July 11, 2003 |
A suspected planner of the 1997 Luxor massacre that killed 62 people -- mostly tourists -- was handed over by Uruguayan authorities to Egyptian police, Egypt's Middle East News Agency said. Uruguayan police arrested Mohammed Ali Hassan Mokhlis in early 1999. Mokhlis was taken into custody after his arrival at Cairo's international airport, according to the news agency. He is wanted in the Nov.
March 17, 2008 |
More than a thousand people gathered in My Lai to remember the victims of one of the most notorious chapters of the Vietnam War. On March 16, 1968, U.S. troops killed as many as 504 villagers, nearly all of them unarmed women, children and elderly. When the attack was uncovered, it horrified Americans, prompted military investigations and badly undermined support for the war. The memorial drew relatives, U.S. war veterans, peace activists and a delegation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors.
August 24, 1987 |
A Polish official, in the first formal public acknowledgment of a pogrom that occurred 41 years ago, said Sunday that 42 Jews were killed by Poles in this city in 1946. Kazimierz Kakol, chairman of the commission investigating Nazi crimes in Poland, officially condemned the slayings during a ceremony marking the anniversary of the Nazis' massacre of 30,000 Kielce Jews on Aug. 23, 1943.
September 4, 2004 |
Investigators have linked a recent massacre at a Burundian refugee camp to Hutu rebels operating with armed groups from Rwanda and Congo, according to a preliminary U.N. report. Secretary-General Kofi Annan recently cited reports that the Burundian rebel National Liberation Force, which has claimed responsibility for the Aug. 13 massacre, operated in alliance with Congolese tribal fighters known as Mai Mai, and Rwandan Hutu rebels.
September 15, 1987 |
As many as 68 Tamil guerrillas were killed in what was described as a "massacre of unarmed people" as rival separatist groups clashed in eastern Batticaloa province, police and residents said Monday. The powerful Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam staged a series of raids on vehicles and houses of unarmed rival Tamil groups on Sunday. "It's one-sided. It's just been a massacre of unarmed people," said Joseph Kingsley Swampillai, Roman Catholic bishop of Batticaloa.
October 9, 2003 |
U.N. peacekeepers are moving deep into a volatile northeastern province of Congo to prevent massacres like one that killed scores this week, the top U.N. envoy in Kinshasa said. Peacekeepers are setting up at least three permanent countryside deployments in Ituri province, where rampaging tribal fighters this week killed at least 65 people, mainly children, said William Swing. Members of the 3,000-strong U.N.
October 4, 1988 |
Under a 30-foot tent outside his modest home, Aziz Konchwala, the family patriarch, presided Monday over soyam , the third and final day of Islamic mourning. But it is only the men of the shattered family Konchwala leads in an anguished daylong prayer: Most female members of the family are dead.
October 30, 1999 |
U.S. investigators visited the scene of the alleged mass killing of civilians by U.S. soldiers during the Korean War. The eight investigators, led by the Army's inspector general, Lt. Gen. Michael Ackerman, interviewed survivors during their visit, the first field investigation of the alleged July 1950 massacre at No Gun Ri, a South Korean hamlet. The Pentagon says it must complete its investigation of the alleged massacre before deciding whether to grant legal immunity to any veterans.
May 30, 2003 |
U.S. officials on Thursday admitted that they had in custody, and then released, the main suspect in the worst single known massacre of Shiite civilians -- including men, women and children -- that took place near Hillah in central Iraq. The release of Mohammed Jawad Neifus is sure to bring outrage against the United States among Shiite Muslims, some of whom have already alleged that the U.S. government was not serious about prosecuting war crimes suspects from the regime of Saddam Hussein.
September 17, 1989 |
Gunmen rampaged through three villages in central Sri Lanka, burning and shooting to death at least 82 Sinhalese civilians in repeated night raids, residents and military officials said Saturday. An army officer said the killers are believed to be pro-government vigilantes seeking vengeance for the deaths of 15 soldiers' relatives killed by radicals of the Sinhalese People's Liberation Front. The gunmen wore military-style uniforms, he said.