Category: NATO’s WARS

Roadside Bombs Kill Afghan Civilians, NATO Soldiers

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Roadside bombs have killed seven civilians and two NATO soldiers in Afghanistan. The Afghan civilians were killed Friday when their vehicle struck a bomb in the Maywand district of southern Kandahar province. Police say four other people were wounded in the blast. A United Nations report in July said the number of civilian deaths from

2 NATO service members killed in Afghanistan

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KABUL, Afghanistan—A bomb and a separate insurgent attack killed two NATO service members in southern Afghanistan, the alliance said on Monday. It said one service member died Monday as a result of an attack and another was killed in a bombing on Sunday. NATO did not provide any details or nationalities. The deaths raised the

Libya’s Anti-Gadhafi Forces Enter Sirte, Face Strong Resistance

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Libya's interim government says its forces have broken through Gadhafi loyalist defenses and entered the coastal city of Sirte, one of the former leader's remaining bases of support. Officials for the National Transitional Council said late Thursday several thousand of their fighters from Misrata advanced into the center of former leader Moammar Gadhafi's hometown, where

Rebels believe Gaddafi intelligence chief is dead

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(Reuters) – Libyan rebels have "almost certain" information that Libyan intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi was killed on Saturday along with Muammar Gaddafi's son Khamis, rebel military spokesman Ahmed Bani told Al Arabiya television on Monday. A senior rebel commander had earlier reported that Khamis had died from wounds suffered in fighting. "We have almost certain

The Pakistan-Iran-Afghanistan Intelligence War: Analysis

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Reports from Afghanistan indicate a struggle between nations, complete with double agents, international spies and arms smugglers. And U.S. troops and Afghan government officials are in the cross hairs. Sometimes simple news reports from Afghanistan provide a window to some very deep, troubling trends. Such is the case with an article this weekend from ToloNews,

Rebels launch push in western Libya, aim for coast

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  Rebel commander Col. Jumma Ibrahim said opposition forces captured Bir Ghanam and had moved a few miles beyond it, as well as making advances on a separate highway to Sabratha. On that highway, rebels at one point came to within 18 miles (30 kilometers) of Libya's coastline, but their convoy then came under heavy

4 NATO soldiers killed in Afghan attacks

Four soldiers with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed on Sunday in two separate insurgent attacks in eastern and southern Afghanistan, NATO reported. NATO has not confirmed their nationalities. The attack comes a day after the death of 38 U.S. and Afghan troops in a military helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan. More

Copter Downed by Taliban Fire; Elite U.S. Unit Among Dead

KABUL, Afghanistan — In the deadliest day for American forces in the nearly decade-long war in Afghanistan, insurgents shot down a Chinook transport helicopter on Saturday, killing 30 Americans, including some Navy Seal commandos from the unit that killed Osama bin Laden, as well as 8 Afghans, American and Afghan officials said. The helicopter, on

NATO underestimated strength of Gaddafi regime – French minister

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NATO has underestimated the ability of Muammar Gaddafi's regime to offer resistance to rebel forces assisted by NATO-led air campaign, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said. An international military operation "to protect civilians" in Libya began on March 19 following a UN resolution and has been extended until September. "We have probably underestimated Gaddafi's forces'

IED Attacks in Afghanistan Hit All-Time High

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The number of IED attacks in Afghanistan has spiked to all-time high, U.S. military officials said, because of the free flow of critical bomb-making materials from neighboring Pakistan. Senior military officials said there were more than 1,600 strikes involving so-called “improvised explosive devices” in June, setting a new record for the long Afghan war, and underscoring

Libya: Royal Navy warship HMS Liverpool comes under heavy fire

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HMS Liverpool, a Royal Navy warship, came under heavy rocket fire from a shore battery as it patrolled off the Libyan coast, the Ministry of Defence said. A missile launcher is said to have sent a number of rockets towards Liverpool that has been stationed off Libya for several weeks. The Type 42 destroyer returned

Top Afghan official held as Taliban spy

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  KABUL, Afghanistan: A senior Defence Ministry official who allegedly leaked secrets that helped the Taliban stage suicide attacks in Kabul has been arrested by the Afghan Intelligence Service – one of three high profile arrests announced by the agency. A spokesman said the other two arrests involved a senior Taliban official accused of leading

Intelligence failure in Libya

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The killing of the Libyan rebel military commander, Gen. Abdul Fattah Younis, suspected of working for Moammar Gadhafi despite abandoning the Libyan leader in February, is an ominous and embarrassing development that raises further questions about the ill-prepared NATO intervention. The haste with which the West has embraced the Transitional National Council (TNC), which now

IRAQ – Military Intelligence in action

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  CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq – “Mission” can mean many different things for soldiers deployed to Iraq. For many their mission involves combined patrols with Iraqi counterparts, for others it means conducting resupply operations or providing food services to hungry soldiers. For the Human Intelligence Collection Team members of Alpha Company, 3rd Brigade Special

Libya forces, rebels locked in battle for Port Brega

Fighting intensified Tuesday around Port Brega in eastern Libya as rebel fighters struggled to dislodge government forces from the strategic coastal city and its petrochemical complex. http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-libya-fighting-20110720,0,2078871.story?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+latimes%2Fnews%2Fnationworld%2Fworld+%28L.A.+Times+-+World+News%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

NATO conducts coordinated strikes in Tripoli

NATO continues to engage key military targets associated with coordinating attacks against civilians by pro-Qadhafi forces across the country. Early this morning, NATO forces struck an antenna radar system, which was being solely used for military purposes at Tripoli’s main airport. The antenna, which was previously used for civilian air traffic control, was being used