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Post time 2012-2-12 08:24:48 |Display all floors
Militant attack kills US-led soldier in Afghanistan
A soldier serving with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan (file photo)
Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:12AM GMT

A soldier serving with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has been killed in an attack in the troubled southern Afghanistan.


"An ISAF service member died following a militant attack in southern Afghanistan on Friday,” a brief statement released by the military contingent on Saturday read.

The military force, however, did not announce the name or nationality of the victim.

According to official figures released by the website icasualties.org, a total of 37 foreign troops have lost their lives in war-battered Afghanistan so far this year.

A total of 566 US-led soldiers were killed in Afghanistan last year. The year 2010, nonetheless, remains the deadliest year for foreign military casualties with a death toll of 711.

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 war effort.

Insecurity continues to rise across Afghanistan despite the presence of some 130,000 US-led forces in the war-battered country.

The United Nations announced on February 4 that last year was the deadliest on record for Afghan civilians. The number of deaths marked a rise of eight percent from the year before, and was roughly double the number in 2007.

Overall, 3,021 civilians died in violence related to the war and 4,507 were wounded. Of the deaths, the UN attributed 77 percent to militant attacks and 14 percent to foreign and Afghan troops. Nine percent of cases were classified as unknown.

“It is extremely worrying to see civilian casualties continuing to rise year after year,” the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said.

“Behind these numbers is real suffering and loss for families in Afghanistan,” she pointed out.
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Post time 2012-2-12 08:26:27 |Display all floors
NATO copter crashes in Afghanistan
Another US-led NATO helicopter crashes in Afghanistan. (file photo)
Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:37PM GMT

In Afghanistan, another helicopter operated by the US-led NATO military alliance has crashed, making it the second of such crashes this week.


According to a statement by NATO, the helicopter crashed in Afghanistan’s southern province of Zabul. No immediate reports of casualties have been made.

The US-led mission in Afghanistan says the helicopter was not a military helicopter.

NATO has not released any further details regarding the crash. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the incident.

Last month, a civilian NATO helicopter went down in the province of Helmand, killing three Americans.

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.

Following the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 which removed the Taliban from power, insecurity continues to rise in the country.
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Post time 2012-2-12 08:27:08 |Display all floors
firstcause Post time: 2012-2-12 08:26
NATO copter crashes in Afghanistan
Another US-led NATO helicopter crashes in Afghanistan. (file phot ...

DGSE
Feb 11, 2012 9:11 PM
Seems the Afghan locals are getting pretty good at shooting down US Helos, without the benefit of "Stingers" as was supplied to them by the CIA to use against the Russians.Nice job. Of course no one belives what comes out of the Reich propaganda machines. "Crashes" ya right.

Adalberto Erazo
Feb 11, 2012 7:13 PM
Do they honestly expect me to believe the helicopter "crashed"?How many times over the years we have seen helicopters "crash" in Afghanistan?America and NATO must have the most incompetent mechanics in the world with all these "crashes".Funny how these military helicopters never "crash" in America.

Circular Motion
Feb 11, 2012 6:53 PM
men, metals, and minerals being repatriated to earth.

reality
Feb 11, 2012 6:27 PM
they do not belong there get reid of their equipment without killing innocent soldiers.
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Post time 2012-4-5 00:02:41 |Display all floors
US-led troops' morale plummets over deadly attacks in Afghanistan

ISAF spokesman Brigadier General Carsten Jacobson
Mon Apr 2, 2012 11:55PM GMT

The US-led NATO mission in Afghanistan says attacks on its personnel coming from Afghan troops are having an out-of-proportion effect on the Western coalition forces' morale.


The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said on Monday that the deaths of coalition troops at the hand of Afghan soldiers had sapped spirits among its forces.

"Although the incidents are small in number, we are aware of the gravity they have as an effect on morale," ISAF spokesman Brigadier General Carsten Jacobson said in Kabul.

"Every single incident has an out-of-proportion effect on morale and that goes for coalition forces as it goes for Afghan national security forces," he added.

Since the beginning of 2012, 17 US-led troops, including seven US and five French trainers, have been killed by Afghan soldiers in 10 separate attacks.

Insecurity continues to rise across Afghanistan despite the presence of some 130,000 US-led forces in the war-torn country.

On March 11, some US soldiers opened fire on Afghan civilians inside their homes in the district of Panjwaii in the southern province of Kandahar, killing 16 of them and injuring several others.

According to a fact-finding mission set up by the Afghan parliament, at least 20 US soldiers were involved in the killing spree.
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Post time 2012-4-5 00:06:56 |Display all floors
kowalski Post time: 2012-4-5 00:02
US-led troops' morale plummets over deadly attacks in Afghanistan

ISAF spokesman Brigadier General  ...

Aware American

Why did the article omit the fact that most of the people slaughtered by the US soldier(s) on March 11th were sleeping women, children and babies?


David

This is only what you get if you attack a country and commit murders and rapes. Do you think afghans should shower you with roses?This insanity shows that your failure is not a big deal, this is only what you will get.


kan

US and NATO soldiers should be aware that Afghan soldiers do not have families in US and Europe like them. Their families are in Afghanistan, if their families are the victims of raped and slaughtered by US and NATO forces, it's considered a justice for them to act in this way. Anyone regardless of race would do the same, I would.
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Post time 2012-4-26 16:57:00 |Display all floors
WAR IN AFGHANISTAN

Three US soldiers killed in bomb blast in Afghanistan's Kandahar
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Post time 2012-4-28 06:49:17 |Display all floors
firstcause Post time: 2012-4-26 16:57
WAR IN AFGHANISTAN

Three US soldiers killed in bomb blast in Afghanistan's Kandahar

US soldier shot dead in Afghanistan
Thu Apr 26, 2012

A man wearing an Afghan National Army uniform has shot and killed a U.S. troop in the country's south, U.S.-led forces reported on Thursday.

The forces say they are investigating the attack.

In addition, a bomb explosion killed three American troops in the Panjawi, south of the country on Thursday. The soldiers were on patrol when the bomb went off in Kandahar province.

According to the icasualties.org website, at least 130 U.S.-led troops have been killed in Afghanistan so far this year.

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