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Post time 2011-9-2 15:59:59 |Display all floors

US Afghan war fatalities hit new high

Fri Sep 2, 2011 1:26AM GMT


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The United States Defense Department has raised the number of the military's fatalities from the Washington-led Afghan war in August to 69.


Two Army sergeants died in a bomb explosion in Helmand Province in the south of Afghanistan on August 25, while a third trooper died after his vehicle turned over in the other southern province of Kandahar on August 28, the Pentagon announced on Thursday, AFP reported.

66 American troops had already lost their lives in Afghanistan in August, making it the deadliest month for the US forces since Washington led its allied states in the invasion of the violence-hit country in 2001.

Nearly half of the total died on August 6, when the Taliban shot down a helicopter belonging to the US-led military alliance of NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in the east of the country. The fatalities from the incident were mostly elite Navy SEALs.

According to a tally kept by the US military, at least 1,643 troops have died in the war. The independent Icasualties.org website, however, has put the number of at over 1,750.

Thousands of Afghan civilians have also died during the invasion.

The Taliban insurgency has, however, intensified over the past years, despite the US and NATO forces' expanding presence in Afghanistan.
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Post time 2011-9-2 16:10:19 |Display all floors
This war is winnable, it's just that the powers that be don't seem to really want to win because they mightn't get re-elected if what must be done, is done, in order to win.

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Post time 2011-9-2 18:33:00 |Display all floors

Hamid Karzai is Western stooge and puppet..

he must go.

Afghanistan was best under the communists.

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Post time 2011-9-2 18:35:09 |Display all floors
Originally posted by antitheft at 2011-9-2 17:33
he must go.

Afghanistan was best under the communists.


I'd suggest it's you who must go, anytime now is fine...thanks in advance for alleviating just a little more hatred and misunderstanding in our forum, appreciate it!

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Post time 2011-9-9 18:18:23 |Display all floors

3 US-led soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Fri Sep 9, 2011

Three US-led soldiers have been killed in northeastern and southern Afghanistan over the past 24 hours, Press TV reports on Thursday.



A French paratrooper was shot dead during an operation in northeastern Afghanistan while two other US-led soldiers perished following an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack in Southern Afghanistan.

The French presidential palace Elysee said the lieutenant paratrooper was shot dead by a militant during an operation in support of the Afghan army in Kapisa province. The nationalities of the other two soldiers and further details on the location of their death have been withheld.

More than 420 international troops, mostly Americans, have been killed in Afghanistan so far this year, while civilian casualties have been climbing sharply during the same period.

More than 2,702 US-led soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan since the foreign occupation of the country began nearly 10 years ago.

The security situation remains fragile in the war-torn Asian country despite the presence of about 150,000 US-led foreign troops.

The rising death toll of US-led foreign forces in Afghanistan has also prompted growing opposition to the Afghan war in NATO member states and other countries that have contributed troops to the military occupation.
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Post time 2011-9-12 07:58:47 |Display all floors

Three US soldiers injured in Afghanistan

Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:47PM GMT

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File photo shows US-led soldiers injured in Afghanistan.
Three US soldiers have been injured in an attack in west Afghanistan as foreign forces are experiencing an escalation in militant attacks in recent days, Press TV reports.


Local Afghan officials say the incident took place in the western Afghan province of Farah on Sunday

Naqibullah Farahi, a spokesman for the governor of Farah Province, said the injuries happened as a result of an accidental explosion at a government building while Afghan and foreign officials were holding a meeting there.

However, Taliban militants have claimed responsibility, saying at least six US-led soldiers were killed in the attack.

The developments come as a recent car bomb blast near a US-run military base in eastern Afghanistan has left at least 77 American soldiers wounded.

According to official figures released by the website icasualties.org, 429 foreign troops have lost their lives in war-battered Afghanistan so far this year.

Nonetheless, last year remains the deadliest year for foreign military casualties with a death toll of 711. The number eclipsed the previous record of 521, set in 2009.

The security situation has been steadily deteriorating in Afghanistan despite the presence of about 150,000 US-led foreign troops in the country.

The increasing number of military casualties in Afghanistan has caused widespread anger in the US and other NATO member states, undermining public support for the Afghan war.


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You've been lucky boys, now get out of there and don't go back. We need brave young fighting men in the USA protecting her borders and taking out the evil zionist vermin that is undermining our precious democracy. It's time for a new American revolution, time to form freeman militias and show Congress that America comes first !


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@Ginger Shapely: You are 100 % right! If only half of Americans were thinking like you this country would Not be heading for hell (as it is now). There's got to be more people like you to educate their fellow Americans about the danger of Zionist vermin Jews. Your country has become SLAVES to the Zionist; and the Jews own everything that was once American.
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Post time 2011-9-16 07:42:25 |Display all floors

Kabul clashes injure three US soldiers

Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:38PM GMT

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A helicopter hovers over a building under construction where some militants hid in Kabul, Afghanistan, on September 13, 2011.
Three US soldiers were among the six NATO troops injured in deadly clashes between Taliban militants and security forces near the US Embassy and NATO headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan.



The US-led International Security Assistance Force said in a statement on Wednesday that six ISAF servicemen were wounded in Taliban's attacks on Tuesday. Three US soldiers were among those wounded, a Press TV correspondent reported.

On Wednesday, the top commander for NATO and US forces in Afghanistan said the Kabul attacks left 27 people dead.

US Marine Corps Gen. John Allen said 11 Afghan civilians, more than half of them children, and five Afghan police officers were killed after militants attacked the US Embassy and NATO headquarters in the heart of Kabul.

He added that 11 terrorists also died in the battle between Taliban militants and security forces. Seven militant were killed in the clearing operation inside the half-built building, where the assailants had been hiding near the US Embassy. Four other attackers served as bombers.

The US Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker on Wednesday blamed the Haqqani terror network for the attacks against the American Embassy and NATO headquarters in Kabul.

The Haqqani network is an independent militant group in Afghanistan and Pakistan that is closely allied with the Taliban.

The security situation continues to deteriorate in Afghanistan with foreign and Afghan forces falling prey to Taliban militants on a near-daily basis.

The developments come as fighting between militants and foreign forces has recently intensified in the southern and eastern provinces of Afghanistan.

Insecurity continues to rise across Afghanistan despite the presence of nearly 150,000 US-led forces in the country.
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