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  • Force Kills Taliban Leader, Detains Insurgents

    09/21/2011 3:24:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 21, 2011 – Afghan and coalition forces killed a Taliban leader and several insurgents, detained others and seized weapons throughout Afghanistan in recent days, military officials reported. In Balkh province’s Chimtal district, a combined force killed a Taliban leader and detained two suspected insurgents yesterday. The leader, Mullah Yar Mohammed, was responsible for kidnappings, weapons facilitation and ambushes on Afghan forces. The force also confiscated rocket-propelled grenades and a launcher. Meanwhile, a coalition patrol in Ghazni province’s Andar district today discovered and safely destroyed 882 pounds of homemade explosives, two recoilless rifles and bomb-making materials. In Afghanistan...
  • Troops Kill, Detain Insurgents, Seize Cache

    09/19/2011 3:29:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2011 – Afghan and coalition forces killed one insurgent, detained one suspect and seized a weapons cache during separate operations across Regional Command East in Afghanistan yesterday, military officials reported. The cache contained two 82 mm mortars, two 81 mm mortars, one fuse, one large mortar and two munitions. In other Afghanistan operations yesterday: -- A combined force found five homemade bombs in the Zharay district of Kandahar province. -- In the Panjwai district of Kandahar province, a combined force discovered a weapons cache containing 47 mortar rounds. -- A combined force detained several suspects during a...
  • Monterrey casino arson attack policeman's family killed (act of revenge? by the Zetas drugs cartel)

    09/16/2011 12:37:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/16/11 | BBC
    Gunmen in northern Mexico have shot dead three relatives of a police officer being held over a deadly arson attack on a casino last month. The officer's father, stepmother and stepbrother were killed in their home in the city of Monterrey. Police believe it was an act of revenge by the Zetas drugs cartel, after the officer named gang members allegedly involved in the casino attack. The blaze killed 52 people and caused revulsion across Mexico. Police officer Miguel Angel Barraza is one of six suspects detained in connection with the 25 August arson attack on the Casino Royale in...
  • Man Pleads Guilty To Killing Girlfriend's Son

    09/16/2011 11:58:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    BULLITT COUNTY, Ky. -- A 19-year-old man charged with killing of a 4-month-old boy will not go to trial. Sam Harris was set to stand trial next week, charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend’s son, Aiden Caro. Harris instead accepted a plea deal, which a judge approved Friday. In January 2010, Harris admitted to getting angry when 4-month-old Aiden wouldn't stop crying. He said he threw the child onto a couch where the child struck his head on a wooden frame. Harris said he then started to shake the baby, holding his head and feet. Harris pleaded...
  • 'Al-Qaeda leader in Pakistan Abu Hafs al-Shahri killed' (Waziristan drone strike)

    09/15/2011 1:57:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/15/11 | BBC
    A senior al-Qaeda leader in Pakistan, Abu Hafs al-Shahri, has been killed, say senior US officials. There has been no independent confirmation of the death, which officials said happened in the Waziristan tribal region. The US frequently carries out drone air strikes against suspected militants hiding out in the volatile area. Three weeks ago, the US said it had killed al-Qaeda's suspected chief of operations, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman. The media are denied access to the area, making it difficult to confirm such claims. The US said Shahri has been killed earlier this week and that his death "removes a key...
  • Combined Patrol Kills Insurgents, Seizes Weapons

    09/07/2011 3:42:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2011 – An Afghan and coalition patrol killed two insurgents, detained numerous suspects and seized enemy weapons yesterday while searching for a Taliban leader in the Sayyidabad Abad district of Afghanistan’s Wardak province, military officials reported. The leader is responsible for attack planning and providing supplies to fellow insurgent leaders. The patrol encountered two armed insurgents during the search operation. Responding to the threat, the security force engaged both individuals, killing them. One individual was armed with a pistol and the other with an assault rifle. The patrol seized a machine gun, grenades and ammunition. In other...
  • Combined Forces Kill, Detain Several Insurgents

