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  • September 10, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US Airstrike Kills 11 Civilians in Eastern Afghanistan
    PAN: Eleven civilians have been killed and 12 others wounded, including children and women, during a joint operation and a foreign forces airstrike in eastern Kunar province, the governor said on Wednesday. Shujaul Mulk Jalala told Pajhwok Afghan News that the operation had been underway since Tuesday in the Badbel Dara area of Narang district. A raid conducted by coalition forces also caused civilian casualties.      Full news...

  • September 4, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Those responsible for killing civilians unlawfully must be brought to justice, AI
    Amnesty International: NATO risks leaving Afghanistan with a legacy of impunity unless the unlawful killings of civilians by international forces over more than a decade are addressed through justice and reparations, Amnesty International said ahead of a key international summit on 4-5 September in Newport, Wales. Among the agenda items for the NATO heads of state and government attending will be the support and training of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), who will assume full responsibility for security in the country by the end of the year.      Full news...

  • August 22, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Logar drone strike kills 3 labourers
    PAN: Three civilians were killed and two others seriously wounded in a drone airstrike by NATO-led troops in the capital of central Logar province on Friday, an official said. Brig. Gen. Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai, the provincial police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the unmanned aircraft conducted the strike in the Padkhab area of Pul-i-Alam around noon.      Full news...

  • August 21, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US soldiers kill two children in Herat
    Khaama Press (Translated by RAWA): Two US forces fired and killed two children near their base inside the airport in Herat province. Noor Mohammad Zarifi, a member of the Provincial Council of Herat, said that these children were killed in the afternoon the day before when they wanted to gather garbage and iron scraps from that area.      Full news...


  • August 12, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Without justice, bereaved Afghans think revenge
    CBSNews.com: As music played to celebrate the arrival of a new baby in his family, Muhammad Saber had every expectation the night would continue and end on a joyous note. Gunfire suddenly shattered those hopes. U.S. and Afghan troops had stormed into his family’s compound and, by the early morning hours, they would stand accused of killing five members of his family in Gardez, the capital of Afghanistan’s Paktia province.      Full news...

  • August 11, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Amnesty slams US’ “poor record” of probing civilian killings in Afghanistan
    Deutsche Welle: “Three days after the attack, the commander invited us to the base and said please forgive us … We said we won’t forgive you. We told him we don’t need your money; we want the perpetrators to be put on trial. We want to bring you to court.” These are the words of Mohammed Nabi, whose 20-year-old brother Gul was killed, together with four youths, in a helicopter strike near the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on October 4, 2013.      Full news...

  • August 5, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Four members of a family killed in a US airstrike
    PAN: Dozens of people from the Shindand district of western Heart province on Tuesday staged a rally against the killing of civilians in a NATO airstrike. Carrying the victims’ bodies, the protestors gathered in front of the governor’s office, chanting: “Death to the government and death to President Karzai. We will climb mountains to fight them.”      Full news...

  • August 4, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Civilian casualties alleged in Logar offensive
    PAN: Residents on Monday claimed 16 civilians were killed during an overnight joint Afghan-NATO forces’ operation in the Charkh district of central Logar province, but officials said most of the slain individuals were insurgents. Officials said a large number of insurgents were among those killed during the joint operation.      Full news...

  • July 31, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan has cost more to rebuild than Europe after Second World War, lost to corruption
    The Telegraph: The cost of rebuilding Afghanistan has exceeded the amount of money spent putting Europe back on its feet after the Second World War, it has been disclosed. A US government report revealed the unprecedented levels of corruption and waste that have pushed the cost of reconstruction beyond the total spent under the Marshall Plan. British and other western troops are preparing to leave the country at the end of the year.      Full news...

  • July 26, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Kill Team: The murderous reality of the US war in Afghanistan
    WSWS.org: An important documentary, The Kill Team, opened in New York City and Toronto on July 25, and will play in other North American cities over the next several weeks and months. The WSWS reviewed the film as part of our coverage of the 2013 San Francisco International Film Festival. This is a slightly edited version of that comment.      Full news...

  • July 24, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Don’t Ask Who’s Being Killed by Drones In Afghanistan
    VICE News: On the afternoon of September 7 last year, in the Watapur region of Afghanistan’s Kunar province, a farmer named Miya Jan heard a buzzing overhead. He looked up to see a drone, he told the Los Angeles Times, and minutes later, he heard an explosion. Reaching the site of the blast, he saw a mangled vehicle — which he soon realized belonged to his cousin. Among the bodies, he recognised his brother and his brother’s family.      Full news...

