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27 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>>

AP: Suspected Saudi-led coalition airstrike in Yemen kills 25

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni witnesses and security officials say a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a crowded market has killed at least 25 people, including children.

They say Tuesday’s strike in the western province of Taiz wounded at least 30 others.

The witnesses and officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they feared retaliation or were not authorized to brief the media.

The coalition could not immediately be reached for comment.

International rights groups have accused the coalition of bombing civilian gatherings, markets, hospitals and residential areas across Yemen since the beginning of its air campaign against Iran-backed rebels, known as Houthis, in March 2015.

The stalemated war has killed more than 10,000 civilians and pushed the Arab world’s poorest country to the brink of famine.

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REU: Medical evacuations begin from Syria’s Eastern Ghouta: ICRC

GENEVA (Reuters) – Medical evacuations have begun from the Syrian rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta to Damascus, the International Committee of the Red Cross in Syria said early on Wednesday.

Almost 400,000 people in Eastern Ghouta are besieged by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, and the United Nations has pleaded for his government to allow evacuation of around 500 patients, including children with cancer.

The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) said four patients were taken to hospitals in Damascus, the first of 29 critical cases approved for medical evacuation, and the remainder would be evacuated over the coming days.

SAMS advocacy manager Mohamad Katoub said in a tweet that five had been approved for the first group of evacuations, part of a deal on an exchange of detainees between Assad’s government and rebel group Jaish al-Islam. It was not clear why only four of the five had left.

The Syrian Red Crescent said the evacuations were the result of “long negotiations”. An ICRC spokeswoman declined to give more details, citing the sensitivity of the operation.

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GUARD: Race to evacuate sick from besieged Syrian city of Eastern Ghouta

Almost 30 critical cases, including children with cancer, approved for help in area near Damascus where 400,000 people remain trapped

Medical evacuations have begun from the Syrian rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta to Damascus, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Syria said on Wednesday.

Almost 400,000 people in Eastern Ghouta are besieged by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, and the United Nations has pleaded for his government to allow evacuation of around 500 patients, including children with cancer.

The Syrian American Medical Society (Sams) said four patients were taken to hospitals in Damascus, the first of 29 critical cases approved for medical evacuation, and the remainder would be evacuated over the coming days……………..The UN has been waiting for months for the Syrian authorities to provide “facilitation letters” to allow the aid operation to get under way.

Forces loyal to Assad have carried out airstrikes on Eastern Ghouta, while besieged rebels have fired mortars into neighbouring Damascus.

“That has nothing to do with the right of evacuating, and obligation to evacuate civilians (and) wounded,” Egeland said.

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Iraqinews: Paper warns of Islamic State capture of Kirkuk following PMFs withdrawal

Kirkuk (Iraqinews.com) – A London-based newspaper has warned that Islamic State militants have regained control of some areas in Kirkuk after paramilitary troops withdrew from there.

In a report quoted by Baghdad Today on Wednesday, Al-Quds Al-Arabi said, “Popular Mobilization Forces have recently withdrawn from a checkpoint at Riyadh district in Kirkuk, giving the Islamic State militant group a chance to emerge again in the district.”

The paper quoted local sources as saying that, “The security satiation is very dangerous in Kirkuk now, particularly on roads linking Kirkuk with Riyadh and Hawija.”

A source, who preferred to remain unnamed, told the paper that, “Islamic State militants who carried out several assassination operations in the governorate in the past period are hiding inside a tunnel at Ayadiya village.”

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Iraqinews: Six people, including militiaman, killed, injured in two blasts in Baghdad

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Several civilians and a security personnel were killed and injured in two blasts in Baghdad, a security source said on Wednesday.

“A bomb, placed on the side of the road, in al-Mada’in region, southeast of Baghdad, exploded targeting a vehicle with two personnel of the Sahwa (Awakening) troops. One of them was killed, while the other was injured,” the source said.

“Another bomb went off near stores at al-Radwaniyah region, southwest of Baghdad, leaving four civilians wounded,” the source added.

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: Tight measures taken in Mosul after victim’s body found with Islamic State slogans

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi security troops have tightened measures at some district in Mosul, western Nineveh, imposing curfew and carrying out campaigns to arrest suspects, Al-Quds Al-Arabi website reported on Wednesday.

The measures were mainly seen at Sumar and Doumeiz districts. Sumar is one of the regions in Mosul, which witnesses assassination of officers and conscripts.

According to eyewitnesses, the measures were taken after a victim’s body was found with Islamic State slogans threatening security personnel and promising return of the caliphate.

The report also quoted observers as saying that security personnel carry out campaigns at different regions in the city searching for suspects who are still hiding.

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NYT: Suspected U.S. Drone Kills Militants on Pakistan-Afghan Border

PARACHINAR, Pakistan — A suspected U.S. drone attack along the Pakistani-Afghan border killed an Islamist militant commander from the Taliban-allied Haqqani Network, a Pakistani official and two members of the Haqqani group said.

The Pakistani official said it was not immediately clear whether the missile struck on the Afghan or Pakistani side of the border. The members of the network and an eyewitness reached by Reuters said the incident took place inside Pakistan.

There have been multiple suspected U.S. drone strikes in the mountainous border region separating Pakistan’s Kurram Agency from Afghanistan since U.S. President Donald Trump took office in January.

Trump has taken a hardline stance on Pakistan, which he says provides safe haven to terrorists including the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani Network carrying out attacks in Afghanistan.

Tuesday’s suspected drone attack targeted the vehicle of a militant commander named Jamiuddin, said the Pakistani official, who is based in the area, speaking on condition of anonymity, added that it also killed an associate of the commander.

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Nearly 50 ISIS militants killed in latest military operations, claims MoD

The Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan claims that nearly fifty militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group have been killed in the latest operations of the Afghan national defense and security forces. The ministry of defense in a statement said Wednesday that ISIS militants suffered the casualties in a

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Osama shifted to Afghanistan in 2007 to plot assassinations: ISI

The Pakistani military intelligence, Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), has claimed that the ex-leader of Al-Qaeda terrorist network Osama bin Laden shifted to Afghanistan in 2007 to plan and coordinate assassinations in Pakistan. According to the local media reports citing a ISI report, a number of top Pakistani officials including the former President Pervez Musharraf and

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President Ghani receives report regarding Mirza Olang massacre

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has received a final report regarding the brutal massacre of the civilians in northern Sar-e-Pul province of Afghanistan. The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement said the report was presented by the Attorney General Mohammad Farid Hamidi during a meeting of the Commander-in-Chief of the Afghan Armed Forces

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US drone strike target Haqqani terrorist network commander in Pakistan

A suspected US drone strike targeted a commander of the notorious Haqqani terrorist network in the tribal regions of Pakistan on Tuesday. According to reports, the airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of Mata Sangar area located in Kurram Agency in the tribal regions of Pakistan. Local officials have confirmed that two people were

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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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