US commanders say Afghanistan force insufficient

US needs more soldiers in Afghanistan

US needs more soldiers in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: US military commanders in Afghanistan told President Barack Obama’s chief envoy to the region hat they did not have enough troops to do their job.

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Four British soldiers die for sake of 150 votes

afghanistan_war1Just 150 Afghan voters dared to go to the ballot box in the area of Helmand province where British soldiers sacrificed their lives to secure a safe election day, it was revealed yesterday.

The figures were released as the British Ambassador to Kabul admitted that troops could be engaged in combat in Afghanistan for five more                                                                                                       years.

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Maulvi Omar captured, says Baitullah is dead

Maulvi Omar Captured

Maulvi Omar Captured

ISLAMABAD: Security forces captured Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan’s top spokesman, and he acknowledged the death of the group’s leader in a recent US missile strike, officials said on Tuesday.

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Deadly August for NATO and US Troops as 3 more die

killed US soldiers

killed US soldiers

KABUL: Three Nato troops – two from Estonia and one from the United States  have been killed in attacks in southern Afghanistan, the latest casualties in a particularly bloody summer, authorities say.

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Afghanistan helicopters may get extra armour — after they arrive

Merlin helicopters

Merlin helicopters

Eight Merlin helicopters being prepared for Afghanistan will be required to fly troops into combat zones even though it is yet to be decided whether to fit armour-plating for extra protection.

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US needs more Troops, Taliban happy for more prey

US Forces in Afghanistan

US Forces in Afghanistan

KABUL  – NATO’s new chief called Friday for additional reinforcements in Afghanistan, and the alliance announced the deaths of eight more U.S. and British troops as violence worsens in the eight-year-old war’s deadliest phase.

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Baitullah Mehsud killed in Pakistan: Reports

Baitullah: The leader of TTP

Baitullah: The leader of TTP

ISLAMABAD, Aug 7  – There is a strong likelihood that Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud was killed along with his wife and bodyguards in a missile attack two days ago, Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik said.

“We suspect he was killed in the missile strike,” Malik said on Friday. “We have some information, but we don’t have material evidence to confirm it.” Continue reading