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  • Isis Invades Afghanistan

    12/05/2015 10:25:17 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 22 replies ^ | December 5 2015
    Islamic State fighters have captured swathes of eastern Afghanistan in a drive to establish a new province of the group's self-styled caliphate on territory straddling the border with Pakistan. Up to 1,600 fighters pledging allegiance to Isis are ruling much of four districts south of Jalalabad with the same ruthlessness that characterises the group's regime in Syria and Iraq: public beheadings, strict adherence to Koranic teachings foreign to Afghanistan, and extortion.
  • Taliban says shot down crashed US C-130 plane in Afghanistan

    10/01/2015 9:42:44 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 33 replies
    MSN ^ | 10-2-2015 | AFP
    The Taliban Friday claimed to have shot down a C-130 military transport plane in eastern Afghanistan, with NATO confirming that 11 people including six US soldiers were killed in the crash. NATO did not confirm the cause of the crash but it comes as Afghan forces -- backed by NATO special forces and US air support -- pushed into the centre of the northern city of Kunduz which was captured by the Taliban on Monday. "Our mujahideen have shot down a four-engine US aircraft in Jalalabad," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said on Twitter. "Based on credible information 15 invading forces...
  • 6 US servicemembers among 11 dead in C-130 crash in Afghanistan

    10/01/2015 8:19:27 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 19 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Oct 2, 2015 | Tara Copp
    Six U.S. servicemembers and five contractors were killed in a C-130 crash at Jalalabad Airport in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said late Thursday. The crash, which occurred just after midnight Friday Afghanistan time, involved a C-130J assigned to the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, which is part of the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing. A U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss the incident publicly, said told the Associated Press that there was no indication of hostile fire. All aboard were assigned to Operation Resolute Support, which is the NATO-led mission to provide training...
  • U.S. C-130 Transport Plane Crashes in Afghanistan, Defense Officials Say

    10/01/2015 3:12:32 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 6 replies
    NBC News ^ | OCT 1 2015
    A U.S. C-130 transport plane crashed near Jalalabad, Afghanistan, early Friday, two defense officials told NBC News. The crash happened shortly after midnight local time near Jalalabad Airport. There is no immediate information on how many passengers were on the transport plane or whether there are casualties.
  • Explosions, shooting heard at U.S. base in Afghanistan

    12/01/2012 8:34:21 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Dec 1, 2012 | (Reporting by Rafiq Shirzad; Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Ron Popeski)
    (Reuters) - Two explosions and shooting were heard at a U.S. base in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Sunday, a Reuters witness said. The Taliban said they carried out an attack on the compound and inflicted casualties. NATO officials were not immediately available for comment. Security forces surrounded the area. "We can confirm there have been multiple explosions in the vicinity of the Jalalabad airfield," the U.S.-led coalition said in a statemen. "Currently, ISAF officials are on the scene gathering facts, and as more information becomes available, we will release it as appropriate."
  • Taliban Claims Responsibility for Deadly Airport Blast (9 reported killed in Jalalabad attack)

    02/26/2012 8:51:33 PM PST · by kristinn · 10 replies
    NBC News ^ | Sunday, February 26, 2012
    A suicide car bomber struck early Monday at the gates of Jalalabad airport in eastern Afghanistan, killing nine people in a large blast, officials said. Among the dead were six civilians, two airport guards and one soldier, Mohammad said. Another six people were wounded, he said. An AP photographer saw at least four destroyed cars at the gates of the airport. The Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility for the suicide attack, that they also say killed a number of U.S. soldiers and members of the Afghan interior ministry, a spokesman told NBC News. "Our suicide bomber carried out suicide attack at...
  • Afghan bombing kills 9, including US soldier

    11/13/2008 6:00:35 AM PST · by nuconvert · 2 replies · 387+ views
    KABUL, Afghanistan – A suicide car bomber struck a U.S. military convoy Thursday as it passed through a crowded market in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least eight civilians and an American soldier, Afghan officials said. The explosion also wounded 74 people near the livestock market where people were trading sheep cows, goats and other animals in the Bati Kot district outside Jalalabad, Afghan police and health officials said
  • Joint Effort Continues at Jalalabad

