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, July 23, 2011

War News for Saturday, July 23, 2011

Reported security incidents

Baghdad:
#1: A police captain was killed and eight wounded in two consecutive explosions near alcohol shop west of Baghdad, security sources said today. The source told Aswat al-Iraq that the first bomb exploded near alcohol shop, but no human damages. When a police patrol arrived into the explosion scene, another bomb took off that resulted in killing the police captain and a civilian, as well as wounding four cops and four civilians.


Diyala Prv:
#1: Five Iraqi policemen have been injured in an explosive charge that blew off in a car, belonging to an unknown armed group that attacked a police checkpoint in Baaquba, the center of northeast Iraq’s Diala Province on Friday, a security source reported. “An explosive charge blew off inside a car, left by a group of unknown gunmen in new Baaquba, the center of Diala Province, after their attack on a police checkpoint that killed 5 policemen, but blew off to injure 5 other policemen, who approached the car that blew off against them on Friday,” the security source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

#2: Unknown gunmen in northern Baaquba opened fire on Saturday morning on a civilian called Ismail Khalil as he was leaving his house in the village of Jdeidat Al Aghwat in Khales District.


Kirkuk:
#1: A doctor in Iraq’s former Iraqi Army, carrying a lt-brigadier rank, has been killed in attack by unknown gunmen in north Iraq’s oil-rich city of Kirkuk on Friday night, the city’s police director reported on Saturday. “A group of unknown gunmen have opened fire from a fast car on Friday night against the former doctor and Lt-Brigadier in Iraq’s former Iraqi Army, Ibrahim Shueib al-Jumeily, killing him on the spot,” Lt-Brigadier, Sarhad Qader, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.


Mosul:
#1: A mortar shell exploded near a security checkpoint, wounding a soldier, police said.

#2: One gunman was killed and two others were wounded when security forces clashed with an armed group in Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, a military source said.



Afghanistan: "The Forgotten War"
#1: A Pakistani official says an anti-Taliban militia has killed 13 militants in clashes near the Afghan border. Local administrator Noor Alam Khan says several militiamen and insurgents were also wounded in the gunbattles Friday and Saturday in the Kurram tribal region.

#2: Nato helicopters violated Pakistani territory limits near the Pak-Afghan border area on Saturday. According to a Private TV, two Nato gunship helicopters violated Pakistan’s border limits in the areas of Kurram agency. The gunship helicopters came 8 kilometer meters inside Pakistani borders. The two helicopters remained in Pakistani airspace for sometime without sanction or authorization, and after making flights on different areas of Kurram agency, close to the Afghan border, returned back to their airbase in Afghanistan.

#3: Five Pakistani Taliban militants were killed in the northwestern tribal region of Kurram on the Afghan border in a clash with tribesmen who are opposed to militant activities in their areas, local intelligence officials said. Eight tribesmen were also wounded in the firefight which broke out after insurgents launched a pre-dawn attack on a village to avenge the killing of a militant commander by tribesmen this week.

#4: Gunmen on two motorbikes killed a senior leader of a regional political party, his bodyguard and driver in an attack in Khuzdar district of southwestern Baluchistan province, police official Ghulam Rasool said.


DoD: Master Sgt. Benjamin A. Stevenson

4 comments:

dancewater said...

Ministry of Defence pays £100,000 to family of drowned Iraqi teenager

I know of a case where US troops did the same thing to a couple of young Iraqi men who they found driving on a road in the evening. One of the young men drowned.

so much evil done by the US/UK government..... and the evil shits who supported them in this evil war of aggression.


The US/UK and their Christian terrorists are much more blood-thirsty, much more violent, and much more evil than all the world's Islamic terrorists put together will ever be.

dancewater said...

Female US soldiers more likely to be raped by their fellow soldiers than be killed, raped or hurt by the "enemy".

This clearly shows the moral development of the US military. They should never be allowed out of the USA, for the safety and health of the rest of the world.

dancewater said...

Decades of war and international sanctions have turned Iraq into one of the worst places for children in the Middle East and North Africa, with around 3.5 million living in poverty, 1.5 million under the age of five undernourished and 100 infants dying every day, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) warns.

100 INFANTS DYING EVERY DAY!!!!!!!!

Makes what happened in Norway yesterday look like a Sunday picnic.

100 INFANTS DYING EVERY DAY!!!!!!!!
100 INFANTS DYING EVERY DAY!!!!!!!!
100 INFANTS DYING EVERY DAY!!!!!!!!
100 INFANTS DYING EVERY DAY!!!!!!!!
100 INFANTS DYING EVERY DAY!!!!!!!!
100 INFANTS DYING EVERY DAY!!!!!!!!
100 INFANTS DYING EVERY DAY!!!!!!!!
100 INFANTS DYING EVERY DAY!!!!!!!!
100 INFANTS DYING EVERY DAY!!!!!!!!
100 INFANTS DYING EVERY DAY!!!!!!!!
100 INFANTS DYING EVERY DAY!!!!!!!!


I hold thewiz and his militant ignorance and his massive evil responsible for the deaths of these infants. May God forgive him.

dancewater said...

US military still running around Iraq and arresting and detaining people. This is wrong, flat wrong.