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

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

War News for Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Over One Million Iraqis Killed since US Invasion

118 insurgents killed in 18 days in Afghan, NATO forces operations: official

National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of September 27, 2011 - This brings the total National Guard and Reserve personnel who have been activated to 92,470, including both units and individual augmentees.

Reported security incidents

#1: In the mainly Shiite neighborhood of Hurriyah, a suicide car bomber targeted a police station and killed six people, said two Baghdad police officials. Ten people were also wounded in that blast.

In the northern Shiite neighborhood of Hurriyah, nine people died when a suicide bomber also targeted a police station.

#2: In the southern Karradah neighborhood, three people were killed and six wounded by another suicide car bomb attack on a police station, the officials said. Smoke could be seen rising from the blast site as ambulances rushed to the scene, their sirens wailing. Iraqi army helicopters circled over head.

#3: A roadside bomb exploded near a police patrol in western Baghdad, killing two policemen and wounding another five, said police officials.

#4: A parked car bomb exploded in western Baghdad targeting a police patrol but killed one civilian and injured five people. Three people were also injured by a roadside bomb hitting a police patrol in western Baghdad.

In a separate incident, a car bomb went off near the convoy of Brig. Gen. Sabah, commander of the Iraqi Army's 22th Brigade, in Baghdad's northwestern district of al-Hurriyah, killing a civilian and wounding 10 of Sabah's soldiers along with two bystanders, the source said.

#5: Two police officials say 13 people were killed in western Baghdad when a suicide bomber rammed a police station.

#6: And in western Baghdad, a parked car bomb targeting a police patrol exploded and killed one civilian.

#7: In other attacks, a magnetic "sticky bomb" wounded a police brigadier general in Al-Sulaykh in north Baghdad,

#8: while two police were wounded by shots from a silenced pistol in the Jihad neighbourhood in south Baghdad, said the interior ministry official.

#1: Three bombs that had been planted beneath oil pipelines were dismantled yesterday night, the South Oil Police Commander announced today. General Musa Abdul Hussein told Aswat al-Iraq that there were no casualties.

Abu Ghraib:
#1: Six were wounded in an attempt to blow up their houses with explosives planted by unknown persons south of the Abu Ghraib area, security sources said today. The source told Aswat al-Iraq that unknown gunmen implanted the explosives which were remotely detonated.

#1: A roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi police patrol went off in western Shirqat, 300 km (190 miles) north of Baghdad, killing two policemen and seriously wounding four others, police said.

#1: A civilian was killed by weapons equipped with silencers. The source told Aswat al-Iraq that the victim was in front of his house when he was shot.

#2: The two children were wounded when a deserted house was exploded near them. The house belonged to a civilian.

Al Anbar Prv:
#1: Gunmen shot dead a leader of government-backed Sahwa militia in front of his house in Garma, 30 km (20 miles) northwest of Baghdad, a local police source said.

Afghanistan: "The Forgotten War"
#1: Officials say a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan has killed six police officers and a local tribal elder. The governor's office says in a statement issued Wednesday that a police truck struck the bomb on Tuesday while driving in Kandahar province's Zhari district. Provincial government spokesman Zalmai Ayubi says the police were escorting tribal elder Abdul Wali Khan back to his home from nearby Kandahar city. Ayubi says the bomb appeared to be remotely detonated, and that the police assume Khan was the target. Khan was also on the Zhari district development council.

#2: Security forces, on Tuesday, in retaliation, gunned down another 11 militants and injured scores of others when Taliban militants armed with rocket launchers resorted to cross border attack from Afghanistan on checkpoints in areas close to the Pak-Afghan border in upper Dir district, sources said. The clash occurred in the border areas of Laghar and Sparko Dab in upper Dir district. The cross border armed attack is second during the last three days, in which 26 militants have so far been killed.


dancewater said...

video posted on Facebook clearly shows that we are still killing people in Iraq, and will be for thousands of years: newborn deformed baby.

It is a massive, massive, hideous crime that the US has visited on Iraq.

dancewater said...

and Iraqi girl has a question for the Americans who shot her.....