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August 12th, 2010

Civilian death toll rises by a third in Afghanistan

More civilians were killed or injured in Afghanistan in the first half of this year than in any six-month spell since the war began, a United Nations report released yesterday said.The total number of casualties soared by 31 per cent in comparison with the same period in 2009, according to ... continue reading

August 10th, 2010

U.S. Urges Allies to Crack Down on WikiLeaks

The Obama administration has asked Britain, Germany, Australia, and other allies to consider criminal charges against Julian Assange for his Afghan war leaks. Philip Shenon reports.The Obama administration is pressing Britain, Germany, Australia, and other allied Western governments to consider opening criminal investigations of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and to ... 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

August 7th, 2010

US official says coalition forces not losing war in Afghan

Islamabad: A senior American official on Friday contradicted Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's assertion that coalition forces in Afghanistan were "losing the war against the Taliban", saying the US-led troops were neither losing nor planning to pull out of the country. Asked by journalists whether the US forces were losing ... continue reading

August 7th, 2010

NATO acknowledges civilian deaths in Afghan clash

KABUL, Afghanistan -- NATO acknowledged an undetermined number of Afghan civilians were killed yesterday in fighting with the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan and promised to provide compensation to their families.The civilian deaths occurred in two attacks before dawn yesterday in Nangarhar province, local officials said.Eight members of an extended family ... continue reading

August 6th, 2010

Afghan civilians killed in nighttime raid by U.S. troops

KABUL, Afghanistan — As many as “a dozen or more” Afghan civilians died during a nighttime raid by U.S. troops hunting for Taliban commanders in eastern Afghanistan, military officials acknowledged Thursday. The episode, which took place Wednesday in Nangarhar province, comes amid escalating tensions between the Western military and the ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

July 29th, 2010

I Have Become Uncomfortably Numb

I am numb, I think. Since the U.S. Corporate Military Industrial Complex forced me into the World of the Aware after my son’s murder in Iraq, I feel that the news freshly assaults me on a daily basis. I am numb, I think, from being abused by this Empire on ... continue reading

July 28th, 2010

Sailor who vanished from eastern Afghan province is dead

KABUL, Afghanistan — One of two US sailors missing in Afghanistan since last week — a 30-year-old father of two — has been confirmed dead and his body recovered, a NATO spokesman said yesterday.The search continues for the other missing sailor, said Lieutenant Colonel Todd Breasseale, a spokesman for NATO ... 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 25th, 2010

Taliban claim capture of US sailor, killing of 2nd

KABUL, Afghanistan – The Taliban have offered to exchange the body of a U.S. Navy sailor they said was killed in an ambush two days ago in exchange for insurgent prisoners, an Afghan official said Sunday.U.S. and NATO officials confirmed that two American Navy personnel went missing Friday in the ... continue reading

July 22nd, 2010

Taliban militants behead six Afghan police officers, officials say

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Taliban militants beheaded six Afghan police officers during a raid in northern Baghlan province, officials said Wednesday. The militants had attacked a school, clinic and the district governor's office in Dahanah-e Ghori. They overran a police checkpoint and killed the six police officers, according to NATO's ... 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 16th, 2010

4 NATO containers torched in Quetta, Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, July 16 (Xinhua) -- Four NATO supply containers were completely destroyed after they were set on fire by unknown miscreants in Quetta, a capital city of Pakistan's southwest province of Balochistan, reported local media The News on Friday. According to the report, the attack took place late Thursday night ... continue reading

July 16th, 2010

4 NATO tankers set ablaze

BALOCHISTAN — Four NATO oil tankers caught fire, after unidentified gunmen attacked the vehicles in the Mach area of Balochistan.According to Levis officials, the attackers fired bullets at the NATO oil containers, late Thursday night. The vehicles’ inflammable material caught fire, gutting the vehicles. No casualties were reported as the drivers ... continue reading

July 15th, 2010

Afghan hunt for rogue soldier after British killings

KABUL — A renegade Afghan soldier is on the run after killing three British soldiers on a base in the troubled south of the country, adding to concerns about NATO-led efforts to help build up the Afghan army.Afghan's army chief vowed a full investigation into Tuesday's shooting but Britain, the ... continue reading

July 14th, 2010

3 US troops die in attack on Kandahar police HQ

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – A car bomb and gunfight at the entrance of a police headquarters killed three U.S. troops and five civilians in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, officials said Wednesday.An Afghan police officer also died in the attack on the compound of the elite Afghan National Civil Order ... 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 12th, 2010

Pentagon PR Strategy: More Briefings, Fewer 'Win' and 'Lose' Phrases for Afghanistan

The Pentagon has outlined a new strategy to "communicate U.S. policy objectives" in Afghanistan and "manage expectations" of the American public about the progress of the nine-year-long war.In a three-page memorandum for the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Douglas Wilson, the new Assistant ... 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

Five US soldiers killed in Afghanistan bombings

Kabul: Nato said that five US service members have been killed by roadside bombs - two in the west, two in the south and one in the east of the country. No other details have as yet been disclosed.Also on Monday, the British Defence Ministry said a British soldier had ... 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

July 2nd, 2010

Petraeus arrives in Afghanistan as Taliban attack kills five

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan – Three foreigners were among five killed when Taliban militants stormed a US aid organisation in Afghanistan Friday, as General David Petraeus arrived in Kabul as the new war commander.Another 20 people were wounded in the pre-dawn attack on the compound of aid contractor Development Alternatives Inc (DAI) ... 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

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Mar 31st
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Mar 24th
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Mar 21st
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Mar 21st
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Mar 19th
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Mar 14th
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