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United States Wars, News and Casualties

United States Wars, News and Casualties

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Originally Published on Jan 19, 2008

“Do not go gentle into that good night”

 Poem by Dylan Thomas, 1914 – 1953.

 Rage! Rage!

“I regret they got hurt,’ Bush,the former president and war criminal said of the veterans.”

To the War Criminal Bush – And to the thousands upon thousands of innocent civilians?

Never, ever forget that the War Criminals Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld etc. founded ISIS and today are proud of what they did and feel no regret.

‘It was the right decision’: Bush says he has ‘no regrets’ about invading Iraq and Afghanistan when asked how he feels when he sees wounded veterans

Since the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts began, at least 8,000 US and allied soldiers have died, according to CNN.

Tens of thousands of civilians are believed to have been killed in Afghanistan since 2001, according to the United Nations.

The civilian death toll in Iraq is estimated to be somewhere between 170,000 and 190,000, according to Iraq Body Count

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REU: China backs U.N. call for justice in Yemen, U.S. and Saudis don’t

GENEVA (Reuters) – China signaled on Wednesday it was willing to back an international inquiry into atrocities in Yemen, as demanded by the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, but Saudi Arabia and the United States said they did not support the idea.

For three years running U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra‘ad al-Hussein has asked the 47 countries in the U.N. Human Rights Council to set up an independent investigation into Yemen’s war, which has killed at least 10,000, destroyed the economy, led to a cholera epidemic and pushed millions to the brink of famine.

Despite his pleas, they have twice supported a Saudi plan to let Yemen investigate by itself.

On Wednesday, the Netherlands and Canada unveiled a draft resolution to establish an international commission of inquiry (COI) to ensure that “perpetrators of violations and abuses, including those that may constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity, are held accountable”………………“Not having an international inquiry would be a green light to the parties to the conflict,” said Radhya Al-Mutwakel, co-director of Yemen’s Mwatana Organization for Human Rights.

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AP: Evacuated IS militants reach extremist stronghold in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syria monitoring group says a convoy of Islamic State militants and their relatives transferred from the border with Lebanon has finally crossed into an extremist stronghold in eastern Syria, ending a standoff with the U.S.-led coalition over their evacuation deal.

The convoy had been stuck in the desert following airstrikes by the U.S-led coalition to prevent its advance. The Hezbollah-negotiated deal allowed the evacuation in exchange for locating the remains of Lebanese soldiers and the release of fighters. On Thursday, a captive Hezbollah fighter was released.

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AP: Rights group says millions in Syria school aid goes missing

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BEIRUT (AP) — Governments and aid agencies have been unable to account for millions of dollars in school aid for Syrian refugees, frustrating efforts to meet schooling needs for children in Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.

More than half a million school-age Syrian refugees in the three countries were out of school last year, in part because of severe funding gaps, the report by the New York-based group said. There are at least 1.6 million Syrian children refugees in the region.

In Lebanon, classes for Syrian refugee children are packed, and students attend school in half-day shifts in order to free up classroom space for enrollment. Even so, more than half the school-age Syrians in the country are not attending school, according to Lisa Abou Khaled, a communications officer for the U.N. refugee agency.

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REU: Turkey warns Iraqi Kurdish referendum move will have a cost

ANKARA (Reuters) – Ankara welcomed an Iraqi parliament move to reject a referendum on Kurdish independence and warned the semi-autonomous Kurdish region that insisting on the plebiscite would have a cost, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

The parliament in Baghdad authorized the prime minister on Tuesday to “take all measures” to preserve Iraq’s unity in response to the move to hold a referendum on Sept. 25.

Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani subsequently vowed to press ahead with the vote, calling it “a natural right”.

“We find the (Iraqi Kurdish) leadership’s insistent stance regarding the referendum and its increasingly emotional statements worrying,” Turkey’s foreign ministry said in a written statement.

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REU: Kurds will find it hard to implement independence, says Iraqi foreign minister

CAIRO (Reuters) – Iraqi Kurdish leaders must be prepared to face the consequences if they unilaterally declare independence and find implementation more difficult than they expected, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said on Wednesday.

Jaafari was in Cairo for an Arab League summit where the closing statement included a resolution calling a Kurdish independence referendum this month unconstitutional, mirroring the stance of Iraq’s central government and national parliament.

Jaafari told Reuters in an interview Kurdish leaders should think carefully before going ahead with any independence move.

“Those who make such a declaration should bear the responsibility for it. It is easy to declare whatever you want but it is not that easy to actualize it,” he said in his Cairo hotel room.

