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  • July 27, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ‘Wars Are Not Fought to Liberate Women’
    Fair: Media are celebrating the participation of Afghan girls in a robotics competition in DC after being denied visas twice as somehow a feel-good story about America. No one seems to have pondered the irony of the denial, given that Afghan girls doing science is precisely the sort of PR moment the US pretended the 2001 invasion was all about. It could have opened a talk about what decades of unending war on Afghanistan have actually done towards that ostensible goal, but it did not.      Full news...

  • July 4, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    SAS accused of killing unarmed Afghan civilians
    BBC News: The Royal Military Police is investigating an allegation that British special forces killed unarmed Afghan civilians, the BBC understands. The BBC has spoken to one man who says four members of his family were killed in a night raid involving the SAS in 2011. The Sunday Times has also reported other allegations of unlawful killing by British special forces.      Full news...

  • June 12, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Foreign forces kill 2 children after convoy runs over mine in East Afghanistan
    Xinhua: Two Afghan civilians were killed in shooting after the convoy of the U.S.-led coalition forces ran over a mine in the eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, spokesman for provincial government Attaullah Khogiani said. “A mine planted by militants struck the convoy of foreign forces in Shirgal area of Ghani Khil district this morning and the foreign soldiers in retaliation opened fire and killed two children each eight and 10 years old in the area,” Khogiani told reporters.      Full news...


  • May 30, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US, coalition strikes in Afghanistan spike, hit highest number in five years
    AP: The number of weapons released by U.S. and allied aircraft in Afghanistan sharply spiked in April, hitting the highest point in nearly five years. According to an airpower summary posted online this week by U.S. Air Forces Central Command, coalition aircraft released 460 weapons last month, more than double the 203 weapons released in March. It was the most in a single month since August 2012, when 589 weapons were released.      Full news...

  • May 27, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Traumatic Night Raids Haunt Afghan Women
    IWPR: At 11pm on the night of April 3, 2016, Bibi Sahra was woken by a group of armed soldiers storming into her family home. The 37-year-old, from the village of Qala Taqai in Baraki Barak district, recounted how the door of the bedroom was kicked in and half-a-dozen Afghan army soldiers in camouflage gear entered. A voice booming out over a loudspeaker warned everyone not to move.      Full news...

  • May 14, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Child Soldiers Reloaded: The Privatisation of War
    Al Jazeera: From opportunistic guns for hire on the fringe of domestic conflicts to a global force operating within a multibillion-dollar industry - the private military sector seems to be flourishing. As armies and war increasingly become “outsourced”, private military companies have taken on a wider increasing range of responsibilities, from security and intelligence analysis to training and combat roles.      Full news...

  • May 7, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Truths from the Epicentre of US Bomb in Achin
    The Killid Group: The US dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat on Achin, Nangarhar province, to target what the military described as a “tunnel complex” used by the ISIS’s Afghanistan affiliate. A Killid investigation reveals other truths. Colloquially called the “mother of all bombs”, the GBU-43/B is meant for destroying underground targets with an explosive yield of more than 11 tonnes of TNT.      Full news...

  • March 23, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Former Defence Minister Wayne Mapp says civilian deaths in Afghanistan were “an accident”
    Stuff: Former Defence Minister Wayne Mapp has called the killing of civilians in an Afghanistan raid involving the New Zealand SAS “an accident”, and said soldiers had not committed a war crime. Authors Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson launched their book, Hit and Run, on Tuesday night, which alleges that elite New Zealand troops in Afghanistan were involved in a botched raid which killed six civilians, including a 3-year-old girl, in two isolated villages.      Full news...


  • February 13, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Officials Confirmed 22 Killed in US Air Strikes in Helmand
    The Killid Group: Afghan officials confirmed killing of 22 members of two families in foreign forces’ airstrikes in Sangen district of Helmand. US and Afghan forces targeted the area last Friday and asserted that armed anti-government militants fired bullets on them from the area. Later, tribal elders reported of civilian casualties in the airstrikes, a claim which was rejected by local officials.      Full news...

  • February 7, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    UN: More than 900 children killed in Afghanistan in 2016
    The Associated Press: More than 900 children were killed in Afghanistan's conflict last year, the United Nations said Monday, calling it the most violent year for children since it started keeping records. The U.N. mission said the nearly 25 per cent increase in child deaths from the previous year was largely caused by mines and munitions left over from decades of conflict. It documented a 66 per cent increase in such deaths in 2016.      Full news...


  • January 13, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Kunduz Probe Confirms Civilian Casualties In Boz Village Battle
    Common Dreams: A U.S. military bombing in Kunduz Province last year killed 33 civilians and wounded 27 others, according to a military investigation that concluded on Thursday. The bombing was not the same one that struck a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in October 2015, which the human rights group said amounted to a war crime, but was part of a firefight waged by American forces during an Afghan operation to arrest Taliban commanders in Buz-e Kandahari in Kunduz in November of last year.      Full news...

  • January 9, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Centcom Data: US Airstrikes Rose 40% in Afghanistan in 2016
    Antiwar.com: While a lot of the focus of America’s endless parade of air wars centers on Iraq and Syria, the 15+ year long war in Afghanistan is continuing apace, with the latest Centcom data showing US airstrikes in the country up 40% over the previous year. That’s 1,337 weapons dropped by US forces in Afghanistan in 2016, with no sign the escalation is slowing down.      Full news...


  • December 10, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Ziauddin and Inayatullah, martyred by brutal German forces
    Hambastagi.org (Translated by RAWA): On November 10, 2016, at 11 pm, there was a huge blast in Mazar city. The blast occurred in front of the German consulate in Mazar Hotel. The blast was so powerful that the debris was scattered to over one kilometer from the area of the incident. Homes and trade centers around the consulate at a distance of 500 meters suffered great damage. The glass windows of many houses in the city were broken. Contrary to reports by the spokespersons of the filthy government, the number of dead stood at 20 with more than 200 people injured.      Full news...

