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3 Facts About Civilian Casualties

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Civilian casualties occurs in a general sense, when civilians are killed or injured by non-civilians, mostly law enforcement officers, military personnel, or criminals such as terrorists and bank robbers.

In general, a civilian is "a person who is not a member of the military or of a police or firefighting force", as defined by Merriam Webster's Dictionary.

A law enforcement officer or peace officer, in North American English, is a public-sector employee whose duties primarily involve the enforcement of laws.

Military personnel are members of the armed forces.

Caught In The Crossfire: Afghanistan's Civilian Casualties ... by VICE

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Under the law of war, civilian casualties are civilians who perished or suffered wounds as a result of wartime acts.

The law of war is a legal term of art that refers to the aspect of public international law concerning acceptable justifications to engage in war and the limits to acceptable wartime conduct.

War is a state of armed conflict between societies.

Civilian casualties mount as Israel widens Gaza invasion by Al Jazeera English

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In both cases, they can be associated with the outcome of any form of action regardless of whether civilians were targeted directly or not.

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