitive vice president rips the U.S., Iraq's prime minister and Iran in an exclusive interview with CNN.
Eight Afghan youths killed in a coalition airstrike last week were mistaken for potential attackers, the International Security Assistance Force said Wednesday.
Two children have been rearrested in Afghanistan for being prospective suicide bombers, CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
NATO is investigating a report by Afghan authorities that an airstrike by coalition forces killed eight children in Kapisa province this week, it said Friday.
A United Nations report blaming a record loss of Afghan civilian lives last year on insurgents and the Taliban was dismissed as "untrue" by a Taliban spokesman Saturday.
As recent bloodshed raises fears of renewed sectarian violence in Iraq, U.S. Vice President Biden has been calling Iraqi leaders in an apparent attempt to soothe political tensions, the White House said Saturday.
A suicide car bomber targeting a Shiite funeral procession in Baghdad killed dozens Friday, the latest attack in a country engulfed by political crisis and an uptick in violence.
CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports on how political infighting could lead to sectarian strife in Iraq.
The Afghan government will investigate reports of civilian casualties in a recent NATO bombing, the office of President Hamid Karzai said Thursday.
Iraq's civilian death toll lingered at more than 4,000 for the third straight year in 2011, a sign of the country's "persistent low-level conflict," according to a public online database.
The UN says a government crackdown has lead to 5,000 Syrian civilian deaths.
The head of America's special operations troops has endorsed a likely controversial plan to boost the numbers of armed Afghans paid by NATO to protect their villages under a plan once described as "a community watch with AK-47s."
An explosion in Afghanistan's northern Balkh province Tuesday killed four civilians, police said.
An Army staff sergeant accused of leading a rogue "kill squad" charged with murdering three Afghan civilians took the stand Friday during his court martial and denied carrying out the killings. Yet he admitted to cutting off body parts as part of what prosecutors called a gruesome practice of keeping battlefield "trophies."
Drone technology is spreading rapidly. As many as 50 countries are developing or purchasing these systems, including China, Russia, India, Pakistan, and Iran.
NATO's International Security Assistance Force took issue Wednesday with a new United Nations report that says violence in Afghanistan has jumped in the past year.
Authorities believe a truck carrying more than 1,500 pounds of explosives caused a massive blast outside a combat outpost that injured 77 U.S. troops and killed at least two Afghan civilians over the weekend, a U.S. military official said.
A suicide bombing at a NATO base in Afghanistan kills two and injures many more. CNN's Suzanne Malveaux reports.
Suicide bombers are responsible for killing more than 12,000 Iraqi civilians and wounding more than 30,000 since the war began, according to study released by the British medical journal Lancet.
A Pakistani lawyer discusses a new report claming U.S. drone attacks have killed hundreds of civilians.
A senior U.S. official is dismissing a report that says covert American drone strikes in Pakistan have killed 385 civilians, nearly half of them children, saying the findings by the London-based Bureau for Investigative Journalism are faulty and uncorroborated.
Rebels pushed Thursday northward on three fronts toward the coastal cities of al-Zawiya, Aziziya and Sorman, with their ultimate goal being Tripoli, rebel field commander Adel Al-Zintani told CNN.
Tripoli suffers from widespread blackouts and fuel shortages as NATO airstrikes continue. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
A military judge sentenced a soldier accused of being part of a rogue Army "kill squad" that murdered civilians in Afghanistan to three years in military prison and to receive a bad-conduct discharge Friday.
Four people were shot dead Friday in an anti-NATO demonstration in southern Afghanistan during an exchange of gunfire that took place amid a protest over civilian casualties, police said.
Three Afghan civilians were killed and four were wounded when at least one French soldier opened fire on their vehicle in northeastern Afghanistan late Tuesday evening, officials said.
"Sgt. Gibbs asked if we were OK to go ahead and shoot this guy. We said 'yeah,'" Army Pvt. Jeremy Morlock testified Thursday in a hearing for one of a group of U.S. soldiers accused of forming a rogue "kill squad" while fighting in Afghanistan.
