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Post time 2012-1-18 07:09:35 |Display all floors
NATO copter crash in Afghanistan kills 3
Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:8PM GMT


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The wreckage of a NATO helicopter is seen in Ghazni province, Afghanistan on December 3, 2009.
A helicopter operated by the US-led NATO alliance has crashed in Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan, leaving at least three people dead, Press TV reports.


Afghan police officials said a foreign military helicopter went down in Nadali district near Shora area in Helmand, 555 kilometers south of the capital Kabul on Monday, citing technical problems as the cause of the incident.

"According to our local police reports, the helicopter was seen on fire in the air before hitting the ground," Helmand provincial police chief said.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for NATO forces in Afghanistan confirmed the incident, saying more information would be made public after an investigation.

"What we can confirm is the crash of a civilian helicopter in southern Afghanistan," the spokesman for NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said.

"We are aware of an incident in the south of Afghanistan. We are gathering facts and will release more details when we have them," the spokesman said.

However, the Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident in a statement, saying that they shot down the foreign military helicopter and killed all everyone onboard.

The Taliban say they have shot down several aircraft and NATO choppers in different parts of Afghanistan over the past few months.

Last year, Taliban militants downed a US helicopter in Afghanistan's eastern province of Wardak. Thirty-one members of the US Special Forces were killed in the incident which was the biggest single loss of lives for American forces since the 2001 US-led invasion of Afghanistan.
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Post time 2012-1-18 09:14:33 |Display all floors
Will U.S. casualties reach 4000 by 2014?
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Post time 2012-1-20 09:24:51 |Display all floors
Angry Afghans protest against US night raid
Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:10PM GMT




Hundreds of people took to the streets in a town in northeastern Afghanistan Thursday in protest over a night raid by U.S. and NATO forces that killed 8 civilians.

A woman and two children were among the dead in the air and ground raid on Dewa Gul Vally on Monday night. This raid was part of the U.S. Kill and Capture operations in Afghanistan.

The protestors strongly condemned these latest deaths. They were chanting anti-U.S. slogans and were calling for an immediate withdrawal of all American forces from their country.

Lawmaker Wagma Safi, like other lawmakers, called on foreign troops to stop their nighttime operations. But she is not optimistic that U.S. forces will do this.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has set up a commission to go to Kunar province and investigate the civilian deaths at the hands of U.S. forces.
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Post time 2012-1-20 09:25:22 |Display all floors
'US inflicting damage on Afghan population'
Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:21PM GMT



Sherwood Ross, director of the Anti-War, said the U.S. is “inflicting damage on the Afghan population, claiming the life of innocent civilians all over the country”.

Ross, who was talking to Press TV's U.S. Desk on Thursday, made the remarks when asked about an overnight raid by U.S. and NATO forces in Kunar province in Afghanistan on Monday that killed at least eight civilians, including a woman and two children.
           
He also said that such acts reflect “callous disregard for the civilian population of Afghanistan.”

He added the U.S. “is no better than the dictators of the 1940 who began the Second World War.”
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Post time 2012-2-7 22:24:19 |Display all floors
NATO copter crashes in Afghanistan
A NATO helicopter has crashed in eastern Afghanistan.
Mon Feb 6, 2012 2:31PM GMT
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Another helicopter operated by the US-led NATO military alliance has crashed in eastern Afghanistan, with no immediate reports of casualties.


Although no deaths or injuries have been reported, NATO says it has transferred the troopers to a nearby military base.

The Western alliance has not yet released details regarding the location of the incident. It remains unclear whether the copter was attacked by militants or crashed as a result of technical problems.

The Taliban say they have shot down several aircraft and NATO choppers in different parts of Afghanistan over the past few months.

Last year, Taliban militants downed a US helicopter in Afghanistan's eastern province of Wardak. Thirty-one members of the US Special Forces were killed in the incident which was the biggest single loss of lives for American forces since the 2001 US-led invasion of Afghanistan.

Since the 2001 US-led war, Afghanistan has been the scene of violence and explosions on a daily basis.

Afghan civilians, including women and children, have been the victims of the decade-long war between US-led foreign forces and Taliban militants.

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Post time 2012-2-7 22:24:51 |Display all floors
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NATO copter crashes in Afghanistan
A NATO helicopter has crashed in eastern Afghanistan.
Mon Feb 6, ...

Falesteeni
Giddy Up! here we go Again when I read"copter crashes in Afghanistan" it means copter SHOT DOWN in Afghanistan.Mash'allah,mash'allah Thank you Taliban keep up the good work.

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Tough luck !Stay home, stay safe.

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Post time 2012-2-12 08:19:01 |Display all floors
Officer accuses US military of vast Afghan deception
Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:31PM GMT

An internal report on the occupation of Afghanistan, penned by an active-duty military officer and published weeks ago - but not released by the Pentagon - was leaked on Friday by Rolling Stone reporter Michael Hastings, who called the 84-page examination “one of the most significant documents published by an active-duty officer in the past ten years”.



The document, written by Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis, explains there has been a 12-year-long cover-up of the reality on the ground in Afghanistan. Davis was the source of a New York Times feature last Sunday, which cited his report but did not release it.



The Pentagon has since launched an investigation of Davis for possible security violations.



Davis reportedly wrote two versions - one classified and one not - and briefed four members of Congress, both Republican and Democrat. Senior Pentagon officials also have the report, but they’ve decided not to release it. For that reason, the unclassified report was published by Rolling Stone on Friday afternoon.



“As I will explain in the following pages I have personally observed or physically participated in programs for at least the last 15 years in which the Army’s senior leaders have either stretched the truth or knowingly deceived the U.S. Congress and American public,” Davis explains in his introduction.



“What I witnessed in my most recently concluded 12 month deployment to Afghanistan has seen that deception reach an intolerable low. I will provide a very brief summary of the open source information that would allow any American citizen to verify these claims. But if the public had access to these classified reports they would see the dramatic gulf between what is often said in public by our senior leaders and what is actually true behind the scenes. It would be illegal for me to discuss, use, or cite classified material in an open venue and thus I will not do so; I am no WikiLeaks guy Part II.”



He essentially concludes that America’s top generals should be placed under oath and questioned about incidents detailed in the report. Raw Story



FACTS & FIGURES

The U.S. administration has been locked into an unwinnable war which according to General Petraeus will last for "the rest of our lives and probably our kids' lives."



The United States has already started withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, with 10,000 leaving in 2011, and President Obama has said another 23,000 will depart this summer. The Hill



The United States continues its military presence in Afghanistan even though the stated goals of the war were to remove the Taliban from power and to capture or kill al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.



Several Taliban negotiators have begun meeting with American officials in Qatar, where they are discussing preliminary trust-building measures, including a possible prisoner transfer, several former Taliban officials said. NY Times



The U.S. played an instrumental role in the 1980s in arming and training local Afghan fighters called the "Mujahideen" who were fighting Soviet occupation. Many of the Mujahideen later became key figures of al-Qaeda and the Taliban. Even after the Soviet invasion ended, the U.S. was one of only four countries in the world which recognized the Taliban after it militarily took over Afghanistan in 1996
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