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30 Nov

United States Wars, News and Casualties

United States Wars, News and Casualties

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The 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 andRumsfeld 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

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>>

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BBC: Yemen war: ICRC buys fuel to pump water in stricken cities

The International Committee of the Red Cross is buying 750,000 litres of diesel fuel to help provide clean water for a million people living in Yemen.

Nine cities ran out of clean water this month because a blockade by a Saudi-led coalition prevented imports of fuel needed for pumping and sanitation.

The ICRC’s fuel purchase will allow the water systems in two cities, Hudaydah and Taiz, to operate for a month.

The organisation described the move as “exceptional and unsustainable”.

Remaining fuel stocks, some available only on the black market, have rocketed in price leaving local water boards unable to afford them.

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AP: Much has changed in Syria, but UN-led talks still sputter

BEIRUT (AP) — Much has changed since Syria’s warring sides met for the last round of U.N.-brokered talks in Geneva last summer.

The Islamic State group has been defeated in all its major strongholds, rebels seeking to topple President Bashar Assad have been significantly weakened and Russia, Iran, Turkey and the U.S. have engaged in high level diplomacy that has largely frozen the lines of conflict.

Most significantly, the U.N. is sidestepping for now the divisive issue of Assad’s future in a post-war Syria, a question that has derailed all previous attempts to end the country’s devastating war.

In this light, diplomats are hoping that at last the parties in Syria may be ready to make some forward progress in talks that formally got under way with the arrival of the government delegation on Wednesday. There is little optimism, however, that the current round would achieve any significant breakthroughs.

Still, this round of talks stands out from the previous seven.

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REU: Opposition wants Russian pressure for Syria deal within six months

GENEVA (Reuters) – Syria’s opposition wants Russia and other states to put pressure on President Bashar al-Assad to engage in peace talks in Geneva to produce a political solution within six months, the chief of its delegation said at the start of negotiations on Wednesday.

“We want more pressure on the regime to engage in the negotiation and continue in the negotiation to reach a political solution in six months, as (U.N. Security Council Resolution) 2254 says,” Nasr Hariri told Reuters.

“Just speaking about a political transition without any advancement, we will lose our trust in the process and our people will lose their trust in us and in the process itself.”

Hariri said Syria and its ally Iran wanted the fighting to continue until they could declare a military victory, and they were not abiding by agreements to de-escalate the fighting in areas such as Eastern Ghouta, a besieged rebel-held enclave.

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GUARD: Theresa May makes secret visit to Iraq

Prime minister meets UK troops and Haider al-Abadi as government promises extra £10m to help fight Islamic State

Theresa May has become the first British prime minister to visit Iraq since 2008, touring a military base near Baghdad and holding talks with her counterpart while promising to increase UK efforts to boost the fight against Islamic State.

The prime minister arrived in an RAF Hercules plane at the Taji base, north of Baghdad, on Wednesday morning, flying in from Jordan.

While it had been announced that May was in the Middle East, information about her visit to Iraq was kept secret until she had departed for security reasons.

At Taji, May met some of the 100 or so UK military personnel stationed at the predominantly Iraqi base, where they have helped train local forces, including some of the Iraqi troops who took part in the recently completed battle for Mosul against Isis. May, who was the first British leader in the country since Gordon Brown, talked to an Iraqi soldier who had taken part in the brutal campaign.

She later flew to Baghdad for talks with the Iraqi prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, before flying on to Saudi Arabia.

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IraqiNews: 54 corpses found in Mosul, Anbar: security and paramilitary sources

Mosul/ Hit (IraqiNews.com) The bodies of 54 people executed by Islamic State militants and killed in battles between the group and Iraqi forces were discovered on Wednesday in Mosul and Anbar, according to security and paramilitary sources.

Shafaq News quoted a source at the Civil Defense service saying that 14 dead bodies of people apparently killed in encounters between IS and security troops were found under the rubbles in Mahallat al-Maydan and Qleyat districts in the Old City, Mosul.

In Hit, west of Anbar, Qatari al-Obaidi, a senior commander at Anbar’s mobilization forces, told IkhNews that the bodies of 40 people executed  by IS were found inside a mass grave in the city of Hit, west of Ramadi.

He said the corpses, found during a security search at al-Gamiya neighborhood, belonged to civilians from Albu Nemr, a local clan.

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NYT: Turkey Says 80 Militants Killed in Air Strike in North Iraq

ISTANBUL — Turkey’s military said on Wednesday that more than 80 militants were killed in an air strike on Monday in northern Iraq, where Turkish jets have frequently targeted PKK fighters.

It said in a statement that a weapons depot and two vehicles were also destroyed in the air strike.

The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has been waging an insurgency in southeast Turkey since the 1980s, also has bases across the border in Iraq.

REU: Suspected U.S. drone targets Haqqani militants in Pakistan, killing four

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) – A suspected U.S. drone strike on Thursday targeted a hideout of the Haqqani militant network along Pakistan’s mountainous border with Afghanistan, killing four people, officials said.

If confirmed, it would be the fourth such U.S. strike inside Pakistan since President Donald Trump took office in January.

Two Pakistani intelligence officials and a local government officer said an unmanned aerial vehicle dropped two missiles on a compound housing militants under the command of a senior network commander, Abdur Rasheed Haqqani.

Villagers initially reported a blast in the Upper Kurram area to authorities, said one of the officials, adding, “We got it from our informant later that it was a U.S. drone strike that targeted Haqqanis.”

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Afghan govt reacts at Mohaqiq’s remarks regarding Syria war breakthrough

The Afghan government reacted at the remarks of the deputy chief executive of the unity government Haji Mohammad Mohaqiq regarding the recent breakthrough in the Syrian war and after hailing the Afghans, Hezbollah, and Iran’s revolutionary guard for supporting the current regime. The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement said the country

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Women and children among 11 Chechen militants arrested in Logar

At least eleven people all foreign nationals were arrested by the Afghan security forces in central Logar province of Afghanistan. The provincial government media office in a statement said the detained individuals are all foreigners, hailing from Chechnya. The statement further added that the militants were arrested from the vicinity of Azra district of Logar

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Local Taliban leader critically wounded in an explosion in Nangarhar

A local leader of the Taliban group was critically wounded in an explosion in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, the local officials said Wednesday. The provincial government media office in a statement said the incident took place in Khogyani district of Nangarhar amid ongoing tensions among the Taliban ranks in this province. However, the statement

Recent Casualties

Color Denotes Today’s Confirmation

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Cpl. Todd L. McGurn, of Riverside, California, died Nov. 25, 2017, in Baghdad, Iraq as a result of a non-combat related incident.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas. The incident is under investigation.

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

Sgt. 1st Class Hughton O. Brown, 43, of Brooklyn, New York died Nov. 14 in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, as a result of a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 306th Engineer Company, 411th Engineer Brigade, Farmingdale, New York. The incident is under investigation.

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DOD: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lee M. Smith, 35, of Arlington, Texas, died Nov. 11 at Camp Taji, Iraq, due to injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY. The incident is under investigation.

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

Sgt. First Class Stephen B. Cribben, 33, of Simi Valley, California, died Nov. 4 in Logar Province, Afghanistan as a result of wounds sustained while engaged in combat operations. He was assigned to 2d Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, Fort Carson, Colorado. The incident is under investigation.

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Care for Veterans:

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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.

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