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  • September 4, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Two Killed In Bombing On Wedding Ceremony In Qarabagh
    TOLOnews.com: 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’
    TOLOnews.com: 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...

  • August 31, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    UN: 28 Afghan Civilians Killed in Recent US Airstrikes
    VOA News: Two American counterinsurgency airstrikes in Afghanistan this week have killed at least 28 civilians and injured 16 others, all women and children, the United Nations said it confirmed Thursday. The U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), while releasing initial findings of its probe into the attacks, urged authorities to ensure independent, impartial and prompt investigations of both incidents.      Full news...

  • August 30, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    At Least 11 Afghan Civilians Killed in American Airstrikes
    The New York Times: At least 11 civilians were killed Wednesday in American airstrikes in southeastern Afghanistan, witnesses and officials said, the second deadly allied strike in three days to add to the country’s mounting civilian death toll. The airstrikes, near Dasht e Barai, in Logar Province, came during a joint Afghan and American military operation to pursue Taliban forces, said Salim Salih, a spokesman for the provincial governor, and it was part of President Trump’s new strategy to bolster Afghan forces combating insurgents.      Full news...

  • August 20, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The 16-Year War In Afghanistan – Headlines Tell The Story
    HuffPost: Since 2001 the US has been at War in Afghanistan – the longest war in US history. Headlines concisely tell the story of this cruel boomeranging quagmire of human violence and misery. Below are some newspaper headlines from 2010 to the present to show that a militarized foreign policy without Congress exercising its Constitutional duties and steadfast public engagement will drift on, costing our soldiers’ lives and limbs, nearly three-quarters of a trillion taxpayer dollars, hundreds of thousands of Afghani lives and millions of refugees, with no end in sight.      Full news...

  • August 11, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    U.S. Airstrikes in Afghanistan Are Said to Kill 16 Civilians
    The New York Times: Afghan officials said on Friday that American warplanes killed 16 civilians as they tried to flee an area in eastern Afghanistan controlled by Islamic State militants, but the United States military insisted the dead had been extremist fighters. Hajji Saz Wali, the governor of Haska Meena District in the southern part of Nangarhar Province, said the victims included women and children, with eight of the dead from one family, and four others from a second.      Full news...

  • 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 24, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Nangarhar Residents Claim Foreign Airstrike Killed 8 civilians, injured 10
    TOLOnews.com: Residents of Haska Mena district of Nangarhar province said on Monday that a foreign forces airstrike on Sunday killed eight civilians and wounded ten others. “People had gathered in Meyaje Baba area for a prayer ceremony when foreign forces bombed them and killed lots of people and now we brought a number of wounded people to the hospital,” said Neyaz a resident of Haska Mena.      Full news...

  • July 17, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Civilian Deaths in Afghanistan Reach a Record High
    The Atlantic: The number of civilians killed in the war in Afghanistan reached a new high during the first six months of 2017, according to a report released Monday by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). The report cites a total of 1,662 civilian deaths between January 1 and June 30, marking a two percent increase since last year’s record high.      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...



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