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

Monday, July 21, 2014

War News for Monday, July 21, 2014

Reported security incidents
#1: A suicide bomber targeted a police convoy in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province today, killing two people, a policeman and a civilian, a local official said. The attack took place in the Helmand provincial capital of Lashkar Gah, said Omar Zwak, the spokesman for the provincial governor. He said the explosion also wounded 15 people, eight policemen and seven civilians. The police convoy was en route to the district of Sangin for an operation there, he added.

#2: At least 12 Taliban militants were killed following a drone strike in western Herat province of Afghanistan. Local government officials in Herat city, the air strike was carried out late yesterday in Obe district.

#3: The Afghan Defense Ministry on Monday said that the army killed 31 militants during operations in the past 24 hours. Three ANA soldiers were killed in bomb attacks elsewhere in the country over the same period, according to the statement.

#4: As a result of a road side mine explosion three civilians were martyred in Ashkank region, Charborjak district of Nimroz province.

#5: Heavy clashes continue in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan after scores of Taliban militants launched a major offensive two days back. According to local government officials, the gun battle still continue between Afghan forces and Taliban militants in Qaisar district.


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Ligue 1 Live said...

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