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August 13th, 2010

US wants Iraq to pay bill for war victims

RAMADI, Iraq — Off a dusty street flanked by piles of rubble and bombed-out car skeletons, the Saleh family is rebuilding their home with American aid money they got because three family members were accidentally killed in crossfire between U.S. forces and insurgents.In another neighborhood of the battleground city of ... continue reading

August 12th, 2010

Lewis-McChord soldier dies in Iraq

She was a former high school cheerleader described by her grandmother as sweet and gentle. She also was an Army specialist in the highly secretive field of gathering human intelligence. Spc. Faith R. Hinkley, 23, who came to Joint Base Lewis-McChord two years ago, died Saturday after insurgents attacked her ... continue reading

August 9th, 2010

Prisoner in Afghanistan kills two US Marines

KABUL (AFP) – A prisoner killed two US Marines in southern Afghanistan after escaping a prayer room and grabbing a rifle, NATO said Monday.The alliance said the gunman was later shot dead and that the incident on Saturday was under investigation."The prisoner escaped a room where he was observing prayer ... continue reading

July 26th, 2010

Afghan president: NATO rocket killed 52 civilians

KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghanistan's president says that a NATO rocket attack killed 52 civilians in the south of the country on Friday.Hamid Karzai's statement issued Monday says the Afghan intelligence service determined that a NATO rocket hit Regi village in Helmand province's Sangin district. The dead included women and children. ... continue reading

July 26th, 2010

Karzai says 52 Afghan civilians killed in NATO strike

Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan — President Hamid Karzai asserted Monday that up to 52 civilians had been killed by NATO rocket fire in southern Afghanistan, a controversy that erupted just as thousands of leaked military documents depicted a pervasive pattern of underreported civilian deaths and injuries in the course of ... continue reading

July 26th, 2010

WikiLeaks: More US documents coming on Afghan war

LONDON – The release of some 91,000 secret U.S. military documents on the Afghanistan war is just the beginning, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange promised Monday, adding that he still has thousands more Afghan files to post online.The White House, Britain and Pakistan have all condemned the online whistle-blowing group's release ... continue reading

July 22nd, 2010

Afghanistan copter crash kills 2 U.S. service members

Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan — Two U.S. service members were killed Thursday in a helicopter crash in Helmand province, the third fatal chopper crash in the south of Afghanistan in less than two months. The Taliban claimed to have shot down the aircraft. The NATO force said an investigation was ... continue reading

July 20th, 2010

US military build-up in Kandahar will bolster Taliban, warns security monitor

The US military build-up in Kandahar is likely to further strengthen the hold of the Taliban over the vital southern Afghanistan city, a highly respected security organisation said today in a bleak report warning of record Taliban violence and rising civilian deaths across the country.The report by the Afghanistan NGO ... continue reading

July 19th, 2010

From fighting a war to fighting war

ALBANY -- Ethan McCord is now a soldier for peace.The former Army specialist was fighting insurgents in Iraq in 2007 when U.S. Apache helicopters, hovering above him in 110  degrees heat, gunned down a group of armed men, but also civilians and journalists employed by Reuters.McCord, from Kansas, immediately came ... continue reading

July 19th, 2010

Suicide bombers attack Iraq militia and kill over 40

BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber attacked government-backed Sunni militia on Sunday as they lined up to be paid on Baghdad's southwestern outskirts, killing at least 39 and wounding 41, Iraqi security sources said. In a second attack, a suicide bomber killed four and wounded six at a meeting of local ... continue reading

July 16th, 2010

FACTBOX-A look at the costs of Afghan war to U.S. taxpayers

U.S. President Barack Obama's request for more money to pay for the war in Afghanistan is working its way through Congress slowly as lawmakers concentrate on other priorities and deal with scarce budget resources. Obama has asked for $33 billion more to help fund 30,000 extra U.S. soldiers being sent ... continue reading

July 16th, 2010

Afghan 'killer' of UK troops tells BBC he acted alone

A man who says he is the renegade Afghan soldier who killed three British troops in Helmand province in Afghanistan has contacted the BBC. The man said he had been angry at the conduct of British troops and that he had acted alone. He said he had joined the Taliban ... continue reading

July 13th, 2010

Most bombs in Afghan war 'made from banned fertiliser'

KABUL — The overwhelming majority of the bombs used to devastating effect by the Taliban in Afghanistan are made from a fertiliser that has been banned by the Kabul government, the defence ministry said Monday.Ammonium nitrate is the basic ingredient of 80 percent of the crude bombs that are killing ... continue reading

