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, April 2, 2013

War News for Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Officials: Afghan teen fatally stabs U.S. soldier

Reported security incidents
#1: Several dozen militants armed with assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades have attacked a power grid station in north-western Pakistan, killing seven people and taking four hostage, police say. The attack on the outskirts of Peshawar city occurred at about 2am on Tuesday, said the local police chief in the area, Granullah Khan. The militants killed two people at the scene of the attack and took nine with them, he said. The militants then killed five of the hostages as they were fleeing and were pursued by police, said the police chief. The bodies were found about half a mile (1km) away from the grid station. Four of the abducted were still missing. The dead included three policemen and four government power workers, said Khan. The men still missing are all power workers.

#2: A traffic police officer and a constable were killed in a gun attack on a traffic police post near the Lasbela intersection that also left their two colleagues wounded on Monday, officials said. They added that two men riding a motorbike pulled up near the Lasbela police post and one of them walked up to the officials standing outside the facility. “He pulled out a pistol and fired multiple shots at them before speeding away with his accomplices,” said an official at the Soldier Bazaar police station.

#3: Eight Taliban militants were killed as aircraft targeted a Taliban hideout in Farah province 695 km west of Kabul Monday night, provincial police chief Aqa Noor Kintoz said Tuesday. "Acting upon intelligence report, the aircraft pounded a Taliban hideout in Pushtrod district last night killing eight Taliban rebels including a local commander Mullah Mansoor and two would-be suicide bombers last night," Kintoz told Xinhua.

#4: According to local authorities in north-eastern Bakhshan province of Afghanistan, Afghan security forces cleared the volatile Wardoj district from militants. Police officials said the operations were conducted in 43 villages of Wardoj district. Provincial police chief Gen. Imamuddin Mutmaeen said the operations launched three days back by Afghan security forces and ended on Monday evening. In the meantime a local security official speaking on the condition of anonymity said around 80 militants were killed and over 110 others were injured during the operations.

#5: In a separate statement Afghan defense ministry announced at least 9 militants were killed during military operations by Afghan national army soldiers during the past 24 hours. Defense officials further added that the operations were conducted in Ghazni, Helmand, Kandahar, Logar and Paktika provinces of Afghanistan.

DoD: Chief Warrant Officer Curtis S. Reagan


Dancewater said...

Camp Nama: British personnel reveal horrors of secret US base in Baghdad

Detainees captured by SAS and SBS squads subjected to human-rights abuses at detention centre, say British witnesses

Dancewater said...

A British serviceman who served at Nama recalled: "I saw one man having his prosthetic leg being pulled off him, and being beaten about the head with it before he was thrown on to the truck."

Dancewater said...

On the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, a number of former members of TF 121 and its successor unit TF6-26 have come forward to describe the abuses they witnessed, and to state that they complained about the mistreatment of detainees.

The abuses they say they saw include:

• Iraqi prisoners being held for prolonged periods in cells the size of large dog kennels.

• Prisoners being subjected to electric shocks.

• Prisoners being routinely hooded.

• Inmates being taken into a sound-proofed shipping container for interrogation, and emerging in a state of physical distress.

Anonymous said...

In thief reports ... Of the HORRORS ,,,,
Were there any mention of Beheadings ,,

State of Physical Distress ,,,

Really ,,, unbelievable ,,,

Cause and Effect

Look what they have caused ,,,
That this Distress to them is the Effect

It is discovered !

Verna said...

This is cool!