    09/06/2011 3:13:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2011 – Afghan and coalition forces killed four insurgents, detained six suspects and seized a weapons cache yesterday during separate operations in Regional Command East in Afghanistan, military officials reported. The weapons cache contained a pistol, a remote-control device, and two grenades. In Sept. 4 Afghanistan operations: -- A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban facilitator and numerous associates during an operation in the Imam Sahib district of Kunduz province. The man constructed bombs for attacks in the district in support of the Taliban and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. -- A combined force...
  • Ex-Gitmo detainee killed in Afghanistan (Sabar Lal Melma)

    09/05/2011 6:10:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Telegram ^ | 9/04/11 | Heidi Vogt and Rahim Faiez
    Ex-Gitmo detainee killed in AfghanistanKey al-Qaida ally organized attacks By Heidi Vogt and Rahim Faiez THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sunday, September 4, 2011 KABUL, Afghanistan — NATO and Afghan forces have killed a former Guantanamo detainee who returned to Afghanistan to become a key al-Qaida ally, international officials said Saturday. The militant’s death was a reminder of the risks of trying to end a controversial detention system without letting loose people who will launch attacks on Americans. Sabar Lal Melma, who was released from Guantanamo in 2007, had been organizing attacks in eastern Kunar province and funding insurgent operations, NATO spokesman...
  • Combined Force Kills Taliban Insurgent

    08/29/2011 3:26:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force yesterday killed a Taliban insurgent and detained another during an operation in the Kunduz district of Afghanistan’s Kunduz province, military officials reported. During a search of the area, the security force observed an armed insurgent operating in a field. After ensuring no women or children were in the area, an air-weapons team engaged the individual, killing him. Following the engagement, the security force confiscated roadside-bomb-making materials, multiple assault rifles and a chest rack. The force then moved to search a nearby compound and discovered more bomb-making materials, including...
  • US official: Al-Qaida's No. 2 killed in Pakistan (Atiyah Abd al-Rahman)

    08/27/2011 10:30:37 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/27/11 | Matt Apuzzo - ap
    Al-Qaida's second-in-command, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, has been killed in Pakistan, delivering another big blow to a terrorist group that the U.S. believes to be on the verge of defeat, a senior Obama administration official said Saturday. The Libyan national who was the network's former operational leader rose to al-Qaida's No. 2 spot after the U.S. killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden during a raid on his Pakistan compound in May. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said last month that al-Qaida's defeat was within reach if the U.S. could mount a string of successful attacks on the group's weakened leadership.
  • Islamic Jihad Enraged Over Death of Commander, Vows Revenge

    08/24/2011 1:38:39 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/8/11 | Chana Yaar
    The Islamic Jihad terrorist group is enraged over the death of a local commander in its Gaza division following an air strike overnight by the Israel Air Force. An IDF spokesperson confirmed that 34-year-old Ismail al-Asmar was killed in a targeted air strike on a car in which he was traveling late Tuesday night. Two other terrorists in the car were wounded, according to local medical sources. They were traveling near Rafiah, the city that straddles the Gaza border with Egypt. Senior Islamic Jihad member Ahmad al-Mudallal told reporters in response to Al-Asmar's assassination, “This crime was meant to underline...
  • Combined Force in Khost Province Kills Insurgents

    08/22/2011 3:49:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed several insurgents and detained a Haqqani terrorist network facilitator in the Nadir Shah district of Afghanistan’s Khost province yesterday, military officials reported. The facilitator, who was responsible for coordinating small-arms and indirect-fire attacks, also purchased equipment and supplies for insurgents in the area. While searching the area, the security force killed several insurgents and wounded another during an engagement and later confiscated several assault rifles, bomb-making materials and chest racks following the engagement. Completing the operation, the security force located and detained the targeted facilitator and multiple...
  • Iraqi sniper who killed two Marines released as families mark fifth anniversary of deaths

