* You can’t make this s*#t up:
Ten French soldiers killed by Taliban fighters last month in Afghanistan were woefully ill-equipped, according to a report citing a classified Nato document.
There are nearly 7,000 French andÂ German troops in Afghanistan [EPA]
The “secret” file quoted by a Canadian newspaper said that the French troops ambushed on Aug 18 in a valley east of Kabul did not have enough bullets, radios and other equipment to sustain them through two days of fighting.
Continue reading French troops 'ran out of ammunition' in Afghanistan
* From the ‘poverty creates terrorism’ department:
HERAT, Afghanistan (AFP) â€” A Taliban suicide bomber dressed as a beggar blew up an Afghan government building Saturday, killing six people, as two NATO soldiers and a dozen other people died in more unrest, officials said.
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U.S. forces and Afghan police kill over 20 Taliban
U.S.-led soldiers, backed by air support, and Afghan police killed more than 20 Taliban fighters in two separate clashes, officials said on Sunday.
A U.S. military statement said its forces killed more than 10 insurgents during an operation in the southeast province of Khost on Saturday, and did not mention any casualties on its side.
Hamid knows who is to blame: the Brits!
Hamid Karzai blames Britain for Taliban resurgence
Â Security analysts in Afghanistan say the situation has become ’even more dire’
Â EU ‘consternation’ over Afghan civilian deaths: Brussels
* These EU-wankers in Brussels are so full of s#*t Â it makes you wonder if they still live on the same planet. Lets hope the whole circus explodes anytime soon…
BRUSSELS: The French presidency of the European Union on Monday expressed “consternation” after Afghanistan said that more than 90 civilians were killed in US-led air strikes last week.
Brussels said it had “learnt of the high number of civilian deaths with consternation,” according to a statement.
The Afghan cabinet had earlier demanded a renegotiation of agreements regulating the presence of international troops in Afghanistan, seeking a halt to air strikes on civilians, illegal detentions and unilateral house searches, a statement said.
The US-led coalition says Friday’s strikes were targeted at Taliban rebels and 30 of them were killed, although it is investigating claims of civilian casualties.
“The solution is not only military,” French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner also said Monday, eight days after 10 French soldiers were killed during ground fighting in Afghanistan.
“Wave of suicide bombers” tries to storm US base in eastern Afghanistan
“Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain…” (Qur’an 9:111)
By RAHIM FAIEZ Â The Associated Press
Suicide bombers tried unsuccessfully to storm a U.S. military base near Afghanistan-Pakistan border in a daring attack on a major American installation, officials said Tuesday. Six insurgents detonated their vests after being surrounded.
*Â Suicide bombing in Pakistani hospital kills at least 23
The attack came a day after a suicide bomb outside the same base killed 10 civilians and wounded 13 others. The fighting was still going on early Tuesday, said U.S. coalition spokesman 1st Lt. Nathan Perry. There have been no American deaths, he said.
Continue reading Whole lotta shakin' in Afghanistan
* Traditional Muhammedan warfare. Why is anyone surprised?
Telegraph UKÂ By Thomas Harding, Defence Correspondent
Taliban forces deliberately used a compound sheltering civilians for an attack that led to British troops bombing the home and killing an Afghan woman and two children, defence sources said.
*Â Leave or face more deaths, Taliban warns Canada