Keyword: kunduz

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  • R2PAQ (‘Responsibility to Protect Al-Qaeda’)

    03/29/2011 12:36:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 28, 2011 | John Rosenthal
    The supposed “responsibility to protect” has taken America into a war on the side of the ultimate killers of innocents. (See also "Rebel Libya: ‘Brothers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, now is the time to defend your land!" on the Tatler.) In the absence of any evident national interest justification for bombing Libya, the Obama administration is said to have been motivated by the so-called responsibility to protect — or “R2P” per the wonkish English acronym. In American discussions, “R2P” has quickly come to be associated with Obama advisor Samantha Power. But “R2P” did not emerge full-grown from the...
  • Afghan girls hit again by suspected gas attack (Religion Of Peace Alert)

    05/11/2010 3:52:56 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 3 replies · 292+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 5/11/2010 | Hamid Shalizi and Mohammad Hamed/Reuters
    Dozens of schoolgirls in Afghanistan were admitted to hospital on Tuesday after two suspected poisonous gas attacks on schools, officials said, the latest in a spate of similar incidents. Thirty schoolgirls in the northern city of Kunduz and six in Kabul were admitted to hospital, health officials and the interior ministry said. "Others are also coming in. We don't know the exact number of girls affected, it could be many. It's a similar incident to what happened in Kabul and Kunduz last week," said Homayun Khamosh, head of the Kunduz city hospital where girls were admitted.
  • Afghanistan: Girls' school attacked with toxic chemicals

    04/22/2010 5:04:29 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 385+ views
    (ADNKRONOS INTERNATIONAL - AKI, April 21, 2010) via JIHAD WATCH.org ^ | Posted by Marisol on April 22, 2010 5:19 AM | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Kabul, 21 April (AKI) - At least 12 female students were hospitalised in Afghanistan on Wednesday after inhaling a poisonous substance sprayed at a school in northern Afghanistan. The 12 students of the Fatima Zahra Girl School, and a teacher and an assistant were mysteriously poisoned, Hamayon Khamush, director of the hospital in Kunduz city, was quoted as saying by Xinhua." SNIPPET: "To defend their ideology, Taliban militants have attacked girl students with gas and acid." SNIPPET: "In May last year 90 girls were hospitalised in Kapisa province, north-east of the capital, after someone sprayed toxic chemicals in the...
  • NATO, Afghans claim to kill 130 Taliban in Kunduz (including eight Taliban commanders)

    11/09/2009 7:59:18 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 516+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/9/09 | Peter Graff, Hamid Shalizi, Mohammad Hamed
    KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (Reuters) – NATO and Afghan officials claimed on Monday their forces had killed at least 130 Taliban fighters in a major operation over the past week in an area of Afghanistan's north where militant activity has surged. A combined force of 700 Afghan troops and 50 NATO soldiers cleared villages of fighters, killing more than 130 insurgents including eight Taliban commanders during a five-day operation, NATO spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Todd Vician said. Kunduz province governor Mohammad Omar told Reuters the combined force had killed 133 fighters during the operation, which took place in and around Kunduz's Char Dara...
  • In Afghanistan, let U.S. troops be warriors

    09/24/2009 8:56:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies · 747+ views
    The Examiner ^ | September 25, 2009 | Byron York
    There was an international uproar when, on Sept. 4, in Afghanistan's Kunduz province, an American fighter jet under NATO command bombed a group of Taliban fighters who had hijacked two fuel tanker trucks. The trucks exploded, the fighters were killed, and so were a still-undetermined number of Afghan civilians. When McChrystal met with local leaders in Kunduz, a few days after the bombing, he got an earful -- but not what he expected. McChrystal began the meeting with a show of sympathy for those who had been killed or wounded. The general didn't get very far before he was interrupted...
  • Bomb Kills Four People in Afghan Convoy

    06/16/2004 8:58:57 AM PDT · by TexKat · 144+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/16/04 | AMIR SHAH,
    KABUL, Afghanistan - A remote-controlled bomb hit a convoy of German peacekeepers in northern Afghanistan Wednesday, killing an Afghan driver and three civilians, officials said. The attack came added to deteriorating security ahead of September elections, and just a week after 11 Chinese workers were shot in their beds in the same province. Mutaleb Beg, the provincial police chief, said the roadside bomb exploded in Kunduz, 150 miles north of Kabul. "The convoy was passing through the Gandum Bazaar market when a mine was detonated on the edge of the road by remote control," Beg told The Associated Press. He...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 10/25/03-Kabul,Kandahar,Kunduz