    08/21/2011 11:10:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 8/21/11 | Michael Daly
    The Iraqi sniper captured after he killed two Marines has been freed and is at liberty - even as the still-grieving families of Brooklyn-raised Capt. John McKenna 4th and Queens-raised Michael Glover gather in Rockaway today for a memorial marking the fifth anniversary of their deaths.The families had been assured that "as long as there is a Marine in Iraq, the sniper will remain in jail." Their already overwhelming loss has been compounded by the failure of the Defense Department to inform them that Muhammad (Big Ears) Awwad Ahmad had been released.
  • Legendary anti-terror sniper killed (Israel)

    08/18/2011 8:26:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    YNET ^ | 8/18/11 | Omri Efraim
    Most veteran sniper in police’s elite anti-terror unit killed in Thursday’s terror offensive in south; Pascal Avrahami, 49-year-old father of three who moved to Israel from France in 1977, hit by terrorist fire near border Police in mourning: The most veteran sniper in the Israel Police’s elite anti-terror unit, YAMAM, was killed Thursday in the terrorist offensive in southern Israel. The 49-year-old Pascal Avrahami left a wife, Sima, and three children aged 25, 20 and 18. His death brought the toll in Thursday’s terror assault up to eight. The religious Avrahami was born in France and moved to Israel in...
  • Afghan, Coalition Force Kills Insurgents

    08/12/2011 3:40:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 12, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition force killed two insurgents and detained several more yesterday during a security operation targeting a Taliban facilitator and his suicide-attack network in the Baghlan-e Jadid district of Afghanistan’s Baghlan province, military officials reported. The facilitator is responsible for harboring suicide bombers in preparation for an attack on provincial government officials. While searching for the leader, the security force came across two armed insurgents who threatened the force. Responding to the threat, the security force engaged the two men, killing them. The security force also detained multiple other suspected insurgents,...
  • SAF Forces Conduct Airstrike Against Insurgents Responsible for Downing CH-47

    08/10/2011 2:52:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies
    KABUL, Afghanistan (Aug. 10, 2011) – Coalition forces killed the Taliban insurgents involved with the recent downing of the CH-47 helicopter, with a precision airstrike in Chak district, Wardak province, yesterday. The strike killed Taliban leader Mullah Mohibullah and the insurgent who fired the shot associated with the Aug. 6 downing of the CH-47 helicopter, which resulted in the deaths of 38 Afghan and coalition service members. Mullah Mohibullah was a key facilitator in an insurgent attack cell led by Din Mohammad, a Taliban leader killed in a previous Special Operations mission. As a leader in Mohammad’s network in Tangi...
  • Combined Force Kills Insurgent, Detains Suspects

    08/09/2011 3:25:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed an insurgent and detained two suspects yesterday while searching for a Taliban leader in the Dowlatabad district of Afghanistan’s Faryab province, military officials reported. The targeted leader is the Taliban’s second in command in Jowzjan province. He is responsible for imposing illegal taxes on villagers, orchestrating attacks on Afghan security force checkpoints, and transporting insurgent supplies and weapons. In other Afghanistan operations yesterday: -- In the Panjwai district of Kandahar province, a combined Afghan and coalition force detained two suspects with ties to the Taliban. The security...
  • Combined Force in Kandahar Kills Insurgents, Detains Suspects

    08/08/2011 4:09:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2011 – A combined Afghan and International Security Assistance Force patrol killed several insurgents and detained numerous others in the Mya Neshin district of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province yesterday, military officials reported. The insurgent leader targeted in the operation facilitates attacks against Afghan and coalition forces, officials said. Today in Kandahar province’s Panjwai district, coalition forces found and destroyed 705 pounds of homemade explosives. Also today, a coalition patrol approached a group of Afghan civilians who had found a cache of munitions. The Afghans turned the cache over to coalition forces without incident. The cache consisted of nine...
  • Combined Force Kills Taliban Leader