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IraqiNews: Unidentified warplanes kill, wound 13 civilians in western Anbar

Annah (IraqiNews.com) Thirteen Iraqi civilians were killed and wounded when unidentified warplanes bombarded a number of houses at Islamic State-held towns in western Anbar.

Abdul-Karim al-Aani, chairman of the municipal council in Annah, said the bombardment killed a family of three, and wounded ten others including women and children.

Though the identity of the warplanes could not be verified, Al-Aani urged the Iraqi government to halt air raids on Annah to avoid civilian casualties.

Hundreds of civilians had been killed in Iraqi and U.S.-led coalition strikes across Islamic State havens in Iraq since 2014 when the militants proclaimed a self-styled “caliphate” on a third of the country.

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IraqiNews: Mobilization Forces location comes under fire in central Baghdad

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A checkpoint belonging to Iraqi paramilitary forces became under a mortar bombardment, with no casualties reported, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday.

Minister Qassen al-Aaraji said caravans belonging to the Popular Mobilization Forces in Jadiriya, central Baghdad, became under a mortar shelling. He said the source of the missiles was Rassafa region.

Eyewitnesses and photos published by the Interior Ministry’s media revealed that the bombardment had caused huge fires.

Mobilization forces were formed in 2014 as per an edict by Iraq’s top Shia clergy to combat Islamic State extremists who had taken over a third of Iraq in the same year after the collapse of the government forces.

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NYT: Pakistan Tells Doctors Without Borders to Pull Out of Tribal Areas

An emergency medical center for flood victims operated by Doctors Without Borders in Charsadda, in northwestern Pakistan, in 2010. Credit Tim Wimborne/Reuters

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistan on Wednesday told the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders to stop its work and leave the country’s impoverished tribal areas that border Afghanistan, the organization said, ending its 14-year stay in the volatile region.

Doctors Without Borders, also known as Médecins Sans Frontières, works out of two health facilities in the Kurram district of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas region in Pakistan, which has been plagued by militancy over the past decade and was the location of many American drone strikes targeting commanders from Al Qaeda and other militant groups.

Though security has improved in the tribal areas in recent years, sectarian militant attacks, primarily against Shiite Muslims, still occur. Twin blasts in Kurram’s most populous town, Parachinar, killed dozens of people and wounded many more in June.

Local officials said that Doctors Without Borders provided essential medical care in the tribal areas, which have some of Pakistan’s poorest health services and lowest literacy rates.

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China, Turkey, Iran support Islamabad’s stance on Afghanistan: Asif

The foreign minister of Pakistan Khwaja Asif has said China, Iran, and Turkey supports Islamabad’s stance on Afghanistan. Asif who has returned from a series of trips to the mentioned countries, told a private TV channel that Islamabad’s stance on Afghanistan is the settlement of the current issues through political means. Opposing the deployment of

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Taliban rejects group’s involvement in explosion near Kabul stadium

The Taliban militants group has rejected the group was involved behind the explosion near the cricket stadium in Kabul city. The group’s spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid in a statement said the group has no role in the explosions in Kabul and Jalalabad cities. The incident near the cricket stadium in Kabul took place at around 3:45

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Explosion among Taliban leaders leave several dead in Kunduz province

An explosion has taken place among the gathering of the Taliban leaders in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan, leaving several people dead. According to the Afghan army officials in the North, the incident has taken place in the vicinity of Khanabad district, one of the main volatile districts of the province. The officials in 10th

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Casualties, Exclusive of Civilians

Recent Casualties

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.Staff Sgt. Aaron R. Butler, 27, of Monticello, Utah, died Aug. 16 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations. The incident is under investigation.

Butler was assigned to the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Camp Williams, Utah.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. They died Aug. 13 of wounds sustained while engaged in combat operations in Iraq. Both soldiers were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The incident is under investigation.

Killed were:

Sgt. Roshain Euvince Brooks, 30, of Brooklyn, New York

Spc. Allen Levi Stigler Jr., 22, of Arlington, Texas

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. They died Aug. 2 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, as a result of injuries sustained when a vehicle-borne improved explosive device detonated near their convoy. Both soldiers were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 504th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. The incident is under investigation.

Killed were:

Sgt. Jonathon Michael Hunter, 23, of Columbus, Indiana.

Spc. Christopher Michael Harris, 25, of Jackson Springs, North Carolina.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Tech. Sgt. David Board, 49, of Barboursville, West Virginia, died August 2 in Kuwait in a non-combat-related incident while deployed in support of combat operations.

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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.

Call 1-866-966-1020 or email resources@dcoeoutreach.orgMilitary OneSourceCall 24/7 for counseling and many resources 1-800-342-9647.Need further assistance? Get Help with VA PTSD Care, Benefits, or Claims.

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