Posts Tagged ‘Afghan Army’

By: Quil Lawrence

April 7, 2011

Six thousand feet up a mountain in Afghanistan’s Laghman province, Tech. Sgt. John Oliver is leaning on one elbow in the dirt, sheltering himself from the wind and trying to block the glow coming from his video monitor, the only light under a moonless, midnight sky.

The screen is showing him the view from an F-16, thousands of feet overhead.


“Right now, he’s looking at a village that’s to our south that we’re going to be going into tomorrow. Our guys are just north of it sleeping right now,” Oliver whispers, trying not to wake the Iowa National Guardsmen who are mostly sacked out on the craggy cliff around him. (more…)

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By: Aunohita Mojumdar

March 24, 2011

Anti-American sentiment is at record high levels in Afghanistan, a factor that promises to complicate what is already shaping up as a tricky transfer of security responsibilities from Western forces to indigenous military and law-enforcement entities. (more…)

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By Alissa Rubin

New York Times

KABUL, Afghanistan — Twelve trucks, most of them carrying fuel to a NATO base in eastern Afghanistan, were burned by an angry crowd early Sunday less than 30 miles from Kabul, according to local officials and NATO reports. The attack was thought to be in retribution for two raids by a joint Afghan-American force over the weekend, Afghan officials said. (more…)

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By CNN Wire Staff

KABUL, Afghanistan – Investigators say troops accidentally caused the deaths of two civilians in eastern Afghanistan when they returned fire after an insurgent attack, NATO’s International Security Assistance Force said Friday. (more…)

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By Jerome Starkey

The Times

A night raid carried out by US and Afghan gunmen led to the deaths of two pregnant women, a teenage girl and two local officials in an atrocity which Nato then tried to cover up, survivors have told The Times. (more…)

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Published: July 15, 2009

KABUL, Afghanistan — The new American commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday that United States Marines had faced less resistance than expected in their operation to clear Taliban safe havens in the south, but that British troops just to the north were running into fiercer fighting than anticipated. (more…)

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Published: July 14, 2009

KABUL — A helicopter crash in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan killed at least six civilians on Tuesday and two United States Marines were reported killed in the same region, as NATO troops and Afghan Army forces pressed an offensive against Taliban insurgents. (more…)

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