    08/05/2011 3:40:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 5, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition force yesterday killed a Taliban leader and one suspected insurgent during a security operation in the Baraki Barak district of Logar province, military officials reported. Sheen Abdul Rahman was a Taliban leader who directed more than 70 fighters to conduct roadside bomb, landmine and other attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. Afghan members of the combined force located Rahman, who was armed with an AK-47 rifle and chest rack. Rahman was engaged and killed when he presented a threat to the force. While searching a building, the security force...
  • Afghan, Coalition Force Kills Two Insurgents

    08/03/2011 3:31:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 3, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed two insurgents during a search for an Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan facilitator in the Khanabad district of Afghanistan’s Kunduz province yesterday, military officials reported. The targeted facilitator is responsible for coordinating suicide attacks throughout the province. The security force was threatened by two armed insurgents. The force engaged the two men, killing them. In other Afghanistan operations yesterday: -- A combined Afghan and coalition security force detained a Taliban leader and one of his associates during an operation in the Shah Joy district of Zabul province....
  • Kandahar mayor killed in suicide attack

    07/26/2011 11:28:33 PM PDT · by Per-Ling · 19 replies
    AFP ^ | 27JUL11 | AFP
    The mayor of Kandahar, the biggest city in southern Afghanistan that was the birthplace of the Taliban, was killed in a suicide bombing on Wednesday, police said. Ghulam Haidar Hameedi died when a suicide bomber set off explosives hidden in his turban when the mayor was addressing citizens in the courtyard of the city hall, police General Abdul Raziq told AFP.
  • Afghan-led Force Kills Taliban Insurgents

    07/26/2011 3:16:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    KABUL, Afghanistan, July 26, 2011 – An Afghan-led security force killed two Taliban insurgents today during a search for a roadside bomb expert operating in the Qush Tepah district of Afghanistan’s Jowzjan province, military officials reported. The security force was notified of multiple insurgents carrying out operations in the area. Local residents informed them about Taliban members who were collecting illegal taxes and coercing residents with the threat of death. The first insurgent was engaged and killed after the security force noticed him taking an offensive fighting position. At a separate location, another insurgent, who also displayed hostile intent, was...
  • Police: 6 Killed In Grand Prairie Roller Rink Shooting

    07/23/2011 10:01:59 PM PDT · by Munz · 18 replies
    CBSDFW.COM ^ | 06/24/2011 | Matt Goodman
    GRAND PRAIRIE (CBSDFW.COM) – A shooter opened fire at a skating rink during a private family event Saturday night, killing five and wounding four before turning the gun on himself, Grand Prairie Police spokesman John Brimmer said.
  • Combined Troops Kill 50 Insurgents in Afghanistan

    07/22/2011 3:15:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan, July 22, 2011 – Combined security forces, including Afghan special forces, yesterday killed more than 50 insurgents here during the clearance of a Haqqani network foreign fighter encampment, military officials reported. The encampment site was a staging area for Haqqani and foreign fighters. These fighters were moved into the country by Haqqani insurgents who planned to use them for attacks throughout Afghanistan. The Haqqani network has been responsible for several high-profile attacks against the Afghan government and citizens, including the recent Intercontinental Hotel attack in June. During the operation, the security force was engaged by groups of...
  • Afghan-led Force Kills Insurgents, Detains Suspect

    07/21/2011 4:18:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    KABUL, Afghanistan, July 21, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed several insurgents and detained a suspected insurgent while searching for a Taliban leader in the Alisheng district of Afghanistan’s Laghman province yesterday, military officials reported. The Afghan-led force killed several insurgents and detained the suspect after coming under fire upon entering the area. In other operations yesterday: -- An Afghan-led combined force in Balkh province’s Chimtal district, detained a Taliban logistics officer responsible for obtaining supplies and collecting taxes to fund Taliban operations, along with two of his associates. -- In Baghlan province’s Baghlan-e Jadid district,...
  • Arizona College Student Killed & Tortured In Nogales, Mexico