  • December 3, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan More Dangerous Today Than 15 Years Ago
    The Daily Caller: Nearly one in five terrorist organizations in the world are based out of Afghanistan, U.S. Army Gen. John Nicholson told reporters Friday. “This is the highest concentration of the numbers of different groups in any area in the world,” he elaborated. Nicholson’s comments come as the Taliban now controls more ground than at any time since the U.S. invasion in 2001.      Full news...

  • November 15, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ICC: US forces may have used torture in Afghanistan
    Al Jazeera: US armed forces and the CIA may have committed war crimes by torturing detainees in Afghanistan, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has said in a report. “Members of US armed forces appear to have subjected at least 61 detained persons to torture, cruel treatment, outrages upon personal dignity on the territory of Afghanistan between 1 May 2003 and 31 December 2014,” according to the report issued on Monday by Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda.      Full news...


  • October 28, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US airstrike in Afghanistan causes civilian casualties
    Reuters: An airstrike in Afghanistan on Friday hit the home of a Taliban commander in the eastern province of Nangarhar and caused several civilian casualties, government and insurgent spokesmen said. The strike targeted the home of Mawlawi Mohammad Alam, a Taliban commander in the Sherzad district, said Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor, adding that there were casualties but he could not confirm numbers.      Full news...

  • October 12, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan – Fool’s War
    Global Research: America was furious after the bloody 9/11 attacks. The Bush administration had been caught sleeping on guard duty. Many Americans believed 9/11 was an inside job by pro-war neocons. Afghanistan was picked as the target of US vengeance even though the 9/11 attacks were hatched (if in fact done from abroad) in Germany and Spain. The suicide attackers made clear their kamikaze mission was to punish the US for “occupying” the holy land of Saudi Arabia, and for Washington’s open-ended support of Israel in its occupation of Palestine.      Full news...

  • October 7, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The US invasion of Afghanistan has further sunk the region in terrorism!
    RAWA.org: Fifteen years ago, the US and its allies bombarded our defenseless and helpless people, and occupied Afghanistan, under the pretext of “war on terror”. The US military intervention was undoubtedly the beginning of a new chapter of pain, suffering, and misery for our nation, as the Jehadi terrorists replaced the Taliban terrorists, and our country plunged into the abyss of fundamentalism, misogyny, corruption, insecurity, poverty, unemployment, drug trade, pillage of national assets, intervention of neighboring countries, and thousands of other catastrophes.      Full news...

  • September 30, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    U.S. drone strike kills 15 civilians in Afghanistan, United Nations says
    Reuters: At least 15 civilians were killed and 13 wounded in a U.S. unmanned aircraft strike in eastern Afghanistan, the United Nations said, calling for an independent investigation into the incident. The airstrike early on Wednesday morning hit what U.S. officials said was an Islamic State target in the Achin district of Nangarhar province.      Full news...

  • September 19, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US airstrikes kill up to 8 policemen in Afghanistan – officials
    RT: Up to eight policemen have been killed in Afghanistan as a result of US airstrikes, officials told media. The US has confirmed one airstrike, but insists the assault was in response to a threat. An initial airstrike killed one policeman late Sunday, while a follow-up strike targeting first responders killed at least seven others, said Rahimullah Khan, commander of the reserve police unit in Uruzgan, according to Reuters.      Full news...

  • August 30, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Opium Production 40 Times Higher Since US-NATO Invasion
    teleSUR: Since the U.S.-led NATO invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, the production of opium in the country has increased by 40 times according to Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service, fueling organized crime and widespread death. The head of the FSKN, Viktor Ivanov, explained the staggering trend at a March U.N. conference on drugs in Afghanistan. Opium growth in Afghanistan increased 18 percent from 131, 000 hectares to 154, 000, according to Ivanov’s estimates.      Full news...

  • August 16, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    20 civilians killed in US airstrike in Afghan province, government and media silent
    Hambastagi.org (Translated by RAWA): According to reports received from Minari village of Khushamand district, Paktika province, more than 20 civilians were killed in an airstrike by US forces on August 12, 2016. Among the victims were Dr. Wirishman and members of his family, including women and children. The photos of the martyred were circulated on Facebook and showed the blood soaked bodies of Dr. Wirishman, his two sons, daughter, and cousin.      Full news...

  • July 25, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan civilian casualties hit record, with 5,166 dead or maimed – UN
    UN News Centre: In the first six months of this year, 5,166 civilians were either killed or maimed in Afghanistan, a half-year record since counting began in 2009, a United Nations report published today shows. Between January and June this year, the human rights team of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) documented 1,601 civilian deaths and 3,565 injured civilians...      Full news...

  • July 8, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Chilcot Report Far Short of Judgment Day for War Criminal Tony Blair
    Global Research: The long delayed Iraq Inquiry Committee Chilcot report took seven years to complete, filled 12 volumes, yet excluded what’s most important – declaring the 2003 Iraq war illegal, flagrantly violating international law, destroying the cradle of civilization, raping it for control and profit, and demanding accountability for those responsible.      Full news...

  • July 2, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    How reliable are White House statistics on drone strike casualties?
    The Christian Science Monitor: The Obama administration released a report Friday detailing the number of civilian deaths from US counterterrorism strikes in countries other than its three primary “areas of active hostilities,” namely Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan. Most of these fatalities came about as a result of the controversial drones program, initiated under President George W. Bush but expanded under President Obama.      Full news...



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