Tag Archives: Afghanistan

The Sordid Tale Of SEAL Team 6 In Afghanistan: Killing An MI6 Agent Was Just The Beginning By
WASHINGTON — A recent investigation has revealed that someone thought to be an aid worker killed by Navy SEALs in Afghanistan was actually a spy working for MI6, the British intelligence agency. Linda Norgrove was employed...
Obama’s Failed Legacy In Afghanistan: 300 Marines Headed Back To The Endless Afghan War By
WASHINGTON — Despite campaign promises to bring an end to U.S. wars in the Middle East, there’s still no end in sight to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan as Barack Obama enters the final days of his presidency. As one Army unit rotates out of Afghanistan, The...
US: War Crimes Investigation Over Afghan Torture ‘Inappropriate’ By
The US State Department has issued a statement criticizing the International Criminal Court (ICC) for yesterday‘s report indicating that an ongoing preliminary probe had found considerable evidence of US war crimes in Afghanistan, centering on torture of detainees by...
ICC Prosecutors: US Likely Committed War Crimes In Afghanistan By
Prosecutors from the International Criminal Court (ICC) today revealed that the results of a preliminary probe have suggested the US likely committed war crimes during the occupation of Afghanistan, saying that the probe suggested troops and the CIA tortured at least 61...
15 Civilians Killed In Single US Airstrike Have Been Identified By
The Bureau has been able to identify 15 civilians killed in a single US drone strike in Afghanistan last month – the biggest loss of civilian life in one strike since the attack on the Medecins Sans Frontieres hospital (MSF) last October. The US claimed it had conducted...
30 Civilians Die In US Airstrike Called ‘To Protect US and Afghan troops’ By
As many as 30 civilians were killed in an airstrike on Thursday morning called in to protect US and Afghan troops involved in heavy fighting with the Taliban near Kunduz. The airstrike, requested after two US service members were killed, had been meant to break a siege...
US Drone Strike In Afghanistan Kills, Wounds Several Civilians By
A US drone strike has killed and wounded a number of civilians in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province today, though exact numbers are as yet unclear, with officials claiming that the home at the center of the attack was owned by a suspected Taliban commander. The putative...
US Drone Strike Kills 13 Civilians In Eastern Afghanistan By
Amid the latest ISIS resurgence along the Afghan-Pakistan border, US drones attacked the area in the eastern Nangarhar Province, killing at least 13 civilians and wounding 14 others, according to officials. The attack centered around a house that apparently belonged to...
Report: Post 9/11 Wars Have Cost Taxpayers Nearly $5 Trillion And Counting By
The U.S. military interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan have cost taxpayers nearly $5 trillion and counting, according to a new report released to coincide with the 15th anniversary of the attacks. Dr. Neta Crawford, professor of political science at Brown University, released...
Afghan Opium Production 40 Times Higher Since US-NATO Invasion By
Since the U.S.-led NATO invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, the production of opium in the country has increased by 40 times according to Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service, fueling organized crime and widespread death. The head of the FSKN, Viktor Ivanov, explained the...