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16 Dec

United States Wars, News and Casualties

United States Wars, News and Casualties

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The War Criminals

The war criminals of the Bush regime lied and fabricated evidence to go to war.

Bush,Cheney,Rice,Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, and Powell are war criminals and today they are enjoying freedom.

The thousands dead, the region in chaos, the creation of Islamic State and the trillions of dollars cost and for what? The worst of all is that they were so desperate for war that they had no plans for peace.

So where are the protests and demonstrations today in the US to bring Bush, Chaney, Wolfowitz, Rice, Powell andRumsfeld to Justice? There are none. There has been none. And now the US people ask – why do we have so many enemies and why do peoples from other cultures hate us?


We condemned children to death, some after many days of writhing in pain on bloodstained mats, without pain relievers. Some died quickly, wasted by missing arms and legs, crushed heads. As the fluids ran out of their bodies, they appeared like withered, spoiled fruits. They could have lived, certainly should have lived – and laughed and danced, and run and played- but instead they were brutally murdered. Yes, murdered!

The war ended for those children, but it has never ended for survivors who carry memories of them. Likewise, the effects of the U.S. bombings continue, immeasurably and indefensibly.

The McGlynn

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War News

Iraq Coalition Casualties: Military Fatalities By Name>>

Afghanistan Coalition Casualties: Military Fatalities By Name>>

IRAQ BODY COUNT>>

This data is based on 51,544 database entries from the beginning of the war to 28 Feb 2017, and on monthly preliminary data from that date onwards. Preliminary data is shown in grey when applicable, and is based on approximate daily totals in the Recent Events section prior to full analysis. The full analysis extracts details such as the names or demographic details of individuals killed, the weapons that killed them and location amongst other details. The current range contains 36,537–38,380 deaths (20%–19%, a portion which may rise or fall over time) based on single-sourced reports.

Graphs are based on the higher number in our totals. Gaps in recording and reporting suggest that even our highest totals to date may be missing many civilian deaths from violence.

Total Dollar Cost of War>>

Cost of War in Iraq>>

Cost of War in Afghanistan>>

AP: Yemeni officials say foreign aid workers have left port city

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Foreign humanitarian workers with the United Nations and other international organizations have left Yemen’s Red Sea port city of Hodeida because of intensified fighting there, Yemeni officials said on Friday.

Their departure came as Yemen’s Shite rebels, known as Houthis, stepped up fighting with forces loyal to the internationally recognized government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi along the Red Sea coast of Hodeida and western Yemen.

Local employees with the U.N. and other organizations are now doing the humanitarian work in rebel-held Hodeida, a lifeline for most of Yemen’s population, said the officials.

Hadi’s forces, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, have made military advances over the past week, capturing several rebel-held areas, including the coastal district of al-Khoukha, about 135 kilometers (84 miles) from Hodeida.

The Houthis, however, claimed their forces were able to regain control of some areas captured by Hadi, allegedly killing more than 120 of their enemies over the past three days……………Since the beginning of the conflict, it imposed an air and sea blockade on the impoverished country, allowing only occasional humanitarian access. The blockade has been criticized by international groups, which say it is deepening the humanitarian suffering of Yemenis.

The civil war has caused profound misery among Yemen’s 28 million people. More than 10,000 civilians have been killed in fighting and airstrikes; food-supply and medical infrastructure has collapsed, causing a humanitarian emergency of hunger and cholera.

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REU: In Syria, Russia securing position as Assad presses war

BEIRUT (Reuters) – With the map of Syria’s conflict decisively redrawn in President Bashar al-Assad’s favor, his Russian allies want to convert military gains into a settlement that stabilizes the shattered nation and secures their interests in the region.

A year after the opposition’s defeat in Aleppo, government forces backed by Russia and Iran have recovered large swathes of territory as Islamic State’s “caliphate” collapses.

As U.N.-backed talks in Geneva fail to make any progress, Russia is preparing to launch its own political process in 2018. President Vladimir Putin declared mission accomplished for the military on a visit to Russia’s Syrian air base this week, and said conditions were ripe for a political solution.

Though Washington still insists Assad must go, a senior Syrian opposition figure told Reuters the United States and other governments that have backed the rebellion had finally “surrendered to the Russian vision” on ending the war.

The view in Damascus is that this will preserve Assad as president. A Syrian official in Damascus said “it is clear a track is underway, and the Russians are overseeing it”.

“There is a shift in the path of the crisis in Syria, a shift for the better,” the official said.

But analysts struggle to see how Russian diplomacy can bring lasting peace to Syria, encourage millions of refugees to return, or secure Western reconstruction aid.

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AP: Mattis warns of unsafe Russian military flights over Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is warning against dangerous flights by Russian fighter jets over what is considered a safe zone in Syria, questioning whether recent close calls were mistakes or deliberate.

Mattis told Pentagon reporters Friday that the U.S. and Russia are still using a phone line to coordinate flight movements over crowded Syrian skies as the U.S.-led coalition goes after remaining Islamic State group militants.

Two Russian Su-25 fighters flew through an unofficial line separating Russian and American air forces in eastern Syria on Wednesday coming dangerously close to U.S. aircraft.

U.S. Air Force F-22 fighter jets launched warning flares in response.

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Photo, AP Photo/Felipe Dana

Iraqi civilians fleeing walk past the destroyed al-Nuri mosque as Iraqi forces continue their advance against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq, Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

 

NYT: U.N. Condemns Executions of 38 Prisoners in Iraq

GENEVA — The United Nations said Friday that it was appalled by a mass execution of prisoners in Iraq and called for an immediate halt to executions, citing flaws in the country’s criminal justice system.

