Posts Tagged ‘IEDs’

UNAMA | June 11, 2011

May 2011 was the deadliest month for Afghan civilians since at least 2007, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said today. UNAMA documented 368 conflict-related civilian deaths in May and 593 civilian injuries. (more…)

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UNAMA Press Release

30 April 2011

“Parties to the conflict must not deliberately attack, target or kill civilians, or indiscriminately harm them,” said Staffan de Mistura, the UN chief in Afghanistan. “We call on all parties to take all possible measures to protect civilians, especially in the forthcoming months when we expect, unfortunately, intensified conflict.” (more…)

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Associated Press
Friday, March 18, 2011
SANGIN, Afghanistan

In a war where winning the hearts and minds of Afghans is the ultimate goal, damaging homes with powerful explosives and bulldozing a mosque and scores of other buildings may not sound like a wise idea.

But U.S. Marines in this key Taliban sanctuary say that’s sometimes the only way to make progress, even if it risks angering the same people whose loyalties are required for success — a difficult trade-off that troops have grappled with throughout Afghanistan. (more…)

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Life returns to strategic settlement in Helmand province after largest ever clearance of Taliban mines


The Observer
Mark Townsend
Sunday 13 March 2011

British troops have completed the largest clearance of improvised explosive devices (IED) in Afghanistan, liberating a strategic village considered a no-go area until recently. (more…)

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March 12, 2011
By Carlotta Gall and Ruhullah Khapalwak
PANJWAI, Afghanistan — No one disputes that the campaign by NATO and Afghan forces that wrested this southern district from Taliban control last fall caused tremendous damage. The evidence is all around. In one place a whole village was destroyed. (more…)

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