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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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Syria NewsSyrian rebels capture strategic areas from regime forces in Hama

Hama (Syria News) Syrian regime and allied militias have lost several military location, after being attacked by military factions, in the northern countryside of Hama.

Sources told Qasioun News that Syrian regime troops lost the areas of al-Qahera, al-Shaatha, al-Talisiyah and al-Suda, near Ma’an Town to the Syrian opposition militias, in the northern countryside of Hama.

Earlier today, Russian warplanes launched several air raids on the villages and towns located in the northern countryside of Hama, as well as bombing two hospitals in Kernabal and Khan Sheikhun.

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Syria NewsRussia conducts airstrikes on al-Tah Hospital, 2 nurses killed

Idlib (Syria News) Two nurses were killed, while some patients were killed, on Tuesday, in air strikes conducted by the Russian warplanes on al-Tah Hospital, in the countryside of Idlib.

Local sources told Qasioun News that the air strikes inflicted heavy damage to the hospital, as well as causing some injuries among the doctors. In the meantime, Russian warplanes hit the outskirts of al-Bara and Deir Senbel Towns, in the southern countryside of Idlib.

Meanwhile, Syrian regime warplanes carried out air strikes on the road linking between the villages of Tarei and Sakik, in the southern countryside of Idlib.

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IraqiNews: Over 40 persons killed, injured in suicide attack, northern Salahuddin

Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) Over forty persons were killed and injured as a suicide attack targeted a restaurant, in north of Salahuddin, an official said on Tuesday.

“A suicide attack carried out by two suicide attackers targeted a restaurant on the road between Tikrit and Biji,” Biji Mayor Mohamed Mahmoud said in press remarks.

“Security troops killed a third attacker outside the restaurant,” Mahmoud said adding that three persons were killed, while 39 others were wounded.

Similar attacks have been recently witnessed, last of which was an attack against a restaurant in Dhi Qar province, which left dozens of victims.

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GUARD: Curfew imposed in Iraqi city before Kurdish independence vote

Authorities erect checkpoints and impose nighttime curfew in contested city of Kirkuk after deadly clashes

Iraqi authorities in the northern city of Kirkuk have imposed a nighttime curfew to prevent a deadly dispute from developing into ethnic clashes before a referendum on Kurdish independence, local residents have said.

The Kurdish authorities want to hold the vote on 25 September, despite opposition from the central government in Baghdad and the region’s non-Kurdish population. The oil-rich city is also home to Arabs and Turkmen.

Kurdish security and the police erected checkpoints across the city after a Kurd was killed in a clash with the guards of a Turkmen political party office.

Two other Kurds and a Turkmen security guard were also wounded in the clash that broke out on Monday night when a Kurdish convoy celebrating the referendum drove past the Turkmen party office, security sources said. The Kurdish dead and wounded were among those who had been celebrating, they said.

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REU: Kirkuk shaping up as flashpoint ahead of Kurdistan independence vote

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) – Visitors to Kirkuk in northern Iraq are greeted by an imposing statue of a Kurdish Peshmerga fighter with a gun slung over his shoulder, a reminder of tensions building in the hotly-contested city ahead of a referendum on Kurdish independence.

Erected in July, the statue has come to symbolize how the Kurds want to cement their hold on oil-rich Kirkuk and other parts of the region by holding next Monday’s vote. Peshmerga, which means those who confront death, are the military forces of the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan.

The referendum is risky, especially in Kirkuk, a multi-ethnic city also claimed by Arabs since oil was discovered there in the 1930s. The Kurdistan region produces around 600,000 barrels per day (bpd) of oil.

The central government in Baghdad, Iraq’s neighbors and Western powers fear the vote could divide the country and spark a wider regional conflict, after Arabs and Kurds cooperated to dislodge Islamic State from its stronghold in Mosul.

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REU: Erdogan says Turkey to consider sanctions over Kurdish independence vote: Anadolu

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey will consider imposing sanctions on Kurdish northern Iraq over its planned independence referendum, President Tayyip Erdogan was cited by state-run Anadolu news agency as saying.

Turkey escalated its opposition to the Kurdish referendum on Tuesday, training tank guns and rocket launchers across the southern border and saying the break-up of its neighbors could lead to global conflict.

Erdogan, who is attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York, told world leaders on Tuesday that the referendum in northern Iraq could lead to fresh conflicts in the Middle East.

Speaking to reporters outside his hotel, Erdogan said Turkey’s national security council and cabinet would discuss potential sanctions on northern Iraq when they meet on Friday.

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NW: Hundreds of ISIS Women From America, Europe, Asia Will Be Expelled From Iraq, Along With Their Children

Iraq is set to deport 500 women who were foreign members of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), along with their children, an official said on Monday, as authorities moved them to a detention center in preparation for their departure.

Iraqi authorities moved the women and children from a facility south of Mosul to the center, north of the city.

“They are in a holding center in Tal Kayf under the control of Iraqi security forces, so their cases can be examined before they are eventually expelled from the country,” a provincial councillor from Nineveh, the region where Mosul is located, told the AFP news agency on condition of anonymity.

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NYT: Afghan Official: Taliban Kill 3 Abducted Government Workers

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan official says the Taliban have killed three government employees abducted last month in western Herat province.

Gelani Farhad, spokesman for the provincial governor in Herat, says the three included two employees from the customs department and their driver. He says they were abducted about 20 days ago and their bodies were found on Monday evening.

Farhad added that there had been ongoing negotiations with the Taliban, carried out by local tribal leaders but despite that, the bodies of the three were uncovered near a road in Islam Qalah area in Herat.

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AFP: Afghanistan arms civilians to protect mosques during holy month

Kabul (AFP) – Afghanistan is arming hundreds of civilians nationwide to help protect mosques during one of the holiest months on the Islamic calendar after several deadly attacks on Shiite religious sites.

The government’s move comes as it considers a similar proposal to arm 20,000 villagers to fight Islamist militants, highlighting the impotence of Afghanistan’s army and police in beating back insurgents and stemming the bloody violence.

The extra protection for mosques was announced on the website of Second Vice President Sarwar Danish. It also involves the deployment during the mourning month of Muharram of more troops and police around places of worship, particularly those of the Shiite Muslim minority.

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Taliban and their backers cannot win militarily, Ghani says

The Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said the Taliban and their backers cannot win militarily as he called on the group to engage in intra-Afghan talks to end the violence. Speaking during the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, President Ghani welcomed the announcement of the new US strategy, calling it a

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Casualties, Exclusive of Civilians

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. 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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