NATO says it is investigating a Saturday attack by a man wearing an Afghan army uniform who opened fire on International Security Assistance Forces in southern Afghanistan, killing one.
The NATO-led command in Afghanistan is investigating a raid that led to the deaths of six Afghans and claims of civilian casualties.
The use of powerful improvised explosive devices -- IEDs -- by militants in Afghanistan has caused a "dramatic" hike in "conflict-related civilian deaths" in the first half of the year, the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan said in a report Thursday.
Afghan officials say a NATO airstrike in Logar province Monday killed at least nine and up to 16 people.
Dozens of civilians may have been killed by Yemeni forces since May while fighting an armed Islamist group in Abyan province, the activist group Human Rights Watch said in a report released Saturday. But a spokesman for Yemen's ruling party disputed the findings.
In a landmark judgment, Europe's highest court ruled Thursday that Britain was an occupying force in southern Iraq but failed to adequately investigate the deaths of Iraqi civilians.
Eight children and three women died in eastern Afghanistan when NATO-led forces bombarded houses, a provincial official told CNN Thursday.
Jury selection begins Thursday for an Army sergeant charged in what military authorities say was a conspiracy by a group of soldiers to kill Afghan civilians for sport and then cover it up.
Seven civilians were killed Monday from two separate roadside mines in Afghanistan's eastern Ghazni province, the Ministry of Interior said.
Support from the United States, Pakistan and other Afghan allies is crucial to the success of reconciliation talks with the Taliban, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said in an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria that aired Sunday.
NATO airstrikes hit a bakery and a restaurant in the Libyan city of al-Brega Saturday, killing 15 civilians, a Libyan government official told CNN, though the alliance countered that claim.
CNN's Fareed Zakaria talks to Afghan President Hamid Karzai about the pace of U.S. troop withdrawal.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday welcomed U.S. President Barack Obama's plans for a U.S. troops drawdown and said it's a sign that Afghanistan is ready to take control of security in the war-torn nation.
NATO said Monday that a residential building west of Tripoli was targeted early Monday in an airstrike that the Libyan government alleges killed 15 people, including three children.
NATO acknowledged Sunday that an errant airstrike in Tripoli may have caused "a number of civilian casualties."
CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on fighting in Libya, where rebels have little or no training and only light weapons.
CNN's Jill Dougherty looks at a report critical of the effectiveness of U.S. aid projects in Afghanistan.
The number of civilians killed in attacks and other war-related violence hit 368 in May, making it the deadliest month for Afghans since 2007, the United Nations said Saturday.
Suicide bombers targeted security forces and foreign civil affairs workers in separate blasts Monday in the western Afghanistan city of Herat, killing at least five people and wounding 33, a police official told CNN.
Seven people were killed in a suicide attack in northern Afghanistan aimed at high-level Afghan and coalition officials.
A coalition commander offered his alliance's "sincere apologies" Sunday for an airstrike that he said killed nine civilians in southern Afghanistan.
A suicide bombing ripped through a military hospital in Kabul on Saturday as a warning surfaced from the commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan of increased "high-profile attacks" over the summer.
The commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan is warning troops of increased high-profile attacks over the summer, calling on NATO-led forces to balance its tactical needs with those of the civilian population.
The Taliban said Saturday it is launching a new offensive against foreign troops and Afghan security forces in what it calls the tenth year of "sacred Jihad against all foreign invaders."
Libyan government forces directed their assault Monday on civilian areas of Misrata, resulting in a number of civilian casualties, witnesses said.
Moammar Gadhafi's forces Thursday pounded the strategic port of Misrata, his sole daughter defied the coalition and the three leaders of that alliance declared the Libyan leader "must go and go for good."
CNN's Anderson Cooper takes a closer look at whether NATO is doing enough to protect civilians in Libya.
Libyan opposition fighters marched west Sunday, seizing control of two key cities, CNN observed, and gaining ground as coalition airstrikes continued to pound the North African nation.
