Saturday, December 20, 2014

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UN: Record Afghan Civilians Killed

The United Nations says civilian casualties in Afghanistan reached a record high this year, up 19 percent compared to last year.

Drone Kills Five Militants In Pakistan

A U.S. drone strike has killed at least five militants in Pakistan's restive tribal region near the Afghan border.

Iraqi Kurds Claim More Advances

Kurdish forces in Iraq claim they have made more advances against Islamic State (IS) militants.

UN Urges Taliban To Reduce Civilian Casualties

The United Nations has urged the Taliban to reduce civilians casualties in Afghanistan, but has seen no change on the ground.

U.S. To Send 1,300 Troops To Iraq

The Pentagon has announced it will send up to 1,300 more U.S. troops to Iraq on a mission to "train, advice, and assist," beginning in late January.

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