    04/16/2007 6:08:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 176+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Pfc. Daniel M. Rangel
    JALALABAD AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, April 16, 2007 — A new provincial reconstruction team comprised of active-duty airmen, Army National Guard and Reserve soldiers assumed its role in Nangarhar during a transfer of authority ceremony April 12 at the PRT compound in Jalalabad. Air Force Lt. Col. Gordon Phillips assumed command from Air Force Lt. Col. Dave Naisbitt during a ceremony attended by a mass formation of incoming and outgoing soldiers and airmen. Naisbitt praised the efforts of his own organization and expressed confidence in the incoming team. “The people standing here are better trained then we were, better equipped than we...
  • Underground organizations in Kyrgyzstan left without leaders

    07/17/2006 10:50:06 AM PDT · by Bald Eagle777 · 243+ views
    Ferghana.Ru Information Agency ^ | July 17, 2006 | Abdumomun Mamaraimov
    Unit Alpha of the National Security Service ran a special operation in Jalalabad, a city in the southern part of Kyrgyzstan. Five armed extremists were killed in the operation. Interim reports indicate that some of them were ringleaders of extremist organizations secret services of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan had been after for years. .......... "Today, we destroyed the group whose members practically ran the network of terrorist organizations in the country," Tabaldiyev said. "These people maintained contacts with Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran and received finances, weapons, and trained gunmen from there. We've decapitated the terrorist network in the southern part of...
  • Afghan, Coalition Forces Train Together in Jalalabad

    04/08/2006 7:00:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 224+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Michael Pintagro, USA
    JALALABAD AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, April 8, 2006 – Afghan and coalition forces participated in platoon-level training missions near here April 5, improving their readiness for joint combat operations. Afghan and coalition forces regularly such operations, to kill and capture insurgents, deny them freedom of movement and hinder their ability to resupply. About 20 soldiers of the U.S. Army's 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, joined 30 soldiers from the Afghan National Army's 2nd Kandak, 3rd Brigade, 1st Corps, for the joint training session. The training marks the early stages of an important long-term relationship, said Capt. James M....
  • French citizen becomes Marine (A little old but worth it story)

    08/10/2005 6:43:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 581+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | July 31, 2005 | Sgt. Robert M. Storm
    JALALABAD, Afghanistan (July 31, 2005) -- As Cpl. Matthieu T. Brule sits on his bed he understands that his experiences in Afghanistan will live with him forever. He doesn’t complain or try to make himself into a hero. He is here to do a job and accepts it. “I wanted to join the Marine Corps because they just sounded (tough). I love the Marine Corps because when I wake up in the morning I have a sense of purpose. Other jobs don’t give you that, they are just the same boring routine everyday,” said Brule. “It’s never boring and as...

    01/10/2004 2:41:14 AM PST · by kattracks · 20 replies · 311+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/10/04 | NILES LATHEM
    <p>WASHINGTON - U.S. intelligence agencies have launched a worldwide manhunt for al Qaeda's master bombmaker, who may be building a "dirty" bomb and other new devices for terror attacks inside the United States, sources said.</p> <p>U.S. counterterrorism officials told The Post it was new information about the activities of Egyptian-born bomb maker Midhat Mursi, in part, that led the Bush administration to secretly dispatch Department of Energy radiological detection teams to New York and four other cities over New Year's Eve.</p>
  • Bomb explodes in Afghanistan army base; five servicemen injured

    04/05/2003 3:20:43 PM PST · by miltonim · 1 replies · 245+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | April 04, 2003 | By Associated Press
    Afghan deputy commander, four others injured in bomb blast in Afghanistan JALALABAD, Afghanistan (AP) - A bomb exploded at an Afghan army base on Saturday, wounding an officer and four other soldiers, officials said. The explosion at the Army's 14th Garrison headquarters in the eastern city of Jalalabad injured deputy commander Syed Rehman, said Haji Tahir, head of the garrison. Journalists were barred by Afghan officials from entering the base, but residents said they saw heavy smoke coming out of the compound after the explosion. The bomb was powerful enough to shatter windows in several nearby houses. No group has...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-War Endur.Freedom 10/4/02- Kabul,Jalalabad, Leaflets,Palaces, Israel, NJ,DC

