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, October 6, 2014

War News for Monday, October 6, 2014

US-Led Air Strikes Leave 65 Civilians Dead in Iraq's Anbar

Reported security incidents
#1: A U.S. drone strike on Sunday killed at least five militants in a restive Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said. The attack happened in the Kundghar area of Shawal district, in the South Waziristan tribal region which is considered a stronghold of Taliban militants.

#2: At least three people were killed and two others injured in a firing incident in the Khuzdar area of Balochistan on Monday morning. Levies officials told Dawn that armed men opened fire at a pickup van and killed three people in the Zehri area of Khuzdar.

#3: Two civilians sustained injuries as a bomb blast hit police van in the northern Kunduz provincial capital the Kunduz city 250 km north of Kabul on Monday, police spokesman Sayed Sarwar Hussaini said.


annata said...

you sure that Fars link is trustworthy enough for publishing on the Ramadi "collateral damage"?

Cervantes said...

I generally don't link to Fars, without corroboration, except to illustrate Iranian government positions.

Dancewater said...

we do know for sure that the number of Iraqi civilians killed in the latest air bombings is NOT ZERO.