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02 Oct

United States Wars, News and Casualties

United States Wars, News and Casualties

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The War Criminal and His Two Buddies

Former U.S. Presidents, from left, Barack Obama, George Bush and Bill Clinton greet spectators on the first tee before the first round of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J., Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

The above picture makes me sick. It should make every decent human being sick. Why, one may ask? One reason follows.

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.

And the three play golf and have their picture taken. Bullshit!

The McGlynn

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War News

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NYT: US-Led Coalition: Service Member Killed in Explosion in Iraq

BAGHDAD — The U.S.-led coalition said on Monday that a service member was killed and another was wounded the previous day in Iraq when an explosion from a bobby-trapped device struck their vehicle.

According to the statement from the coalition, further details would be released once next of kin are notified.

So far, seven American servicemen have been killed in Iraq in the fight against the Islamic State group, including two in the battle to retake the northern city of Mosul.

Additionally, a French paratrooper was killed in the fight against IS last month, though officials did not specify if the individual died in Iraq or Syria…………….There are now more U.S. forces in Iraq than any time since the 2011 U.S. withdrawal, marking an intensifying war as Iraqi forces and the U.S.-led coalition work to push IS out of the last pockets of territory the extremists control in Iraq.

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AFP: Iraq allows foreigners to leave Kurdistan via Baghdad

Baghdad (AFP) – Iraq on Monday authorised foreigners stranded in Iraqi Kurdistan after an international flight ban to leave the country via Baghdad despite not having a federal visa.

Foreigners who had entered the northern autonomous region on regional visas not recognised by Baghdad could previously not travel to other parts of Iraq.

“Any person can leave the country via Baghdad without paying a fine or for an exit visa,” Interior Minister Qassem al-Araji told journalists.

Baghdad ordered the suspension of international flights to and from Iraqi Kurdistan from Friday in retaliation for the Kurds voting for independence earlier last week.

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IraqiNews: 100 IS militants in ‘strongest’ U.S.-coalition airstrike in Anbar

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) The U.S.-led coalition jets have killed 100 Islamic State militants using vacuum bombs, an Iraqi army officer said describing the airstrike as ‘the strongest’ against the group in Anbar.

“The airstrike was carried out on the eve of a leaders meeting in a camp. Vacuum bombs were used,” Col. Majid Hamid told the Qatari-based Al-Jazeera network. “The airstrike left more than 100 militants killed and a weapon stash destroyed. The airstrike is the strongest in the province since the Iraqi army recaptured most of the cities in Anbar late 2015.”

“The U.S.-led Coalition shelled on midnight Sunday/Monday a huge IS camp, where tens of militants were gathering. Huge amount of weapons and explosions were inside the camp, located in Ramadi desert, located parallel to al-Tash region,” he added.

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(IraqiNews: Seven paramilitary personnel killed in bomb blast west of Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Seven pro-government paramilitary troops were killed, while ten others were wounded in a blast west of Mosul, Nineveh, a security source was quoted saying.

“A booby-trapped house in al-Qalaa region, in Tal Afar, exploded on Sunday while al-Hashd al-Shaabi [Popular Mobilization Forces] were defusing the explosives. Seven personnel were killed, while ten others were injured, four of whom are in serious condition,” Cap. Mahdi abdul Hadi told Anadolu agency.

“The victims were transferred to the PMFs security center, while the wounded were taken to hospital,” he 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.

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NYT: Afghan Forces Killed in Friendly-Fire Airstrike, Capping Deadly Week

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Culminating a deadly week for Afghan forces in the south of the country, an airstrike from friendly forces mistakenly struck an Afghan unit in Helmand Province on Sunday, killing at least 10 security personnel, officials said.

The latest Afghan losses in Helmand come on the back of heavy fighting and attacks in the neighboring provinces of Uruzgan, Kandahar and Farah, which left dozens of soldiers and police officers dead. The Afghan Defense Ministry says fighting is taking place in 20 of the country’s 34 provinces, with intense violence in eight of them.

Omar Zwak, a spokesman for the governor of Helmand, said 10 people had been killed when the airstrike struck an Afghan police unit. He said the strike was part of an operation to clear areas in the Gereshk district threatened by the Taliban and advance the government’s control beyond the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah. Other officials said the number of casualties, and which arm of the Afghan security forces they involved, was still being figured out.

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Key ISIS member Qari Zahid killed in US drone strike in East of Afghanistan

A key member of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group has been killed in an airstrike in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. The provincial police commandment in a statement said the airstrike was carried out by the US forces with unmanned aerial vehicles on Sunday. The statement further added that two

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Pakistan’s army chief offers to train Afghan security forces

The Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan General Qamar Javed Bajwa has offered to train the Afghan security forces as he pledged full support in the fight against terrorism during his visit to Afghanistan on Sunday. The media wing of the Pakistani military, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), in a statement said “During the meetings,

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Friendly airstrike inflicts heavy casualties to Afghan forces in Helmand

A friendly airstrike inflicted heavy casualties to the Afghan security forces in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan. According to the local officials, the incident took place at around 4 pm local time, involving the Afghan Air Force. Provincial governor’s spokesman Omar Zwak confirmed the incident and said the airstrike was carried out during a counter-terrorism

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