Iraq’s Ministry of Justice said 38 prisoners were executed on terrorism-related charges in the southern city of Nasiriya on Thursday, but it gave no details of the prisoners’ identities or the offenses for which they were sentenced to death.

“Given the flaws of the Iraqi justice system, it appears extremely doubtful that strict due process and fair trial guarantees were followed in these 38 cases,” Elizabeth Throssell, a spokeswoman for the United Nations human rights office in Geneva, told reporters. “This raises the prospect of irreversible miscarriages of justice and violations of the right to life.”

Iraqi courts are dealing with thousands of prisoners, including foreigners and hundreds of children, some as young as 13, who were detained in the past two years because they were suspected of being Islamic State fighters or supporters.

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REU: U.N. concerned about shelling in ethnically-mixed Iraqi town

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations human rights office is seriously concerned about the shelling of residential areas in Iraq’s northern town of Tuz Khurmatu in which civilians were killed, a U.N. spokeswoman said on Friday.

It was not clear who was doing the shelling, which took place on Dec. 9 and 12 and came from the mountains overlooking the area, the spokeswoman, Liz Throssell, told a regular U.N. briefing in Geneva.

“Iraqi forces are still working to discover the exact locations from which the shelling has come and the identity of those responsible,” she said.

The shelling of the ethnically-mixed town happened after many of its Kurdish population was displaced following clashes with Turkmen paramilitary groups.

Tuz Khurmatu is made up of Turkmen, Kurds and Arabs located 75 km (47 miles) south of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk. It came under the full control of Iraqi government forces and mostly Iran-backed Shi‘ite paramilitaries known as Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) in October.

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IraqiNews: Eight security personnel killed, injured in suicide attack, northwest of Samarra

Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) Eight security personnel were killed and injured in a suicide attack, a security source said on Friday.

“Two persons were killed, while six others were wounded in a suicide attack that was launched against Saraya al-Salam (Peace Brigades) in al-Howeish region, northwest of Samarra,” the source told Baghdad Today without giving further details.

The brigades took part in the summer of 2014 in liberation of regions in south of Salahuddin and others in Samarra and areas in its vicinity.

Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State Sunni extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

A total of 117 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 264 injured, excluding police, in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in November, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

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IraqiNews: 45 % of five million Iraqi IDPs repatriated: Migration Ministry

Displaced families on their way home in Iraq

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Iraqi government has revealed that the number of internally displaced citizens reached five million, 45 percent of which returned back home.

In a speech during a ceremony held by the Migration and Displacement Ministry celebrating victory over Islamic State, Minister Jassem al-Jaff said “the ministry and the supreme committee for the relief of the displaced will resume its support so refugees return back to their regions.”

“Number of the displaced reached up to five million displaced. Almost half of them returned back home,” he added.

“The coming year will be for the return of the displaced,” Jaff said. “The government and politicians visions to hold elections on scheduled time will not take place without the swift return of the displaced.”

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ISIS suffer casualties in Nangarahr air and ground operations

Militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group suffered casualties during the air and ground operations conducted in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. The provincial government media office in a statement said a series of air and ground operations were conducted against the terror group in the past 24 hours

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Pentagon warns of unilateral steps against terror sanctuaries in Pakistan

The United States Department of Defense or Pentagon has warned to adopt unilateral steps against the sanctuaries of the terrorist groups in Pakistan. In its latest report regarding Afghanistan ‘Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan, Pentagon said certain militant and terror groups including the Taliban and Haqqani network still have freedom of action inside the

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Senior Taliban leader arrested, 4 militants killed in Nangarhar night raid

A senior leader of the Taliban group was arrested during a night raid conducted by the Afghan Special Forces in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. The provincial government media office in a statement said at least four Taliban insurgents were also killed during the operation. The statement further added that the operation was conducted late

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US plans to replace 50,000 Ak-47s with US-made rifles, claims Russia

Russia claims that the US officials are planning to replace almost 50,000 Ak-47 rifles with the US-made weapons, it has been reported. “The Americans insist that 50,000 Kalashnikov rifles with munitions that were handed over to the Afghan security forces free of charge be removed from operational use and Afghanistan buy US-made rifles and submachine

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16 militants killed, wounded in Kandahar and Paktika operations: MoD

At least sixteen militants were killed or wounded during the operations in southern Kandahar and southeastern Paktika provinces involving air and ground operations, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said. According to a statement by MoD on Friday, at least nine militants were killed during the operations in Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar province. The

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Recent Casualties

Color Denotes Today’s Confirmation

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

Staff Sgt. David Thomas Brabander, 24, of Anchorage, Alaska, died Dec. 11 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, as a result of a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Cpl. Todd L. McGurn, of Riverside, California, died Nov. 25, 2017, in Baghdad, Iraq as a result of a non-combat related incident.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

Sgt. 1st Class Hughton O. Brown, 43, of Brooklyn, New York died Nov. 14 in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, as a result of a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 306th Engineer Company, 411th Engineer Brigade, Farmingdale, New York. The incident is under investigation.

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DOD: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lee M. Smith, 35, of Arlington, Texas, died Nov. 11 at Camp Taji, Iraq, due to injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY. The incident is under investigation.

Care for Veterans:

PTSD: National Center for PTSDPTSD Care for Veterans, Military, and FamiliesSee Help for Veterans with PTSD to learn how to enroll for VA health care and get an assessment.

All VA Medical Centers provide PTSD care, as well as many VA clinics.Some VA’s have programs specializing in PTSD treatment. Use the VA PTSD ProgramLocator to find a PTSD program.If you are a war Veteran, find a Vet Center to help with the transition from military to civilian life.

Call the 24/7 Veteran Combat Call Center1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387) to talk to another combat Veteran.DoD’s Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE) 24/7 Outreach Center for Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury provides information and helps locate resources.

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