Posts Tagged ‘NATO forces’

The Telegraph

April 14, 2011

A rocket attack on a residential district of Misurata has killed 23 civilians, rebels said as they warned of an impending government “massacre” if Nato does not intensify its attacks there. (more…)

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VOA News
November 10, 2010

The NATO-led force in Afghanistan says insurgents were responsible for the deaths of more than 100 Afghan civilians last month and more than 200 civilian injuries, despite the Taliban’s claims that it has protected ordinary citizens.

NATO said the Taliban’s message does not match the reality that every day, insurgents are deliberately killing, injuring and intimidating Afghans.


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KABUL (Reuters) – Afghanistan’s August 20 presidential election will be a test of a U.S. strategy that has seen 30,000 extra troops arrive this year, the most violent since the overthrow of the Taliban in 2001.

The new commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, is expected to deliver a strategy assessment shortly after the election. (more…)

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27 Jul 2009 16:09:44 GMT
Source: Reuters
* Holding territory depends on Afghan troops
* Only 650 Afghan soldiers fighting with U.S., British
* Training of Afghan police, soldiers needs expanding (more…)

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By Julian E. Barnes
July 26, 2009 Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan — The U.S. and its allies must change their mission to focus on protecting the Afghan people — even if it means temporarily allowing the Taliban to operate relatively freely in sparsely populated areas, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said in an interview Saturday. (more…)

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