    07/20/2011 7:37:43 PM PDT · by Reo · 60 replies
    KFYI Radio Las Vegas ^ | 7-20-2011 | Mike Broomhead
    <p>NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) A southern Arizona student and father expecting his first child has been found dead in Nogales, Mexico, with what authorities say are signs of torture.</p> <p>Sonora State Police say the body of 21-year-old Juan Carlos Navarro of Nogales, Ariz., was found wrapped in a blanket on a roadside in the upscale Colonia Kennedy neighborhood.</p>
  • Afghan-led Patrol Kills Haqqani Insurgents

    07/20/2011 5:04:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    KABUL, Afghanistan, July 20, 2011 – An Afghan-led security patrol killed numerous Haqqani network insurgents and detained two suspects while conducting a clearance operation in the Bermal district of Afghanistan’s Paktika province yesterday, military officials reported. Upon arriving at a compound, the security patrol was fired on by several armed insurgents. The patrol returned fire, killing the insurgents. The patrol discovered several grenades, AK-47 rifles and chest racks within the compound. Two additional individuals with suspected ties to the Haqqani network were detained. In other Afghanistan operations yesterday: -- In the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province, an Afghan-led force...
  • 20 killed in biggest Syrian protests so far: witnesses

    07/15/2011 1:50:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/15/11 | Khaled Yacoub Oweis - Reuters
    AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian security forces shot dead at least 20 protesters on Friday as hundreds of thousands of people staged the biggest protests so far against President Bashar al-Assad, witnesses and rights groups said. Assad, facing the greatest challenge to 40 years of Baath Party rule, has sought to crush demonstrations that broke out in March. But although rights groups say some 1,400 civilians have been killed, the protests have grown. "These are the biggest demonstrations so far. It is a clear challenge to the authorities, especially when we see all these numbers coming out from Damascus for the...
  • Combined Security Force Kills Several Insurgents

    07/14/2011 2:59:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 1+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011 – An Afghan-led combined security force killed six Haqqani network fighters including one armed adult female insurgent during an operation in the Khost district of Afghanistan’s Khost province yesterday, military officials reported. The security force was attacked by several armed insurgents while attempting to clear a compound near a coalition base in the district. Multiple insurgents, armed with AK-47 rifles and pistols, fired at the security force. The force engaged the insurgents, killing three. As the combined force continued to search the compound, another insurgent attempted to engage the force with his AK-47 and was killed....
  • ANA Responds to Insurgent Attack, Results in Eight Enemy Deaths

    07/13/2011 3:39:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 1+ views
    GHAZNI, Afghanistan (July 13, 2011) – Members of the Afghan National Army responded to an insurgent attack, which resulted in eight enemy deaths, in Hasan Village, Gelan district, July 7. The ANA Special Response Team, partnered with coalition Special Operations Forces, conducted a presence patrol to determine public opinions and conduct key leader engagements prior to embedding in a village stability platform. After conducting a shura with village elders, the combined forces were attacked with indirect fire, small arms fire, mortars, and rocket propelled grenades. The forces were engaged by multiple groups of insurgents for more than six hours. After...
  • Security Force, Air Assault Team Kill Insurgents

    07/12/2011 4:16:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed numerous insurgents while searching for a Taliban leader in the Azrah district of Afghanistan’s Logar province yesterday, military officials reported. The insurgents, armed with a machine gun and assault rifles, opened fire on the force, but with assistance from an air weapons team, the combined force killed the insurgents. The target of the operation was a Taliban leader responsible for directing roadside-bomb attacks and commanding subordinate leaders and fighters in the province’s Hisarak district. In other operations in Afghanistan yesterday: -- In Balkh province’s Sholgarah district, a...
  • Afghan, Coalition Patrol Kills Insurgents, Seizes Weapons

