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14 Killed in Turkish Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan

14 Killed in Turkish Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan

Tim Hawley/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Twelve Turkish soldiers and two Afghan civilians were killed Friday when a NATO helicopter carrying Turkish troops crashed in eastern Afghanistan.The aircraft came down on a civilian home in the Bagrami Di…

Six British Troops Presumed Killed in Afghan IED Attack

Six British Troops Presumed Killed in Afghan IED Attack

ISAF Photo by British Royal Army Sergeant James Elmer (KABUL, Afghanistan) — Six service members of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) are presumed dead following an attack on their vehicle Tuesday in southern Afghanistan.The soldie…

US Staying the Course in Afghanistan Despite Koran Controversy

US Staying the Course in Afghanistan Despite Koran Controversy

U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Dexter S. Saulisbury(WASHINGTON) — While relations between the U.S.-led coalition and Afghan government may never be the same again due to last week’s burning of Korans at Bagram Airfield, the Obama administration has no i…

Nine Killed in Suicide Car Bombing at Afghan Airport

Nine Killed in Suicide Car Bombing at Afghan Airport

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(JALALABAD, Afghanistan) — Nine people were killed and at least six others were wounded in Afghanistan Monday when a suicide car bomber targeted the entrance of a military airfield in Jalalabad.The attack on the airport, which se…

At Least 10 US Soldiers Injured in Afghan Grenade Attack

At Least 10 US Soldiers Injured in Afghan Grenade Attack

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(KUNDUZ, Afghanistan) — At least 10 American soldiers were injured Sunday in a grenade attack during a protest on a military base in northern Afghanistan, according to NATO officials.The grenade was thrown during a Kunduz Cit…

Several Killed in Deadliest Day of Afghan Protests over Koran Burning

Several Killed in Deadliest Day of Afghan Protests over Koran Burning

SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Protests over the inadvertent burning of Korans and other religious materials earlier this week by coalition forces in Afghanistan continued in the country for a fourth straight day on Friday, claiming…

Two US Troops Killed by Man Wearing Afghan Army Uniform

Two US Troops Killed by Man Wearing Afghan Army Uniform

ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — A man wearing an Afghan army uniform shot and killed two members of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force — said to be Americans — in eastern Afghanistan Thursday, the military coalitio…

Anti-US Protests Pop Up in Afghanistan over Accidental Koran Burning

Anti-US Protests Pop Up in Afghanistan over Accidental Koran Burning

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Several anti-American protests sprung up across Afghanistan Wednesday in response to the inadvertent burning of Korans and other religious materials by coalition forces there.The books were mistakenly throw…

Were Islamic Religious Texts Mishandled by Afghan Coalition Forces?

Were Islamic Religious Texts Mishandled by Afghan Coalition Forces?

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(BAGRAM, Afghanistan) — Troops on the largest U.S. base in Afghanistan have inadvertently burned Qurans and other religious materials, triggering angry protests and fears of even larger demonstrations as news of the burnin…

ISAF Apologizes for Airstrike That Killed Eight in Afghanistan

ISAF Apologizes for Airstrike That Killed Eight in Afghanistan

NATO(KABUL, Afghanistan) — It’s pretty rare for NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) to admit that it’s made a mistake and it’s especially rare to do so in a press conference. Still, that’s exactly what happened on W…

ISAF Helicopter Crashes in Eastern Afghanistan

ISAF Helicopter Crashes in Eastern Afghanistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — A helicopter operated by the International Security Assistance Force crashed Monday in eastern Afghanistan.”There were no fatalities and the crew has been safely recovered to a nearby forward operating base…

Leon Panetta, NATO Officials Meet About Future of Afghan Mission

Leon Panetta, NATO Officials Meet About Future of Afghan Mission

U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Dexter S. Saulisbury(BRUSSELS, Belgium) — NATO defense ministers, including Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, are in Brussels, Belgium, where the future of the mission in Afghanistan is topping the agenda at a two-day summit…

Four French Troops Killed by Local Soldier in Afghanistan

Four French Troops Killed by Local Soldier in Afghanistan

ABC News(KABUL, Afghanistan) — French soldiers who were part of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were shot and killed in eastern Afghanistan Friday by a member of the Afghan National Army.Sixteen other French troops were also woun…

NATO Supplies to Afghanistan Keep Flowing, But at a Price

NATO Supplies to Afghanistan Keep Flowing, But at a Price

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — It’s been almost two months since Pakistan closed the two key border crossings into Afghanistan used to supply NATO troops in Afghanistan, and though alternate routes have kept the supplies flowing, the finan…

Six U.S. Troops Killed in Afghanistan Helicopter Crash

Six U.S. Troops Killed in Afghanistan Helicopter Crash

Purestock/ThinkstockUPDATE: All six NATO troops who were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan Thursday were Americans, a defense official confirms.  They are believed to be Marines.
Investigators are looking into the cause of the crash in A…

NATO Condemns Vid of Marines Allegedly Urinating on Taliban Corpses

NATO Condemns Vid of Marines Allegedly Urinating on Taliban Corpses

Creatas/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has denounced the actions seen in a video that surfaced online Wednesday, allegedly showing several Marines urinating on the dead bodies of suspected Taliba…

Five ISAF Troops Killed in Separate Afghan Attacks

Five ISAF Troops Killed in Separate Afghan Attacks

ABC News(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Five service members of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed in southern Afghanistan Friday in two separate attacks, NATO said in a statement.Four troops died in an improvised explosive devic…

Two ISAF Troops Killed by Man Posing as Afghan Soldier

Two ISAF Troops Killed by Man Posing as Afghan Soldier

ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Two service members of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed in eastern Afghanistan Thursday when a man wearing an Afghan National Army uniform turned his weapon agains…

US Takes Some Blame in Deadly Pakistan Friendly Fire Incident

US Takes Some Blame in Deadly Pakistan Friendly Fire Incident

Photos [dot] com/George Doyle/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — A United States military investigation has accepted some blame for the deadliest friendly-fire incident of the Afghan war, but ultimately concluded the airstrikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers …

U.S. To Release Oil From Strategic Reserve

U.S. To Release Oil From Strategic Reserve

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The U.S. Department of Energy said it will release 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic National Reserve to alleviate Libyan oil supply disruptions, adding more pressure to already-plummeting oil prices. Local News 8 reports that the U.S. release is half of the 60 million barrel supply hike announced Thursday […]

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