War History Is Littered With Civilian Deaths

February 13, 2015 1:10 PM

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Rarely has the world had such a front-row seat for a concerted attack by a major air force on an urban area as it did during last summer's Gaza war. But Israel is far from the only country to have killed civilians during war. The list is long, from Dresden to Japan, from Grozny to Algeria.

The United States has killed civilians in its recent conflicts — in Iraq and Afghanistan in the last decade, and earlier in Vietnam and Korea as well. Syria's ongoing civil war has killed an estimated 220,000 people in about four years, nearly half civilians and many of those bombed by their own gov...

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