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Coalition Death Toll in Afghanistan Rises After Three More Slayings

Coalition Death Toll in Afghanistan Rises After Three More Slayings

U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Dexter S. Saulisbury/Released(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Eastern Afghanistan remains a dangerous environment for NATO forces as reports surfaced over the weekend of three coalition soldiers dying in two separate attacks.The Int…

Three British Troops Killed by Man in Afghan Police Uniform

Three British Troops Killed by Man in Afghan Police Uniform

ISAF Photo by British Royal Army Sergeant James Elmer(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Three British soldiers from NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed in southern Afghanistan on Sunday when a man dressed as an Afghan police officer …

Mystery Deepens in Plane Crash, Helmets Found But No Pilots

Mystery Deepens in Plane Crash, Helmets Found But No Pilots

Kazuhiro Ibuki – Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Search teams have reportedly found the boots and helmets belonging to two Turkish aviators whose plane was shot down by Syrian forces last week, but there’s still no sign of the pilots themselves….

NATO Won’t Take Military Action in Response to Turkish Jet Downing

NATO Won’t Take Military Action in Response to Turkish Jet Downing

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BRUSSELS) — Turkey may have to take matters into its own hands following last week’s downing of one of its fighter jets by Syrian forces after NATO announced Tuesday that there would be no collective armed response to the crisis…

NATO Condemns Syria for Downing Turkish Plane

NATO Condemns Syria for Downing Turkish Plane

NATO(BRUSSELS) — NATO condemned Syria on Tuesday for downing a Turkish fighter jet last Friday.After holding an emergency session on the incident in Brussels, the North Atlantic Council issued a statement saying, “We consider this act to be unacceptab…

Turkey Requests NATO Meeting to Discuss Warplane Shot Down by Syria

Turkey Requests NATO Meeting to Discuss Warplane Shot Down by Syria

NATO(NEW YORK) — Turkey has requested a NATO meeting to discuss the shooting down of its warplane by Syria on Friday, the BBC reports. The country has called upon Article 4 of NATO’s charter, which grants allies the right to summon a consultation when…

Three American Soldiers in Afghanistan Killed by Suicide Bomber

Three American Soldiers in Afghanistan Killed by Suicide Bomber

U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Dexter S. Saulisbury(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Three U.S. troops were among 21 people who died Wednesday when a suicide bomber detonated explosives at a military checkpoint in the southeastern Afghan city of Khost.The American…

NATO Chief Promises Alliance Won’t Abandon Afghanistan

NATO Chief Promises Alliance Won’t Abandon Afghanistan

JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — Even as it seems that the international coalition has already begun pulling up stakes in Afghanistan after 10 years of deployment, the head of NATO said Wednesday that the alliance “will not abandon Afghanistan, …

Hamid Karzai Re-Clarifies New Air Strike Ban Policy in Afghanistan

Hamid Karzai Re-Clarifies New Air Strike Ban Policy in Afghanistan

SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — A major difference of opinion has developed over an agreement made by the Afghan government and NATO over ending air strikes in residential areas in order to end accidental civilian casualties.Afghan P…

US: Air Strikes on Civilian Afghan Homes Will Be on Last Resort Basis

US: Air Strikes on Civilian Afghan Homes Will Be on Last Resort Basis

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — NATO on Monday clarified an earlier report that said Afghan President Hamid Karzai had received assurances that the coalition would no longer conduct air strikes on areas populated by civilians.Karzai met w…

NATO Assures Karzai Airstrikes on Civilian-Populated Areas Will End

NATO Assures Karzai Airstrikes on Civilian-Populated Areas Will End

MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — A NATO airstrike that accidentally killed 18 civilians last week was the last straw for Afghan President Hamid Karzai.After meeting with Gen. John Allen, the commander of NATO’s International Sec…

Gen. John Allen Apologizes for NATO Airstrike That Killed 18 Afghans

Gen. John Allen Apologizes for NATO Airstrike That Killed 18 Afghans

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, flew to Logar province Friday morning, to personally apologize for a NATO airstrike that killed as many as 18 civilians, including women and ch…

Airstrike, Suicide Bombings Leave Dozens Dead in Afghanistan

Airstrike, Suicide Bombings Leave Dozens Dead in Afghanistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — A NATO airstrike and twin suicide bombing in Afghanistan Wednesday have reportedly left more than 40 dead and 50 wounded.  Afghan officials say 21 civilians, including women and children, were killed w…

India Urges NATO to Stay the Course in Afghanistan

India Urges NATO to Stay the Course in Afghanistan

U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Dexter S. Saulisbury(NEW DELHI) — India has a lot at stake in the continued foreign occupation of Afghanistan.There are concerns that once the U.S. and its allies leave the country in 2014, Islamic radicals will seek to fi…

Two ISAF Troops Killed in Separate Attacks in Southern Afghanistan

Two ISAF Troops Killed in Separate Attacks in Southern Afghanistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Two service members of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed in separate attacks in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, NATO said.One soldier died after coming under attack by an imp…

Major Al Qaeda Figure Killed in Afghanistan

Major Al Qaeda Figure Killed in Afghanistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Al Qaeda’s second-in-command in Afghanistan was killed Sunday during what was described as a joint military operation involving coalition and Afghan forces.The NATO-led International Security Assistance For…

Major Al Qaeda Figure Killed in Afghanistan

Major Al Qaeda Figure Killed in Afghanistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Al Qaeda’s second-in-command in Afghanistan was killed Sunday during what was described as a joint military operation involving coalition and Afghan forces.The NATO-led International Security Assistance For…

NATO Protesters Crash Chicago Couple’s Wedding Shoot

NATO Protesters Crash Chicago Couple’s Wedding Shoot

ABC News(CHICAGO) — Every bride likes to be the center of attention and draw a crowd on her big day, but even the most attention-craving bride can say enough is enough when the crowd is a frenzy of anti-NATO and anti-war protesters.Such was the case f…

Afghan President Thanks US for ‘Your Taxpayers’ Money’

Afghan President Thanks US for ‘Your Taxpayers’ Money’

MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai thanked the United States on Sunday for shouldering much of the cost for the decade-old war in Afghanistan, as the NATO alliance readies to hand over primary responsibility to …

NATO Summit: Anarchists Clash with Cops, Vets Return Medals

NATO Summit: Anarchists Clash with Cops, Vets Return Medals

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Protesters clad in black clashed with police on Sunday at the end of what had been a peaceful march and rally by thousands of demonstrators, led by disenchanted veterans of the Iraq and Afghan wars protesting the …

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