Articles Tagged with afghanistan

Afghan Voting Under Siege: Taliban Attacks Election Headquarters Again

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Afghan voting scheduled for April 5 is coming with a heavy price, as Taliban insurgents who have sworn to thwart the upcoming elections waged the latest in a flurry of attacks against election officials and others Saturday, storming the Independent Election Commission compound on the outskirts of Kabul. No commission members or staff were badly… Read more »

Donald Rumsfeld Compares Barack Obama To ‘Trained Ape’

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Donald Rumsfeld, the Bush Administration defense secretary and architect of the disastrous $2 trillion Iraq War which killed almost 4,500 American soldiers and wounded about 28,000 more, lashed out at President Barack Obama’s handling of U.S. foreign policy with regard to Afghanistan in a Fox News appearance Monday, comparing Obama’s performance to that of “a… Read more »

Barack Obama: US ‘Moving Forward’ With Afghanistan Drawdown

Barack Obama says the US is continuing with Afghanistan withdrawal

Barack Obama made it clear to Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai on Tuesday that unless the two countries could arrive on a “bilateral security agreement,” US forces would move forward with plans for a draw down. The departure of American troops will continue throughout 2014 and the White House claims the end goal is to have… Read more »

Afghan Boy Accidentally Killed By US Troops

Afghan Toddler Dead By US Marine Fire

A four-year-old Afghan boy was gunned down by US Marines on Wednesday. Local police officials say that bad weather and poor visibility most likely led to the unfortunate accident. Despite the unintentional nature of the death, the incident only puts further strain on strained relations between Kabul and D.C. According to a public statement made… Read more »

Stoning Adulterers In Afghanistan Legalized, Is It Moral?

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Stoning adulterers as a legitimate punishment for their crimes is to become legal in Afghanistan, an Afghan official said on Monday. This comes after a steady wave of foreign troop withdrawals following the removal of the Taliban from power over a decade ago. The official, Rohullah Qarizada, said openly in an official statement that his… Read more »

Afghanistan To Have US Troops Indefinitely? Security Agreement Draft Leaked

Afghanistan Security Agreement Leaked

Afghanistan may not be seeing a full withdrawal of US troops soon, as many had expected. A newly obtained US-Afghanistan security agreement draft suggests that US forces will stay for much longer than originally expected, possibly indefinitely. The draft includes an agreement for US military outposts and bases to remain in Afghanistan through 2024. It… Read more »

NATO Airstrike Kills Civilians In Afghanistan

NATO Airstrike Kills Civilians In Afghanistan

A NATO airstrike has killed civilians in Afghanistan along with insurgents. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the any Syria airstrike will likely need Congress’s approval of Obama’s plans. While the world is arguing over whether to start yet another war in Syria, the war against terror in Afghanistan is still ongoing. The last time… Read more »

Wasps Explosion In Afghanistan Makes For Funny Video

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A wasps explosions video is making some waves on YouTube. According to a brief note from YouTuber Michael Hernandez, some service personnel in Afghanistan found their road blocked by some fallen rock. As you can see when you watch the video, the boots on the ground did what any sensible person would do in that… Read more »

Bagram Air Base Attack: Four US Troops Killed

Bagram Air Base Attack

In a Bagram air base attack, four US troops were killed. A senior defense official has confirmed that four International Security Assistance Force members were killed in a mortar attack on the Afghanistan base. The four deaths are the result of an “indirect fire attack,” as reported by NBC News. The attack came on the… Read more »

Two US Soldiers Killed By Afghan Police Officer

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An Afghan police officer killed two US soldiers and two fellow Afghan police officers in a surprise attack Monday morning. The shooter died in the resulting firefight. An Afghan police officer stood up in the back of a police pickup truck with a machine gun and opened fire upon US special forces and Afghan policemen… Read more »

SEAL Team 6 Member Killed In Afghanistan During Rescue Of US Doctor

Pictured: US troops in Afghanistan

A member of Navy SEAL Team Six, the same group that infiltrated Osama bin Laden’s compound, was killed this weekend in Afghanistan during a rescue mission of an American doctor captured by the Taliban outside of Kabul five days ago. A US official confirmed the death of Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas Checque to Fox… Read more »

Afghanistan: Teen Girl Beheaded For Turning Down Marriage Proposal

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An Afghanistan teenage girl was reportedly beheaded by her own cousin after her family turned down his marriage proposal. Gisa is believed to be about 15 years old. According to reports by local police officers, she was decapitated with a knife in the Imam Sahib District of Kunduz on Tuesday. Massoud and Sadeq, both male,… Read more »

‘The Kite Runner’ Author, Khaled Hosseini Releases New Novel

'The Kite Runner' Author, Khaled Hosseini New Novel Released On May 21

author, Khaled Hosseini, will be releasing his third novel, And the Mountains Echoed, on May 21. The novel from the pen of The Kite Runner author will be published by Riverhead Books, which is part of their parent company, Penguin Group (USA), who also published Hosseini’s first two novels, The Kite Runner and A Thousand… Read more »

Helmet Cam Video Shows Soldier Drawing Taliban Fire To Save His Squad

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The wildest, and perhaps most heroic helmet cam video ever, was recently posted on YouTube. A brave United States soldier is shown intentionally drawing Taliban gunfire away from his pinned down squad to save the lives of his military brothers. An unnamed soldier is shown actively engaging Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan during a machine gun… Read more »