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U.S. Army soldier pleads guilty to killing 16 Afghan civilians

An American soldier pleads guilty to an attack on Afghan civilians that halted military operations, and led to the Taliban calling off peace talks.

Taliban vows revenge against 'sick minded American savages'

Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan have vowed to take revenge against "sick minded American savages" following the murderous rampage of a U.S. soldier who shot 16 Afghan civilians, including nine children.

UN report: First half of 2011‘ deadliest’ for Afghan civilians

Kabul - A new midyear report on civilian deaths in Afghanistan reveals the first six months of 2011 showed 1,462 killed, a 15 percent increase over the same period a year ago, and the deadliest period since the war began in 2001.

Canada compensated Afghan civilians $1M for deaths, injuries

Kandahar - The government of Canada have compensated Afghan civilians who were stuck in crossfire between Canadian armed forces and armed combatants. Canada has paid out $1 million for deaths, injuries and damages that civilians sustained.

US Army 'kill team' allegedly murdered Afghan innocents for sport

As the US occupation in Afghanistan continues to deteriorate, 12 US soldiers are facing various charges over their involvement of murdering at random a number of Afghan civilians and then keeping body parts as trophies.

5 U.S. soldiers accused of randomly targeting Afghan civilians

Kandahar - Five United States soldiers have been charged with targeting Afghan civilians in the Kandahar province. The troops were accused of murdering three people in June. One allegedly formed a "kill team" that randomly targeted Afghans.

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