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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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AP: Militants storm security compound in Yemen, kill 5 soldiers

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Militants set off a large car bomb outside a security headquarters in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden early Sunday before storming the compound and placing snipers on the roof, officials said, adding that at least five Yemeni soldiers were killed.

A Saudi-led coalition meanwhile launched a wave of overnight airstrikes on the rebel-held capital, Sanaa, apparently in response to a ballistic missile fired by the rebels toward an international airport on the outskirts of Riyadh, the Saudi capital. Saudi Arabia said it shot down the missile before it hit its target, with fragments landing in an uninhabited area north of the capital.

Speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief reporters, the security officials said the militants had taken an unknown number of people prisoner inside the compound in Aden. They said Shallal al-Shayae, the security chief, was not inside the compound at the time of the attack.

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Syria News: Albukamal gathers largest number of IS members in Syria

Deir Ezzor (Syria News) Al Sharq Al Awsat Newspaper reported, on Saturday, that the city of Albukamal (Abu Kamal) became the largest gathering of the Islamic State members in Syria, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights suggested that there is more than 1000 IS members in the area.

The newspaper explained that the Syrian city of Albukamal has become the largest gathering of the Islamic State members in Syria and Iraq, after the liberation of Deir Ezzor and the recapture of the city of Qaim.

Meanwhile, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights revealed that it monitored the entery of vehicles, belonging to the Islamic State group, coming from the area of Qaim to the city of Albukamal, after the Iraqi Forces and al-Hashd al-Shaabi forces recaptured the crossing border to the city.

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IraqiNews: Three policemen, three children killed in two bomb blasts, northwestern Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Three children and three policemen were killed as explosive devices went off in northwest of Mosul, a security sources said on Saturday.

“A bomb from Islamic State’s remnants exploded in al-Qubba village, northwest of Mosul, the source from Nineveh told Alghad Press. “The blast left three children, including two siblings, killed.”

The bomb, according to the source, exploded while the children were playing in a garden.

In related news, a source told BasNews that “local police found bodies of two police conscripts, one of whom was lieutenant general, near the Federal Police headquarters in Badush town. They were shot in the head and chest.”

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AP: Clashes between Iraqi forces and IS along Syria border

BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes have erupted on the Syrian-Iraqi border between Islamic State group militants and Iraqi paramilitary fighters as the extremist group defends its last stronghold in the region, a Syria monitoring group and an Iraqi official said Saturday.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the clashes started late Friday and continued into Saturday. The Observatory said that IS militants inside Syria repelled an attack by Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces, the paramilitary group of mostly Shiite fighters within the Iraqi security forces. The Observatory said the attack took place near the border town of Boukamal but that the PMF fighters crossed back into Iraq.

Jaafar al-Husseini, spokesman for Iraq’s Kataeb Hezbollah, a group within the PMF, told The Associated Press his forces clashed with IS just meters from the border with Syria. He said his forces also fired rockets inside Syria from Qaim, the Iraqi border town reclaimed from IS Friday.

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REU: U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan: U.S. military

KABUL (Reuters) – A U.S. service member was killed in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, the military said, without giving details of his identity or the circumstances of his death, which occurred as American forces have stepped up operations against the Taliban.

A statement from U.S. Forces Afghanistan Command in Kabul said the service member had died of wounds sustained during operations in Logar, the eastern province where another service member was killed last week after a helicopter crash.

“Despite this tragic event, we remain steadfast in our commitment to the Afghan people and to support them in our mutual fight against terrorism,” Gen. John Nicholson, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said in the statement.

The latest death comes after President Donald Trump ordered a boost in the number of U.S. troops assisting Afghan forces against the Taliban as part of a new strategy to try to break the stalemate with the insurgents.

Although most U.S. troops are not in combat, the new strategy will give them greater authority to engage the Taliban and will involve some acting as advisers at brigade and battalion level, bringing them much closer to the front line.

Up to Aug 23, 10 U.S. service members had been killed in Afghanistan this year, according to figures published last week by the Congressional watchdog SIGAR, more than double the number killed in the same periods in 2015 and 2016.

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NYT: U.S. Strikes Caused at Least 13 Civilian Casualties, Afghans Say

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan — Airstrikes carried out by the American military killed at least 13 civilians on Saturday in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz, according to residents and officials in the area, a difficult battleground for both Afghan and American forces.

In 2015, this hospital run by Doctors Without Borders was destroyed by a U.S. airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan. On Saturday, civilians and officials in the Chardara district of Kunduz reported that at least 13 civilians were killed by American airstrikes against the Taliban there. Credit Najim Rahim/Associated Press

The airstrikes took place in the Chardara district, where Afghan commandos, often advised by the American military and supported by United States air power, had been carrying out operations for several days.

After overnight airstrikes against the Taliban, several residents said the fighters forced them in the morning to help them retrieve the bodies of their fighters from the rubble, at which point the airstrikes resumed.

Capt. Tom Gresback, a spokesman for the United States military in Afghanistan, said they were aware of the claims and were looking into them…………….Following the first fall of the city, in 2015, American gunships mistakenly targeted the Doctors Without Borders hospital in the province, killing 42 people and destroying much of the hospital. Then, last year, American aircraft were involved in another deadly episode involving civilians, killing 33.

American airstrikes have more than doubled since President Trump announced in August a new strategy for Afghanistan. According to the United States Air Force, American aircraft dropped about 900 munitions in August and September, compared to about 260 for the same period last year.

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Afghanistan reacts at UK Ambassador’s remarks regarding Durand Line

The Afghan government officials have reacted at the remarks of the British Ambassador to Afghanistan regarding the Durand Line, insisting that the line has never been a formal border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Officials in the ministry of borders and tribal affairs of Afghanistan called the remarks of Nicholas Peter Kay against the principles of

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NATO reaffirms support to Afghanistan as US forces lose soldier in Logar operations

The commander of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan General John Nicholson reaffirmed the support of the alliance to Afghanistan as the US forces lost a soldier during the counter-terrorism operations in central Logar province of Afghanistan. Gen. Nicholson who is also in command of the US forces in Afghanistan, said “On behalf of

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Senior Taliban commanders among several killed in Kunduz and Faryab

Several Taliban militants were killed or wounded in the latest counter-terrorism operations of the Afghan national defense and security forces in the northern parts of the country. According to the Afghan military, the operations were conducted in the past 24 hours in the vicinity of Kunduz and Faryab provinces. The 209th Shaheen Corps in the

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A-29s pound foreign hideouts of foreign terrorists in Kunar province

The Afghan Air Force carried out a series of airstrikes on the hideouts of the foreign terrorists in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan, the Afghan military said Saturday. The airstrikes were carried out in the vicinity of Marwara district of Kunar, leaving at least three foreign insurgents dead. The 201 Silab Corps officials in the

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KABUL (Reuters) 11/5/2017- A U.S. service member was killed in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, the military said, without giving details of his identity or the circumstances of his death, which occurred as American forces have stepped up operations against the Taliban.

A statement from U.S. Forces Afghanistan Command in Kabul said the service member had died of wounds sustained during operations in Logar, the eastern province where another service member was killed last week after a helicopter crash.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

Chief Warrant Officer Jacob M. Sims, 36, of Juneau, Alaska, died Oct. 27 in Logar Province, Afghanistan, as a result of wounds sustained when he was involved in a helicopter crash. He was assigned to 4th Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. The incident is under investigation.

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