  • July 18, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Another 1.5 billion USD that may go up in smoke in Afghanistan
    Washington Examiner: Money doesn’t grow on trees, but it can certainly burn like them. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has spent 1.57 billion USD on nearly 2,000 buildings for the Afghan National Army — but as many as 1,600 are at risk of catching on fire, according to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.      Full news...



  • June 7, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Departing troops put civilians at risk
    The Killid Group: Foreign troops are pulling out of Afghanistan but the war they started will likely continue to extract a price. Evacuated bases and other theatres of military operations are littered with unexploded ordnance, and have claimed civilian lives. An investigation.      Full news...



  • May 23, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: The Prison State
    A Mind Infinite: With the revelation of the United States most massively targeted state subject to 24/7 surveillance being Afghanistan. Nearly every phone call or other form of communication being made intercepted, in complete disregard to personal privacy and without context of targeting specific individuals. The aims of the United States government once again are shown publicly in relation to it’s occupation of Afghanistan.      Full news...


  • April 16, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The real fraud about Afghanistan’s election
    SocialistWorker.org: The U.S. media celebrated Afghanistan’s April 5 elections as a success story. The country’s Independent Election Commission reported that more than 7 million voters participated in the presidential and provincial council voting, a higher turnout than the 2009 election.      Full news...


  • April 12, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan Newspeak: 10 ways the US skews the narrative
    GlobalPost: As the clock ticks down to the promised withdrawal from Afghanistan, the US military is trying to figure out how to market the idea that the international intervention has actually accomplished its core mission — bringing peace and stability to a nation that has known little of either for the past 35 years.      Full news...

  • April 11, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Innocent truck driver tells of ordeal at Afghanistan’s Bagram jail
    AFP: Pakistani truck driver Umran Khan spent nine years in Afghanistan’s Bagram prison, where he says he suffered beatings, sleep deprivation and a sustained campaign of mental disintegration despite committing no crime. Accused with a friend of transporting bombs in 2005, he has maintained his innocence - and an official record shows his captors suspected the same.      Full news...

  • April 3, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The US Just Can’t Stop Blowing Billions in Afghanistan
    Vice News: You might have heard that the US spent some 102 billion USD trying to develop Afghanistan over the last decade — and that’s in addition to the estimated 6 trillion USD it spent going to war there in the first place. You also might have heard that a lot of that money vanished into thin air, went to shady contractors, corrupt politicians, or, occasionally, the Taliban.      Full news...

  • March 19, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US May Be Paying for Nonexistent Afghan Police
    Antiwar.com: The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) warned of the problem of “ghost workers” in the past, but their most recent letter to the Combined Security Transition Command (CTSC) suggests the problem may be bigger and worse than ever suggested before.      Full news...

  • March 19, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Imperial Exit: Britain’s Departure from Afghanistan
    Scoop Media: Farewell to the British, as they leave the country that took their soldiers, and more than a sense of dignity. Forces are being withdraw (the popular term is drawn down, as if they were blinds) and it is hard to see the mission in Afghanistan as anything but another intervention that did not quite pan out well for the invader. At one point, 137 bases dotted Helmand province.      Full news...

  • March 13, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Civilian drone deaths triple in Afghanistan: UN
    The News International: The number of U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan plunged last year amid growing care to avoid civilian deaths, but the death toll in neighboring Afghanistan continues to rise, the United Nations´ special investigator on counterterrorism said Wednesday.      Full news...

  • March 12, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan-US force raids Logar house, one killed
    PAN: A joint Afghan-US security force raided a house in the Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province early on Wednesday morning, killing one inmate and arresting two others, officials said. The joint force conducted the raid in the Kandahari village around 4am in pursuit of suspected insurgents, the district chief, Abdul Hamid Hamid, told Pajhwok Afghan News.      Full news...

  • March 6, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    5 ANA soldiers killed, 17 injured in NATO airstrike
    International Business Times: Five soldiers were killed and 17 people in total were injured in an air strike led by NATO in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Logar on Thursday. Among the wounded were eight members of the Afghan National Army and the soldiers’ deaths were confirmed by NATO’s International Security Assistance Force, or ISAF, which called it an accident.      Full news...



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