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

Saturday, November 6, 2010

War News for Saturday, November 06, 2010

NATO is reporting the death of an ISAF soldiers from an insurgent attack in an undisclosed area in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, October 6th.

British Troops Accused of Abusing Iraqi Detainees

NATO: Afghan soldier may have killed 2 NATO troops

Reported security incidents

#1: Seven people were wounded, including four policemen, in two bomb explosions outside a liquor store in Baghdad southern district of al-Amil, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

#2: In a separately incident, four Katyusha rockets landed in central Baghdad early in the morning, three of them struck Baghdad heavily fortified Green Zone, the source said without giving further details about the bombings. The fourth rocket hit Abu Nawas Street across the Tigris River, wounding two people, the source said.

#3: Also in the capital, a civilian was wounded when a sticky bomb attached to his car detonated near an intersection in Baghdad's central district of Karrada, the source added.

Diyala Prv:
#1: Nine people were killed in a car bomb blast in central Baaquba district on Friday, according to a local police source in Diala. “Nine were wounded within an initial count of casualties from an earlier car bomb attack near the Firefighting & Civil Defense Department in New Baaquba neighborhood, in the central part of the district,” the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

#1-3: Twenty people were wounded on Saturday in three car bomb explosions which hit homes of Kurdish senior officials in the northern city of Kirkuk, a local police source said. The attacks took place almost simultaneously at about 6:00 a.m. local time (0300 GMT) outside the homes of three officials in two neighborhoods of the city located some 250 km north of Baghdad, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. The explosions took place separately in Shorja neighborhood outside the home of Falah Mohammad, mayor of a town outside Kirkuk, in Imam Qassim neighborhood outside the home of Dlier QAder, an official of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) headed by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, and also in Imam Qassim neighborhood outside the home of Brigadier Danial Jabbar, a police chief of a town in Kirkuk province, the source said.

#2: The leader of a pro-government sahwa (awakening) tribal fighters was killed when an improvised explosive device went off near his vehicle southeast of Kirkuk on Friday, according to a senior security official. “An IED went off near the al-Rashad sahwa leader Awwad Hammoud Nassif on the Kirkuk-Tikrit highway, (35 km) southwest of Kirkuk, killing him instantly,” Brig. Sarhad Qader, the director of the Kirkuk Districts Police Department (KDPD), told Aswat al-Iraq news agency

Afghanistan: "The Forgotten War"
#1: The death toll from a suicide bombing in northern Afghanistan has increased to 12, a spokesman for the governor of Faryab province said Saturday. At least 26 were injured from attack at a crowded marketplace on Friday, Ahamad Jaweed Bedar said. Previously, a government official had said at least five people died and 35 were wounded from the blast. Bedar said Rahmatiullah Turkistani, head of the provincial council, was targeted. The bomber approached the official with a petition when he blew himself up, a deputy to the governor of Faryab said Friday. A guard for Turkistani -- along with 11 civilians -- were killed.

#2: Taliban militants set fire to two foreign forces' supply vehicles in the central Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan on Saturday morning. The Taliban torched the tankers at 8 am in the province's Sayed Abad district, Shahidullah Shahid, a spokesman for the governor of Maidan Wardak told TOLOnews reporter.

DoD: Sgt. 1st Class Todd M. Harris

DoD: Spc. James C. Young


dancewater said...

British troops did not abuse their prisoners, they TORTURED THEM, just like the Americans.

damn them to hell for their evil