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  • 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...

  • September 13, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Girl Exposes the US
    Rising Kashmir: No veil, no dupatta, not even a scarf, Heela Faryal (not her real name), in her early twenties, came wearing a buttoned Purple long sleeved Kurta and straight black pants with silver slippers. Curious Karachi college girls went up to Heela- Afghanistan’s lone woman participant in a conference on women, but the latter swiftly turned, avoiding any selfies with the excited girls. It was not for her to exchange phone numbers or emails. She remained quiet even as her glowing face with a halo of dark curly hair on her shoulders failed to hide her youthful enthusiasm.      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...

  • June 11, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US Making a Deadly Mistake in Afghanistan, Says Former Diplomat
    teleSUR: Matthew Hoh resigned from the State Department in 2009 to protest the U.S. war in Afghanistan. He says Obama is making the same mistakes today. The war that Barack Obama promised to end two years ago is instead being expanded again, with reports of more airstrikes and ground combat to come, and a former top State Department official who resigned the last time the U.S. president surged in Afghanistan says all the latest escalation will achieve is a longer war with a lot more dead.      Full news...


  • May 8, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Bashar Assad’s Brutality in Syria Is Matched by U.S. Devastation Across the Region
    Truthdig: Growing numbers of people worldwide are turning their Facebook profile pictures into solid red squares in an attempt to call attention to a new, deadly phase of the Syria war. The latest round of violence was marked by the bombing of a refugee camp near the Syrian border with Turkey, which resulted in 28 deaths. That attack was probably the work of the Syrian regime of President Bashar Assad or its ally Russia.      Full news...

  • April 11, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Families of 17 Afghans killed in US drone raids seek probe
    Al Jazeera: Relatives and tribal elders in southeastern Afghanistan are demanding an investigation into the killing of 17 people by US drones this week, claiming that the air strikes hit civilians, not members of armed groups. US army officials said on Thursday that two air strikes in Paktika province, near the Pakistani border, had only targeted fighters, without any evidence of civilian casualties.      Full news...

  • March 18, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US Weak Penalties for Afghan Hospital Bombing Insult Victims’ Families
    Sputnik: On Thursday, Department of Defense spokesman Christopher Sherwood told Sputnik that US service members associated with an attack on a Doctors Without Borders medical facility in Kunduz were suspended and referred for administrative action. “For good reason the victims’ family members will see this as both an injustice and an insult: the US military investigated itself and decided no crimes had been committed,” Human Rights Watch Senior Researcher Patricia Gossman stated in a post on Thursday.      Full news...

  • February 14, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    UN: Afghan Civilian Casualties Hit New High in 2015
    VOA: The United Nations said Sunday Afghan hostilities left more than 3,500 civilians dead and nearly 7,500 others wounded in 2015, an increase of four percent in civilian casualties from the previous year. The U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said the number of civilian casualties during 2015 were the highest recorded since it began its systematic documentation of civilian casualties in 2009.      Full news...

  • February 11, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Endless US War and Occupation of Afghanistan
    thepeoplesvoice.org: Four weeks post 9/11, Washington launched naked aggression on Afghanistan, a country posing it no threat. Planners had endless war and permanent occupation in mind - an imperial scheme planned months in advance, the 9/11 mother of all US false flags the phony pretext.      Full news...

  • February 2, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Visas for Al Qaeda: CIA Handouts That Rocked The World – An Insider’s View.
    Global Research: Michael Springmann was Chief of the Non-Immigrant Visa Section in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, from 1987 to 1989. In his position in Jeddah, he was routinely overruled by superiors when he denied VISA applications submitted by unqualified travelers to the United States. The events of September 11th gave him a more profound understanding of the troubles he experienced in that job. He is the author of “VISAs for Al Qaeda: CIA Handouts That Rocked The World – An Insider’s View”.      Full news...

  • January 26, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: 15-Year Occupation to Last Multiple Generations More
    Antiwar.com: While presenting it as a shift in President Obama’s mindset, Pentagon officials are talking up the idea that the US occupation of Afghanistan, which began in late 2001, is not just extended for a couple of additional years but will continue for several more decades, and for all intents and purposes may as well be permanent.      Full news...

  • January 22, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    SHOCKER! 800 Million USD Investment In Afghanistan’s Economy Is A Total Waste
    The Daily Caller: An 800 million USD Department of Defense task force intended to promote Afghanistan business was an utter failure, a government watchdog told a congressional subcommittee Thursday. The Task Force for Business and Stability Operations – a nearly 800 million USD investment in Afghanistan – “has generally not delivered on its stated goals,” Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko told a Senate Armed Services subcommittee.      Full news...

  • December 16, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pentagon: Afghan Security Worsens in 2015
    Stars and Stripes: Security in Afghanistan is deteriorating, violence is increasing, and the Islamic State has become “operationally emergent” in the country’s east, though insurgents have not been able to exert lasting control over any major population centers, the Pentagon says in a new report.      Full news...

  • December 12, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    At least 848 Afghan civilian casualties in Kunduz: U.N.
    Reuters: At least 848 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded following a Taliban attack on the northern city of Kunduz in September, according to a U.N. report that detailed the grim conditions endured by residents during two weeks of fighting. The 289 dead and 559 injured included at least 30 killed and 37 injured in a U.S. air strike on a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in a report.      Full news...

  • December 5, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pentagon Bought Itself 150M USD in Unnecessary Luxury Homes in Afghanistan, Watchdog Says
    Defense One: A Defense Department task force working to develop war-torn Afghanistan spent 150 million USD, or 20 percent of its budget, on luxurious housing and private security guards rather than housing employees at military installations, a watchdog found. The revelation from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction came in a Nov. 25 letter to Defense Secretary Ash Carter just weeks after the unit—disbanded in March—was found to have spent 43 million USD on a nonfunctioning gas station in that country.      Full news...

  • December 1, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Interventionism and Terrorism: Two Sides of the Same Coin – Ron Paul
    Sputnik: Terrorism is increasing worldwide because of the US-led Western interventionism, former Republican congressman Ron Paul said, adding that US warhawks are using events such as the killings in Paris to terrify Americans into agreeing to more occupation, more bombing. The United States has dragged itself into a vicious circle of interventionism, according to former US Republican congressman Dr. Ron Paul...      Full news...

  • November 13, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Suicide Kills More US Soldiers Than Iraq, Afghanistan Wars
    Sputnik: Suicides have killed more US soldiers than the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan combined; the current phenomenon of high suicide rates among former US soldiers is an important issue the Department of Veteran Affairs is starting to focus on, as the country marked Veterans Day on Wednesday. According to the US Department of Veteran Affairs, every day 22 veterans take their own lives.      Full news...


  • October 25, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Corruption and Fraud Inside Afghanistan’s 600 Million USD Police Force
    The Fiscal Times: The Defense Department has spent more than 470 million USD to maintain the Afghan Local Police (ALP) and is on the hook to spend millions more, even though the force itself is hindered by corruption and poor management, according to a top federal watchdog. A new report from the office of John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), says the Pentagon will spend an additional 121 million USD through 2016 supporting an effort that lacks oversight, logistical support and controls for the payment of salaries.      Full news...


  • October 12, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The US Massacre in Kunduz Exposes the Bankruptcy of Obama’s National-Security Policy
    The Nation: The aerial destruction that rained down on a hospital complex run by Doctors Without Borders in Kunduz, a provincial capital in northeast Afghanistan, on October 3 puts an exclamation point on the story of America’s 14 years of warfare in that Central Asian country. At least 22 people were killed, among them doctors, other medical personnel, and patients, including three children, and dozens were wounded in the attack.      Full news...







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