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26 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 and Rumsfeld 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>>

GUARD: Rebel groups reject talks on Syrian conflict hosted by Russia

Rebels refuse to head to Sochi conference, claiming that Moscow has not contributed ‘one step’ to ease the suffering of Syrian civilians

Syrian rebel groups on Monday rejected Russia’s planned Sochi conference on Syria, saying Moscow was seeking to bypass a United Nations-based Geneva peace process and blaming Russia for committing war crimes in the country.

In a statement by around 40 rebel groups who include some of the military factions who participated in earlier rounds of Geneva peace talks, they said Moscow had not put pressure on the Syrian government to reach a political settlement.

“Russia has not contributed one step to easing the suffering of Syrians and has not pressured the regime that it claims it is a guarantor by move in any real path towards a solution,” the rebel statement said.

Russia, which has emerged as the dominant player in Syria after a major military intervention over two years ago, received backing from Turkey and Iran for holding a Syrian national dialogue congress in the Russian city of Sochi on 29 January.

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REU: Russia establishing permanent presence at its Syria bases: RIA cites minister

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday that Russia has begun establishing a permanent presence at its military bases in Tartus and Hmeimim in Syria, RIA news agency said.

“Last week the Commander-in-Chief approved the structure and the bases in Tartus and in Hmeimim. We have begun forming a permanent presence there,” he said.

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IraqiNews: Senior officer shot dead by unknown gunmen on Kirkuk road

Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) A senior police officer was shot dead by unknown gunmen at a road in Kirkuk province, Kurdish security sources were quoted saying on Monday.

Aljournal News website quoted the source saying that unknown attackers targeted the vehicle of al-Sharia village’s police chief, Fadel al-Sabaawi with a barrage of gunfire, killing him along with his son.

al-Sharia is a village of al-Zab region, a part of the former Islamic State stronghold town of Hawija, southwest of Kirkuk.

According to the source, the gunmen erected a fake checkpoint on the Hawija-Kirkuk road, attacking the officer’s car while it was passing by.

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NYT: In Tangled Afghan War, a Thin Line of Defense Against ISIS

KHOGYANI, Afghanistan — When the American military dropped the largest bomb in its arsenal on an Islamic State cave complex here in eastern Afghanistan in April, the generals justified it as part of a robust campaign to destroy the group’s local affiliate by year’s end.

Its force had been reduced to 700 fighters from 3,000, they said, and its area of operation diminished to three districts from 11.

But as the year comes to a close, the Islamic State is far from being vanquished in eastern Afghanistan, even as the group is on the run in its core territory in Iraq and Syria. It has waged brutal attacks that have displaced thousands of families and forced even some Taliban fighters, who had long controlled the mountainous terrain, to seek government protection.

The shifting dynamic has, in turn, threatened the American-backed government’s tenuous hold on the region.

And two years into the joint United States-Afghanistan operation, a clear understanding of the Islamic State affiliate, the latest enemy in the long Afghan war, still evades even some of those charged with fighting it……………..Many of the men on the hill slept under the open sky. They lacked heavy weaponry. As they looked down, it was Taliban to the right, Taliban to the left, Taliban at the foot of the hill. In the distance was the Islamic State, its fighters heavily armed with machine guns and rocket launchers, Col. Agha says. He knows that because his troops have been fired upon and taunted over the radio as infidels and American militias.

Letting down his pride for a moment, the colonel admitted they couldn’t fire back.

“What can we hit them back with?”

In the end, Colonel Agha’s fighters were saved from having to find out by additional Afghan Army units, who arrived to help clear ISIS from Khogyani. Local commanders in recent days say they have killed at least 50, and the rest have started shifting their base of operations — again.

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NYT: Pakistan, Afghanistan Appeal to Taliban to Join Peace Talks

BEIJING — The foreign ministers of Pakistan and Afghanistan have issued a joint appeal to Taliban militants to join peace talks following a meeting organized by China to mend strained relations between the two governments.

A joint statement Tuesday by the three governments called for a “broad-based and inclusive peace and reconciliation process” following near-daily Taliban attacks in areas across Afghanistan.

The three governments said they “call on the Afghan Taliban to join the peace process at an early date.”

China organized the meeting to repair relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Afghan authorities have accused Pakistan of providing a safe haven for the Taliban, which was overthrown in 2001 as the Afghan government by a U.S. invasion.

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Militants detonate explosives in Nangarahr mosque

A heavy explosion took place inside a mosque in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan which resulted into the destruction of the mosque building. The provincial government media office in a statement said the incident took place in the early hours of Tuesday morning in Momand Dara district after several landmines stored inside the mosque by

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ISIS militants kill Taliban commander and his fighters in Nangarhar

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group loyalists in Afghanistan have killed a local Taliban commander in eastern Nangarhar province. The provincial government media office in a statement said a local Taliban leader identified as Katib was killed in Chaparhar district late on Sunday night. The statement further added that two other

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IDLG vows to implement Presidential order regarding Balkh governor

The Independent Directorate of the Local Governance (IDLG) vows to implement the presidential decree regarding the Balkh government leadership. IDLG spokesperson Munira Yousufzad says Engineer Mohammad Daud has been appointed as the new governor of Balkh governor after Ata Mohammad Noor’s resignation was approved by the government. She said efforts are underway for the formal

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Putin supports US military presence in Afghanistan

The Russian President Vladimir Putin has emphasized on the importance role of the US military presence in Afghanistan as he expressed concerns regarding the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan, saying the situation in Afghanistan would have been probably worse in the absence of the US forces. Putin reportedly made the remarks during a meeting with

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Afghan border forces personnel suffer heavy casualties in Helmand bombing

The Afghan border police forces personnel suffered heavy casualties in roadside bombing in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan. According to the local government officials, the incident took place in the vicinity of the restive Marjah district amid ongoing counter-terrorism operations. Provincial governor’s spokesman Omar Zwak confirmed the incident and said at least six border forces

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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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