    10/24/2003 11:31:59 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 50 replies · 3,799+ views
    NASA, Yahoo, AP, Reuters, and the usual suspects | 10/25/03 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 10/25/03 - Kabul, Kandahar, Kunduz, Manila BREAKING: Kabul - FREED BY AMERICA BREAKING: Kunduz, Afghanistan - Weapons flow to the UN QFN ==== QUAGMIRE-FREE NEWS ========= Kabul ========= FREED BY AMERICA, AFGHANI GIRLS RECEIVE AN EDUCATION In Kabul, at the Zarghona High School. Why are their hands raised?. They were asked how many want to go to college. FREED BY AMERICA, HEALTH CARE FOR WOMEN and CHILDREN In Kabul, vitamins and polio vaccinations [for ~5.9 million children throughout the country]. FREED BY AMERICA, AFGHANI MUSIC AND DANCING In Kabul, at a wedding....
  • A soldier's life in Afghanistan

    02/26/2003 6:51:57 PM PST · by Dubya · 13 replies · 288+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 27, 2003 | David Buchbinder
    The more than 9,000 US troops in Afghanistan are Americans whose lives were changed more than most by Sept. 11. They have been airlifted to a country wracked by war for 30 years, with the weighty responsibility of ensuring it cannot again become a base of operations for radical Islamic terrorists. But the work is dangerous. Forty American soldiers have died in Afghanistan, and hundreds more have been injured. In recent weeks, US forces have engaged in the fiercest battles in more than a year. Highly trained Special Operations troops, who can identify themselves by first name only, have borne...
  • Tale of an American Taliban

    12/02/2001 4:39:21 AM PST · by Mahone · 27 replies · 439+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 12/2/01 | Colin Soloway
    Tale of an American Taliban In an exclusive, a U.S. citizen on the horror at Kala Jangi By Colin Soloway NEWSWEEK WEB EXCLUSIVE Dec. 1 — Abdul Hamid is tall, thin and barefoot in a filthy black tunic. A prisoner of the Northern Alliance, he sits with his elbows bound behind his back with a strip of cloth, his right leg and left foot bandaged for gunshot wounds. Hamid’s face is almost entirely covered in dirt and black soot, but it is quickly apparent that he is not just another beaten and frightened Taliban warrior. Abdul Hamid, age 20, ...
  • American Taliban Fighter Says Followed His Heart

    12/03/2001 10:55:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 66 replies · 332+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12-03-01
    <p>KABUL (Reuters) - A 20-year-old American who fought for the Taliban and survived a bloody prison uprising in northern Afghanistan said his heart drew him to the hard-line Islamic movement.</p> <p>A Pentagon official said on Monday U.S. military forces had in their control a man who claimed to be an American who came into their possession in the Mazar-i-Sharif area, near where the prison uprising took place.</p>
  • Taliban troops surrender in Konduz

    11/24/2001 2:19:33 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 11 replies · 192+ views
    CNN ^ | Saturday, November 24, 2001 | CNN staff (with commentary by "JohnHuang2")
    <p>KONDUZ, Afghanistan (CNN) --Several hundred Taliban fighters from the besieged city of Kunduz have surrendered to the U.S.-backed Northern Alliance.</p> <p>At least four trucks loaded with local Taliban fighters crossed the Bangi Bridge out of Konduz Saturday morning, driving east towards Northern Alliance-held territory in Takhar province and surrendering.</p>
  • Taliban Trick Throws Rebels Into Retreat

    11/13/2001 10:09:33 PM PST · by kattracks · 24 replies · 245+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11/14/01 | DEXTER FILKINS
    ANGI, Afghanistan, Nov. 13 — The scene was set today for Northern Alliance troops to make another triumphant entrance into a city taken from the Taliban. Then everything went wrong. Early this afternoon, the word spread that a Taliban commander in Kunduz, in northeastern Afghanistan, had switched his allegiance to the Northern Alliance and invited its troops to enter. "Kunduz has been captured!" the Northern Alliance soldiers roared, and the tanks and troop carriers started their engines and rumbled toward the city, where several thousand Taliban troops who have fled from other northern towns are now cornered. But when ...
  • Taleban Fight To The Last At River Of Blood

    11/13/2001 3:38:15 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies · 651+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 11-14-2001 | Ian Cobain
    Taleban fight to the last at River of Blood FROM IAN COBAIN IN BANGI, NORTH AFGHANISTAN THOUSANDS of Taleban troops were mounting a desperate last stand in the north of Afghanistan last night after being completely surrounded during five days of sweeping advances by the Northern Alliance. After Kabul’s defences were deserted by the fundamentalist militia, up to 9,000 of their comrades were digging in for a final battle in the city of Kunduz and a handful of surrounding villages. Large numbers of Chechens, Pakistanis and Arabs were said to be among the Taleban fighters who have been trapped in ...