Monday, February 21, 2011

Killing people who oppose the government

Report: Libya air force bombs protesters heading for army base from Haaretz,

Libyan military aircraft fired live ammunition at crowds of anti-government protesters in Tripoli, Al Jazeera television reported on Monday, quoting witnesses for its information.

"What we are witnessing today is unimaginable. Warplanes and helicopters are indiscriminately bombing one area after another. There are many, many dead," Adel Mohamed Saleh said.

Governor: NATO Offensive Killed 64 Civilians in Afghanistan’s Kunar Province from

A four day NATO offensive in Afghanistan’s Kunar Province has left at least 64 innocent civilians dead and several others wounded, according to both the provincial governor and the provincial police chief.

Gen. Ziayi, the police chief, said that of the slain, 15 were men, 20 women and 29 were children. The governor later confirmed the overall total but reported only 26 children, with 16 men and 22 women.

The public health director for Kunar says that eight civilians are still being treated for major injuries sustained in the offensive, including four children. He also said that officials have called on the Red Cross to investigate the attacks.

Seven Killed in US Drone Strike Against South Waziristan from

A US Predator drone fired three missiles at a house in a tiny village of South Waziristan this evening, killing at least seven people whom officials described as “suspects.”

Families Mourn Those Who Died During Protests from WSJ

An estimated 300 people were killed during the 18 days of turmoil. Most died on the night of Jan. 28—when Hadir was killed—and the next day, largely from police gunfire, according to human-rights groups and witnesses.

The Egyptian health minister said Monday the government would identify those killed, distinguishing between "martyrs"—or innocent victims—and "thugs"—such as hired troublemakers. Families of the martyrs would be compensated, he said, adding that the number of martyrs is likely above 300.

Bahrain: terror as protesters shot. Live updates from Guardian(UK)
Bahrain: Five people are believed to have been killed and scores injured after Bahraini security forces raided peaceful protests in Pearl roundabout in the early hours of Thursday morning. Pictures have emerged showing brutal injuries sustained by protesters and, in one case, a young child. Riot police also targeted doctors and medics, while ambulances were prevented from reaching Pearl roundabout to collect the wounded.

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