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

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

War News for Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Reported security incidents
#1: Bodies of six volunteers belonging to Aman Lashkar (peace militia) were found from Tirah valley of Khyber Agency while four militants were also killed in a blast Tuesday, FP News desk reported. According to sources, bodies of six peace volunteers having bullet wounds were found from Tirah valley. It may be mentioned that the volunteers had been kidnapped few days ago from the valley. Bodies of 15 volunteers have been found so far in the past four days. On the other hand, four militants were killed in Khazana Morcha area of Tirah valley when explosives detonated in the militants’ hideout. An IED also exploded in Tehsil Jamrud but fortunately no loss was reported. It is said that the target of the roadside bomb was the Nato containers.

#2: The Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs said that the police forces, backed by the army and the NATO-led coalition forces, have eliminated 28 Taliban in different provinces within the past 24 hours. "ANP in collaboration with the army and coalition forces launched 17 cleanup operations in Kabul, Nangarhar, Laghman, Kapisa, Kunduz, Faryab, Wardak, Ghazni and Paktika provinces, killing 28 armed Taliban over the past 24 hours," the ministry said in a statement.

#3: Up to four people were killed and five others injured in separate roadside bombings in Afghanistan on Tuesday, authorities said. "Three civilians were killed when their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in Luchak area of Nad Ali district, Helmand province early Tuesday morning," a provincial government spokesman, Ahmad Zarak, told Xinhua.

#4: In addition, three civilians were wounded in an IED explosion along a main road in Nangarhar province, 120 km south of Kabul earlier Tuesday.

#5 Four members of Afghan Local Police (ALP) were killed Tuesday morning when militants launched attack on a checkpoint in northern Kunduz province, an official said. "The attack took place in Pul-i-Noor Khan area in Dashti Archi district at around 8:30 a.m., sparking a gunfight which left four ALP members dead, including the commander of the post named Qaum Khan," chief of the district Shaikh Sardroddin told Xinhua.

#6: Provincial governor spokesman Ahmad Zerak confirming the report said the second incident took place while Afghan police forces were looking to defuse a roadside bomb. He said at least one Afghan police officer was killed and two others were injured after explosive device went off.


Anonymous said...

France again condemns Iraq for carrying out numerous executions.

PAIS Oct 9: For the second time in less than a week, the French government on Tuesday "firmly condemned" Iraq for carrying out multiple executions and for the extensive use of capital punishment in that country.

In the past week, Iraq has executed 23 people and has now put 119 to death since the beginning of the year.


How much of this is politically motivated abuse of power and blatent racism from the Iraq government towards Sunnis. I would like to see stats on the percent of Sunnis vs others put to death cause don't tell me that Sunni politicians are the only ones who have let people down in ragards to death squads in Iraq. And don't tell me that people are terrorists and deserve the death penalty for fighting against people invading and making war on their country. Don't tell me that Iraq has a capable justice system that isn't an American installed puppet racism of hate towards Sunnis.

Anonymous said...

This Maliki puppet is becoming the same shit we see in American politics where they run around crying wolf at innocent people yet in Iraq this dick has one hand pointing the finger and the other on his stoneage rope. I'm begining to see he is nothing but a delusional madman whose actions will result in more planes flying in America because he is obsessed on power for everything about himself while placing expectations that are NOT immediately achievable in the near future on his opponents with total disrard for his own actions and will not share the power like democracy is meant to be. TELL ME IRAQIS WHO REALLY RUNS DEATH SQUADS IN IRAQ??

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