    07/11/2011 2:51:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    WASHINGTON, July 11, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition patrol killed several insurgents during a search for a Taliban leader during an operation in the Saraj district of Afghanistan’s Helmand province yesterday, military officials reported. The operation also resulted in the discovery of an improvised explosive device factory. The patrol seized 16 improvised explosive devices, eight anti-personnel mines, six grenades, several rockets, two suicide IED vests packed with explosives and detonators, a large amount of IED components and small-arms ammunition. In other Afghanistan operations yesterday: -- In the Kunduz district of Kunduz province, a combined Afghan and coalition force...
  • (Amish) Girl killed in buggy accident

    An Illinois man is being held at the Christian County Jail after a tractor-trailer he was driving hit a horse-drawn buggy, killing a young Amish girl and injuring three members of her family Friday night on Fort Campbell Boulevard, police said Mark Bohms, 52, is being held for murder, operating a vehicle under the influence, criminal mischief and three counts of assault, according to the Christian County Jail’ s website. A Kentucky State Police drug recognition expert evaluated Bohms, who drives for Schneider National Carrier based in Green Bay, Wis., at Jennie Stuart Medical Center and suspected Bohms of being...
  • 8 Insurgents Killed During Attack on Special Operation Forces

    07/08/2011 2:39:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 21 replies
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (July 8, 2011)– At least eight insurgents were killed after they attempted an attack against coalition Special Operation Forces (SOF) of Special Operations Task Force – South, in the Khakrez district of southern Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, July 1. Insurgents attacked SOF with small arms and machine gun fire during a meeting with village elders to promote ongoing village stability programs within the area. The SOF team was able to positively identify the insurgents at which time they called for air support. U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft responded and performed multiple gun runs on the insurgents. Afterword, coalition...
  • Al Qaeda commander killed in Pakistan by drone

    07/06/2011 10:12:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    CBS News ^ | 7/6/11 | Staff
    CBS News has learned that a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan in June killed senior al Qaeda commander Ilyas Kashmiri. Kashmiri was believed to be a key planner of the Mumbai Terror attacks in 2008 and, according to sources, was involved in planning terror strikes in Europe last fall, which led to alerts across the continent. Most recently, Kashmiri was al Qaeda's military operations chief in Pakistan, and was suspected of plotting attacks against U.S. troops in Afghanistan. The U.S. had offered a $5 million reward for information leading to Kashmiri.
  • Combined Security Forces Kill, Detain Several Insurgents

    07/05/2011 3:03:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    WASHINGTON, July 5, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed several insurgents and detained several others during an overnight security operation yesterday targeting an insurgent leader responsible for directing attacks against Afghan forces in the Sherzad district of Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, military officials reported. The Afghan-led force encountered several armed insurgents and spotted insurgents taking up firing positions with assault rifles. Several insurgents were killed in the ensuing fight. In other operations in Afghanistan yesterday: -- A combined force killed two insurgents during an operation in Sar-e Pul province’s Sar-e Pul district. After being notified of two...
  • Combined Security Force Kills Several Insurgents

    07/01/2011 2:51:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    KABUL, Afghanistan, July 1, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed several insurgents and detained one suspect yesterday during an operation in the Charkh district of Afghanistan’s Logar province, military officials reported. The Afghan-led force was targeting the deputy Taliban-appointed governing official for coordinating and conducting attacks against Afghan security forces. The force conducted a call-out at a compound when they were attacked by several armed insurgents. The force returned fire, killing them. The force confiscated a rocket-propelled grenade launcher with warheads, a heavy machine gun, grenades, an assault rifle, chest racks and several rounds of ammunition....
  • Haqqani Network Leader Dies in Airstrike

    06/30/2011 3:02:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    WASHINGTON, June 30, 2011 – The International Security Assistance Force today confirmed the death of a Haqqani network leader who’s linked to the June 28 suicide-bomb attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, military officials reported. Officials said Ismail Jan and several Haqqani fighters were killed yesterday during a precision airstrike in the Gardez district of Paktiya province. Jan was the deputy to Haji Mali Khan, the senior Haqqani commander inside Afghanistan. The Haqqani network, in conjunction with Taliban operatives, was responsible for the attack on the Intercontinental Hotel which killed 12 people, including a provincial judge. Jan also...
  • Afghan Commandos Conduct Clearing Operation in Deh Chopan Leading to Eight Insurgents Killed

