The bottom line is clear: Our vital interests in Afghanistan are limited and military victory is not the key to achieving them. On the contrary, waging a lengthy counterinsurgency war in Afghanistan may well do more to aid Taliban recruiting than to dismantle the group, help spread conflict further into Pakistan, unify radical groups that might otherwise be quarreling amongst themselves, threaten the long-term health of the U.S. economy, and prevent the U.S. government from turning its full attention to other pressing problems. -- Afghanistan Study Group

Thursday, June 24, 2010

War News for Thursday, June 24, 2010

The British MoD is reporting the deaths of four British ISAF soldiers in a vehicle accident near Gereshk, Helmand province, Afghanistan on Wednesday, June 23rd.

The DoD is reporting a new death previously unreported by the military. 1st Sgt. Eddie Turner died from an unreported non-combat related incident at Camp Clark, Afghanistan on Tuesday, June 22nd.

The Romanian MND is reporting the deaths of two Romanian ISAF soldiers in a roadside bombing while on a supply mission on route A1 Kabul-Kandahar presumably in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, June 23rd.

The Italian MoD is reporting the death of an Italian ISAF soldier in a vehicle mishap near Shindand, south of Herat, Herat province, Afghanistan on Wednesday, June 23rd.

NATO is reporting the death of an ISAF soldier in an IED attack in an undisclosed location in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, June 23rd.

Petraeus Is Now Taking Control of a ‘Tougher Fight’

Obama Says Afghan Policy Won’t Change After Dismissal:

Petraeus could provide calming influence after leadership change:

Reported security incidents

#1: In the capital, two roadside bombs targeting a police patrol in the Palestine Street neighbourhood killed two police and wounded eight people, four of them police, the interior ministry said.

Diyala Prv:
#1: In Diyala province, another ethnically mixed jihadist stronghold further south, militants killed two anti-Qaeda militiamen, security officials said. Four armed assailants stormed the home of the militiamen in the province, just north of Baghdad, in the early hours of the morning and seized the two brothers aged 20 and 22, operations command in the provincial capital Baquba said. The two men's bodies were found a few hours later dumped by the roadside in the desert Udhaim area in the west of the province, riddled with bullets, blindfold and with their arms bound.

#1: A bomb targeting the convoy of a high-ranking police officer left five people including body guards injured in the city of Kirkuk, 250 kilometres north of the capital of Baghdad.

#1: The first attack occurred when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a police checkpoint, killing four policemen and wounding four others, in a western part of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

#2: Two other suicide bombers attacked the main gate of an Iraqi army base in eastern Mosul, killing one soldier and wounding five, an army source said.

#3: On Wednesday night, gunmen killed three policemen at another checkpoint in the west of the city, police said. The gunmen struck at around 10:00 pm (1900 GMT) in a neighbourhood inhabited by economists, most of them government employees.

#4: Two civilians were wounded on Wednesday in a hand grenade explosion in central Mosul, according to a security source. “Two civilians were wounded on Wednesday (June 23) in a hand grenade explosion which targeted a police vehicle patrol in al-Kourniesh street in central Mosul,” the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

#5: Three policemen were killed on Thursday by gunmen in western Mosul, according to a source from the Ninewa Operations Command. “Five gunmen killed three policemen early Thursday (June 24) when they attacked a checkpoint in al-Iqtesadiyeen neighborhhod, western Mosul,” the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. “They fled to unknown place,” he added.

Tal Afar:
#1: West of Mosul, in the town of Tal Afar, security forces thwarted an attempted suicide bombing on Thursday morning, police said. The would-be bomber tried to blow up his car in a livestock market in the town, which has a large Shiite Turkmen community. But officers spotted him, and shot and killed him before he could detonate his payload.

Al Anbar Prv:
#1: Police forces managed on Wednesday to foil an attack on an officer’s house in eastern Falluja, a police source said. “Unknown gunmen planted a number of bombs around an officer’s house in central al-Karma district in eastern Falluja,” the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. “Security forces managed to defuse the bombs and started to crackdown the attackers, who fled to unknown place,” he added.

Afghanistan: "The Forgotten War"
#1: Seven Afghan construction workers were killed in a roadside bomb attack in central Afghanistan, the government said Thursday. The group of workers for Qaher Afghan Road Construction Co. was traveling in Uruzgan province on Wednesday when their vehicle was hit by a remote-controlled bomb, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. All the passengers were killed.

#2: At least 12 militants were killed while four others were injured during security forces’ operation here Thursday. According to sources, fighter jets bombed militants’ hideout that killed 12 militants and wounded four in Ghudagai region (North Waziristan) of Orakzai Agency.Security forces also destroyed four of militants’ hideouts during the operation.

#3: Afghan and foreign troops killed 20 Taliban fighters in a raid in eastern Nuristan province on Wednesday, a provincial official said.

#4: Over a dozen Taliban insurgents were killed as troops stormed their hideout in Kandahar province south of Afghanistan, police said Thursday. "Afghan and NATO-led forces stormed a hideout of Taliban rebels in Jalai district on Wednesday. As a result, 15 militants were killed and three others made captives," deputy to provincial police chief Fazal Ahmad Shirzad told Xinhua.

MoD: Lance Corporal Michael Taylor

DoD: 1st Sgt. Eddie Turner

DoD: Pfc. David T. Miller

DoD: Spc. Andrew R. Looney

MND: Sergeant Major Dan Ciobotaru

MND: Corporal Paul Caracudă


Anonymous said...

Expect no less from the racist American race where targets such as unborn/partially born babbies are their targets like those in poverty like they force to run from Iraqi societies those who have the ability to advance the country. No1 first. The great American race and then the blacks and the rest can become their slaves like they have supported their entire lives.

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