Posts Tagged ‘NATO allies’


21 April, 2011

KABUL, 21 April 2011 (IRIN) – One irony of the current security situation in Afghanistan is that foreign forces, whose ostensible aim is to protect civilians while fighting the Taliban, may be responsible – directly or indirectly – for the bulk of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country, whose number is rising. (more…)

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Reuters, By Alexander Dziadosz

April 20, 2011

BENGHAZI, Libya, April 20 (Reuters) – Libyan rebels would not object to the presence of foreign ground forces to protect a safe haven for civilians, a senior rebel spokesman said on Wednesday. (more…)

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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty By Rikard Jozwiak

April 14, 2011

NATO foreign ministers have endorsed calls for Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi to leave power, amid divisions among alliance members on the campaign to protect civilians in the North African country.

At a meeting in Berlin, NATO foreign ministers agreed the alliance would continue its Libya mission as long as was needed. (more…)

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By: Stephen Zunes

March 28, 2011

Reasonable people can disagree on the appropriateness of the decision by the United States and its NATO allies to attack Libya in the wake of the Gadaffi regime’s offensive against rebel-held cities under the doctrine of “the responsibility to protect.” Though the intervention likely prevented a slaughter, there is no guarantee that it won’t simply protract a bloody military stalemate that could result in at least as many civilian deaths. (more…)

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Thu Jul 2, 2009 6:50am EDT

By Jonathon Burch

KABUL (Reuters) – Thousands of U.S. Marines stormed into a river valley in southern Helmand province on Thursday in an operation seeking to break the Taliban’s hold on the key opium-growing region and turn the tide of the war in Afghanistan. (more…)

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