July 12th, 2010

Soldier from Louisville killed in Afghanistan

A 19-year-old soldier from Louisville who was newly married and expecting his first child was killed by a bomb Tuesday in Afghanistan.Pfc. Michael S. Pridham, who relatives said was part of a tank crew, was just six weeks from returning home when he died in Qalat, in southern Afghanistan, from ... continue reading

July 12th, 2010

VIDEO: Wife of Louisville soldier killed in action says he died a hero

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A Louisville soldier is one of three American service personnel killed in action in Afghanistan. Nineteen-year-old Pfc. Michael S. Pridham died July 6 in Qalat from wounds he suffered when his vehicle  was attacked by insurgents with an IED. Pridham's wife, 17-year-old Deidre says it's all hard to believe. "He ... continue reading

July 12th, 2010

VIDEO: Afghans protest killing of civilians

Kabul:  Hundreds of Afghans took to the streets of Mazar-i-Sharif yesterday to protest against mounting civilian deaths, while five US and Nato troops died in separate insurgent attacks on a bloody day of fighting across the country.Protesters chanted slogans against foreign forces and Afghan President Hamid Karzai after US troops ... continue reading

July 10th, 2010

Bomb in Kandahar city kills at least 1

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – A motorcycle bomb exploded in the commercial center of the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Saturday, killing at least one person, police said.Cars were ablaze and windows shattered at a popular shopping center in the aftermath of the blast.One bystander was killed when the bomb, concealed ... continue reading

July 8th, 2010

NATO airstrike accidentally kills 5 Afghan troops

KABUL, Afghanistan — A botched NATO airstrike killed five Afghan soldiers after they were mistaken for insurgents, highlighting continued weak coordination between international troops and the local security forces they are striving to build.An Afghan defense official Wednesday condemned the "friendly fire" deaths in the eastern province of Ghazni. They ... continue reading

July 6th, 2010

Police kill 64 people in Afghan drug bust

Afghan counter-narcotics police and international security forces killed 64 people and arrested 10 others during a three-day operation in Helmand province, the interior ministry said. Authorities also discovered and burned 16,641 kilograms (36,687 pounds) of narcotics during the operation, which ended Sunday, the interior ministry said. The ministry described the ... continue reading

July 5th, 2010

Bomb Blasts Overshadow Biden Speech In Iraq

Vice President Joe Biden urged rival Iraqi politicians Sunday to end months of delays and select new leaders for their wobbly democracy, predicting a peaceful transition of power even as suicide bombers struck government centers in two major cities. The attacks in Mosul and Ramadi underscored persistent fears that insurgents ... continue reading

July 3rd, 2010

The challenge of Kandahar

Reporting from Kandahar, Afghanistan — Rahmatullah, a slender Afghan engineer who lives in Kandahar city, tried to be polite when young Shawn Adams of Digby, Nova Scotia, offered to help in his efforts to build a local school. Sgt. Adams, 23, was leading a Canadian foot patrol when he encountered ... continue reading

June 30th, 2010

Record Western military deaths in Afghanistan in June

Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan — As the Afghan war's bloodiest month for Western forces drew to a close Wednesday, the widening scope and relentless tempo of battlefield casualties pointed to a formidable challenge for U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, the incoming commander. At least 103 coalition troops were killed ... continue reading

June 29th, 2010

Al-Qaida front group says it bombed Baghdad bank

An al-Qaida front group claimed responsibility Wednesday for bombing a state-run investment bank, gloating over its ease in penetrating security in an attack that killed at least 18 people.Sunday's attack on the Trade Bank of Iraq was meant to expose the weakness of the country's stalled government, according to a ... continue reading

June 29th, 2010

Petraeus: expect more violence in Afghanistan

As General Petraeus sat before the Senate Committee on Capitol Hill it appeared this confirmation hearing would be little more than a nod through.With the loss of the trusted and popular General Stanley McChrystal as leader of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan, the US government is in desperate need ... continue reading

June 27th, 2010

2 U.S. troops killed in operation targeting Taliban, al Qaeda

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Three service members, including two U.S. service members, have died as troops conduct an operation targeting al Qaeda and Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan's Kunar province, the military said Sunday. A combined force of more than 600 Afghan and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops were conducting ... continue reading

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Apr 4th
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Apr 4th
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Apr 3rd
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Apr 2nd
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Apr 1st
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Mar 31st
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Mar 24th
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Mar 23rd
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Mar 21st
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Mar 21st
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Mar 19th
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Mar 19th
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Mar 17th
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Mar 14th
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Mar 14th
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Mar 13th
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Mar 7th
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