    06/26/2011 2:34:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    ZABUL, Afghanistan (June 26, 2011) – A combined team of Afghan Commandos, Afghan National Police, and coalition Special Operations Forces completed an operation in the Deh Chopan district June 24, leading to eight insurgents killed and numerous weapons caches destroyed. The operation occurred in the heart of Deh Chopan near Kebay village, a traditional staging area for many of the recent attacks on Afghan and coalition forces stationed in the region, according to a district police official who participated in the operation. A coalition Special Operations advisor said the Afghan-led force was engaged by small arms and mortar fire after...
  • Feds Probe Truck Driver Killed In Bay Area-Bound Amtrak Crash (5 dead, 20 injured)

    06/25/2011 9:41:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies
    CBS5 ^ | /25/11 | CBS/AP
    RENO, Nev. (CBS/AP) — Authorities plan to look into the driving and medical records of the semitrailer driver who died when the truck slammed into an Amtrak train, killing a train crew member and injuring dozens of passengers. Peter Knudson, a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, said they also will look at autopsy results to determine whether the driver had consumed any drugs around the time of the collision Friday. The big rig plowed into the California-bound train at a crossing in a rural area about 70 miles east of Reno. Knudson said federal investigators would make sure...
  • Mom kills 5-year-old over broken TV: prosecutors

    06/21/2011 1:18:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    NEW YORK — Prosecutors say a New York City woman beat her 5-year-old son to death because he broke the television while playing a Nintendo Wii video game. Kim Crawford was charged with murder and manslaughter in Bronx Criminal Court on Tuesday. She was ordered held without bond. Prosecutors say she admitted hitting the boy hard in the back and stomach over the broken TV. Police found her son, Jamar Johnson, unconscious and not breathing at their Bronx home on Friday.
  • Two U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq

    06/14/2011 8:50:57 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 14th 2011 | Tim Craig and Asaad Majeed
    BAGHDAD — Two more U.S. soldiers have been killed in Iraq, the U.S. military announced Tuesday, part of a recent wave of violence that included the armed takeover by insurgents of government building in the Diyala province east of Baghdad. In a statement, the U.S. military said the two soldiers were killed while on duty in southern Iraq. The military did not provide details of the incident or the identities of the soldiers, pending notification of their next of kin. Despite an overall decline in American troops deaths in Iraq, eight U.S. soldiers have been killed in Iraq so far...
  • Event honors Signaleers who died while deployed

    06/11/2011 12:45:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    11 soldiers who supported communications in Afghanistan and Iraq died. Friday, they were remembered for their service and sacrifice to the nation, as Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence promised the Signal Corps will never forget them. Speaking in the Greely Hall auditorium, where the Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command (Army) is located, Lawrence said she was pleased to be asked to rededicate the Signal Cove of Remembrance because the special area, “means so much to me.” It was in 2006 when the idea of having a special area to commemorate Signal Corps soldiers and civilians who died in the conflicts...
  • Teen girl killed, four wounded on Brooklyn's Brighton Beach boardwalk as gunman fires on crowd

    06/10/2011 3:31:31 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 40 replies
    Daily News ^ | 6/9/11
    A 16-year-old girl was killed and four people were wounded by gunfire Thursday after two groups clashed on a crowded Brooklyn boardwalk, cops and witnesses said. Two of the victims were bystanders, sources said. One man used an umbrella to crack another man in the head as the fight erupted on the Brighton Beach Boardwalk near Brighton Sixth St. about 5:20 p.m. Suddenly, a gunman squeezed off about eight rounds, first shooting in the air before aiming at the brawling crowd, cops and witnesses said. Onlookers scurried into nearby stores and restaurants, huddling in fear as the bullets flew near...
  • 5 Shot, Teen Killed on Brighton Beach Boardwalk