    10/03/2002 1:16:36 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 44 replies · 846+ views
    AP, Reuters, NASA, Yahoo | 10/4/02 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 10/4/02 - Kabul, Bamiyan, Kandahar, Jalalabad, US Leaflets, Baghdad, Palaces, Gaza, Tel Aviv, New Jersey, Washington BREAKING: US Leaflets, BREAKING: Baghdad, frantic replacements, BREAKING: US flags burning in Gaza, BREAKING: Justice in Tel Aviv, BREAKING: Stupid in New Jersey, Weasels in Washington, Presidential Palaces, Mosul, Kabul, lions from China, Bamiyan, Kandahar, Jalalabad, Nazi eagle in Ramallah, Remembrance in Phnom Penh, ========= From US forces over Iraq ========= Psyop: Leaflet dropped over southern Iraq. ========= Baghdad ========= In Baghdad, Iraq, frantic movements to replace all paintings, statues, and pictures of Saddam. Will all...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-War Endur.Freedom 9/17/02-Letter, Baghdad, Bagram, Beit Lahia,Pyramid,Doha

    09/17/2002 9:54:24 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 55 replies · 677+ views
    Reuters, AP, Yahoo, Many Brave Photographyers | 9/17/02 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 9/17/02 BREAKING: Messages from Saddam and the USS Abraham Lincoln Incirlik, USS Abraham Lincoln, Hussein's letter, Baghdad, Bagram, Uddin, Jeza, brick factory, Kabul, market, potter, Mazar-e-Sharif, Mazar Hotel, Jalalabad garrison, Terrorits in Ramallah, Beit Lahia, Arafat's Al Aqsa, American flag burning, Lebanon, Wazzani river, Cairo, Egypt, Great Pyramid's door, Doha, Qatar, Al Udeid Air Base, Lukman, Usama Matar, Hizb ut-Tahrir (The Liberation Party), Kamal Derwish sought ===================== Turkey =================== In Turkey, at the Incirlik air base, heroes check missiles on F-16 fighters as other heroes patrol the No-Fly Zone in Northern Iraq...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-War for End.Freedom 8/11/02 Jalalabad, ACLU, Taxila, Gaza

    08/10/2002 1:38:48 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 23 replies · 251+ views
    Reuters, AP, NASA, Yahoo, + | 8/11/02 | The Armies of the Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 8/11/02 Jalalabad, Afghanistan, ACLU explosion, Kandahar's 'Waiting Area' Paki-cam, Attacks on Christians, Taxila, Multan, Murree Hills, Pakistan; Gaza ==Jalabad, Afghanistan == 6 miles west of Jalalabad, on 8/9/02, the Afghan Construction and Logistics Unit (ACLU) was blown up. 20 people killed, 80 injured. In Jalalabad, the rubble at the Afghan Construction and Logistic Unit (ACLU). More than 26 people killed. ~90 injured. The ACLU building is shown "before" the explosion. ==Kandahar, Afghanistan == Near Kandahar, at the 'Waiting Area', Afghan children and refugees wait. Mud-walled houses protect 26,000, more than 40,000 more...
  • Authorities now lean towards negligence as cause of Afghan blast

    08/10/2002 9:40:26 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 168+ views
    Agence France-Presse | August 10, 2002
    JALALABAD, Afghanistan (AFP) - A blast at a construction agency's warehouse which killed some 30 people in this eastern city was most likely caused by the accidental detonation of a huge store of dynamite rather than by terrorists. "It was an accident," Engineer Habib Rachman, head of the Jalalabad regional office of the Afghan Construction and Logistics Unit (ACLU), told AFP on Saturday. "I am so sorry about what has happened, for the victims, for Jalalabad and for our reputation." Provincial military commander, Hazrat Ali, said in the immediate aftermath of the blast at the ACLU compound Friday, that...
  • French Suspect Moussaoui in Post-9/11 Plot

    07/28/2002 3:37:43 AM PDT · by kattracks · 1 replies · 254+ views
    New York Times ^ | 7/25/02 | RAYMOND BONNER and DOUGLAS FRANTZ
    ARIS, July 25 — French intelligence officials say that Zacarias Moussaoui, the only man charged with crimes related to the Sept. 11 terror attacks, traveled to Afghanistan several times in the late 1990's to attend terrorist training camps and meet with Al Qaeda officials in Kandahar and Jalalabad.The French officials said they suspected, as do some American investigators, that Mr. Moussaoui, a French citizen arrested on visa violations last August, was not meant to take part in the hijackings on Sept. 11. Instead, they said they believed Al Qaeda leaders planned to use him in a follow-up attack, perhaps...