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  • September 30, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    U.S. is cold-blooded invader in Afghanistan: Dwyer
    Shreveport Times: We’ve been at war in Afghanistan since 2001 and Iraq since 2003. We’ve been killing people in those countries longer than any wars in American history with no end in sight. None of the countries we’ve destroyed attacked us. The people and government of Afghanistan were not connected with 9-11. President George W. Bush actually backed the Taliban in May 2001 with 43 million USD. Therefore, every person we kill there is a war crime.      Full news...

  • September 28, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Anger in Kabul after US air raid wounds civilians
    Al Jazeera: When the Taliban unleashed a barrage of rockets at Kabul’s airport on Wednesday, targeting the plane of visiting US Secretary of Defence James Mattis, streets in the area were devoid of life as residents remained indoors for several hours. A woman was killed, and 11 civilians were wounded in the Taliban attack, according to Afghan officials.      Full news...

  • September 27, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    1 killed, 11 injured as several rockets land near Kabul airport
    Associated Press: The Taliban fired several rockets at the Kabul international airport on Wednesday in an attack the insurgents claimed targeted the plane of visiting US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis. An Afghan woman was killed and 11 other civilians were wounded in the barrage. Afghan special forces managed to repel the attackers, killing four in an ensuing gun battle.      Full news...

  • September 23, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    UN Mission: 80 civilians dying in terror attacks daily in Afghanistan
    Fox News: It has been 16 years since the U.S. launched the War on Terror in Afghanistan, yet civilians still are bearing the brunt of the bloodshed. Mahmoud Saikal, the Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations, told Fox News that the war-embattled nation each day amid the insurgency is losing on average 70 to 80 civilians — only a small percent of whom are military.      Full news...

  • September 21, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Widows Of Afghan Soldiers Forced To Perform ‘Sexual Favors’ To Receive Pension Benefits
    The Daily Caller: Some widows of Afghan National Security Force members killed in action were forced to perform sexual favors for officials before they could obtain pension benefits, U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John Sopko said Thursday. He said that the U.S. is “trying to win the hearts and minds of the Afghan people,” but “first need to win the hearts and minds of the Afghan Security Forces.”      Full news...

  • September 10, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    10-year-old girl gang raped by six men, then beheaded in Afghan province
    Khaama Press (Translated by RAWA): Reports from Herat and Helmand provinces state that two young girls were mercilessly killed in these provinces. Local officials in Helmand province stated that six men gang raped a 10-year-old girl and then beheaded her. Omar Zwak, the governor’s spokesperson, said that two men were caught by the locals and they were trying to capture the rest.      Full news...

  • September 5, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Number Of IDPs Fleeing Conflict On The Rise Humanitarian Response on Monday issued the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) weekly report and stated that between 1 January and 31 August this year, 223,874 people fled their homes due to conflict in Afghanistan – an 11,000 increase against the same period last year. The report stated that the provinces sheltering the highest number of displaced people are Kunduz with 28,261 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Nangarhar with 27,401 IDPs and Uruzgan with 17,062.      Full news...

  • September 4, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Two Killed In Bombing On Wedding Ceremony In Qarabagh In the foreign troop’s air strike in Kabul’s Qarabgh district on Monday night two people were killed and three others wounded, local officials confirmed. Qarabagh’s district governor, Abdul Sami Sharifi, told TOLOnews that the incident happened in Jarji village of the district when guests at a wedding ceremony fired into the air in celebration. The foreign troops reportedly thought that they were under attack and bombed the area.      Full news...

  • September 2, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Retired Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson: US Might ‘Stay In Afghanistan For Another Five Decades’ Colonel Lawrence B. Larry Wilkerson, a retired military officer and head of the Colin L. Powell office, the former US State Secretary has warned over the possible fight between the world and region super-power countries in Afghanistan. In an interview with The Real News on Thursday, Wilkerson said the United States might stay for over 50 years in Afghanistan, because according to its strategic location, Afghanistan is the only place from where the US can take action against Russia and China.      Full news...