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Tag: civilian casualties

Saturday, May 27, 2017: Khost, Afghanistan

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Time

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017: Mosul Iraq, and Raqqa Syria

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We don’t normally think of what’s happening now in Mosul, Iraq and Raqqa, Syria as terrorism but the consequences are the same for their residents. Having already suffered under ISIS rule, millions of innocent civilians are now subject to indiscriminate car bombs, mortars, aerial bombardment, and gunfire as attempts are made to retake both cities. Food and water are in short supply, and death tolls are rising in neighborhoods that have been reduced to rubble. Caught between opposing forces, families face the agonizing choice to remain in their homes or flee, knowing that neither option comes with a guarantee.

After reading the accounts below, I’m reminded of that classic quote from Vietnam: “It became necessary to destroy the town to save it.”

Forty years later, is there nothing we’ve learned?

NY Times, March 28, 2017

Washington Post, March 28, 2017

NY Times, March 27, 2017

 

Saturday, February 18, 2017: Democratic Republic of Congo

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Until now, I haven’t included war-related and state-sponsored atrocities in this ongoing memorial (since Nice, France in July of last year) to victims of terrorist attacks. But this latest crime against humanity is beyond the pale, and warrants inclusion. Sadly, it also marks the first time I’ve had to re-arrange the cities and their candles to make room for another addition.

 

Thursday, November 24, 2016: Thanksgiving Day

Let the world give the people of Aleppo, Syria something to be thankful about in the upcoming days and weeks.

And let us not forget the unfolding humanitarian tragedy occurring in Mosul, Iraq.

Friday, August 19, 2016: Aleppo, Syria + Sana’a, Yemen

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