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02 Jan

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

AP: Suspected Saudi-led coalition airstrikes in Yemen kill 23

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni witnesses and security officials say Saudi-led coalition airstrikes have killed at least 23 people in the port city of Hodeida.

They say Monday’s strikes also wounded eight others. The blaze erupted in a market after a strike targeted a nearby petrol station in el-Garrahi district, they said.

The witnesses and officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they feared retaliation or weren’t authorized to brief reporters.

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.

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NYT: Trump Says U.S. Has Gotten ‘Nothing’ From Pakistan Aid

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday the United States has “foolishly” handed Pakistan more than $33 billion in aid over the last 15 years while getting nothing in return, and pledged to put a stop to it.

“They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!” Trump wrote on Twitter. “The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools.”

A National Security Council official on Monday said the White House does not plan to send $255 million in aid to Pakistan “at this time” and said “the administration continues to review Pakistan’s level of cooperation.” In August, the administration had said it was delaying the payment.

Pakistan’s foreign minister, Khawaja M. Asif, wrote on Twitter “We will respond to President Trump’s tweet shortly inshallah…Will let the world know the truth..difference between facts & fiction.”

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REU Iran re-opens border crossings with Iraqi Kurdistan region

LONDON (Reuters) – Iran re-opened two crossings with the Iraqi Kurdistan region on Tuesday that it had closed after a referendum in favor of independence in the Kurdish area, Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency reported.

“Tamarchin and Parviz Khan border crossings with Erbil and Sulaymaniyah that have been closed off by the formal request of Iraqi government, were opened on Thursday,” ISNA quoted the consulate of the Islamic republic in Erbil as saying.

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TOLO: Over 60 Suicide Attacks Hit Afghanistan In 2017

Civilians have paid a high price for these attacks as it has been mostly ordinary people who were killed and wounded in the explosions.

In the last year, Afghanistan witnessed over 60 deadly suicide attacks carried out by Taliban and Daesh across the country, with the majority of hits in Kabul, Nangarhar and Herat provinces. 

Of the 63 attacks, Taliban has claimed responsibility for 48 of and Daesh 15 others. In 2017 the Taliban changed its war tactics and mostly used group attacks seizing Humvees for carrying out attacks against major military bases.

Civilians have paid a high price for these attacks as it was mostly ordinary people who were killed and wounded in the explosions.

Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has meanwhile said in most of the suicide attacks mainly the civilians’ have lost their lives and that re-emphasized targeting civilians is a war crime.

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AP: Official: 1 district police chief killed in Taliban ambush

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a district police chief has been killed in a Taliban attack in the western Farah province.

Iqbal Bahir, the spokesman for Farah’s police chief, says two other policemen were wounded in the late Monday night attack in Pusht-e Rod district.

Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban spokesman, claimed responsibility for the attack.

Separately, in the eastern Nangarhar province at least one civilian was killed and 14 others wounded Monday during a battle between the Afghan security forces and insurgents, said Attahullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor.

The forces used both ground and air forces against the Islamic States fighters, killing dozens in the Haska Mena district, added Khogyani.

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US drones target Taliban insurgents in Nangarhar province

The US forces based in Afghanistan have carried new airstrikes on Taliban targets in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan with the local officials saying at least seven militants including two ISIS insurgents were killed during the raids. The provincial government media office in a statement said Monday at least five Taliban insurgents were killed in

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78 ISIS militants killed, wounded in Afghan-US airstrikes in Nangarhar

At least seventy eight militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed or wounded during the joint airstrikes of the Afghan and US forces in Nangarhar province. According to a statement by Nangarhar governor’s office, the airstrikes were carried out on Monday in Haska Mina district. The statement

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3 policemen slightly wounded in Kabul mine explosion

At least three policemen sustained injuries in an explosion in Kabul city earlier today, the security officials said. The incident took place in Bagh-e-Daud area located in the vicinity of the 5th police district of the city after explosives planted in a police vehicle went off. An official in the ministry of interior confirmed that

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Car bombing foiled in Nangarhar a day after explosion leaves 18 dead

A deadly car bomb attack was foiled in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan a day after an explosion ripped through a funeral ceremony in this province leaving at least eighteen dead. The provincial government’s media office in a statement said a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) was discovered and detonated in Khogyani district. The statement

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Suicide attack leaves 18 dead in Jalalabad city

An explosion rocked Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan this afternoon.

The incident took place during a funeral ceremony after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives among the participants of the ceremony.

The Nangarhar governor’s office in a statement said the incident took place in the outskirts of Behsud district close to Jalaabad city after explosives planted in a Rickshaw went off, leaving 18 dead and 12 others wounded.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Ataullah Khogyani had earlier said at least 15 people were killed and around 14 others were wounded in the attack.

A local security official earlier had confirmed that ten people have been killed and several others have been wounded in the attack, citing the preliminary casualties toll.

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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>>

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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