CNN's Arwa Damon reports rebels say they've seized the oil port of Brega, crediting coalition airstrikes with the gain.
Civilians were accidentally killed during a NATO airstrike in Afghanistan, the organization's International Security Assistance Force said in a statement Saturday.
CNN's Arwa Damon talks with the military commander of the Libyan opposition.
The coalition air effort to halt the Libyan government's attacks on civilians continued into Thursday for a sixth day, with an airstrike in the Tripoli suburb of Tajura, a government official said.
A soldier accused of killing Afghan citizens for sport pleaded guilty Wednesday at the outset of a court martial proceeding at an Army base in Washington.
Tensions between the United States and Russia over coalition airstrikes in Libya broke back into the open Tuesday, with Moscow calling for an immediate cease-fire to protect civilians and Washington saying that the claims of Libyan casualties were Gadhafi lies.
Adm. Mike Mullen lays out the plan of action for military operations against Libya.
A U.S.-led military mission in Libya has effectively imposed a no-fly zone and blasted some of Moammar Gadhafi's ground forces outside the rebel stronghold of Benghazi, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen said Sunday.
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates apologizes for the civilian casualties in Kunar, Afghanistan, over the weekend.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Monday offered his personal apology to Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai for the killings of nine Afghan boys last week in a NATO-led helicopter attack targeting insurgents, saying the incident "breaks our hearts."
Apologies are not sufficient when it comes to civilian casualties, Afghan President Hamid Karzai told the NATO commander Sunday, days after a NATO airstrike killed nine Afghan boys.
Seven civilians were killed and 14 others wounded when a roadside bomb exploded by a bus carrying passengers in al-Maaqal district in northern Basra Sunday morning, police told CNN.
The commander of U.S. and NATO-led forces in Afghanistan apologized Wednesday after an investigation concluded that coalition troops accidentally killed nine civilians -- including some children -- in a strike Tuesday.
Just days after the governor of an northeastern Afghanistan province claimed dozens of civilians were killed in a NATO-led mission targeting insurgents, new allegations of civilian casualties surfaced in a nearby province Thursday.
Nine civilians were killed in a road mine explosion in Afghanistan's Baghlan province, a spokesman for the province's governor said Sunday.
Three Afghans were killed in a suicide attack in Kandahar province on Monday, the Afghan government said.
Next year at this time, the United States is to withdraw all of its troops from Iraq, the scheduled end of a turbulent chapter in U.S. and Iraqi military history.
A UN Report states a rise in civilian casualties. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
The Taliban movement is disputing a U.N. report that asserts the number of civilians slain by insurgents has risen but those killed by the coalition has dropped.
Afghanistan is seeing higher levels of violence this year than last year at this time, with 20% more civilians killed and the number of "security incidents" up by 66%, the United Nations says in a new report.
A U.N. report issued this week reveals surprising statistics. CNN's Arwa Damon reports from Kabul.
A series of attacks in less than a day has killed five civilians and injured dozens more in Iraq, police told CNN.
Leaked military documents suggest that more Iraqi civilians were killed between 2004 and 2009 than had been reported.
WikiLeak's founder speaks at a press conference about the Iraq War documents recently released.
Human Rights Watch on Saturday urged the Iraqi and U.S. governments to launch investigations into reports of torture and detainee abuse after the WikiLeaks website published thousands of classified military documents detailing the war in Iraq.
The whistle-blower website WikiLeaks published nearly 400,000 classified military documents from the Iraq war on Friday, calling it the largest classified military leak in history.
NATO forces killed five armed men in eastern Afghanistan on Friday, and the command is investigating allegations of civilian casualties, the International Security Assistance Force said.
Violence killed hundreds of Iraqi civilians in August, authorities said Wednesday, a day after President Barack Obama marked the end of the U.S. combat mission in the country.
NATO forces are investigating whether a raid on Taliban positions in northern Afghanistan left civilians dead after complaints from provincial leaders, an allied general announced Sunday.
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