Archive for the ‘afghanistan’ Category

Afghani death count

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

A suicide bomber killed at least 50 people, including five MPs and several children, in northern Afghanistan.
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Afghani death count

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

In Afghanistan, at least 60 people have been killed and 50 injured in a suicide bombing targeting Afghan lawmakers. The dead include six parliamentarians, as well as schoolchildren and senior citizens. It was the worst suicide bombing in Afghanistan since the U.S. invasion in 2001.
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Think tank: War on Terror sucks

Monday, October 8th, 2007

A British think tank concluded that the War on Terror has been a disaster.
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Afghani death count

Friday, September 28th, 2007

In Afghanistan, more than one thousand people gathered for a protest Wednesday against a foreign troop raid in Kandahar. Residents say two Islamic clerics were killed overnight.
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Opium output at record highs in Afghanistan

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Opium production in Afghanistan is at record levels for the second consecutive year.
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Cindy Sheehan to run for Speaker of the House

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Former anti-war leader Cindy Sheehan announced on Thursday that in 2008 she will run as an independent candidate against Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). “I dedicate my candidacy to the people of Iraq and Afghanistan,” Sheehan said, weeping.
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Afghani death count

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

US air strikes reportedly killed as many as 200 civilians. According to the US military the strike hit people who had gathered to watch the Taliban hang two men accused of spying for the government; according to locals the strike killed civilians preparing for a picnic.
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Study: US failing in Afghanistan

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

A new British parliamentary study says the U.S.-led NATO force is failing to achieve its goals in Afghanistan.
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Obama suggests another war

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

The U.S. should shift troops from Iraq to pursue al-Qaida along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Saturday.
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Report: Al Qaeda strongest since 9/11

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

A new U.S. government analysis concluded that Al Qaeda is the strongest it has been since the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. President Bush said it was “simply not the case” that al-Qaeda had successfully rebuilt itself despite a massive six-year campaign to dismantle it.
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US Army: US troops killed Canadian soldier

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

The US army confirmed that Canadian soldier Robert Costall was shot in the back in Afghanistan last year by American troops, who opened machine-gun fire on him and then another friendly position during an insurgent attack.
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Decline for military in black recruits

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

The military was concerned about a marked drop in the number of African-American recruits since the start of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars; “We just want to make sure,” said Marine Commandant General James Conway, “that we continue to look like America.”
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Afghani president angry of US tactcs;civilian deaths

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

Nato and US-led troops are failing to co-ordinate with their Afghan allies and thereby causing civilian deaths, President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan said. He criticised his Western allies’ “extreme” use of force and said they should act as his government asked.
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Iraq ranked second among world’s failed states

Monday, June 18th, 2007

Iraq was rated the world’s second most unstable country, behind Sudan.
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US-led airstrike in Afghanistan kills seven children

Monday, June 18th, 2007

The American-led coalition forces in Afghanistan killed seven children during an air strike on what they say was an Al Qaeda base in the east of the country, the military said in a statement today.
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Afghani death count

Sunday, June 17th, 2007

A suicide bomber walked onto a bus carrying officers to a police academy and detonated himself in Kabul on Sunday, killing at least 35 police officers.
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Taliban assassination attempt on Karzai unsuccessful

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

The Taliban fired rockets at Afghan President Hamid Karzai as he gave a speech to some elders. Karzai paused to quiet the audience after the rockets landed a few hundred yards away, then finished his speech.
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Judge’s ruling may halt all Guantanamo trials

Monday, June 4th, 2007

The U.S. war crimes tribunals at Guantanamo came to a halt Monday when a military judge dropped all the charges against a young Canadian. Army Col. Peter Brownback, the judge, said the military tribunal lacked jurisdiction over Canadian Omar Khadr because he did not meet the definition of those subject to trial under a law the U.S. Congress drafted last year.
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UN: Up to 380 civilians killed in Afghan violence this year

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Up to 380 Afghan civilians have been killed in fighting between Taliban insurgents and Afghan and international forces this year, the
United Nations said Monday.
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YouTube challenges Pentagon ban

Friday, May 18th, 2007

YouTube’s co-founders on Thursday challenged the Pentagon’s assertion that soldiers overseas were sapping too much bandwidth by watching online videos, the military’s principal rationale for blocking popular Web sites from Defense Department computers.

“They said it might be a bandwidth issue, but they created the Internet, so I don’t know what the problem is,”

Chief Executive Chad Hurley said.
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