    06/10/2011 6:34:03 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 27 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 6/10/11 | Ida Siegal
    A teenage girl was killed and four men were wounded when two gunmen opened fire on the Brighton Beach boardwalk that was crowded with people seeking relief from Thursday's heat, police said. The shooting erupted at about 5:30 p.m. at Brighton 4th Street and Brighton 6th Street. Police spokesman Paul Browne says the shooting occurred during an altercation on the beach. He did not know if the people shot were intended targets or bystanders. He described the situation as "chaotic.'' Police believe it may be gang-related. The 16-year-old girl who died was identified as Tysha Jones. She was shot under...
  • Commando-led Disruption Operation Leads to Six Insurgents Killed

    06/08/2011 2:51:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    HELMAND, Afghanistan (June 8, 2011) – A Commando-led disruption operation in Baghran district of Helmand province resulted in at least six insurgents killed and multiple weapon caches destroyed June 6. The Afghan Commando-Coalition Special Operation combined force met with heavy resistance and effective fire throughout the day. This fire resulted in two members, one Commando and one Special Operator, receiving gunshot wounds during the operation. Both wounded individuals are stable, and were safely transported to a medical facility for further treatment. “It is always hard when those you fight beside are injured,” said a Special Operator on the operation. “Even...
  • State Confirms Ben Yosef Livnat was Victim of Terror

    05/26/2011 2:15:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/5/11 | Gil Ronen
    The Ministry of Defense has decided to classify Ben Yosef Livnat, who was gunned down at the Tomb of Joseph in Shechem, as a terror victim. Reshet Bet (Channel 2) state-run radio reported Thursday that the decision follows the determination by the IDF that he Palestinian Authority policemen who killed Livnat were not in any danger at the time. The PA inquiry into the incident found that the men who shot at Livnat acted in breach of the protocol for opening fire. The IDF finding was handed over to the Minister of Defense and to the Chief of Staff, who...
  • Oath Keepers to Rally in Tucson on Memorial Day Over Death of Young Marine Veteran

    05/22/2011 2:18:24 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Oath Keepers Orange County CA ^ | May 22, 2011 | Stewart Rhodes
    Update from Elias Alias May 21, 2011: Update: Below is Stewart Rhodes’ announcement and call to action for all Oath Keepers who can make it to Tucson on Memorial Day. Since Stewart wrote this article, he has informed me of the following update: Oath Keepers will join Vanessa Guerena, the widow of Jose Guerena, to conduct a Memorial at the Guerena home on Memorial Day. There will be various Oath Keepers activities over the Memorial Day weekend. Please check at Oath Keepers’ national site for updates and details. .. At this Memorial Day rally, we will conduct ourselves in a...
  • Osama Bin Laden: Pakistan's skepticism over videos

    05/22/2011 12:42:23 PM PDT · by bodfish · 5 replies
    BBC Asia ^ | 8 May 2011 | BBC
    The release of video footage seized from Osama bin Laden's compound in northern Pakistan was part of the continuing effort by the US to convince doubters that the al-Qaeda leader was killed in last Monday's raid. But people in Abbottabad seem sceptical about the authenticity of the films, as Orla Guerin discovered when she took to the streets of the town where bin Laden was said to have been hiding.
  • Abbas: Blood of those killed fighting for Palestinian freedom will not go to waste

    05/15/2011 12:49:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    haaretz ^ | 5/15/11 | DPA and Haaretz Service
    Published 21:34 15.05.11 Latest update 21:34 15.05.11 Abbas: Blood of those killed fighting for Palestinian freedom will not go to waste In televised address, Palestinian president says Nakba Day protests proved that 'the will of people is stronger than the power of oppressive forces.' By DPA and Haaretz Service Tags: Mahmoud Abbas Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Sunday that the blood of those killed fighting for the rights of the Palestinian people will not go to waste. Abbas was referring to the protesters killed on Israel's borders with Lebanon and Syria as well as in the Gaza Strip as they...